Nuweiba` Travel Guide

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Nuweiba` Things to Do

  • Walk the Camel Path

    I left my hotel in Nuweiba at midnight with 5 of my travelling companions in order to arrive at the Monastery of St. Catherine, a Greek Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century, to do the overnight walk up Mount Sinai. We met with our Bedouin guide (he wore a red and white scarf so we could follow him) who would make sure we all made up the...

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  • Take a Spin On a Glass Bottom Boat

    I have never been on a glass bottom boat. It was amazing to see the different fish and corals though the bottom of the boat. I thought I would going to be stepping on glass getting into the boat but it was a box sectioned off in the middle of the boat where you could lean over and take pictures of the fish and coral as the boat slowly past by.

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  • The Monastery of St Catherine - 10 (The...

    Approx 10 minutes from the monastery is a very comfortable, and well priced, motel. Nestled at the foot of Mount Sinai, in a small valley, this is the perfect place to base yourself for a visit to the monastery. The cool waters of the pool is welcoming enough but the well stocked bar will provide you with a cold beer to drink while you wash away...

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Nuweiba` Hotels

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Nuweiba` Restaurants

  • the best coffee ,the best tea !

    In a very wonderful place .You can choose the music you want to listen (music from so many countries ).Fuad ,can offer delicious pizzas ,salads ,sandwishs ,fish , chicken ,ice creams ...You can drink a very perfect turkish coffee ,or tea (so many kinds of tea !)Karkade ,hot chocolate (like in Switzerland or Austria) ,natural fruit juices . The...

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  • Simple original Egyptian food...

    Im afraid there are not too many restaurants here, its a very very small village, maybe few restaurants, but i havne't ate in most of them.You want to enjoy a good food ? just go eat at the beduins on their little "restaurants" on the beaches. Simple and fantastic.Seating on the crapets looking at the sea & mountains and enjoying this original...

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  • Simple but the best

    When i first went to Sinay it was in 1994, there were maybe 3 restaurants there one of them was Dr. Shishkabab, it was in the central square which was small anyway cause this whole place was very small.Basically what they serve there is Meats in teh gril with some local Saladas and light drinks.

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Nuweiba` Nightlife

  • Night life in the desert ?

    In Nuwieba you will not find any night life, There is no fancy or big restaurants, No cinemas or malls or even normal buildings, Its just desert with very small populated area. The greatest thing in Sinay is to be on the beach at night, there is no electricity, or anything really to do except for listening to the quiet and to the small waves,...

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  • Dancing with the locals

    Sometimes at nights it was so great to enjoy at nights with the locals or even with some other tourists around.... we used to play an Arab music...drink drink drink.... and Dance...Chatting in All languages and laughing....This was and is better then any real resort and all whats comes with it.... Nothings bits nature...

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  • Nuweiba by night

    People don't come to Nuweiba for the nightlife.Which is just as well as there is practically none.Nuweiba is a serene, beautiful place ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility in a beautiful environment.There is however the spectacular skies at night. The stars seem so bright, the full moons are superb.Watch out for the 28th October 2004 -...

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Nuweiba` Transportation

  • Fast Launch service from Aqaba to...

    Every morning the fast launch leaves Aqaba for Nuweiba returning late afternoon.The journey time is a little over an hour.Check on web-site below for details of prices... unfortunately departure times are always changing.

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  • Nuweiba Aqaba AWFUL experience

    This is the worst company ever , i heard many bad comments from people who had previous bad experience but i never believed this!!!I'm writting now while i am sitting in Newbaa port, i booked for the Speed boat which I WAS TOLD that it goes at 10 , now it's 1 pm , no news , nobody here to ask , their office is empty , nobody to get any piece of...

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  • Arriving and Moving On

    Arriving in Egypt from Jordan is a straight up process. Most people usually arrive in the evening and you need to get your entry visa. This is only a money maker and requires two postal stamps and it only takes 10 minutes. Once through customs, you can get a minibus (shared) to Dahab which takes about 45 minutes. The whole process is easy.

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Nuweiba` Shopping

  • Local souvenirs

    While "cooking" your body under the sun you'll many times be disturbed by the Bedouin woman and mostly kids that is sent to offer you all the crafts they make.....No thanks wont help any times so you better get used to it...

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  • Crafts and other stuff

    If you'll walk to the center of Nuwiba you'll be able to find some shops to buy some local cratfs and other things to take back with you.This stuff are quite cheap though its a local thing to haggle....

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Nuweiba` Local Customs

  • Visas

    If you enter via ferry from Aqaba they will pull your passport when you board the ferry and you will have to pick it up once you arrive at the Custom's office. When I was there the ferry was a bit late the office was closed for dinner so we ended up waiting a bit. Being without a passport in a foreign land can be an interesting feeling for some....

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  • Backgammon

    Nothings bits that one ! :-))Middle East area is known as the original area for this game... you'll see it everywhere.Personaly i like playing this game though in Egypt you'll always see only Men playing it.

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  • Learn your hosts...

    Egypt is a muslem country, when going inside egypt cover your body and don't wear too short clothes. In the beaches don't go topless or naked or you'll find your self in troubles ! respect their culture as much as you would like to be respected in your own homeland.

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Nuweiba` Warnings and Dangers

  • The nightmare boat journey from Nuweiba...

    There are no tips warning anybody about the 'fast boat' trip from Nuweiba to Aqaba. Please read!! I did this trip in July 2008.There are 2 boats that leave each day. However, these are not time tabled so you can be waiting literally all day before you leave. 12pm - Our mini bus arrives, we had to wait about an hour before we can get our luggage...

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  • No fishing !! And don't damage the...

    Please don not fish from the corals !Please do not stand on the corals !!Please do not touch the corals !!!Please do not throw rubbish on the beach, on the sea or on the land !!!!Please help save our treasures of the sea !!!!Or we shall get very angry !!!!!!!!!Thank you !!!!!

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  • 17th August 2004 - Yousef... a true...

    This morning Yousef, a little 2 1/2 year old Egyptian boy wandered off from the rest of his family who were sitting under the sunshades at the beach at the Regina hotel... and walked... and walked.... and walked. For for more than four hours, dozens of people were looking in every crook and cranny of the hotel, neighbouring hotels and in the sea....

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Nuweiba` Tourist Traps

  • Toilet Paper & One Pound Notes

    When you use the public washrooms there is a woman standing/sitting at the door waiting for you to give her 1LE to get into the washroom and then she will hand you 1, yes you read that correctly ONE sheet of toilet paper.This is not limited to the washrooms around the tourist sites. Sometimes when you are in a restaurant washroom - there is no...

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  • Baksheesh!

    You hear this word all the time. BAKSHEESH is tip in arabic. Every where you go there is someone asking you for baksheesh. So if you let a local take your picture, let them get in the picture with you, take a picture with them ~Baksheesh~ If they put your suitcase on the belt going through airport security, let you go through the fast lane - Take a...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Nuweiba` What to Pack

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    by Sharon Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Dont take much Clothes, its very hot and most day you Spend on the beach anyway. Besides no Fancy places unless if you go to one of the big hotels in Sinay.... though why should you.... ?
    OH....Dont forget a hat !

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Anything against mosquitoes might help you

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Nuweiba` Off The Beaten Path

  • One thing i really like after...

    One thing i really like after crossing the Israeli border and driving in Egypt towards Nuewba, is this 'Fjord', Yeah, thats how everyone call it. Actually its kind small and amazing lagoon, I always like to stop there and relax for a short time. By the lagoon on the road there is a small cafe' of a beduin or egyptian (can't remember its name) where...

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  • Sinai Sunsets

    The road between Nuweiba and Dahab has just been resurfaced and it is such a pleasant drive. The road winds past the mountains and valleys and rises from sea level to over 800 metres.

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Nuweiba` Sports & Outdoors

  • Snorkelling in Nuweiba

    What can I say about snorkelling in the Gulf of Aqaba! Clear waters, coral reefs just off the shore about 5 mins walk from the Hilton Coral beach and a warm sea. From someone who grew up by the North Sea on the East coast of Scotland there is no comparison. The variety of fish was amazing too and we saw lots of different species. The highlight was...

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  • Local contacts in Nuweiba...

    The following three persons are old friends and have lived in Nuweiba since many years - they are the true Sinai Specialists...Hatem Abeed - at Morgana Restaurant - famous local guide and tour leader ( at one time he was the only non-German speaking Imholz tour leader in the world ). Has own safari vehicles. Excellent man and very safe !Sam...

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  • Snorkelling/Diving

    This part of the world is seen as one of the world's best for diving and snorkelling. It is quite amazing - just a couple of metres off the coast, the coral and fish to be seen just take your breath away. (And the sea is calm enough for snorkelling for all ages!)

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Nuweiba` Favorites

  • Important Tel NO.

    Important Telephone Numbers -City Council : 3500303 Police Station : 3500304Tourist Police : 3500231 Port Authorities : 3520216Post Office 3500242 Hospital : 3500302 Dr. Sayed’s Clinic : 3500551 Pharmacy: 3500605

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  • Immigration

    Leaving Nuweiba to Aqaba, The immigration will request u to show them the exit chop on yr passport when u arrvie aqaba. Annoucement are made in arabic, as I dun understand Arabic, my turn came and I showed him my passport and I was asked to sit.If u fail to show it, will be held for abt 30min-1hour , wait till all passengers disembark from the...

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  • Geographical data...

    Go to this site for geographical data on Nuweiba...http://www.fallingrain.com/world/EG/26/Nuwaybi.html

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St Catherine's Monastery
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