Sharm El Sheikh Travel Guide

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Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

  • Naama Bay

    We had a birth day party for my nephew , we brother decided to have it in a new place MAS bowling center. The place have many activites bowling . billiard , foot ball simulations ... etc., we enjoyed the BD party and we had a very good time too

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  • Snorkeling

    There's another way to "go to Rome and not seeing the pope" - it is going to Sharm el Sheikh without snorkelling. The area is composed by two different type of snorkelling places - the good, and the excellent ones. We visited both.

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  • Ras Mohammed National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We went to Ras Mohamed the unique national park for camping as we do every several weeks , but this time we decided to take round in the national part we took three hours by cars around the national park but we could only see half of the points in the national park

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Sharm El Sheikh Hotels

Sharm El Sheikh Restaurants

  • KFC - Pizza Hut - McDonalds

    4 out of 5 stars

    For those who dnt have adventurous Stomachs and have a feel of Home sickness, the famous brands of Fast Foods are not far behind...You can get your choice from KFC , Pizza Hut to TGI Friday... so even the prices are really kool...so try to have one of your quick rush meals at these place. hmm.....anything goes..probably the good old Chicken Bucket.

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  • Dananeer

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We ate here on our first evening after reading a recommendation on this site. The restaurant was just about to close. It was 10pm, early for Naama Bay, so we chose simple steaks with garlic butter. The food was lovely but the bill was quite high. We ate the same food for less in other places. We also asked for veg instead of chips and were charged...

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    The food is an american style , steak , burgers etc. If you have ever been to hard rock cafe they seem to be all the same style interior. Its set like a movie and film set with props from the films etc. The waiters just stop and start singing and dancing. I have been to the hard rock cafe in England and the USA and this was pretty much the same....

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Sharm El Sheikh Nightlife

  • Not for me

    Restaurant during the day, bar-discotheque after hours, I had a drink there. We were a very animated group, and for some minutes we had fun, dancing... I mean... moving in the repetitive rhythm of the electronic noisy music. After that time, it became boring and tiring, the drink was over, and we moved away, giving space to the kids that kept......

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  • Bar in Hadaba

    The second of charlies tavern chain.Small but friendly.Unfortunatly as of late summer 2013 T2 has closed.It may at some point reopen and when it does I willupdate this tip.

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  • If you want a moment for yourself - go...

    Been there tonight, from 0:00 till 1:30h. Payed almost 20 euro's to get in. Maximum amount of visitors was 10 (on a saturday night!!). Two beers and 1,5 hours later I was the only one there and decided that it was enough. Asked my money back. "You have the right to check if is it busy before you pay, sir". Pardon? This is a responsibility of the...

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Sharm El Sheikh Transportation

  • Almasria Universal charter flights New...

    The Egyptian authorities finally opened the door for charter flight companies to make internal trips inside Egypt , i was in the third trip by that company , the price is very good 280 L.E Cairo Sharm the trip was in a good A320 Plane , it took the distance in 40 Minutes , a light meal was included , in overall it is very good trip comparing to the...

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  • Taxi clean nice –Bargain a most

    In Sharm El Sheikh we have three main transportation ways Taxi – Microbus – Rent and Car Taxi is bugging issue in Sharm El Sheikh as many taxi drivers are greedy and can simply over charge you if you don’t have clear idea of what you have to do Sharm El Sheikh Taxi are modern of good car Types, Skoda Octavia, Hyundai, Kia, etc.From the Airport you...

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  • TAXIS AT SHARM AIRPORT BE AWARE

    READ AL THE REVIEWS ABOUT SHARM AND GETTING FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL , DIDNT BOOK ANYTHING AS WE BOOKED VERY LATE , DECIDED ARMED WITH TAXIS PRICES ETC THAT WE COULD HAGGLE A TAXI PRICE . AS WE LEFT THE AIRPORT AND HEADED TO TAXI RANK TO ASK THEIR PRICE THEY POUNCED IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THEY WERE ALL ACTING AS A GANG FLEECING PEOPLE . THEY ALL DENIED...

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Sharm El Sheikh Shopping

  • Heavy publicity

    We live in a fun world!The most expensive t-shirt that we found in Sharm-el-Sheikh was the one advertising this bar. Why?Why would we pay more than for the same shirt with no commercial references?Shouldn't it be the opposite?Shouldn't they make a discount to the customer that, back home, accepts to keep advertising their business?We didn't buy. Of...

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  • Small street shops

    Though too modern to hold a typical souk, we may find in Naama Bay a few areas where commerce follows the local standards and traditions. A few narrow streets in the modern construction of the touristy city, have some small shops and stalls, where the flavour of Muslim way of trading. Browsing those dark and narrow streets is a relaxing contrast to...

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  • In the Centre

    Right in the centre of the lively area of town, this shipping was a mandatory visit each night to the females of our group. We followed them, and could notice that it has a clean and organized view, with well presented shops, but I don't know how do the prices behave, in comparison with the small shops around it.

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Sharm El Sheikh Local Customs

  • Call to prayer

    Egypt is a muslim country so you are likely to hear the call to prayer from a local mosque. During the day its not a big deal but I am grateful I was warned of it because if I had not known that I would be woken at 4.30am by this it would have freaked me out to hear mysterious chanting.I'm normally a very good sleeper but I was woken up by the...

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  • Interaction Sharm Style

    While in Sharm one might experience some cultural shock related to interaction with locals. From one side, you will have extremely polite and well-mannered staff at the hotel, who will keep their distance and give you space. As soon as you leave your hotel, you will encounter the complete opposite style – from persistently honking taxi drivers to...

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  • trimming a palm tree

    the territories around and in the hotels are extremely green and well kept. it is amazing what man hands do to keep it booming and thriving in the middle of the desert. while staying in Hilton, I observed a man trimming palm trees.

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Sharm El Sheikh Warnings and Dangers

  • no danger

    Seriously all this info on here is so out of date l,its 2012 not 2005 iv been to sharm 5 years on the trott we had lovely times..all this scare mongering is affecting the local people who relie on tourists for there income...all the troulble is in cairo not sharm..my only advise is to stay on resort and dont wonder off outside on your own The local...

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  • Beware of Mozzies!!

    Both Mrs B and myselg gave up counting the bites at 50! not just ourselves though - must be a good year for them. Fortunately not malarial in this part of the world, yet!Try any sort of protection against them, maybe something will work!

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  • Visas - Free or Pay?

    When you arrive at the airport in Sharm el Sheikh, most nationalities can apply for a free Sinai visa. This free visa is good for 14-days but you are restricted to travel to Sharm, Taba, and St. Catherine's Monastery. If you will be traveling to Ras Mohammed or elsewhere in Egypt, you will need to purchase a regular Egyptian visa which costs...

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Sharm El Sheikh Tourist Traps

  • Taxi Drivers

    Taxi drivers in Egypt as a whole will try and overcharge you, but one man tried to "con" me by switching a 50 piasters note for the 50le note I had given him, fortuately I had heard of this con and was watching him so he didn't get away with it. My son however after a night out and being the worse for drink was conned. So agree the price before you...

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  • SHOPPING

    Egyptians are honestly the nicest people we have ever met and we love going on holiday to Egypt because of them however as soon as we got to our hotel once, we decided to take a look around and were instantly welcomed into the perfume shop. They were only being friendly but they came across a bit over powering and we couldn't seem to escape them!...

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  • Naama Bay

    I really do not know how to describe this incredible place!Just imagine a town made expecialy for turists, whitout anything original in it. I think it has been created as a shortminded paople imagine an arab city. Everything in it is fake.But this is the least. The worst are the majority of turists that pass time there. A really, really uneducated,...

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Sharm El Sheikh What to Pack

  • Mosquito Repellant or suffer

    Bags for carrying your souvenirs back home Light clothing - swinsuits and shorts during the day - smart light clothes for nightwear Mosquitto repellantTummy medicinesunburn lotion CameraFilmsBatteries

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  • Swim shoes

    I would say take swimming shoes with you. I tried my hardest not to stand on the reef at all because it damages the coral but its hard in places not to catch it with legs or feet mostly. The coral can be sharp and i see a few people with cuts on there feet from it. i had swimming shoes and they helped alot with this problem.

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  • Medical supplies are a MUST!

    The three things you should bring when you visit Egypt are-* insect repellent* bite cream* diarrhea tabletsIf you happen to need these while there but don't have them, do not buy them from the pharmacy on your all inclusive resort if you can help it. We paid about £6 GBP (60 LE Egyptian Pounds) for bite cream at our hotel pharmacy when the...

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Sharm El Sheikh Off The Beaten Path

  • Genina City Mall

    We visited Genina City a whole new experience in Sharm El Sheikh were lots of shops , entertainment zone a museum and huge parking that covers Naama Bay Zone within the mall many restaurants and cafe place and hundred of shops ( most of them not opened yet )

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  • Nabq Bay Protectorate Entrance MAsjid

    Nabq Bay protectorate is one of the uncovered gems in South Sinai , it is locate 40 KM away from Sharm El Sheikh we had to drive 10 KM in a non paved road after the main road from Sharm , after passing the control point we saw from cars Masjid built in the middle of the desert

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  • Before raining in Sharm

    Sharm El Sheikh is Sunny 355 at least days a year , that day in Mid December when sky became grey because of the was one of the ten days where the sun was shy , couldn't resist to take those photos

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Sharm El Sheikh Sports & Outdoors

  • Coloured Canyon

    This "attraction" is not a thing to see, but... to do. The canyons are small, almost colourless, but the short walk along them is a funny experience, climbing and sliding in the polished rocks, in a sequence of narrow and steep passages demanding good physical condition and decision to take risks, though the risks are minimized by the guides...

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  • Excellent place

    The best of Sharm el Sheikh to those who want to dive, is the facility to choose from a good program to the experts, or another good program for beginners. The reefs are in the beach (as a matter of fact, the reefs are THE beach), and almost each hotel has its private school, with lessons starting in the pool and easily diving from the jetty. You...

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  • Camel riding

    Our desert safari ended in a Bedouin settlement prepared for tourists, to a final camel ride. Having done it a few times elsewhere, we skipped, but for great part of our group it was a funny experience. The camel's movement is rather uncomfortable, people take time to adapt, which means... some laughing.The ride was made at night, hiding the dust...

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Sharm El Sheikh Favorites

  • Gafy Beach

    Gafy Resort beach is one of Naama Bay beaches where you can find all the snorkeling activities in Sharm , we had a very good day in the sandy beach , with snorkeling and many fish types and , pedalo , Banana boats and many other water sports , tanning is a valid option too We had a family great day in that beach where we enjoyed many activities

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  • Temperature in October at Sharm

    I think 15 - 18 degrees in October is an under-estimate. A couple of years ago I spent the last week of November there and the temperature went up to 30 on some days & we couldn't sleep without the A/C .. you will definetly not feel cold in October !

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  • Wheather in December and January

    I have been to Sharm from 2 until 7 of January. Wheather was fine. During day it was sunny and it was very pleasant to swim, many people were on the beach to swim and sun tan. I had also a day cruise to Ras Mohamed where we all enjoyed snorkelling. After sunset wheather was a bit more chilly so that a sweater was necessary.

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Comments (1)

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2012 at 9:25 AM

    Word these days seems to be for Westerners to stick to the resorts and not stray towards Northern Sinai. Anybody around have any on the ground observations?

    • Nov 25, 2012 at 7:34 AM

      Tourists looking for a relaxing beach holiday tend to stay in Sharm El Sheikh, everything is there that you need. Plenty of restaurants, bars, hotels, beaches, trip opportunities. Hurghada is slightly cooler regarding temperature and is also becoming popular. Day trips can be arranged to Cairo, Luxor and other historic or tourist places. I wouldn't recommend going to other places in Egypt for an actual holiday - stick to Sharm as it is meant to be the best holiday resort in the world and I'd agree. But don't hesitate to take day trips to other places in Egypt as it is such a beautiful country.

    • HeshamMA's Profile Photo
      May 15, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      Giampiero and Ylil , you are both right sharm is safe peaceful , its now full of tourists , day trip is not bad to any where in Egypt , but is you said giampiero you have to stay away from northern Sinai at the moment

 
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