Taba Travel Guide

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Taba Highlights

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    kid-keith says…

     Great sunshine all year round,great base to explore other surrounding countries. 

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    shizzler says…

     Isolated area, not much nightlife besides hotel entertainment. 

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     Taba is a cheaper Eilat with less tourist infrastructure. 

Taba Things to Do

  • Pharaoh Island

    Just along the road in Taba going to Nuweiba, you can spot a large stone island at the Gulf of Aqaba lying about 240 meters from the shore with a stone fort and an Egyptian Flag. the island and fort is called Pharoah island, named after one of the egyptian emperors Ramses III who made fortifications here. The island also served as a Crusader Fort...

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  • Taba Heights

    like what i've said, the main attraction in Taba is the Taba Heights area, which a a large self-contained community composed of various hotels, inns, villas and even a casino. this huge resort is about 20 kilometers away from the Taba Border to Eliat (and 45 kilometers north of Nuweiba). The Resort complex is owned by an large egyptian...

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  • Taba Beaches

    Taba is part of the Huge Egyptian Red Sea Riviera stretching from the border up to the tip of the south sinai and in between are thousands of kilometers of beaches, reefs, diving places and although the towns of Nuweiba and Dahab and Sharm al Shiekh, Taba has it's fair share of tourists and the most popular area where they stay is at the Taba...

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  • Viist St Catherine's Monastery

    It is a wonder to see that this monastery was built in the middle of nowhere.The church is a typical Orthodox church, so similar to the ones I have seen in Romania & Russia. Do take advantage to go and visit the Icon Museum, the icons are fantastic, some have preserved their colour for 100s of years.The burning bush is fenced off now but viewable,...

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  • Water sports and diving.

    Go snorkelling or diving. The red sea is the most beautiful place in the world. Although the seas of the Caribbean will always appeal, and the likes of the Maldives or Great barrier reef in Australia. In Egypt you will dive into the clearest and warmest sea in the world, with the most species of fish anywhere in the world, endless coral reefs and...

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  • Snorkelling

    Snorkelling and scuba diving can be done in Taba at Waterworld, which is next to the port. A free shuttle bus runs between the hotels and the Waterworld complex. Also does waterskiing, paragliding etc.We booked a Red Sea day cruise which stopped off Heron Island and we snorkelled around the reefs near the island. For about £30 it included dinner...

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Taba Hotels

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Taba Restaurants

  • Romantic evening meals, with great...

    The Chez pascal is a romantic, peacefull restaurant with a touch of class. I dined there once during our stay and wish i'd dined there again as the service was 1st class and the food cooked to perfection with great presentation to make it a really romantic evening. The restaurant has a decent menu, and serves seafood, steaks (what i had) and...

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  • Comme à la maison !

    Le concept proposé par Castle Zaman est celui de "Slow Food". Il s'agit de commander plusieurs heures à l'avance (par téléphone ou sur place, et flâner au bord de la piscine ou au bar en attendant)son dîner, car le cuisinier préparera tout lui-même de A à Z, tous les produits sont frais, et la cuisine est de type familiale (Plats pour deux...

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  • Comme à la maison !

    Le concept proposé par Castle Zaman est celui de "Slow Food". Il s'agit de commander plusieurs heures à l'avance (par téléphone ou sur place, et flâner au bord de la piscine ou au bar en attendant)son dîner, car le cuisinier préparera tout lui-même de A à Z, tous les produits sont frais, et la cuisine est de type familiale (Plats pour deux...

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  • Comme à la maison !

    Le concept proposé par Castle Zaman est celui de "Slow Food". Il s'agit de commander plusieurs heures à l'avance (par téléphone ou sur place, et flâner au bord de la piscine ou au bar en attendant)son dîner, car le cuisinier préparera tout lui-même de A à Z, tous les produits sont frais, et la cuisine est de type familiale (Plats pour deux...

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  • The Ultimate Sinai Experience!

    This impressive monument commands a dramatic mountainous view of four countries. Castle Zaman offers an exquisite and generous cuisine. Meat and seafood are roasted to perfection with an assortment of fresh vegetables, spices, dates and figs slowly prepared in earth pots. Preparation takes 1-3 hours, time gladly spent by the pool, exploring the...

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  • Fill up...

    The food in the restaurant`s in the Marriott, Taba Heights is really good it has a mix of continental and North African, and whilst staying there i didn`t hear one complant about stomach trouble by anyone else either. We even saw the manager`s come down and test the food so you can try anything you want in this buffet style restaurant with this...

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Taba Nightlife

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  • Relaxed nights, in the 30 degree plus...

    The bars around the hotel are great. In the evenings the hotel does have outdoor discos and entertainment but the best thing is to sit, relax, chat to your friends that you're guaranteed to make and enjoy the beer, cocktails and drink the night away. With a choice from about 10-12 cocktails, wines, spirits and beer you can't go wrong. Very friendly...

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  • What nightlife

    In Taba and Taba Heights the nightlife is not really there, some shows with bellydancers are put on but all the hotel`s in this area are lacking anysort of night time excitment although you can have a good laugh with the bar staff. Casual.

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  • General

    Taba Heights is really just 3 4/5* hotels (a 4th is being built), there are a few restaurants at the back of the resort which can be reached using the bus that goes round the resort but we were on half board so didn't use them. All of the hotels are happy for you to go and use their facilites.The Hyatt has a casino, and they all have several bars....

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Taba Transportation

  • Big Tour Buses

    Most of the Tourists and Christian pilgrims going at the taba border crossing are in big groups hence many of the vehicles parked at the impromptu terminal at Taba's Wide Avenue are the Big Tour Buses that shuttles the tourists to various points in the egpytian red sea riviera like nuweiba or dahab or sharm al shiekh. Other Big tour buses are for...

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  • Impromptu Transport Terminal in Taba

    since many of the people crossing the Taba Border to Egypt are Israeli and foreign vacationers to the marvelous South Sinai Egpytian Riviera for multi day staycations and International Christian Pilgerims on the egyptian leg of their holy land pilgrimage, just outside the immigration area, about 200 meters away is the makeshift transport terminal...

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  • Bus to Taba Heights

    The East Delta company runs buses from Taba city (there is a stop in Taba Heights as well right outside the resorts) to Cairo. June 2010 we paid 70 egyptian pounds for a 1 way from Cairo (Turgaman station) to Taba heights. The bus is uncomfortable and the airconn was inconsistent, but it's cheap. Hard to know when to get off- make sure you ask as...

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Taba Shopping

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    by OrangeFish Written Jul 29, 2007

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    I'm guessing there is probably at least one gift shop in each of the hotels in Taba Heights, each with the same 'above-average' prices.

    What to buy: Even with the high prices I did end up buying a few bits 'n bats, like a snorkel, but a cost of £35 it's worth bringing your own.

    What to pay: Above average, but there's no other shops around

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Taba Warnings and Dangers

  • by walpia Written Feb 8, 2005

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    There are not that many dangerous fish in The Red Sea, however some fish can get a bit terrotorial. When this happened I just swam in a different direction and they left us alone.
    One fish to watch out for are the Lion Fish which are very distinctive (see photo). They are slow moving and have never chased me or anything like that, but respect their space.

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Taba Tourist Traps

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    by kid-keith Updated Feb 21, 2006

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    Make sure when visting any tourist part`s of Egypt that you take some US$1 bills for tipping as the Egyptian`s expect a tip for everything, and by taking these you will always have the right amount to tip them with, if not you could end giving more to them than you want.

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Taba What to Pack

  • Snorkel

    If you want to see some of the beautiful fish in the Red Sea, I suggest you bring a snorkel with you or you could just purchase one from the gift shop, at a cost of around £35.

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  • Dive Slippers

    If you want to go wading in the sea, a pair of these 'slippers' will come in very handy, unless you are willing to risk the pain of standing on rugged rocks or coral.

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Taba Sports & Outdoors

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    by OrangeFish Written Jul 29, 2007

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    Scuba Diving is available in Taba Heights Resort, but I personally never tried it. At £100 for just 30 minutes, it didn't seem quite worth it.

    Though while I was checking out the advertised scuba diving I noticed the noisy Russians quite calmly floating in the sea just off the end of this pier. They had snorkels on and were obviously looking for fish. So the next day, snorkel in hand I headed for the same spot. Lo and behold as soon as I poped of the end of the pier I spotted some of the most colorful and beautiful fish in the world. I can't believe I was about to pay £100 for something I'd just seen for free !

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  • Taba

    Taba is just like a small village and there are no major infrastructure around as the life of this small town is just the Border Crossing and the the main attraction in the main town is the big Hiltom Hotel just after the Immigration Area, facing the Beach at the Gulf of Aqaba as it has a casino and most of the players here are Israelis (no Casinos...

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  • Entry Point from Israel

    Only Jordan and Egypt has a peace treaty with Israel and where lsraelis can visit from Israel. Taba is the only Land Border Crossing Between Egypt and Israel and can be busy with tourists and christian pilgrims going to Egpyt and to Mount Sinai for the continuation of their Holyland Tours or mundane secular tourists who want to experience the...

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  • The beautiful clear blue sea and fish...

    A must see is the small Island called The Crusaders Castle also called The Salah al - din Castle and Pharoah's Island ,so don't be looking for 3 Islands they are all the one. The time i spent in the sea and the wonderful Sunrise from over the Saudi mountians and of course the tranquillity of just sitting and watching the Sunset slowly drop below...

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