Muhafazat Janub Sina' Things to Do

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    St Katherine - Sinai
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    Me stood with the quad bike
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Muhafazat Janub Sina' Things to Do

  • Naama Bay

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Na'ama bay is the centre of all action in Sharm-el-Sheikh. Everything lives to tourism and from tourism. The beach is segmented in several private concessions, with a band of less than 20 meters considered public beach, which means that you don't pay the access to a restaurant or hotel, but... to... them! During the day it's a sleepy town,...

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  • Snorkeling

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    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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  • Excursions

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    It was a great day! St. Katherine, Coloured Canyon, Blue Hole, were the highlights of a day trip that included the usual performance of a jeep bogging in the desert, with tourists pushing it under a shower of sand. We were 9 which means that we filled the jeep, allowing to negotiate a specific program (Blue Hole was not included). We all had so...

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  • Ras Mohammed National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    The national park is, officially, the best place to see the reefs, but... will it really be? Flocks of tourists interact each day with the reef, causing erosion and and damaging the natural balance. They try to relief the pressure, finding other spots, and spreading people. We did, visit a couple of other places with marvelous and unspoilt reefs....

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  • Quad Biking

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    We had the choice of an early morning ride out or an evening one. They do it at these times so you can see the sun rise or set as its pretty nice in Egypts sky. We picked the evening one due to i carn't get up very well in a morning. We got picked up at around 4pm by bus and took to the quad bike center. My misses didn't want to ride a quad bike so...

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  • Beaches

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Three lines of shades form... the public beach. Even if you don't want to use the chairs, you have to pay the entrance (10 Egyptian pounds). Public? Well, I don't know the conditions to enter the private ones, but "beach" is not exactly the best in Naama bay

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  • Scuba Diving

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Well, there is not much to add. The Red Sea is a paradise for snorkeling and diving. If you are there, don't just stay at the beach, you have to experience this! Most hotels lend you snorkel, finns and mask - if you go when the sea is not yet warm enough also rent a neoprene suit. It's worth it - you can stay in much longer! Buy a fish card, then...

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  • St. Catherine's Monastery

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    This was my second time in Sharm-el-Sheikh, and also the second visit to St. Katherine. In the first one, I wrote a tip in Egypt page, now I got a different impression. In the first visit I went there expressly, using a taxi - this time it was a stop in the desert safari. Better idea! Paying the same (or less) we had moments of fun in the desert,...

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  • Sharks Bay

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Sharks Bay range of depth varies between 10 meters and 29 Meters for diving you can reach either by boat or directly from the jetty and can be used either novice or advanced diver The place is ideal for divers and new divers also as it is as shown in the above map a small bay hosting a diving centre a camp a café a sea food restaurant and small...

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  • Old Town Sharm

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    I enjoyed the visit to the "old market" though clearly understanding that "old" means not so new as the rest. The ambiance gets closer to what we should expect in that area of the world, and commerce more diverse. The kitsch use of a natural hill deeply transformed helps to enhance that ambiance, and the animation was interesting. We don't imagine...

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  • Glass Bottom Boat

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    We decided to take a glass bottom boat trip because I had never done one before. We booked it at the sister hotel to ours (i think it was Albatros something, ours was the Aqua Blu) as they offered better prices than our hotel but I think you can do trips like this from many places around Sharm. Anyway we hopped on a little speedboat from the beach...

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  • Camel Ride

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    I have to admit, that I used my time in Sharm not very well. We could have done a lot more. But at least I wanted to make an excursion into the Sinai desert, so we booked a tour named "Stars of Sinai". It included a camel ride into the desert, a dinner under the stars and later the opportunity to watch the stars through a very professional...

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  • Bedouin Excursion

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    It started off with a 1 hour camel ride in the desert mountains. Don't worry there is a break after about 30 minutes. I will say the camel ride part was a bit uncomfortable but worth the experience. The we sat around a camp fire and talked. Our tour guide told us all we wanted to know about the Bedouin people and the way they lived. Then we had a...

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  • Naqb Bay

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Nabq Bay is the modern version of Sharm El Sheikh; it is located to the north of Sharm El Sheikh old town, quitter place with better architecture, it contains around 60 hotels most of them huge 4 or 5 stars with long beaches in the bay under major hotel chains coming from all over the world Weather : Nabq Bay weather is Similar to Sharm El...

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  • Tiran Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    This trip to Tiran island has one and just one purpose - snorkel. We visited three different spots, all with different characteristics. We were a large group, and we really had fun, in a new, clean and well maintained boat, where even the lunch... was good. Bargain! With a list price of 25£, we paid... 17€.

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  • Moses Mountain - Jebel Musa

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Moses Mountain again is a very popular attraction in Sharm. It is not for the faint hearted though as it is a long day. I know someone who did this tour and although they said it was fantastic, they said it was very tiring and also worth it for the amazing view. It lasts around 3-4 hours where you will be picked up from your hotel in the morning...

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  • Dancing and Partying

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    A sure shot of smoothing your nerves after a Hard Day of Swimming and other Activites...Have a Nice Hookah( water pipe) in different flavours and watch the Whole Sharm walk around....Also you get to see a EGYPTIAN NOMADIC JIGGY done mostly by the Entertainers of the cafe...!! Make sure you dnt miss it.

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  • Coloured Canyon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    If it was the objective of our trip, I would classify it as a tourist trap. Being a complement, it was... fun. The canyon is tiny, and colours... well, with imagination and good will... It is not a thing to see - it is a radical experience. Going up and down the rocks was a challenge, easy to most of us, almost a nightmare for some other,...

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  • Climbing Mount Sinai

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Sinai looks like nothing so much as the surface of the moon.The Sinai Peninsula consists of an area of some 61,000 square kilometers. Geographical Sinai belongs to Egypt cut from its motherland by the Suez Canal. The natural barriers are the Gulf of Suez to the west, separating the African continent from Arab Asia and the Gulf of Aqaba to the...

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  • Dahab

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Approximately 100 km from Sharm, you will find the small beach and diving resort of Dahab. There is a nice beach and plenty of restaurants overlooking the water in which you can have a nice meal. Also you can find many small souvenir shops.

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  • Terrazzina Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    If you get bored of your hotel beach you can always go to a different one.There are two in the old town part of Sharm that you can use.The first is the public beach,run by the government.It is only LE10(£1) to enter(including towel) but is pretty basic.The sea is gently shelving making it very safe for the young.The second beach,Terrazzina, is far...

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  • Shisha

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    ... And then, the group stopped, sat, and prepared to a shisha smoke. I don't smoke, but, being a Roman in Rome, I had to taste it. Excellent! It is so awful as all the other tobacco, so I could concentrate in the tea, and laugh with my friends comments.

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  • El Fanar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    I dont really feel good about myself writing a review so everyone will find their way there ( i rather like the quiet exclusive feel of the place) but i know that these places survive on the tourist trade so here goes..... GO TO EL FANAR at Ras Umm Sid. This is such an amazing wonderful place to chill, snorkel, dive, eat or splash about like a...

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  • Ras Um Sid

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    Reef beach is one of the best spots for snorkeling , Lots of colorful coral and loads of fish the water was clear as usual and a very relaxing snorkeling which , a lot of fish species it is a must seen spot if you come to Sharm El Sheikh

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  • Hadaba Beach

    Sharm El Sheikh Things to Do

    This is the beach near to the hotel, i read a few coments before going that it was along walk from the hotel (Some people complain about anything!!). But take my word its only about 10 minutes and they run a free bus their and back approx 5/6 times a day. The corals here are amazing, and if your not very confident in the water like myself you can...

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  • Dahab

    I passed by Dahab, in my first visit to Sinai, while returning from St Katherine. I only retained the idea of a touristic street with restaurants lining a bad beach, where we had a reasonable lunch.I went there again to discover its actual main attraction - diving in Blue Hole. We arrived later, only with time to the great experience in the reef,...

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  • Saint Katherine Monastery (2)

    Part two of My Saint Katherine Monastery Tips with more pictures around.The Town of Saint Katherine was built upon this ancient byzantine and greek orthodox monastery, which was Identified as the Site of the Burning Bush by Empress Helena, mother of Constantine in 330 AD and where initially a chapel was built by her and it was enlarged by Emperor...

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  • Saint Katherine Monastery

    The Town of Saint Katherine was built upon this ancient byzantine and greek orthodox monastery, which was Identified as the Site of the Burning Bush by Empress Helena, mother of Constantine in 330 AD and where initially a chapel was built by her and it was enlarged by Emperor Justinian of the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century where is became a...

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  • View of the Sinai Mountains

    Being on the top of Jebel Al Musa (moses mountain of Mount Sinai) and besides watching the sunrise at the top and visiting the rock of moses where the 10 commandments and the ark of the covenant were made, you can also take pictures of the views around Saint Katherine and South Sinai area from the Top if you are using a really powerful optical zoom...

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  • Sunrise at Mount Top Sinai (2)

    part two of my sunrise at mount sinai tips with more panoramic pictures.most Christian Pilgrims and regular tourists climb the top of mount sinai after midnight to catch the famed sunrise at the top of Mount Sinai where the view is outworldy and on clear days, they say that you can see the suez part of the red sea and gulf of aquaba part of the red...

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  • Sunrise at Mount Top Sinai

    most Christian Pilgrims and regular tourists climb the top of mount sinai after midnight to catch the famed sunrise at the top of Mount Sinai where the view is outworldy and on clear days, they say that you can see the suez part of the red sea and gulf of aquaba part of the red sea and after watching the famed sunrise, then take pictures and videos...

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  • Greek Orthodox Chapel and Mosque at Top

    Being a holy site of 3 Major Abrahamic Religions of the World (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), the top of mount sinai houses a Greek Orthodox Chapel (called the altar of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and is said to be built over the rock where God created the Tablets of the Law. Adjoining its northern wall, behind an iron fence, is the cleft of...

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  • Stairway of Repentance

    the final 750 steps, composed of irregularly cut rocks and boulders and steep inclines called the Stairway of Repentance, which is the final hurdle in going up the Top of Mount Sinai from Elijah's Hollow. the steps were carved by the Byzantine Orthodox Monks under Emperor Justinian in the sixth century AD to make the climb to the top more...

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  • Ride A Camel to and From Mount Sinai

    if you are not athletically fit and still would want to climb mount sinai, the better option will be riding a camel from the camel station in the start of the camel route up to near elijah's hollow to better conserve your energy as even though the path is not that steep, the walk is 7 kilometers (4 miles) from the camel station to the end of the...

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  • Elijah's Hollow (Basin)

    the Elijah's Hollow or Basin is located near the top of the mountain, it is a basin carved out of mountain rock and there is a small dam which is filled with melted snow water and several small byzantine church ruins and connects to the other peak of mount sinai, the mount safsafa where an orthodox church ruins are located. Elijah's hollow is named...

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  • The Penitent Route to Mount Sinai

    the more steeper, shorter and more direct route (Siket Sayidna Musa) to mount Sinai starts at the Back of Saint Catherine Monastery, a few meters from the start of the camel route. The route takes you up the 3,750 "steps of penitence" in the ravine behind the monastery and the steep and irregular stones were carved by the orthodox monks in the 7th...

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  • Camel Route to Mount Sinai

    there are actually two main route going up the Biblical Mount Sinai, both starting at the back of the Monastery of Saint Katherine. The longer and shallower route, called the Camel Route (Siket El Bashait), which takes about 2.5 hours on foot if you are not renting camels going to near the top, or using the camels, which takes about 2 hours and 30...

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  • Tiran Island

    The island is... nothing, just a volume of sand in the middle of the sea, narrowing even more the straight with the same name. A few shipwrecks happened in the area, and the fish take advantage of it. Not to explored the coast of the island is a good spot to snorkel with clear bottom and several coral formations.The trip is pleasant with lunch...

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  • Coloured Canyons

    After visiting the Grand canyon (and Brice Canyon, and Zion...) this "miniature" is not an impressive visit. The solution is to turn it in a funny experience, walking a few hundred meters in a very difficult way. We had fun, in a very good trip that included driving in the sand and snorkeling in Blue Hole. That's my advice - you may go, be prepared...

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  • Snorkelling

    Will it be possible to visit Sinai without snorkeling? I don't believe!All discussions try to find the best location - Ras Mohammed, the national park is the top destination, but we heard (and verified) that Tiran Island is fabulous, and the Blue Hole... magnetic.Fishes may be seen everywhere, but the "carpet" in Blue Hole is impossible to forget....

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  • Na'ama bay

    Nightlife! Beach! Nightlife! Desert rides! Nightlife! Shopping! Nightlife! Snorkeling! Nightlife! Restaurants...Na'ama bay is the place were everything happens. No matter how far you will stay, an efficient and reliable public or private transport will be provided to take you there. Impossible to skip!

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  • St Katherine

    Twice I've been in Sinai... twice I went to St. Katherine. It is a miracle of survival, not only for the religious permanently living there, but also for the place itself. Nowhere in the world is possible to see two different religions sharing places and structures so closely as in this monastery. Why the religious fights and killings, if this...

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  • Sharm-el-Sheikh

    The common entrance place of the peninsula Sharm-el-Sheikh concentrates almost everything in touristy structures and opportunities, acting as the launching point to the several programs locally available. Of course, it deserves a specific page, and I wrote it.

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  • The Sunrise

    The main attraction of Mt. Sinai is not just the mountain itself but rather seeing a sunrise from the top. Tourists from around the world both young and old make the early morning trek up the mountain to see what truly is a magnificent sunrise over the Sinai. A few tips for your climb, be sure to be on the trail by 2:00 A.M., it will be cold in the...

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  • Camel School

    For those hearty adventurers who are staying more than a couple of days at St. Katherine's Protectate you might want to consider a break from all hiking by spending a day at Camel School. At the time of my visit in March 2009 they were just putting it together but it was a lot of fun. Basically they take you out into a valley surrounded by the...

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