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Ras Mohamed National Park by Boat from Dahab
"Ras Mohammed is Egypt's first marine national park located approximately 25mtr southwest of Sharm El-Sheikh. World’s famous coral reef a fantastic snorkeling spot with the rich arrays of marine life attract tourists and divers from all around the world. The park contains a variety of stunning geological features such as uplifted coral reefs alluvial plains wadis granite
From $63.00
 
Private Departure Transfer from Sharm el Sheikh Hotels to the Airport
"Once in resort all we ask is that you contact us to confirm your arrival in the resort and the name of your hotel and very importantly your room number and a mobile number that we can text you on. Then the day before departure a quick call to us during the day and we c please ensure that you have checked out and all accounts are paid. Our guide will then assist you with your luggage to the waiting private vehicle. Once at the airport he will then take you through to the check in area. All in all an excellent service do"""An excellent door to door private and personal service. With first class vehicles and all air conditioned. A service that simply cannot be beaten. The guide will be there to collect you from the main hotel reception assist you with your luggage to the waiting vehicle and then be with you for the short transfer to the airport. He will then assist you into the terminal building making sure that you are in the right location for check in."title=Highlights&1=Airport+transfer&2=Excellent+value+for+money&3=Multiple+departure+times+and+locations+available&4=Hotel+pickup+included&5=Private+guide+for+a+more+personalized+experience
From $25.00
 
Private Half Day Tour to Islamic Sights From Cairo
"You will be picked up from your hotel for a wonderful tour at Salah El Din citadel a medieval Islamic fortification in Egypt. On Mokattam hill near the center of Cairo The Citadel was fortified by the Ayyubid ruler Salah al-Din (Saladin) between 1176 and 1183 CE to protect it from the Crusaders. Facing the Citadel is the Mosque of Sultan Hassan built between 1356 and 1363 and perhaps the most majestic monument of Arab architecture in Egypt and the Mosque of Al-Rifai was constructed in two phases over the period between 1869 and 1912 when it was finally completed. Return to your hotel for overnight."""
From $70.00

More Local Customs in Sharm El Sheikh

Haggling

Obviously one of the main things about shopping in Egypt is the custom of haggling. The shopkeepers will offer a ridiculous price for a product and you should give something way way below this! We...
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pickle05
Sep 17, 2005

Language

in eygpt it would be ideal to learn some basoc arabic just to get you by as sometimes you need to get rid of pushy salesmen etc. here is some to get you started:Hello = Ahalan Thank you =...
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Kaz_and_Soph
Aug 23, 2005

Ramadan

We visited Egypt in Ramadan. This didn't affect us at all in Sharm El Sheik because it is catered so well for foreign tourists. When in Cairo we got a much better insight the sense of community and...
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cherrybug
Jul 27, 2005

It's A Cover Up!

If you are fortunate enough to take a trip to Cairo, its worth remebering to take a long sleeved top/jacket with you if you plan to visit a Mosque. You will be required to cover your shoulders and...
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xxsummerstarzxx
Jun 22, 2005

Keep yourself covered!

At the Hyatt, there was no topless sunbathing allowed by the pools. It was, however, apparently allowed on the beaches, even though I didn't actually see anyone doing it. It seems it was a respectful...
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LisaMJ
May 26, 2005

Holding hands

Its very common and normal to see Egyptian guys holding hands, sometimes they hug and give each other a kiss too, in fact muh more so than a man and a woman. This is a sign of friendship, Do not make...
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joolssss
Mar 02, 2005
 
 
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Bargaining

It is a local custom to bargain for everything in Egypt, from taxi drive to buying water. But I have noticed that in Naama Bay people are different, they don't bargain, the sellers offer usually only...
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belgrade03
Nov 14, 2004

Shisha pause...

Try the shisha experience. People relax and smoke their shisha (traditional water pipe) while chatting about the experiences of the day. Tobacco for the shisha exists in various flavours, such like...
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Tripack
Sep 25, 2004

tip tip tip

it is customary here to tip for EVERYTHING, you tip your waiters, your cleaners, your tour guides, anyone that offers you a service expects a tip. Be careful at the airport though as they just grab...
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joolssss
Apr 23, 2004

Bargaining

Bargaining is a must in Egyptian shops. Always start with half of what the salesman asks and go up slowly. They will still make a good busness. Be always friendly, and see it as a way of entertainment...
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claus9000
Jun 18, 2003

Tipping/Bakshish

It's expected everywhere and makes up a big part of the income of people there. Whether waiter, room attendant, taxi driver or tour bus driver, they are all expecting some tipping. Be generous, give...
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claus9000
Jun 18, 2003

Haggle, act and rip off the merchants!

Forget the Western trading activites and indulge in REAL business! Some of you might get the impression the markets and souks in Egypt are tourist traps and rip offs. This is completely false. It is...
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handsoum
Nov 29, 2002

Top Hotels in Sharm El Sheikh

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Ras Nosrani, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, 46619, Egypt
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Ras Om el Seid, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt
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Sharm El Maya Bay, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt
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Shark's Bay, (formerly Holiday Inn Sultan Gardens), Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, 111, Egypt
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Marsa El Dekhela, PO Box 74, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, 46619, Egypt
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El Basha Bay, Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt
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Top Things to Do in Sharm El Sheikh

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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...
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Ras Mohammed National Park

Ideal for unforgettable scuba diving experience in the Red Sea. it is one of the amazing and best kept the national park in the world, the area surrounded by fringing coral reefs that emerged after a...
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Snorkeling

we visited sharm el sheikh as friends of ours advised us too do so, they told us whatever we do we must go on the red sea cruise excursion the full day trip. it wasn't the kind of day out i thought...
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St. Catherine's Monastery

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...
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Beaches

Most of the hotels and motels in Hadaba area have no beaches It only 5 minutes walking from famous il Mercato promenade and Alf Lial Wa Lila show land Reef Beach is a located in the reef of UM el...
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Old Town Sharm

Herbs and spices are among famous items in Sharm El Sheikh, You can find it here in old market or in shops in your hotel , herb are used for Either culinary usage or of medical use some items...
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Top 5 Sharm El Sheikh Writers

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beccyandjohn

"Sharm is the place to go,(updated from apr 2006 )"
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Heavens-Mirror

"~ Sharm El Sheikh ~ The Charm Of Sharm ~"
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mr.small

"Its Egypt, kind of."
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LotusV8

"Sharm - one of the best places to be"
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HeshamMA

"Bedouin Dinner"
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