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Sharm el Sheikh, often simply known as Sharm, is a popular destination on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. One of the highlights of the Arab world, Sharm el Sheikh is known for its fabulous diving, once-in-a-lifetime desert trips and beautiful weather that delights sun worshippers all year round. The charming old town is situated close to the beach and the Bedouin tribes of the mountains are easily accessible on a half day trip.
A holiday in Sharm el Sheikh in 2021 is all about luxury and relaxation. The area is adorned with fabulous restaurants that cater to all tastes, as well as many spas and pampering facilities to be enjoyed at your leisure. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends alike - book a holiday to Sharm el Sheikh and take advantage of this fascinating region just a few hours’ flight from home.
Your guide to Sharm El Sheikh holidays
Sharm old town is just a short taxi ride away from Sharm el Sheikh and is well worth the visit. It offers visitors something a little different to the traditional beach experience, offering up an authentically traditional side to Egypt that otherwise might be missed.
A visit to the desert is also a must. The vast expanse, home to the Bedouin tribes, offers an insight into culture and history like no other. Not to mention how visually impressive it is. You can explore the wild valleys and discover a serene oasis before you sleep under the stars in this truly unique part of the world. Go-karting and quad bikes can be hired to explore the Sinai desert and camel trekking is also a popular activity for those who want to traverse the area like a local.
If you want to explore the underwater world, there are many wonderful dive spots in the surrounding Red Sea and some excellent schools, such as Marina Divers Sharm, Blue Lagoon Sharm and Dolphin Diving Centre.
The main reason visitors flock to Sharm el Sheikh is for the stretches of golden sand and blue waters. A holiday in Sharm el Sheikh, while only a few hours from home, feels like a completely different world. The weather here is excellent all year round, particularly in the summer when you can indulge in some serious beach time. The beach is surrounded by dramatic landscapes and calm waters, which are home to coral reefs and marine life offering divers an exquisite underwater experience.
Nabq Bay is one of the most unique beaches in the area and consists of shallow, ankle-deep waters overlooking the Straits of Tiran. The beach here is much less crowded than in other parts of Sharm el Sheikh. The shallow waters make it an excellent place to swim with fish and get up close and personal with some of the most diverse marine life in the world. The beach here is lined with several hotels, all of which offer extensive amenities. From bars and restaurants to water sports, there's plenty to enjoy on a holiday to Sharm el Sheikh.
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Prices last checked at 10:12 AM January 24, 2021