Holidays to Sinai Peninsula
Startlingly blue, clear waters and exotic sea life make Dahab a miniature version of heaven for divers. Diving spots are abundant around the small town, notably the stunning Blue Hole and the coral reefs. The town itself is a eclectic mix of brightly coloured bazaars and laidback cafes and bars, with the star of the show undoubtedly being the stunning beaches. White desert sands extend out from Dahab, which are best seen atop a camel's back.
The most commonly spoken language is Arabic.
Currency & Cost
The currency used in Dahab is the Egyptian pound.£10 = 3 bottles of beer, or 2 takeaway meals.
2 hours ahead of UK Time
The Blue Lagoon
Accessible by boat from Dahab, this magical lagoon and its strikingly blue, clear water is in a league of its own.
A popular and picturesque diving spot, Masbat Bay is in central Dahab, close to diving schools and bars / cafés.
Various companies offer safari trips across the rippling sand of the desert to see outstanding mountains and canyons.
Camels beat jeeps or horses if you're looking for an authentic way to enjoy a leisurely journey through the desert.
Stay in Ras Abu Galum
Fancy camping under the stars in the midst of paradise, metres from stunning beaches? Hotels are also available.
The Blue Hole
A magnet for divers and snorkelers, this incredible natural phenomenon offers a unique and memorable experience.
Often served as part of a mezze, this flavoursome dip made of chickpeas, tahini and olive oil is an all-time favourite.
Generally best enjoyed piping hot from a street food stall, beef or lamb koftas remain a part of Dahab's staple diet.
Sharm el Sheik
About an hour's drive away, you'll find the bright lights and glaring music of clubs and bars in Sharm el Sheik.
Lounge on the comfy sofas of this beach bar / restaurant and enjoy authentic, local dishes while admiring sea views.
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