Of all the Red Sea destinations, Dahab is probably the most appealing for those who want to soak up some sun in pristine beaches, relax in laid back atmosphere and try local restaurants.
There are also plenty of cozy local stores to go shopping The beaches are public and the coral reefs are a few flipper strokes away from the shore. From the coast of Dahab, you can see the incredible spectacle of Sinai mountains dropping right into the sea. It is located 90 km away from Sharm El Sheikh and 87 km away from Nuweiba.
Dahab, meaning "gold" in Arabic, was originally a Bedouin fishing village.
Today, it is a world-renowned windsurfing destination because of the reliable winds that provide outstanding surfing conditions, especially in the Lagoon area.
Dahab is also a great starting point for a Sinai desert safari.
Coastal reefs and the flourishing underwater fauna make scuba diving and snorkelling also extremely popular in the area. The Blue Hole, the Canyon and Fish Bowl, the Caves and the Lighthouse Reef are only a few of Dahab's world-famous diving sites. You can find low cost housing, 4 and 5 star accommodations, and camping sites in the desert surrounding Dahab.
Dahab’s Climate makes visiting any time of the year pleasant, temperatures range between 20 and 30°C and the water temperature averages 27°C in summer and 21°C in winter.