Dahab Travel Guide

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Dahab Overview

Dahab is a small town in the Sinai Peninsula by the Red Sea. The Red Sea is known for its diverse ecosystem that is a must-see for many a traveler and local. The waters are clear blues and greens, perfect for snorkeling, diving, or dining next to. There is lovely coral underwater, that some say may be or is, endangered by the growing tourism in the area. For the experienced diver, the Blue Hole is oft-recommended for exploring.

The weather is a fair bit cooler in the Sinai area relative to the rest of Egypt. There is a cool, steady breeze that is conducive for other activities in Dahab, such as windsurfing or sailing.

Also in Dahab, one may go quad biking on the dunes and through the valleys of the local mountains. Alternative, hiking, horseriding and camelriding excursions through the 'wadis' (dry riverbeds) are available. Or one can go kayaking on the water.

Accommodations are fairly cheap in Dahab, as low as around 20EGP for many of the reliable hostels and up from there for more lavish sea-side hotels.

Restaurants on the water are a bit more expensive with main course dishes around 20-30EGP but if one goes away from the water, the prices drop. Many of them offer sheesha in various flavors, such as apple, or grape.
Right outside the main promenade it is possible to snorkle at amazing coral reefs in between the meals at the seaside resturant. It is inadviced to go to the restaurants that have in-bouncers ,as the cost of having in-bouncers usually means that the food is of worse quality.

There are lots of shops in this modest area, so be sure to check around for prices before committing to anything, as prices may very dramatically away from the entrance of the busy area.

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