Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Dahab | Latitude 28.29 N Longitude 34.30 E





Some of my followers have requested me to write an article about an exciting destination located in the northeast area of Africa, in Egypt to be precise. The place I am talking about is Dahab, a town renowned among the windsurfers due to its winds and calm water conditions. It is also the paradise for diving; you will love the reefs and the amazing underwater scenery.

But there is more than that, the Dahab must do’s also include camel rides, surfing, snorkelling, shopping, and indeed enjoying the sun and the beach. This small coastal town in the southern Egypt has been gaining importance and relevance during the last years. It has a recently restored beach, some hotels, restaurants, bars and diving centres.

If you are a surfing or windsurfing fan then I suggest you to visit The Lagoona, a long stretch of sandy beach near the town of Dahab where you can practice swimming, kite surfing, and other water sports. If you want to explore the area, kayaking is a very popular way to do it.

Diving is very popular in Dahab and the reefs are still in relatively good condition. The best dive sites include Abu Helal, the Blue Hole, the Bells, Coral Garden, Eel Garden, the Lighthouse, Moray Garden, and Three Pools. You should know that the Blue Hole is one of the most dangerous dive sites in the world, therefore only well-trained and experience divers should attempt this site.

If you are into climbing, then you must try the Sinai Tour. There are two different ways to do it: climbing the peak at night to see the sunrise from the top, which is not recommended during the winter because of the cold temperatures and the strong wind; or climbing the peak during the day, you will visit the Saint Catherine's Monastery and begin the ascent in the afternoon to watch the sunset at the top.

Backpackers will find the popular desert excursions irresistible. They allow you to see the wonders of the beautiful desert and you will get the chance to meet some of the Bedouin people. If you like yoga you may want to try in the desert.

RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Go to the bazaars, Dahab is a good place to buy oriental pipes, rugs, lamps, shirts, board games, silver jewellery, etc. The prices are geared to tourists, so bargaining is mandatory.
CURIOSITIES
  • In Egypt it is rare to see women wearing little clothing. In Dahab that situation is less stringent and bathing suit is not frowned upon as long as you are a tourist.
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9 comments:

Ryan said...

Excellent review of Dahab, two things that I'd love to do are visit a bazaar and take a camel ride.

Agnes said...

Sounds great! Love that photo by the way :-)

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fazrul arhan said...

Outdoor activity,love it.
As a travelling consultant i believe you have been to many places which mean much easier to count the places you never been first compare to where have you been,haha

The Tales of Precious Pat V said...

Great info and love the pictures!!

Precious Pat V
www.thediaryofadivinediva.com

BEYONG BLOGGING said...

HEY ELSA THANKS 4 REPLY.


IT SEEMS A REALLY GOOD PLACE TO VISIT.
HAVE YOU GONE TO ARGENTINA? IM SAYING 'CAUSE I WOULD LOVE TO GO THERE SOMEDAY! IDON'T TRAVEL VERY OFTEN BUT IM PLANNING TO GO THERE MAYBE NEXT YEAR.
=)
Please come back soon to my blog. im working on a good post.

corfubob said...

Your info is authoritative, but the picture in this post will bring nobody to the area - don't you agree.

Grandmother Crone said...

I have been to Dahab many times. We camped next to the sea and walked through the mountains. It is a lovely lovely spot. Although when we visited Dahab it was still just sea and desert. A perfect spot to be in, relish the solitude and quiet. After a day your mind and body switch to desert time - which is pretty much night and day. Good memories.

Elsa said...

Yeah, things change so fast nowadays. I hope the area will not end full of resorts and hotels as the Spanish coast. Good memories too!

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