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"The Alternative Resort Town"

Dahab Tourism

The quaint coastal village of Dahab is located on the southeastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, 80 kms from Sharm el-Sheikh. This Egyptian town enjoys solitude in the form of isolated beaches and laid-back Bedouin hospitality, making it an ideal holiday destination for those who like simple-yet-luxurious vacations.

Home to golden sand beaches, Dahab spreads across 1,130 square kilometers on Aqaba bay. The perfect blend of the Red sea and Sinai make Dahab the ideal backdrop for adventure sports like surfing, scuba diving, freediving, rock climbing or desert trekking. Dahab is rightly regarded as the Red Sea's top diving location and its most popular diving locations include the Blue Hole and Ras Abu Galuom, a protected area. However, the Blue Hole is often regarded as the most dangerous diving location in the world and must not be explored by beginners.

Dahab is now known as an alternative resort, owing to the sudden popularity the city has assumed in its tourism. Therefore, it is a great place to visit, especially for beach lovers! It has also become popular with digital nomads worldwide because of its laid-back and chill vibe. 

Must Know Before You Visit Dahab

  • Dahab's most popular Asia area hosts more than 75% of the population in three smaller towns of Mubarak, Al Zarnook, and Al Asia, hosting several beaches, tourist camps and quaint Bedouin cafes.
  • The Al Masbat is the newly developed commercial side of Dahab. That starts with Al Fanar Street, followed by Al Masbat Bay, which is home to numerous shops selling various souvenirs of Egypt and diving schools, cafes, camps, and hotels.
  • This region is well-known for its beachfront Bedouin-style restaurants, which offer a wide variety of international and Egyptian foods, drinks, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Beach lovers should directly head to the Laguna area, studded with spectacular shorelines.
  • Bicycles are the most convenient way to get around Dahab.
  • Safe for female travellers.
  • Getting PADI open-water certificates in Dahab is easier than in the US or Europe. You learn directly in the sea here because of ideal water conditions, and it costs around USD 300-400

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Shopping in Dahab

The Ghazala Market and the Community Market are two places in Dahab selling various souvenirs ranging from rugs, oriental lamps, shirts in different lengths with embroidery, backgammon games, and silver jewelry. However, Bedouin handicrafts, hand-embroidered clothes and dates are the most popular gifts people buy from these areas for their loved ones.

Suggested Itinerary for Dahab

Day 1: The best thing to do in Dahab is definitely snorkelling around the Blue hole. So start your day by heading to the blue hole, where you can swim, dive or snorkel. In addition, you can visit the 7-island Pinnacle for the coral reefs and incredible vistas.

Day 2: Start climbing Mount Sinai the night before. It is a 3-hour drive and a 2-hour hike from Dahab. Reach just in time for a gorgeous sunrise and visit Saint Catherine's Monastery before heading back to town.

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Dahab Blue Hole, Dahab, Egypt
Sinai Desert Safari, Dahab, Egypt
Blue Lagoon, Dahab, Egypt

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