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1. Boat Trip to Ras Mohammed National Park

Boat Trip to Ras Mohammed National Park

19 km
from city center
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The Ras Mohammed National Park is Egypt's first national park and marine reserve. It is located on the Sinai Peninsula, 12 kilometres from Sharm El Sheikh city. The National park is spread over a vast desert with sand dunes, mountains, and valleys overlooking the exquisite red sea reef. Visitors can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving amongst the red sea's natural reefs and aquatic animals.

2. Thistlegorm Wreck Diving

Thistlegorm Wreck Diving

7 km
from city center
2 out of 21
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The Thistlegorm Wreck Diving site is one of the most popular diving sites of the Red Sea in the Sinai Peninsula. It is located 40 km from Sharm El Sheikh on the peninsula's west coast. The central attraction of the diving site is a sunken world war II cargo ship. The ship, which is split into two halves, is perfectly preserved at the bottom. Ruins of several jeeps, bikes, arms, and ammunition are spread within and across the ship.

3. Naama Bay

Naama Bay

7 km
from city center
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Naama bay comprises two main areas, a beach area and a promenade complex with shops and restaurants. It is located near El Salam Road in Sharm El Sheikh. It is visited for diving safaris, snorkelling with fish, or chilling under umbrellas by the beach. The pedestrian walkway, known as the El Salam promenade road, is built right behind the beach for a breezy stroll or shopping experience.

4. Yolanda Reef Site Diving

Yolanda Reef Site Diving

22 km
from city center
4 out of 21
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The Yolanda Reef Site is one of Egypt's most popular diving and snorkelling sites located within Ras Mohammed National Park. The Reef extends to over 800m with natural caves and strong currents. It is the site of the wreck of Jolanda, a cargo ship. The remains of the sunken ship can still be seen on the diving expedition.

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5. Saint Catherine's Monastery

Saint Catherine's Monastery

77 km
from city center
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St. Catherine’s monastery is a renowned UNESCO world heritage site. The ancient pilgrimage exists at the foot of the mountain in Saint Catherine town, Sinai Peninsula. The Oldest inhabited monastery and library in the world, it is home to texts and manuscripts in some of the most ancient languages in the world.

6. Sunrise Hike to Mount Sinai

Sunrise Hike to Mount Sinai

77 km
from city center
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Mount Sinai is one of the most renowned tourist spots in Egypt. It is also known as the St. Catherine Hike and is home to the sacred pilgrimage site of St Catherine’s cathedral. There are two trails en route to the mountain. The oldest and easiest is the Camel trail, which is an upward-going trail. The name, as it suggests, is due to the trail's flatness, which allows camel rides to the summit. The second trail taken while travelling back to the monastery at the foot of the mountain is called the steps of repentance. It is famous for the 3750 steps believed to have been made by a repenting monk. A local guide and Government clearance are mandatory to hike the sacred mountain.

7. Blue Hole Diving

Blue Hole Diving

72 km
from city center
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The notoriously famous Blue Hole diving site is one of the most dangerous diving sites across the peninsula. It is a deep natural sinkhole surrounded by a vertical coral reef wall. It is located at a 10km distance from Dahab on the red sea coast. The site is famous for snorkelling and diving within its crystal-clear waters.

8. Water Sports in Sharm El Sheikh

Water Sports in Sharm El Sheikh

7 km
from city center
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The Sharm El Sheikh resort city is famous for its water sports and adventure activities with its beaches, pools, and coastal reefs. Enjoy various recreational water sports activities such as kayaking, waterboarding, diving, snorkelling, boating, and more. Starfishes, sea urchins, squids, crustaceans, sharks, Eels, and lobsters are only some of the marine animals and fishes found in the Sharm waters.

9. Desert Camel Ride in Sharm El Sheikh

Desert Camel Ride in Sharm El Sheikh

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Desert camel ride is a much-coveted activity in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. The tours can last anywhere from three hours to half a day depending on the package you choose. These tours will take you through the dune-filled sands of the Sinai Desert. You can even combine your camel ride tour with other activities like a quad bike ride, a Bedouin dinner, enjoy a belly dancing and fire breathing show, camping under the night sky, and stargazing through a high-powered telescope.

10. Day Trip to Dahab

Day Trip to Dahab

71 km
from city center
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The coastal city of Dahab is located in the Gulf of Aqaba, about 2 hours from Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists can take a day trip from the resort island to downtown Dahab, with its relaxed shoreline, seaside restaurants, and shops embedded in the local Bedouin culture. The city is most famous for its diving sites. The famous Dahab blue hole is a popular diving and snorkelling site.

11. Tiran Island

Tiran Island

25 km
from city center
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Tiran Island is a popular tourist destination near Sharm El Sheikh. Water sports such as snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the four rich coral reefs near the island are popular activities while on a tour of Tiran Island.

12. Old Market Sharm El Sheikh

Old Market Sharm El Sheikh

7 km
from city center
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The Sharm El Sheikh old market is a vibrant souq-style marketplace located in the Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh region. The central attraction of the market is the El Sahaba Mosque. The old market itself is filled with shops selling souvenirs, food, groceries, clothes, jewellery, and more. You can find Lampshades, lanterns, Arabic perfumes, oils, and local delicacies such as fruits and nuts.

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13. Turtle Bay Boat Trip

Turtle Bay Boat Trip

9 km
from city center
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Turtle Bay in Sharm-el-Sheikh, located off Abu Dabbab Beach, is a drift ideal for divers of all levels and expertise. The drift is supported by a rich marine biosystem across a sandy plateau that hosts hordes of green turtles every year during their visiting time. Manatees can also be spotted here amid Turtle Bay's lush seaweeds and coral reefs. One-day boat trips to Turtle Bay usually come with all snorkelling and diving gear provided.

14. SOHO Square

SOHO Square

14 km
from city center
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SOHO Square is one of the most popular shopping and entertainment centres in Sharm El Sheikh. The square is located on White Knight Beach. Famous for its vibrant nightlife, the square boasts many bars, cafes, and a club. The central attraction is the dancing fountain with a light and sound show at night.

15. Al Mustafa Mosque

Al Mustafa Mosque

7 km
from city center
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The Al Mustafa Mosque is the largest in Sharm El Sheikh. It is located close to Naama bay on Al Rewaysat Road. The signature features of the mosque are its two tall standing minarets and a huge dome made of carved stone. The mosque's exterior is lit up with white lights giving it a mesmerising night view.

16. Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh

Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh

9 km
from city center
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Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh is an amusement park, resort, and entertainment centre located on Peace Road in the El-Salam district. The central attraction here is the magnificent fountain show built inside a small lake with paddle boating. Jurassic amusement is popular among kids for its adventure rides, merry-go-round, and go-karting. There is also a 7D cinema in the centre.

17. Al Sahaba Mosque

Al Sahaba Mosque

6 km
from city center
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The Al Sahaba Mosque is the second-largest mosque in Sharm El Sheikh. It is the central attraction of the old market in the Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh region. The mosque is built with beautiful minarets, high ceilings, and ornate gold domes. At a glance, it resembles a magnificent palace with extravagant architecture, an open courtyard with fountains, and a staircase leading to the entrance.

18. Visit Cairo & Pyramids of Giza

Visit Cairo & Pyramids of Giza

388 km
from city center
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The Pyramids of Giza in the Egyptian city of Cairo are one of the most popular day tour sites in Sharm El Sheikh. The historical site is part of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Travellers can visit the Great Pyramid or the pyramid of Khufu, the tallest of the three pyramids. The famous limestone statue of a mythical sphinx, with the head of a human and the body of a lion, is located right across the pyramids.

19. See the Colored Canyon

See the Colored Canyon

102 km
from city center
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About 90 kms north of Dahab lies the Colored Canyon or Salama Canyon, which is said to be around 800 meters long. The Red Canyon derives its name from the phenomenon that occurs when sunlight hits the granite rocks of the canyon. The rocks illuminate with a reddish glow, making the Salama Canyon a magnificent experience.

20. Shark Bay Beach

Shark Bay Beach

12 km
from city center
20 out of 21
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Sharks Bay Beach has clear waters, fine sand, and shallow depth, which make it a popular spot for swimming. The beauty of the marine fauna and coral reefs here is unmatched, so definitely go snorkeling or diving. Encourage yourself to water sports activities like kitesurfing and windsurfing with professional help and stores to rent equipment. The beach has cafes, restaurants, and sit-down eateries with a diverse food menu!

21. Ras Um Sid Beach

Ras Um Sid Beach

94 km
from city center
21 out of 21
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Referred to as ‘Golden Beach’ on maps but Ras Um Sid Beach by the locals, the waters are known for their crystal-clear clarity and vibrant coral reefs with giant clams that dress the waterfront, a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. You can soak up the sun whilst enjoying the natural cliffs and high surrounding mountains. Spot the regal angelfish, red sea bannerfish, and parrotfish up close during your dive. The beach is surrounded by Red sea resort hotels and individual bungalows. Don’t fret over lounges, sun beds, and umbrellas since many are available and a few shops sell them too.

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