One of the best diving spots in the Sinai area. Dahab has a sleepy-town feel with a touch of bohemian character to it, making it a more popular choice for young travelers as well as for backpackers.
Dahab is situated on the southeast side of the Sinai coast near the resort town of Sharm El Sheik.
Opposite to the plushness of Sharm El Sheik, Dahab is more of the hostel and camping choice of accommodation of the majority of its visitors. Ras Abu Gallum town is the popular haven for scuba divers, free divers and snorkelers because Ras Abu Gallum is a nature reserve and a popular diving area. Aside from underwater thrills, Ras Abu Gallum’s shallow waters and its Lagoon area is blessed with strong winds daily making it ideal for equally adrenaline-pumping activities like windsurfing and kite-surfing.
Land-based activities like horse riding, camel riding and mountain biking are also popular for the non-water adventurers. Driving a jeep and quad bikes to go on desert adventures are also quite popular.
As with any town and city in Egypt, Dahab’s climate is typically hot and dry throughout the year.
Places of interest:
• Ancient Nabataean Port
• Blue Hole
• Eel Garden
• Gabr el-Bint
• Lighthouse Reef
• Ras Abu Gallum
• Umm Sid
• Wadi el-Toalat
• Wadi Gnai