The Red Sea’s charming city of peace
World-renowned for the picturesque marine life that thrives under its turquoise blue waters, Sharm al-Sheikh is a captivating Egyptian Red Sea resort city nestled between Ras Muhammad National Park and the Nabq Protectorate. “Sharm”, as it’s referred to by Egyptians, first appeared on the tourist map in the 1980’s, but back then, it was mostly visited by dive enthusiasts who were captivated by its magnificent coral reefs and virgin beaches.
Fast forward four decades and Sharm al-Sheikh has grown into a full-fledged city with five-star hotels and resorts, restaurants, golf courses, shopping malls, and movie theaters. Its world-class conference facilities have hosted major global conferences and international peace summits, which is why Sharm al-Sheikh is also known as “The City of Peace."
With an international airport that receives flights from most European countries, Sharm al-Sheikh is an easily accessible beach holiday destination, perfect for both solo adventures and iconic family vacations.
What You Need to See
Take a boat trip to White Island off the coast of Ras Muhammad—it’s only visible during low tide.
Go on a spiritual journey with a sunrise trek up to the top of Mount St Catherineit’s only two and a half hours away by car or bus.
Head to the Old Market and shop for local souvenirs and spices you didn’t even know existed.
Camp out under the stars at one of the Bedouin camps in Ras Muhammad or Nabq Protectorates.
Visit the Sharm al-Sheikh Museum where you can browse through collections depicting human civilization and culture with a focus on ancient Egypt.