Egypt’s laid-back, nature lovers’ paradise
90 km north of Sharm al-Sheikh’s bustling coastline lies a laid-back beach town that attracts tourists and residents from all over the world. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab is now one of Egypt’s top diving and windsurfing hotspots, with unparalleled pristine coral reef waiting to be explored. Even though water sports are very popular in Dahab, this seaside destination is also perfect for a low tempo vacation and an excellent place for extended stays that help people recharge. At Dahab, you can mingle with a diverse local community and make friends in the blink of an eye.
What You Need to See
Try to guess how many spoons of sugar are in a pot of Bedouin tea while befriending the residents of Dahab, the most hospitable people you’ll ever meet.
Visit the Friday Market to check out Dahab’s local artisan scene and taste mouthwatering home-cooked snacks and baked goods.
- Get a temporary traditional henna tattoo while relaxing on the beach and trick your friends back home into thinking it’s real!
Explore the underwater statues that have been placed to encourage coral reef growth at the Underwater Museum in the Lighthouse area.
Get your hair colorfully braided by Bedouin children who are ready to help you enjoy a fresh look at any of the beachfront cafes off Dahab’s main promenade.
Go diving in the Blue Hole, a 70-meter-wide and 80-meter-deep hole in the reef with a stunning arch at the bottom leading to open sea.
Take a day trip to wind or kite surf at the Blue Lagoon in Ras Abu Gallum Protectorate.
Rock climb in Wadi Gnai, a small oasis in the middle of the desert.
Take a camel ride to Wadi al-Toalat for an unforgettable panoramic view of Dahab.