Escape to the Mountains

Looking for even more peace and quiet? Head away from the shoreline and retreat to Sinai’s mountains. Enveloped by a dramatic mountainous range, a visit to Dahab is not complete without withdrawing into the solitude of its desert valleys, caves, and canyons.

Get active and choose from a variety of activities to explore Sinai’s mountains, from rock climbing to hiking, quad biking, and desert safaris.

Please check with your hotel, tour operator, licensed guide, or authorized travel agency for planning any desert excursion to ensure that your chosen destination is accessible and open to the public.

Wadi Gnai

Go rock climbing in Wadi Gnai, a small oasis in the middle of the desert with several routes for beginners and expert climbers.

Hike the mountain route

From Blue Hole to Ras Abu Gallum or stick to the easy trails around Wadi Gnai.

Go quad biking

Discover some amazing views of Dahab Bay from high above the mountain range.

Take a camel ride to Wadi al-Toalat

For an unforgettable panoramic view of Dahab.

Bedouin dinner and campfire

Enjoy a Bedouin dinner and campfire and prepare to be mesmerized as hundreds of stars appear in the absence of lights. No electricity, no phone signal, and no distractions!

Colored Canyon

Explore the Colored Canyon, a narrow valley with layers of iridescent rocks eroded to reveal magnificent swirls and patterns.