Sharm el Sheikh is the best known of the Red Sea resorts and a mecca for sun-worshipers and divers alike. Consisting of three bays, Naama Bay, Sharks’s Bay and Nabq Bay, together they combine to make a watersport paradise with the Red Sea home to a high concentration of marine species found nowhere else on the planet.
If watersports aren’t your thing, a visit to Sharm el Sheikh also acts as an ideal base for visiting the interior of the Sinai Peninsula, which provides the gateway between Africa and Asia. Within its 24,000 miles of wilderness the Sinai Peninsula is home to Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery where God reportedly delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. These sites can best be explored via a jeep or camel safari and often include a traditional Bedouin wedding, a camel race or a full moon zwara (traditional Bedouin meeting).
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