Sharm El Sheikh, City of in Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh


Naama Bay (Downtown) Sharm El Sheikh at night.


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Serene beach perfect for diving and snorkeling in Sharm El Sheikh



The simplicity of sun, sea and sand. The luxury of five-star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. This is Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai peninsula. All around are Bedouins, colorful tents, mountains and sea. There are small, intimate hotels with modern designs, as well as larger hotel complexes belonging to International chains, plus about all the amenities one could expect of a tourist center, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses and health facilities. In fact, with diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions, it is almost impossible for a visitor to ever suffer from boredom.


Four miles south the southern section of the town stands on a cliff overlooking the port. and is a great view.


Dusk on a dock in Neama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh


Na'ama Beach is one of the center of the tourist activities. Located just north of Sharm, this area is developing into a resort town of its own. Most hotels at Na'ama Bay have their own, private beaches with comfortable amenities such as chairs, shades and even bars.


Cafes line the strip in Neama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh


Shark's Bay is also nearby, and again is a growing resort community with more and more to offer, along with several diving centers.


The small harbor known as Sharm el-Moiya is located next to the civil harbor, has accommodations for boats, and includes a Yacht Club with rooms.


For those who live to shop, the Sharm El-Sheikh mall provides shops with both foreign and local products, including jewelry, leather goods, clothing, pottery and books.


It has been said that this is a must visit for all diving enthusiasts. There are many diving sites along the 10 mile beach between Sharm el-Sheikh and Ras Nusrani.


For additional information on diving and sports resources in Sharm El-Sheikh, visit Tour Egypt's Virtual Red Sea Diving Center.


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Last Updated: September 4th, 2011