Dahab has a long history of luring travellers – and trapping for days or weeks on end – with the cheap ocean-side camps, golden beaches and rugged mountain backdrop.
In recent years Dahab as expanded beyond humble origins, and now boasts smooth fusion of hippie mellowness and resort chic.
The banana pancakes, moonlight spliffs and hardcore backpackers still remain, they coexist with upscale restaurants, boutique hotels and holidaying European families.
It vast majority of Sinai is packaged and sold for mainstream consumption, Dahab is place where individual travelers are still the rule rather are exception.
Advertisement Meaning gold in Arabic, reference to area’s sandy coastline, Dahab also boasts some of Egypt’s most spectacular diving and trekking.
A short walk, jeep ride or even camel trek will bring you some of Red Sea’s most memorable dive sites, and a boat can bring you within easy striking distance of world-class reefs in nearby Ras Mohammad National Park.
Predominantly a Bedouin enclave at heart, Dahab is preferred base for organising guided excursions into the interior deserts, as well as lofty heights of nearby Mt Sinai. Dahab remains the more authentic tourist towns in Egypt.
True, a paved boardwalk now lines the beachfront area of Assalah, and the hard sell for pricey dinners by pushy restaurateurs can test your nerves.
However, Dahab remains a tranquil ocean-side refuge the unrelenting heat of desert.
Be forewarned – after a few days of crystal-clear diving, desert trekking,
ocean-side dinners and countless sheesha sessions, you’re probably going to want to cancel the rest of your itinerary.
Join us and pepper yourself with a day of relaxation and enjoyment on day trip to beautiful Canyon and amazing Blue Hole from Dahab. Starting at 9.00am, 10.00am or 11.00am.
You will driven by Jeep for 15 minutes to Canyon and spending two hours snorkeling.
You will then be taken off-road for 15 minutes to world famous Blue Hole where you will spend the rest of day snorkeling or just take in atmosphere over lunch.
The sheltered waters inside the blue hole are ideal for swimming and snorkelling, while the more adventurous can swim out to reef wall see the amazing marine life.
The restaurants here offer opportunities for refreshment and relaxation.
You can also venture up into the mountains for fantastic view the area, or along the shore see ancient fossilized reef exposed here.