Whether you’re interested in the sea, desert or mountains, after a relaxing holiday or adventure, looking for a hotel, resort or an eco-lodge, a mianstream or a specialty operator, you’ll find everything you need on this website.
We believe Discover Sinai, through its publications and website, provides the most comprehensive information about the Sinai, but definitely so about the interior. The Discover Sinai PDF guide which you can download FREE covers all of the South Sinai interior relevant for visitors, with maps/satellite images, beautiful photos, information about places, flora and fauna, and a dictionary. The website, apart from general and practical information, lists all the services visitors might be after in its directory. If you are looking for accommodation, you can also compare hotel prices in Sharm el Sheikh on Trivago. Discover Sinai does not provide any services to the public apart from providing information and is not affiliated with any of the businesses listed in the directory. Directory listings are ordered according to user rating.
Although the Discover Sinai PDF guide has been published in 2009, the website in its current form has only been around for a short while (since early 2012) and we are still working to improve it and add content. Check back time to time to see what’s new!
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The aim of the Discover Sinai website, as well as our publications, is to promote the Sinai and responsible tourism, and to provide accurate, impartial and practical information for visitors.
“This is the most complete work available about the region, with descriptions, almost 400 color photos, over 60 maps and relevant information so you can plan a trip and discover Sinai for yourself. There is also a comprehensive section on flora and fauna, as well as a dictionary based on the local dialect.”
English-Arabic dictionary - FREE
“English-Arabic dictionary based on the local Egyptian-Bedouin dialect. With 4 columns to make the dictionary work 2-ways:
English word, pronunciation of Arabic word written phonetically, word written in Arabic, pronunciation of English word written in Arabic.”
Sinai Gardens: Retreats in the Sinai High Mountains, Egypt - for any DONATION
“This concise book gives background info on the unique orchard farming tradition which lives on from Byzantine times; practical info for visitors; two case studies about simple sustainable development models; a map of the region with a list of gardens; and a gallery of 40 full-page images with rare glimpses of snow, spring, gardens and Bedouin life.”
For any donation which is automatically transferred to the South Sinai Foundation and used in full to support gardeners to improve their gardens.
“Although South Sinai is a popular holiday destination the interior is not very well known. It is, however, a world class trekking country. This book, despite describing only some of the highlights, is the first trekking guide to South Sinai as such. It contains 8 treks with GPS coordinates from 6 different regions, 17 maps, trek images with waypoints, index of places in English and Arabic and a Bedouin-Arabic glossary.”
“This concise guide is to help you plan and organize a desert safari in South Sinai, but is useful for anyone with an interest about the region. It lists all the main places of interest in the interior accessible on- or off-road, with descriptions, maps, GPS coordinates and images. Apart from the sights the guide suggests 4 concrete itineraries and provides brief practical information.”
“The Sinai is a barren and inhospitable – but very diverse and stunningly beautiful – desert wilderness inhabited by nomadic Arab tribes, the Bedouin. Most of them are from the Arabian Peninsula originally, arriving in several waves before and after the Arab conquest. The Bedouin are now at a crossroad. This little ebook shows glimpses of their life and natural environment through 40 images.”
For more information about St. Katherine (St. Catherine), the Jabaleya Bedouin and the Sinai High Mountain Region visit our other website: www.st-katherine.net