Sharm el Sheikh is a sprawling resort city at the tip of the peninsula and most visitors to Sinai arrive through its airport. Mostly noted for water sports and the wide selection of high-end hotels, the city now stretches over 20 kilometers from the port in the south to the Nabq Protectorate fence in the north.
Getting there and around
Main locations: 1. Sharm el Maya; 2. El Hadaba; 3. Naama Bay; 4. Shark Bay; 5. Ras Nasrani; 6. Nabq; and 7. the airport.
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• Maps of Sharm el Sheikh and its suburbs with hotels and other places of interest: www.sharmelsheikhrealestate.com/maps
• Dive sites in and around Sharm el Sheikh.
There is a wide range of accommodation in Sharm el Sheikh, although it tends to be towards higher-end hotels. On the other end of the palette, there are very simple beach huts just outside of Sharm el Sheikh in the Nabq Protectorate. There aren’t too many options in the mid-range and it is difficult to find budget hotels. >>> More info & our listing
Food and drinks
There are many excellent restaurants in Sharm el Sheikh, serving traditional Egyptian as well as international cuisine, including but not limited to Italian, Thai, Indian and European-North American food. There are also cafés, juice shops, bars and clubs offering non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
Many activities are related to the sea, such as diving, snorkeling and boat rides, but there are many other activities including camel and horse-riding, quad biking, safaris, excursions and Bedouin dinner under the stars.