Sharm El-Sheikh is considered one of the most amazing Egyptian cities that tourists come from all over the world to visit and enjoy its beauty. It is called “The City of peace” due to the number of international peace conferences that have been held there. Sharm is filled with some of the greatest world’s wonders. There are many tours and places that travelers can enjoy while being in Sharm El Sheikh since the city is actually home to the most impressive landscapes of the Sinai Peninsula & the Red Sea including climbing the Mount Sinai, heading to the charming St. Catherine’s Monastery, shopping at the amazing market in Sharm, enjoying the marine life, heading to the incredible Red Sea Coral reef sites or visiting the breathtaking Ras Mohammed National Park to discover the underwater treasure at the diving spot there.
Sharm El-Sheikh was historically included in Israel territory and the area started to be developed under the Israeli administration until it returned to Egypt in 1979 and the Egyptians continued the efforts to develop the city and from that time, Sharm El-Sheikh has gained significant importance especially with its strategic location which allows it to have special control over the narrow entrance to Aqaba Gulf. Sharm El-Sheikh is the home to the most unique hidden gems with its amazing beach resorts, incredible diving spots, gorgeous coral reefs, and its rich underwater habitat.
General Tips to Enjoy A Safe Tour in Sharm El-Sheikh
- It is not recommended for tourists to carry lots of cash with them while touring in Egypt and you can keep a little amount of money with you and for any additional costs; you can use your Credit or Debit Cards.
- You shouldn’t head on a desert Safari with anyone and you should only head with a professional desert guide from a well-known travel agency so that you don’t face any dangerous situation.
- You should stick with the security measures of every place you visit especially if you want to enjoy a trip to Sharm El-Sheikh. The Egyptian Government is doing its best to increase the levels of security for all travelers in all the local tourist spots and provide each destination with the local tourist police.
- You always need to be attentive in crowded places especially against pickpockets.
- An entry visa is required from the travelers who come to visit Egypt and you can check our article to know all about the visa requirements and if you are required to get your visa in advance or if you can get it right upon your arrival.
- You should know that Egypt has nine international airports and Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport is considered the largest one in the Sinai.
- It is important to have travel insurance with you when you decide to come to visit Egypt as it can cover the loss of your personal items, the cancellation of any of your tours, etc.
Here are the most important Numbers that you should save on your phone while spending your vacation in Egypt:
- Country Code:+20 69
- Tourist Police:126
- Emergency Police:122
- Fire Department:180
- Sharm El Sheikh International Airport:+20 69 360 1140
Best Time to Visit Sharm El-Sheikh
Summer in the Red Sea is mainly long and dry and in the hottest summer months which are July and August, the temperature in Sharm El-Sheikh can get up to 37°C. Beaches during that time are cooled by the breezes of the Red Sea. The best time to enjoy a pleasant vacation in Sharm El-Sheikh is in spring and autumn when the average temperature during the daytime is 24: 32°C and this is actually the best chance to enjoy the most remarkable visits and to enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the Red Sea.
Public Transportation in Sharm El-Sheikh
The best way to travel within short distances in Sharm El-Sheikh is through minibusses which drive around the main roads and can go in two directions. If you are in a rush, then you can get a taxi and this is actually the most preferred option so that you get around easily. If you booked your tour in Sharm El-Sheikh with us, we will be the ones responsible for all of your transfers which will be via modern private air-conditioned cars, and based on this, you will be able to head anywhere you want in a very professional way. We can’t also forget mentioning that Sharm El-Sheikh is one of the most magical Egyptian countries that have its own international airport and this save the money of tourists who come to enjoy the most impressive recreational tour and also to have the chance to head to other historical destinations from Sharm by direct flights.
Best Festivals to Attend While Being in Sharm El-Sheikh
There are some of the most impressive festivals that you can enjoy while spending your tour in Sharm El-Sheikh all throughout the year in Egypt and here are the most impressive ones among them:
- Unity Day in February.
- Abu Simbel Festival is held in Abu Simbel in February & October.
- Coptic Christmas in January.
- Sinai Independence Day in April.
- Shem El Nessim in April.
- Leylet En Nuktah in June.
- Revolution Day in July.
- Art Festival in August.
- Eid El-Fitr based on the Islamic Calendar.
- Eid El-Adha based on the Islamic Calendar.
The Most Interesting Places to Visit & Enjoy in Sharm El-Sheikh
Because Sharm El-Sheikh is the city of peace and it looks like a true paradise on earth, there are many things to do in Sharm El Sheikh where travelers come from different parts of the world to enjoy its spectacular weather and do some of the most fascinating activities just like what we are going to mention:
Enjoy the Most Spectacular Diving Excursion
The most interesting thing you can do in Sharm El-Sheikh is enjoying the turquoise water of the Red Sea and enjoy the most while having different diving excursions in different diving centers. The most famous diving spots in Sharm are Ras Um Sid, Sharm El-Maya, and Sheikh Coast Diving Center.
Don’t Miss A Visit to Ras Mohammed National Park
This spectacular site is one of the most magical marine parks in the Sinai Peninsula and it is widely known for its magical scuba diving and snorkeling spots which are suitable for beginners and also for the professional divers who like to have the best adventures on the crystal waters and explore the majestic coral reefs that mark the area and gives such a parka rank of being one of the most beautiful places in the world after the Great Barrier Reefs of Australia.
Head to the Exquisite Colorful Canyon
Snorkeling and diving aren’t the only interesting activities you can enjoy while being in Sharm El-Sheikh as among the other fabulous things you can enjoy while being there is having a hypnotic safari trip to the beautiful Canyon in a guided tour. That beautiful colorful Canyon contains many fabulous rocks that have different colors and they were formed by oxidation which gives that beautiful landscape its unique name. You will enjoy the amazing scenery while being there and spend some amazing time while hiking throughout the Canyons.
Enjoy the Best Desert Safari
For travelers who come to Egypt mainly to seek adventure, they will be able to enjoy the most interesting guided desert safaris from Sharm El-Sheikh to enjoy the hypnotic beauty of Egypt’s deserts and get a marvelous chance to ride a camel to explore the area. You will also spend some unforgettable time watching the sunset and know all about Bedouin life and its customs & traditions. The Bedouins are really kind people and they offer the best services to the guests who come to enjoy their fabulous area.
Enjoy A Visit to Mount Sinai & St. Catherine Monastery
Among the most spectacular spiritual spots in Egypt that tourists love to visit is the amazing Mount Sinai which is a sacred place where it is believed that Moses has received the ten commandments of Allah. At the foot of Mount Sinai lies the amazing St. Catherine Monastery which is located around 250 Km outside the city and it is one of the most ancient historical worship places on earth.
Where to Stay in Sharm El-Sheikh
There are many places to be accommodated while being in Sharm El-Sheikh ranging from the best luxurious choices to more economical ones especially if you are looking for a budget tour. Among the most appealing accommodations spots in Sharm are: Soho Square, Sabq, and the amazing Naama Bay area. Here is a list of the most interesting accommodation choices based on the feedback of Egypt’s tourists:
- Hyatt Regency Hotel
- Royal Savory Hotel
- Reef Oasis Blue Bay Resort
- Charmillion Sea Life Resort
- The Domina Prestige Hotel & Resort
- Pyramisa Beach Resort
- Movenpick Sharm Hotel
- Cleopatra Luxury Resort
- Sultan Gardens Resort.
What And Where to Eat While Being in Sharm El-Sheikh?
Food that is served in Sharm El-Sheikh has been greatly influenced by the Indian and Lebanese cuisines but it offers also different types of food from all parts of the world especially from the amazing Italian restaurants to the Eastern dishes of Thai & Chinese Food. Here are the names of the best restaurants where you should try while being in Sharm El-Sheikh with the type of meals each restaurant is famous for:
- For the best Oriental Cuisine: you should head to El-Masrien Grill Restaurant in the Old Market.
- For the most delicious Seafood: you definitely should head to the Fish market in Sultan Gardens Resort or visit Fares Seafood restaurant.
- For Barbeque & Kebabs: it is highly recommended to head to El-Kababgy.
- For the Italian and the best Vegetarian Cuisine: you should head to Frantago.
- For the Indian Cuisine: you should head to Rangoli
There are of course lots of other amazing restaurants and Cafés in Sharm El-Sheikh where you will taste the best types of food ever and you just should walk around to check what best suits your taste.
Best Things to Buy While Being In Sharm
Sharm El-Sheikh has the most interesting shopping centers and souks and they provide the most interesting items for tourists to take with them back home and among those well-known shopping spots in Sharm are Soho Street, the two shopping Malls in Nab Bay, the Old Bazaar, and Naama Bay. You can find there the most impressive handmade jewelry, the best Egyptian Pyramids & Pharaohs’ statuettes, some traditional Egyptian clothing, spices, perfumes, and many other types of souvenirs.
How to Spend A Night in Sharm El-Sheikh??
You can spend the most interesting time while being in Sharm El-Sheikh especially at night since it is a city famous for its nightlife. Among the most incredible area to enjoy the best night activities is Naama Bay. If you are looking for night entertainment, then you can head to Sinai Grand Casino which is located in the middle of the desert.
Enjoy the Best Day Tours from Sharm El Sheikh
Book any of your Sharm El Sheikh tours with “Trips in Egypt” to enjoy the best and the most secured tour from Sharm El-Sheikh to the other incredible tourist Egyptian destinations all over the country. We can arrange any tour you want in Egypt to and from the beautiful Sharm El-Sheikh city, Contact us now to arrange the most interesting lifetime adventure in the land of miracles and civilization.
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