The red sea is considered by many to be one of the seven wonders of underwater life and the home to one of the richest underwater environments on the globe. It is truly the paradise of any traveler as it provides an infinite amount of beauty, culture, and pure wonder. Here are all things to know about the red sea:
The Red Sea
The Red Sea History
Across the ages, the red sea has played a key role in creating the wealth and power of the ancient Egyptian civilization due to its geographical importance. The red sea helped in linking different cultures and civilizations together as during Egypt new kingdom (1570-1070 BC) in the reign of Hatshepsut many expeditions and commercial routes in the land of punt were established.
It is also mentioned in the holy book of Torah as a passage of heavenly salvation. Even during the Greco-roman period (332-30 BC), the red sea acted as a means of trade with the ancient kingdoms of India. The red sea acted as a way of communications between the ancient civilizations in order to trade ideas, the latest inventions, and cultural achievements.
The Red Sea Location
The red sea is seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean that lies between Africa and Asia. To the north lies the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez, and to the south is the Bab el Mandeb and the Gulf of Aden.
Amazing Facts about the Red Sea
The red sea is about 2250 km (1398 mi) long and 355 km (220.6 mi) wide and the surface area of 438,000 km2 (169,100 mi2) which makes it the world’s northernmost tropical sea. It has an average depth of 490 m (1.608 ft) and a maximum depth of 3.040 m (9.970 ft).
Weather Average of the Red Sea Along the Year
The climate of the red sea is heavily affected by two monsoons which cause very high surface temperatures and high salinity levels which make it one of the warmest and saltiest bodies of seawater in the water.
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Famous Resorts of the Red Sea
Due to the hypnotic beauty of this area, The Red Sea riviera was constructed on the eastern coastline along the red sea. Some of the famous city resorts are:
Activities to Do in the Red Sea
The best activities to do in the red sea is quite countless but the best thing to start with is Watersports like diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and many others. The resorts are also filled with many restaurants, cafes, bazaars, sports centers, spas and everything a traveler might need.
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What Should I Wear While Being in Egypt?
You should wear whatever you want. It is advised to wear something light from cotton or linen, comfortable and put on sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the sandy terrain.
What to Pack for Your Egypt Tour?
You should bring a brimmed hat and sunglasses if you not used to the Egyptian sun &pack everything you could ever need and put in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.
Are All Nile Cruises Available at Any Time?
Yes, it is available all years. as the Nile from Aswan to Luxor takes three to four days of sailing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the total cost of 600$ and the Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan take four to five days in Saturday, Monday and Thursday for the coast of 650$.
Why book Trips in Egypt?
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Is it safe to travel to Egypt?
Yes, it is absolutely safe to travel to egypt, You will feel secure in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is very peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt and construct an entire environment dedicated for ensuring the lives of all tourists.
What are Egypt's Visa Requirements?
They are very simples, If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries(check the link), have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD entry fee in cash. As for the E-Visa for 30 days, you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could be one of the countries eligible for a free visa for 90 days.
What is the Weather is Like?
The temperature of Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c, Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 23 ¡ÆC in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 ¡ÆC in the wintertime to 32 ¡ÆC in the summertime while the temperature is moderate all along the coasts.
What is the Best Time of Visit Egypt?
It is known the best time to travel to Egypt is in the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical, a warm atmosphere with a winter breeze. You will also be notified a week before your trip if the weather is unsafe or if any changes have been made.
Should I Give Tips in Egypt?
It is totally up to you, but if you choose to you can tip the servers at your restaurant 5-10% by handing it to them directly and 5 Egyptian Pounds as a general tip of anyone.
Can I Enter the Pyramids?
Yes, you can enter the pyramids for the small fee of 20$.
How to Enjoy Egypt During Ramadan?
Ramadan is a special time of year for Muslims that should be celebrated by non-Muslims and feel the essence of the Islamic culture. You can fast with the Muslim or just observe but you are always welcome to join the celebrations and festivals.