Welcome To Dahab, An Amazing Town by The Red Sea
The town of Dahab lies approximately half way down the west coast of the Gulf of Aqaba, nestled between the majestic mountains of Sinai and the deep blue waters of the Red Sea. It is about an hour’s drive north from the International Airport in the bustling resort of Sharm El Sheikh.
Once a small Bedouin settlement, the haunt of hippies, backpackers and occasional divers during the early 80s, Dahab is a small, friendly town, which has retained the essence of its history, and become the ideal location for that relaxed, “laid back” holiday. More recently, however, Dahab has earned renown for offering superb diving on Sinai’s most beautiful and dramatic coral reefs, directly off the shore, and is rapidly becoming a major SCUBA diving venue.
Dahab offers a wide choice of accommodation, from simple rooms in “camps”, ideal for backpackers, through a wide range of hotels to suit all tastes, many with their own restaurants and bars, although there is no shortage of eating places along the beach. There is a profusion of shops and bazaars to explore, while, just off the main streets, the Bedouin village of Assalah and the older parts of the town allow visitors to sample a taste of Dahab’s Bedouin roots.