About Dahab

resort restaurant on the red sea in dahab, sinai, egypt

Dahab (دهب) is located 85 km (53 miles) north of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Gulf of Aqaba. It is a place that many have fallen in love with over the years, and return to time & time again. Dahab is one of the most famous places for tourists in Egypt with nice oportunities for swiming, diving and of course riding.

Dahab was once an isolated coastal village inhabited only by the local Bedouin. As little as 30 years ago, there were fewer than 30 Bedouin families in Dahab. Like the Bedouin inland, they had a self-sustaining lifestyle but in Dahab this was based on fishing as well as traditional goat herds.

During the 1980s it turned into a hippie hangout, and in the 1990s adventure enthusiasts from around the world began to discover Dahab’s natural wonders. The combination of Red Sea & Sinai desert make Dahab perfect for world class windsurfing, scuba diving, freediving, rock climbing & of course desert trekking with the Bedouin.

Today’s Dahab has evolved into an „alternative resort“ – the home of independent & adventurous travellers, but also with some more upmarket resorts & hotels. Most of the latter are in the Laguna area or outlying.

Particularly in the old part of Dahab (Masbat & Mashraba), you will rarely find a visitor who comes only once to Dahab. To many people this has become a second home.



Visa: If you stay only for 14 days in Dahab, you only need the local Visa (Sinai only) which is free. You catch it in the airplane. If you want to travel arround, you need the regular Visa. You can catch it on the airport, it is 25.- Euro.

Dahab Map:


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air in °C, afternoon 20 21 24 28 32 35 38 40 34 31 27 21
air in °C, night 8 8 10 14 19 21 24 24 23 20 15 9
humidity in % 59 59 59 61 68 68 68 68 65 60 59 59
water temperature in °C 19 20 20 21 23 25 29 29 28 25 23 19

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