Dahab is a small town in Egypt located on the southeast coast of Sinai Peninsula. It has a very dry climate and it rarely rains even on winter months. Summer in Dahab is hot while winter is milder especially during the night. In Arabic, Dahab means “gold”. It is referring to its golden beaches, torquoise sea and off-beat cafe life. The main focus of their tourism is snorkling, diving and of course its world-renowned windsurfing. Included in the main attractions are the desserts, canyon and oasis. Also the town is known for its unique on-the-ground restaurants.
Here are the top things to see and do in the wonderful town of Dahab.
Wind surfing, the most popular activitity in town. It is always fun to do this sport because of the excellent wind and little wave allowing the surfers to learn more tricks. The Lagoon of Dahab is the best spot for wind surfing.
Dive the Red Sea. The Red Sea is one of the seven wonders of the underwater world with its more than 1,000 species of sea creatures and 200 species of hard and soft corals. The Red Sea is indeed the best location to dive in plus the famous Blue Hole is nearby. (Blue Hole is a submarine sinkhole, it is a kind of cave, it is about 130 meters deep and surrounded with rich abundance of reef and coral fish.)
Swim in the beautiful sandy beach of The Lagoona and explore the area by kayaking.
Visitors to Dahab should not miss the camel safari. Depending on how long you’re staying in Dehab, you can choose among 2-day safari, 1-day safari, halfday safari or 2-hour safari. Enjoy the breathtaking view on top of the mountain, appreciate the sunset from the beach, witness the water appear between the rocks and learn about Bedouin life.
Jeep safaris are also offered in Dahab. It will take you to popular oasis and canyons in the Sinai Desert like Wadi Feiran Oasis, the Coloured Canyon, the White Canyon and many more.
Experience the famous desert excursion. Discover the beauty of the desert and meet the Bedouin people.
On-the ground restaurants are one of the main attractions in Dahab. It is set up with cushions and low tables placed near the sea. Try the local Egyptians dishes. Choices of seafoods are there and it is cooked to order. And the famous chicken shop is still the favorite.
Nightlife in Dahab is also fun experience for the tourist. People will gather in this town at the sea. Good bars are there. The night will be filled with Latin Rhytms, the dance floor is big enough for the people who wants to dance salsa and merengue.
It may be just a small beach town but there are so many things and so many reasons to be in Dahab. With the best beaches and wonderful desserts Dehab is indeed worth it!