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Guide to Dahab

An independent travellers guide | Part 1

YALLA! Lets start this guide with Diving!

We know a friendly, professional, independent dive school with over 20 years experience of offering high class, fun and family friendly dive holidays in the Red Sea.

This school offers an incredible deal for anyone who wants to become a professional PADI scuba diver – they offer up to 6 weeks FREE accommodation for anyone who wants to do their Dive Master training  in Dahab, with FREE equipment hire thrown in!

What are you waiting for?

Lets go diving!

Thinking of visiting Dahab?

The Under Pressure Divers team have been in Dahab for many years now. Those of us who weren’t born locally made our way to Dahab, like a lot of people, because we had heard vague rumours of this chilled out paradise by the sea, with a unique relaxed lifestyle, and some incredible diving just off the beaches.

We weren’t wrong!

Since we rocked up Dahab has changed a lot but it still has that special something that makes it so unique!

The people and places we are recommending below grew up in Dahab alongside Under Pressure Divers. Like us they love and appreciate what makes Sinai such an amazing place and run their business accordingly. Put simply, they care about what they do and where they live.

You will get only quality, friendly and professional service from them all. Here you will find the best the town has to offer in terms of accommodation, eating out, desert safaris, quad biking and windsurfing, yoga experiences and all the other good stuff that’s available for you here in our jewel of a town.

Yalla! Lets go!

Red Rock Apartments

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Red Rock Apartments, Assalah Beach, Dahab

Let’s start with something super stylish!

For an unforgettable time in the magical town of Dahab, rent one of these three beautifully furnished boutique apartments set around an enormous infinity pool, and with the Red Sea literally right on your doorstep! The apartments are tastefully designed and furnished to the highest standards. These spacious two bedroom properties are fully air-conditioned with open plan living rooms, American kitchens, dining areas, two bedrooms and marble clad bathrooms.

Each apartment overlooks the stunning freeform infinity pool that’s just a couple of steps from your private balcony. Breathtaking panoramic views of the Red Sea and surrounding mountains can be seen from the roof terrace, where you can enjoy an evening sundowner (or three!) and relax in the roof top jacuzzi to soothe your weary muscles at the end of an energetic day.

Our guests can be assured of privacy and peace which is hard to find in larger apartment complexes and hotels in Dahab.

Bookings/Enquiries: (Rochelle) info@redrockapartmentsdahab.com
Tel: +447739595166 (UK) +201005206821 (EG)

SINAI SAFARI

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The Bedouin Experience | A Unique Way To Discover The Sinai Desert

We really cannot recommend these guys too much! We have been on a LOT of desert safaris, both long and short, and the guys at Sinai Safari are simply the best. Friendly and highly efficient with an unrivalled knowledge of the land, Sinai Safari offer authentic and ecological Bedouin desert excursions from 1 to 14 days, tailor made to suit all budgets and needs.

Whether visiting the most famous locations and sites around South Sinai or taking you away from the crowds and off the beaten track, the Bedouin guides guarantee to offer the best desert experience possible.

Mail: info@sinai-safari.com,
Egypt mobile: (002) 01005289582 whatsapp: 0033630552233

THE KITCHEN

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Chinese and Thai Restaurant
Masbat Bay
01000 Dahab
We love this place and while its not the cheapest place to eat its also for sure not the most expensive. The quality is good all round and the service is friendly and very professional. 
Plus the food tastes great!
 
Great Specialties – Serves lunch and dinner – Takes bookings – Walk-ins welcome – Good for groups or parties – Takeaway Delivery – Catering – Outdoor seating

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Dahab Community Friday Market

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Market and community event
Sheikh Salem House, Eel Garden Area
Dahab
The Dahab Community Friday Market is a weekly event for everyone, that is held every Friday afternoon at Sheikh Salem House, Eel Garden Area, Dahab.
The market currently starts at 1pm and finishes between 6 – 7pm. The market was established in March 2011 and is Dahab’s longest running weekly market. It is a community event and draws together locals from all parts of Dahab (and even further afield) with visitors to South Sinai, Egypt. Often musicians and drummers add their vibes to the relaxed beach atmosphere and more weekly special events are being planned.
There are different sellers every week and regular sellers including hand made Bedouin and Egyptian Crafts, Jewelry, Clothes, 2nd Hand bargains, foods from around the world including home made Egyptian Food, delicious cakes and deserts.
For table booking or more info contact Nicole Alexandra Simpkins on facebook or info@sheikhsalemhouse.com

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Marine Garden Vegan Restaurant

and Bedouin Camp

 

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This one is a BIG recommend from us!
The camp has been at the heart of Dahab since it’s opening back in the day. Still keeping it’s unique Bedouin hospitality and relaxed vibe at it’s core. Three types of room accommodate all types of travellers, and the gardens and beach shade provide resting places for all.
We now host a unique restaurant powered by Sea Shepherd Chefs; the world’s most active ocean protectors; super tasty vegan dishes from around the world combined with fresh local organic salads and superb raw cakes make this spot totally worth a visit.
We’re plastic free and fund the #lovedahab beach cleans involving local Bedouin children. Also swing by to get your water refills from us so you can avoid generating more trash.
Marine Garden: a camp, a garden, a plant food powered oasis of calm.

Contact & Booking: marinegardencamp.com

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DAHAB HORSE RIDING CLUB

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Horse riding on the beach or in the hills
Dahab
 
“We love Dahab
We love Horses
We love to make you happy”
 
For more than 10 years now they have been offering horse riding on Dahab beaches or trips into the mountains. You can ride, with freedom, well trained and obviously very healthy horses. They will always take care that you enjoy an amazing experience, whether if you are a complete beginner or an experienced rider. 
 
Ali, the owner and native Dahabian and our amazing ALI BABA will be there for you to make your horse riding dreams reality. 
 
Please also visit the Facebook Page DAHAB HORSE RIDING CLUB 
For any questions or for booking a ride. 
 
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DISCOVER YOUR DEPTHS

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Transformation through Yoga, Meditation and Freediving
Dahab
 
This is a truly Dahab ‘holistic’ experience, it couldn’t really happen like this anywhwere elese in the world. Let Sara tell you about this unique experience herself…
 

“I’ve been in Dahab over 14 years, teaching spirituality in and out of the water to hundreds of people via classical practices such as yoga and meditation, including teacher training, and the less obvious but equally powerful path of freediving.

Discover Your Depths was established as both a school and teaching philosophy after I set four world records in depth by applying spiritual principles rather than classic athletic training, to explore my potential. I was the deepest woman in the world for over six years, with a dive to 104m on one breath. Since then I have dedicated myself to sharing what I learned and helping others explore their potential through greater understanding and awareness of themselves, their minds, and our place, as humans, in nature. 

DYD is not a regular freediving school. While we ensure freedivers are safe and help them develop their skills and technique where necessary, we are far more interested in supporting the inner journey, and guiding people in a process of greater self-awareness, leading towards happiness and freedom. All coaching is supported by yoga, meditation and pranayama practice.

 
We run Holistic Freediving weeks, and yoga retreats in Dahab and internationally, as well as offering meditation and spiritual coaching online.”
 
 Full contact and booking details : smile@discoveryourdepths.com or via the website www.discoveryourdepths.com

Cairo Taxi Driver

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We all need a good driver in Cairo at some point. You really want someone safe and reliable with a good knowledge of the place, and I mean you REALLY want! – and believe me they are hard to find! Probably the craziest city in the world, at least for drivers, means you want someone like our guy. Good prices, no rip offs, reliable and a safe driver –  with excellent references available.

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All prices from Maadi, Cairo

01- Tow way daily (New Cairo) 200 LE
02- New Cairo 110 LE
03- Cairo Festival 120 LE
04- Nasr City 120 LE
05- Mokattam 100 LE

All prices from Maadi, Cairo

06- Tahrir Square 100 LE
07- Zamalek 110 LE
08- Mohandeseen 110 LE
09- Airport 200 LE
10- Airport 2 way 300 LE

All prices from Maadi, Cairo

11- Ain Sukhna 625 LE
12- El Fayoum 750 LE

13- Alexandria 950 LE
14- Marsa Matrouh 1500 LE
15- Sewa 2750 LE
16- El Gouna 1250 LE

All prices from Maadi, Cairo

17- Hurghada 1400 LE
18- Sahl Hasheesh 1500 LE
19- Makadi 1600 LE
20- Safaga 1700 LE
21- Sharm El Sheikh 1750 LE
22- Dahab 1850 LE
23- Ras Sadr 850 LE

Shisha House

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Egyptian Restaurant and Shisha bar
Masbat Bay
01000 Dahab
A nice place to hang out and enjoy a shisha at any time of day.
Good, hot, fresh coffee and fresh juices at any time. Great views over the bay and like all good Egyptian restaurants you can get anything from a choice of great food from steaks right though to pizzas, chicken, burgers, really good falafel and the best ice cream in Dahab; as well as big full meals at good prices.
Friendly and courteous staff, & GREAT SHISHA!
Serves lunch and dinner – All beverages – Outdoor seating available.

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Dahab Dream Kites

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Kite Surfing
2 cool bedouin guys we know!
They say “Learn kitesurfing in beautiful Dahab and enjoy the beauty of this special place.
We do courses on differrent levels, from beginner to more advanced.”

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Dahab Deli Hub

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Located in the heart of Asala square, DaHub invites you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of vendors and traffic.
Take a few stairs up on the second floor above Heineken Drinks Shop and chill in the breeze with a refreshing ice cold herbal drink while digging into our menu of selective special snack jars, shakes and bakes.
If you are late for work, or for a diving trip we can secure your to go breakfast with our selection of freshly ready-made sandwiches.
Hungry after your swim and want to grab a healthy delicious brunch, come and check out our snack jar selection.
Da Hub is inspired by a family with a love for food and a concern for nutrition and health. Our aim is to offer our customers a selection of homemade food where we ensure the freshness of our ingredients, richness of flavor and absence of any preservatives or chemicals/ Therefore we decided to make our own delicious healthy treats and share them with everyone.
Phone: 01018704492

Hells Kitchen – Dahab

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WITH GORDON RAMESES!
Lighthouse – Dahab
Hell’s Kitchen is one of the most well-known restaurants in Dahab. Famous for eclectic menu  – it’s always changing and never boring! The restaurant is situated at one of the most beautiful spots in Light House with an amazing view over the bay and the sea.
Enjoy your dinner in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.
But hey! – Don’t just read about it, just come over and have a bite!
Facebook: Hells Kitchen
Phone: 0102 292 4824
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