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“It’s amazing how many times I have heard people saying that before they came to Dahab every holiday they had was to a different place
  – until they found this golden location they now call a second home…”

 
Resting on the edge of the South Sinai mountains, surrounded by national parks, this oasis attracts all sorts of travelers to its shores. Divers, freedivers, technical divers,  wind and kite surfers, climbers, yoga and meditation freaks as well as adventurous family groups and people who just want to RELAX from all around our globe flock to immerse themselves in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea and the stunning desert landscapes around them.
The incredibly slow pace of life that Dahab seems to run on makes you drift away – sipping fresh juice or sugar cane in a beach cafe, listening to the sound of the dive centres; dive tanks clanking, people laughing, lessons being taught in multitudes of languages, the sea lapping on the shore, grills sizzling…
There is no racism and ageism on show here! All are welcome and when you visit again the locals remember you as if you had only been away for a few days.
Scuba diving and snorkeling are the big things here and for all to enjoy. All Dahab’s dive sites are situated along the coast and are easily accessible for all. Whether that be by simply walking a few metres from the dive centre or traveling by jeep, boat – or camel!
The Blue Hole and Canyon dive sites are two of the worlds best dives and with gentle sandy sloping beaches, huge drop offs, peaks and islands, and the huge coral reef just south of the main town all within easy reach, this make Dahab a unique place a diving mecca for both dive trainees and for the most advanced divers alike.
There are dive sites for all ages and experience.

If even the gentle pace of Dahab starts to be too much then a trip to Ras Abu Gallum is on the cards. A mere two-hour camel ride along the coast will cheer you up! (probably)  This fantastic trip can include an overnight stay and if your feeling adventurous then the diving here is out of this world.
After a great sleep under the stars and a real Bedouin breakfast, slip into your dive gear and enjoy being the only divers in the water for miles.

Or move inland from the warm ocean and take a desert safari into the mountains. An overnight stay is recommended as you will see the most incredible night skies with the bright band of the milky way and thousands of stars you can see for miles, even with no moon – just by starlight!
Simply breathtaking. And check out the psychedelic coloured canyon! Or Moses mountain. or St. Katherines or a national park.

Day boats take people along the coast from Dahab but if you want to do the whole  liveaboard experience – (and who wouldnt?) then Sharm el Sheikh or Hurgharda are the main departure ports and both can be reached from your base in Dahab.
Sharm, with all it’s excitement is just an hour away from your Dahab home.

Wreck diving including the SS Thistlegorm and trips to the south to find sharks and other larger creatures are very popular and are run from the dive centre.

BUT….

The most amazing thing about Dahab is the people. friendly hospitality has reached its peak in Dahab and the Bedouin and Egyptian locals, – as well as the international staff – will provide a warm friendly welcome and put a massive smile on your face.
The people are the real reason this place calls people back again and again…

Egypt, with its close locality for European holidaymakers and the great prices for hotels and eating out means there is only one bad thing.

Leaving!
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