Once a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a popular tourist destination. Any passionate windsurfer or diving enthusiast booking tickets for flights to Egypt should definitely give a thought to Dahab.
Of all the beautiful destinations of the Red Sea, Dahab, a small town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt surely holds a distinct place. From appealing beaches, stunning coral reefs, and aesthetically pleasing mountains to idyllic settings and laid-back Bedouin hospitality, Dahab proves perfect for a relaxed leisure trip.
A Diving Heaven
Without diving, Dahab trip is like going to Disney and missing out the Mickey!! A highly popular sport in Dahab, diving draws a number of professionals as well as enthusiasts from across the globe to test the tides here. Protected areas such as Ras Abu Galoum boast a stunning formation of reefs. Some of the most renowned diving sites that have fans all around the world include Blue Hole, Abu Helal, The Bells, Eel Garden, Canyon, Coral Garden, Lighthouse, and Gabr El Bint. Especially, Blue Hole has the reputation of being one of the top ten diving sites in the world. If you are not a pro, it is highly recommended to hire a guide as diving at sites such as Blue Hole requires a certain level of skill. There are numerous diving and free diving centres that offer alluring packages but not all of them are properly registered. So, be careful about the centre you choose.
Great Hiking Points
With spectacular, rugged terrain, Dahab promises hikers a great time. Mount Sinai, of course, is a favourite pick. Its friendly trails make the climbing easy and enjoyable for people of all ages. For the best experience, you would do well to do a night trek. Hiking packages, such as Blue Lagoon day/overnight and Ras Abu Galum day hike are quite popular. If you are a passionate hiker, opt for a two-day hike that includes camel ride, dinner, and overnight desert stay.
World class Windsurfing Destination
Dahab is also a delightful destination for wind-surfing as the winds here are conducive to the sport. However, the pattern of the winds changes with the seasons and therefore during October and November, one may not get to enjoy the sport on certain days. The Laguna area has separate zones for kite–surfing and windsurfing and is perfectly safe for novices. Once you are outside the area, be prepared for the fury of the winds. You need to be well-experienced to surf outside. Many wind surfing stations around Laguna area offer courses as well as equipment to visitors.