Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh is located at the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula. To year 1982 It was called Ofira and it was under the rule of Israel, and only inhabited them 500 Jewish families. W 1976 On year, Ofira airport was opened, a w 1982 year the city returned to Egypt and since then there is a rapid expansion of the hotel and tourist base.Sharm el-Sheikh is undoubtedly the pearl of Egyptian resorts. It achieved its fame thanks to its excellent location over the crystal clear, the Red Sea sparkling with all shades of blue, which abounds in fabulously colorful coral reefs.

Underwater coral gardens are beautiful as well, every year the sandy beaches of Sinai attract crowds of tourists looking for a sunny holiday and enthusiasts of diving and other water sports. For people who want to get to know the fauna and flora inhabiting the reefs, it is the most appropriate place due to the beautiful, Ras Muhamed underwater nature park.

The city consists of three bays: Shark Bay, Naama Bay and Maya Bay with Hataba. Today, Sharm el Sheikh is the most important resort town in the Aqabq Bay basin, it is also an international mediation center for the Middle East, therefore, sometimes some roads in the city are closed due to the "summit meeting.".

In Naama Bay you will find attractions, which undoubtedly include visits to the "Hard Rock Cafe" or "Planet Holywood", and the ability to play “black jacket” or roulette in one of the casinos. For the brave, we recommend shark diving in Shark's Bay or evening quad rides only in the moonlight.

City districts:

  • Sharm al-Maja (“Old Market” or “Old Market Square”)- the oldest district of Sharm el-Sheikh located in the western part of the city. It is inhabited mainly by Egyptian resort workers, there is a large bazaar, the so-called. “Old Market” and a tourist port.
  • Therefore – administrative district in the western part of the city with a post office, police station, and one of the two dolphinariums in the city.
  • Race Umm Sidd – hotel district in the western part of the city, over the cliff coast with a lighthouse.
  • Haj an-Nur – a district in the north-west part of Sharm el-Sheikh with a bus station and a medical center with a decompression chamber built in the shape of a pyramid.
  • Naama Bay – luxury district with hotels, shops, banks, and the gastronomic and entertainment part ( Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Holywood, Casino Royale, Casino Sinai) and the seaside promenade
  • Shark Bay – hotel district in the eastern part of the city
  • Nabq (the Nabq Bay) – located on the Straits of Tirana, Northeast most hotel district.
»Al Bostan ****Pleasant hotel of the American chain Hostmark situated on the golden shores of the Red Sea, directly in the center of Naama Bay. The hotel has improvements for disabled people in wheelchairs.
» Aloha ****The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood 7 km from the center of Naama Bay, 14 km from the airport, with a beautiful view of the island of Tiran. There is a beautiful coral reef right next to the hotel beach.
»Amar Sina ***Small hotel situated on the hill of Ras Um el Seed, consisting of one-story buildings situated in the garden.
» Baron Resort *****Situated directly on the beach, along which beautiful coral reefs stretch. Located on the shores of the Red Sea, 4 km from the airport in SSH, 11 km from Naama Bay.
» Dreams Beach *****The hotel is located directly on the shore of the Red Sea, on a cliff called "Ras Umm Said", ok. 16 km from the airport. An elegant resort with a large swimming pool complex.
»Fantasy **Hotel located at the beginning of Naama Bay beach, near [100 meters] from the beautiful beach. The location of the complex allows you to spend a wonderful holiday. The hotel has a nice family atmosphere.
» Four Seasons *****An exclusive hotel located on the shores of the Red Sea, away by 10 minutes from Naama Bay. The resort is set in a lush Arabian garden and offers a wide range of water sports for guests, who want to actively relax on the virgin reefs of the Red Sea.
» Hilton Dreams ****A new hotel blended into a beautiful one, oriental garden, located in the central part of Naama Bay. Situated 150 meters from the beach, 12 km south of the airport and 4 km from the port of Sharm el Sheikh.
» Hilton Fayrouz ****One-story hotel pavilions situated in a beautiful garden, situated directly on the beach in the central part of Naama Bay and 9 km from the Ras Mohamed Underwater Landscape Park.
» Horizon Sharm ****Nice hotel close to the airport and approx. 800 m. from the beach, which tourists are taken to by a free hotel bus.
» Intercontinental *****The hotel is in a great location. It is located in El Pasha Bay in front of a cluster of coral reefs, and the airport and the tourist promenade of Naama Bay are only minutes away.
»Mercure Moon ***Low-rise hotel situated 6 km from the center of Naama Bay and 17 km from the aviator. Hotel guests enjoy the sandy beach of Naama Bay next to the Novotel, on which a free hotel bus runs.
» Palmyra Resort ****A dream hotel for families with children, for which various attractions are provided: e.g.. playground, swimming pool or kids club. It is also a real paradise for divers and those who love snorkelling.
»Park Inn ****Hotel with a beautiful view of the countryside and the island of Tiran, ok. 300 m from the sea and private, sandy beach, 15 km from Naama Bay.
» Regency Plaza Resort *****Newly opened, elegant hotel complex located directly on the 400 meter long sand and shingle beach of the Red Sea. It is approx. 10 minutes from the airport and approx. 29 km from the center of Naama Bay. Child discount up to 14 years!
» Ritz Carlton *****Gorgeous, a very upscale hotel set amid lush surroundings, green garden on Hataba hill. It is located directly on the beach and guarantees unforgettable experiences and luxurious conditions for even the most demanding guests.
»Royal Moderna *****The hotel is located right on the beach in Nabq Bay, a perfect place for diving enthusiasts!
» Sultan Gardens Resort*****A modern hotel built in June 2005 year. Located near the beach, where the free hotel mini-bus runs – ok. 5 min.
»Tropicana Grand Oasis *****Elegant hotel located directly on the beach of Shark's Bay, 2 km from the airport in Sharm el Sheikh and 5 km from Naama Bay.