Located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El-Sheikh is more than just a seaside city where you snooze at the beach and let the sea breeze brush against your sun-kissed face. Whatever your plan is, a peaceful day by the sea, an adventurous desert safari or a day back in time, Sharm El-Sheikh promises you all!
For those heading to cosmopolitan Sharm El-Sheikh, here some essential information to help you plan your trip:
Sharm El-Shekih Airport:
Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport HESH is located at 23 KM NE from the city of Sharm El-Sheikh.
Renowned for hosting several peace conferences and named ‘The City of Peace’, Sharm El-Sheikh is famous for its subtropical arid, especially warm in winter climate. With temperatures ranging from 18 to 23 °C in January and 33 to 37 °C in August, it is a perfect destination for a spring break vacation or a Christmas/ New Year vacation.
Sharm El-Sheikh boasts a wide array of activities that guaranteed to give you a life-time experience. Summer resorts with sandy beaches and magical coral reefs offer divers unforgettable underwater experiences.
Tired of Sharm metropolitan life style, you can head to nearby quieter sites Dahab (94.1 km), Taba (221.4 km), or Ras Mohammad (35.7 km). In the mood for a spiritual journey back in time, grab your camera, head to Al-Mostafa Masjid and The Heavenly Cathedral, and feast your eyes with exquisite architectural styles reminiscent of a glorious past.
Shopping and Entertainment:
Sharm Old Market (also known as Sharm Al-Maya) and the Old Market, Soho Square, mainly Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, will take you back in time. Sharm is famous for various oriental items such as herbs, spices, leather handicrafts, artwork, jewelry, ornate rugs, shoes, cotton or silk clothing - you name it.
If you are in the mood for an oriental bite, stop by one of the numerous restaurants selling authentic Egyptian food, seafood or even pizzerias. Enjoy a charming evening at one of the local cafes where men usually smoke traditional shisha pipes.
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