Sharm El sheikh is heaven on earth; a mind-blowing natural city in South Sinai, accurately lies on the coastal strip a long the Red Sea in Egypt. According to 2015 census the city’s population recorded to be holding 73,000 Egyptians.Its overlooking on Tiran Island at the mouth of Gulf of Aqaba, then a hierarchical approach was adopted in the area and the Gulf was subdivided into cities, centers and zones. It was divided into four cities which are; Dahab, Taba, Nuweiba and finally Sharm El-Sheikh.


Sharm El Sheikh itself was divided into five cities; Nabaq, Ras Nusrani,Rawaysat and Shark’s bay. The city holds great strategic importance that’s why it was transformed from a normal fishing village to a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy, the city also holds mountain interior including; St Catherine and Mount Sinai.It is also famous for being the city of peace as it hosted a large number of international conferences and diplomatic meetings to solve and discuss different problems and cases from all over the world. It was also occupied by Israel during the Suez crisis in 1956 but fortunately restored by the Egyptian army in 1957. The Egyptian government after this war embarked on a massive initiative to encourage the development in Sinai and specially in this city. However, the government actually succeeded as the city is one of the most famous tourist destinations around the world.


The city has various activities such as; Scuba diving, warm water, snorkeling, wind surfing, kite surfing, para sailing and canoeing. Not to forget the city holds Ras Muhammed National park which is one of the most beautiful places you can ever visit and enjoy snorkeling there with the multi-colorful coral reefs and diverse habitat for Marine life. There are also two popular Reefs with the divers there; the Shark Reef and the Yoland reef, they’re super interesting too!


Transportation to this city is very flexible, the city has its own airport (Sharm El Sheikh Airport) which is considered as the third largest Airport in Egypt, or you can travel to the city by bus from Cairo if you want and enjoy a beautiful road trip.



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