Egypt isn’t just home to a lot of historical sites. It also has the Red Sea, which is where the most popular coastal cities in the country are, which draws the most tourists every year. In the middle of the Red Sea, which is between Africa and Asia, there is the Gulf of Aden, the Bab al-Mandab Strait, and the North Sea.
Some things about Egypt’s Red Sea.
The average size of the Red Sea is 438 million km2. It has a length of 2,250 km and a depth of 3040 m. More than 1,000 different kinds of fish live there, making it a safe place for them. The Red Sea is one of the world’s most salty bodies of water because of the high rate of evaporation and little rain.
This is how it works in Egypt: The Red Sea area is a state with the capital at Hurghada. The main source of income for the state is tourism, the second is fishing, and the third is oil, which comes from 70% of the country’s land.
Tourism in the Red Sea
Visitors to Egypt have been drawn to the Pyramids of Giza for a very long time. Many people go to Cairo, Luxor, and the Nile River Valley every year to see the temples, tombs, and monuments of ancient Egypt up close, but it can be hard to get there. The beautiful architecture, the rich history of medieval Islamic Cairo, and the legendary Greco-Roman legacy of Alexandria are also things that draw people to Cairo and Alexandria, as well.
While the Nile Valley has been around for a long time, places to the east along the Red Sea and in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are becoming popular places to visit. The coast has become a popular destination for people who love the beach. There are beautiful beaches with white sand in the Red Sea. There are also beautiful coral reefs full of fish and other marine life.
Cities like Hurghada, Marsa Alam, and Ain Sukhna have become almost private resorts that offer beautiful beaches and warm weather almost all year long, making them almost like private clubs. Divers from all over the world come to the coast to see the many atolls and thousands of different kinds of fish. They come to see the unique landscapes and live on fantastic adventures.
The Sinai Peninsula also gives you access to the beautiful waters of the Red Sea, as well as the historical parts of the peninsula on the inland side. Sharm El Sheikh is a very popular place to go on vacation. It has beautiful beaches, lively nightlife, and natural areas that are home to a lot of different kinds of marine life.
Toward the north, in Dahab and Nuweiba, the atmosphere is a little more laid back, but the Red Sea’s beauty is still very close by. As you leave both places, you can reach the Sinai hinterland and learn about its history and desert secrets from Bedouins who have ruled these mountains for thousands of years. Mount Sinai and St. Catherine’s monastery are two places you can visit.
The Bedouins are hospitable and have a unique way of life that you can learn about when you visit the desert. When you look at the east coast of Egypt, you’ll see pearls. They’re not historic, but beautiful gifts from nature.
The best and most beautiful beaches in the Red Sea:
Dahab is becoming more of a diving community. It has a lot of places to stay, from hostels to fancy hotels.
The central part of Dahab has a lot of restaurants and hotels. In the north, the atmosphere is more casual, and a few kilometers from the city, there are resorts on the coast that offer more privacy for people who want to have a more private experience.
All over Dahab, there are places where you can go diving and snorkeling. Dahab is one of the best places in the world to go diving. It is in this city that the Blue Hole, which is about 100 meters deep, is found.
Many hotels and tourist shops offer diving trips, safaris, and other tours to Sinai, like quad trips, camel rides, and day trips to Mount Sinai and St. Catherine’s Monastery, as well as trips to the beach.
Nuweiba, which is about 60 kilometers north of Dahab, is less well-known than Dahab. Most of the places to stay are simple beach bungalows with a nearby restaurant. They are the best places to relax and also the best places to go on trips to the Sinai hinterland.
Sharm El Sheikh is one of Egypt’s most popular coastal cities. It’s at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula and has a lot of beach resorts that offer year-round sunshine and lively nightlife. During the holidays, both Egyptians and tourists flock to Sharm El Sheikh.
Sharm El Sheikh has a lot of great things to do. The resorts have a lot of places to stay, cafes, restaurants, and bars where people meet every day at sunset so they can watch the sunset on the beach, one of the best things to do there.
Sharm also has a lot of diving spots, and most hotels organize water trips to different places for diving and snorkeling. During the fall, winter, and early spring, when the summer heat isn’t so bad, many European tourists come to visit.
A few kilometers outside of the city is the Ras Mohammed National Park, which has a marine reserve where you can see some of the most unique and abundant marine species.
One hour after El Gouna and two hours before the city of Sharm Hurghada, which is on the Red Sea. Hurghada Airport makes it easier for people to get to Hurghada from outside Egypt or from inside Egypt. Tourists and Egyptians who want to enjoy the beach atmosphere that Hurghada has to offer can get there by car or by taking a shuttle bus.
In Hurghada, the city is split into three parts: El Dahar is the Old District, where the old market and bazaars are. There are a lot of shops, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, the marina, and the port in the second area called Sakala. The new area is next to the hotels and resorts on the tourist road.
Some of the things you can see and do in the Red Sea are shown above, but there is still a lot more to see and do. When you visit Egypt, you can’t miss the beauty and charm of the Red Sea, which is one of the country’s most popular coasts.