Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Shaped by nature and made possible by the forces of modern history
Modern Sharm El Sheikh has, over the decades, evolved from a fishing village into a naval port and ultimately into a bustling resort town renowned for its year-round sunshine, clear blue seas, family-friendly beaches, 5-star hotels and, of course, world class diving.
|Time zone:||GMT + 2 hours|
|Flight Time:||5 hours 45|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 22.3░C
Rainfall: 6.3mm a year
Take a boat out to Ras Mohammed at the very southern tip of the Sinai peninsula for an underwater feast. Where the current of the Gulf of Aqaba meets the Gulf of Suez, you’ll be able to find schools of Barracudas, Sharks, Murrays and more.
Must eat at:
Abou El Sid in Naama Bay is a hidden gem of a place, rich and atmospheric, serving up traditional Egyptian cuisine in a plush candle-lit setting full of locals – always a good sign.
Must be there for:
The South Sinai Camel Festival, held annually in May, brings together hundreds of camels from across Egypt’s tribes, for a spot of racing. It may not be the sport of kings – what’s on offer, instead, is the sport of Pharoahs.
- Book a ‘diving safari’ and get the best of the reefs in a smaller group – and all under expert guidance.
- Head out into the nearby Sinai desert for authentic camel trekking and dining out under the stars.
British citizens travelling to certain Egyptian coastal resorts for a maximum of 14 days do not require a visa in advance. As strict conditions apply, please click here for more information.
Duty free shopping:
As Egypt is outside of Europe, you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Sharm el Sheikh through our terminals. More information.