In pics: All you need to know about Red Sea distinct islands



Tue, 14 Jun 2022 - 12:57 GMT


Tue, 14 Jun 2022 - 12:57 GMT

Red Sea island - file

Red Sea island - file

CAIRO – 14 June 2022: A total of 39 distinct marine islands are located in the geographical scope of the Red Sea governorate, most of which are famous as diving sites that tourists from all over the world travel to.


In the below lines, et will highlight some of these distinct islands:


The Red Sea coast has 521 islands of different sizes along the coast, and the importance of each of them varies according to its geographical location, area and suitability for economic exploitation and military use.


Of the total 521 islands, the Red Sea governorate owns 39 islands.



The islands include: Umm al-Kayan, Mukorat, Ghanem, Qaysum, Seoul, Tawila, Gobal, Umm al-Lhaimat, al-Mitien, Shadwan, Umm Qamar, Fanadir, Giftun al-Kabeer, Giftun al-Saghir, Abu Minqar, Abu Ramada, Great Umm Gawish, Little Umm Gawish, Sahl Hasheesh, Saadan, Umm Al-Jarsan, White Tobia, Red Tobia, Al-Akhawain, Al-Kizan, Rocky, Seoul, Shawarit, Mahabees, Peridot, Makou, Meriyar, Seyal, Rawabil, Kollala, Dibiya, Halayeb.


A total of 13 islands of them contain fish gatherings in their surroundings, and it is possible to fish in their surroundings since they are not protected areas. These islands include: Fanadir, Maryar, Seyal, Rwabel, Diba, Al-Akhawain, Abu Al-Kisan, Mukorat Islands, Qaisum Islands, and El-Gobal.


While a total of 22 islands are surrounded by coral reefs and contain diving places suitable for tourist activities, except for El-Gobal, Giftun, aquamarine, Tawila, and Shadwan.



Giftun Island is one of the largest marine islands on which tourist activities are held.

On Giftun Island, there is a cafeteria and a marina restaurant to receive tourists. It is about 11 km from the beach of Hurghada, with an area of ​​approximately 18 km, hundreds of safari boats depart daily.


Between the islands of the Red Sea Governorate, there is a security presence on 6 different islands, to the north and south.


Shadwan Island is considered one of the most important islands in the Red Sea strategically, as it controls the movement of navigation to and from the Suez Canal.



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