Two hammocks at a Dahab beach, Nov. 22, 2005 - Wikimedia/jay8085
CAIRO – 23 November 2017: More than 6,200 tourists have arrived in Dahab since Nov. 16, and it is expected that the serene town will witness larger waves of visitors in 2018, exploring Dahab’s underwater world and participating in the life of the Egyptian-international community.
The Red Sea town is famous for its moderate climate and its relaxed atmosphere with its friendly and hospitable people. Tourists from Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Italy and the United Kingdom are offered a wide range of water sports, such as snorkeling, scuba and free diving, wind and kite-surfing.
The most famous diving spot in Dahab is the Blue Hole, and it is well known amongst the international diving community. The lighthouse, an area where most of the restaurants and hotels are located, offers an easy accessible and beautiful reef for diving and snorkeling fans alike. Additionally, the town provides comfortable and clean accommodations which are even more affordable than in other diving destinations in Egypt, such as Sharm El-Sheikh.
Formerly a small fishing village on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula, Dahab attracts many artists who are seeking inspiration for their creativity. The town hosts a large number of Egyptians and foreigners who have permanently relocated to this peaceful place.
Tourists also visit surrounding landmarks such as Nuweiba or Ras Abu Galoum. It is the perfect environment to practice yoga or meditation and recover from the hectic city life.
Egypt accommodated around 5.9 million tourists in the last nine months alone, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).