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Sharm – as it's known locally – has become one of Egypt's leading tourist destinations thanks to its luxurious resorts, gorgeous beaches, and bounty of sightseeing attractions. Here's what to see and do on the sunny tip of the Sinai peninsula!

Pharaoh's Island

Also known as Coral Island, the area's outstanding natural beauty is complemented by its 12th-century citadel. See it by booking a boat tour!

Nabq Protected Area

Nabq is Sinai's scenic treasure trove! Visitors shouldn't miss taking a wildlife safari, diving among shipwrecks, or discovering the local Bedouin culture and hospitality.

Naama Bay

The resort district's stunning natural bay boasts some of the city's most popular cafés, restaurants, and bazaars. It's the place to go for tourist-friendly entertainment!

Mount Sinai

The mountain is where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments, and the breathtaking views are certainly a religious experience! Be warned: it's 4,000 steps to the top!

Saint Catherine's Monastery

For sightseers who don't fancy the three-hour climp up Mount Sinai, one of the world's oldest Christian monasteries lies right at its feet. It was built 1,500 years ago!

Ras Muhammad National Park

At the tip of the peninsula is one of Sharm el-Sheikh's best snorkelling spots! The coastal national park is home to thousands of species, including crustaceans and turtles!

Red Sea Riviera

As well as Ras Muhammad, the resort-rich riviera is home to several protected areas. Why not learn to scuba-dive around its reefs, or simply enjoy the archaeological treasures?

Planning Your Sharm el-Sheikh Visit

Where is it?

Sharm el-Sheikh is a former fishing port located at the southernmost tip of Egypt's Sinai peninsula. In the 1990's, strict environmental laws were introduced to protect the coastal environment from unsustainable fishing methods, and the city has since found its feet as a major hub of tourism.

Best time to visit?

The best time to go to Sharm el-Sheikh depends on how you handle hot weather. July and August regularly see temperatures in the mid-40s. November and December see a more merciful climate, although sightseers should note that the days begin to darken around 6:00PM. If you don't mind the crowds, then Sharm is a great place to spend a sunny Christmas and New Year!

Good to Know

  • Language
    Modern Standard Arabic
  • Currency
    Egyptian Pound EGP (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    If you enjoy very hot weather, then summer is the best time to visit! If you appreciate a milder climate, then head to Sharm in November or December.

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What People Are Saying About Sharm el-Sheikh

must do activity in Sharm El Sheikh especially for swimmers

If you book onsite, can get it for one fourth of the price. But has to be done directly without middleman. Snorkeling equipments are to be rented, but cheap(6USD). Diving and undersea photography are paid extra

Ras Mohammed National Park Day Trip by Boat Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 04/02/2016

Amazing experience - highly recommend. Fantastic guide made the trip.

Very tiring but worth it. We had a great guide, Soloman, who kept us motivated throughout the climb and he was very knowledgeable. The views from the top at sunrise were breathtaking. A very memorable experience.

Challenging conditions with an excellent host.

Claus makes an exceptional guide; his general knowledge on Sharm El Sheikh and it's surrounding areas are brilliant. He taught me a lot about both in the time it took to transport me to and from my destination for running. Running was good; if a little hot, but what else is to be excepted. Claus was an attentive guide, providing enough support without me feeling burdensome. I'd definitely use the service again as his local knowhow opened up a dimensions far beyond my reach.

Fantastic run in the dessert ,so pleased i booked it

If you are a runner ( whatever level ) you should book this trip ,Claus is a great guy really friendly goes at your pace and never felt under pressure or rushed . well worth the money and would recommend to anyone going out to Sharm ,running or mountain biking

2 Hours Personalized Run/Jogging Tour in Sharm el Sheikh Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 03/14/2015

A well-organised tour to an underwater world of wonder!

My wife and I used to work on cruise ships and we have sampled a large amount of excursions and we have also been lucky enough to snorkel in some excellent locations. With that in mind, I can fully recommend this tour both because of the quality or the tour organisation and staff and because of the national park itself. The tour rep picked us up at the agreed time and he spoke good English. Our boat was very nice and the staff were very friendly. We visited 3 snorkel locations and were given plenty of time to explore. Less confident swimmers were given lots of hands on support. Nothing can prepare you for the beauty and variety of wildlife on these reefs; as I mentioned I have a lot of experience of snorkelling in the Caribbean and this location surpassed all my previous experiences . We chose to purchase the DVD (but there was no pressure to do so) - unfortunately we forgot to pick it up from our hotel reception the next day which is my only regret - great memories!

Sharm el-Sheikh
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