What is Dahab known for?

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rock climbing in the granite mountains and wadis. October–April only (i.e. not the hot summer months). The main area near to Dahab is '''Wadi Gnai''': * Vast amounts of perfect bouldering on granite boulders in shaded, sand-floored valleys * Single and multi-pitch equipped sport routes for all levels of climbers in Waterfalls, Camel Canyon and Wadi Connection * Top roping area especially for beginners and children in Middle Gnai * Plus new routing possibilities for sport climbs in many

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. Their groups are always small and there is a very high personal attention to all the divers. *

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made ones. Dahab Community Market Dahab Community Market is a weekly event for everyone, that is held every Friday afternoon at Sheikh Salem House, Eel Garden Area, Dahab. The market currently starts at 3PM and finishes between 7 - 8PM. There are different sellers every week and regular sellers including hand made Bedouin and Egyptian Crafts, Jewelry, Clothes, 2nd Hand bargains, foods from around the world including home made Egyptian Food, delicious cakes and deserts See the

Arabia. Prices start from 80 EGP per person for a tasty feast including transport. Booking via Desert Divers, Sheikh Salem House or Blue Beach. There is also the option to go to dinner on a camel, by jeep, by horse, hike (30 mins from Dahab town centre or even by quad bike!). * '''The Lazy Camel Cafe''' Assalah Beach at the end of the beach footpath just north of the Eel Garden Dive Site. Serves a great mix of Bedouin Middle Eastern European food including home made beef burgers, Bedouin wrap


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it a favourite destination for all who stumbled upon it. In the beginning (1970s), this was mainly Israeli soldiers or people from the kibbutz during their leave. During the 1980s it turned into a hippie hangout, and in the 1990s adventure enthusiasts from around the world began to discover Dahab's natural wonders. The combination of Red Sea and Sinai desert make Dahab perfect for world class windsurfing, scuba diving, freediving, rock climbing and of course desert trekking with the Bedouin. Add


immediately adjacent to waterfront hotels. The nearby Blue Hole (Blue Hole (Red Sea))-which is nicknamed as "The World's Most Dangerous Diving Site"- and Canyon are internationally famous dive spots. The increasing destruction of coral from reckless divers dive centres diving is a pressing issue that is causing some worry, sparking the need to regulate dive centres more thoroughly. Land based activities include camel, horse, cycling, mountain bikes trips, jeep

, if "doing" something to you means "activity" or "sites" there's also a great variety of options: * Windsurfing * Kite surfing * Scuba diving * Freediving * Desert excursions * Desert Trekking * Rock Climbing * Sandboarding * Yoga, Reiki, Chi Gong, etc. * Horse back riding (& camel riding of course!) * Quad bikes * Learn Arabic Wind-surfing and kite-surfing '''Wind surfing:''' Dahab has about 270 days a year of wind. Experts with their own equipment can

. Bedouin Divers is in the Bedouin Lodge Hotel, which can arrange Daily Diving, PADI Courses, Camel Dive Safaris and Boat Dives. *

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and training options for every level of ability,including AIDA Instructor Courses. All the courses are AIDA courses and the staff are all experienced AIDA trained instructors. * Desert Excursions and Trekking These need to be divided into 2 categories: * '''Daily excursions


Goes". This name derived from the fact that when you were there, you could easily lose track of time as the days would begin to run together. The name was then shortened to "Thahaab" (ذهب) but misunderstood by travelers who thought they were saying Dahab. Unfortunately, much of the coral in the reefs just offshore are slowly disappearing, due to inexperienced divers being taken out in big numbers. Another big problem is that in Masbat, local restaurants are dumping sand and rock

up as a problem: Prices in Assalah are artificially increased which makes it less and less interesting for backpackers, though some locally-run camps still keep affordable. In contrast to that, many package tourists and families won't feel comfortable with the lacking conveniences and the all-handmade-look among the hippies. Note the grotesque, forever unfinished concrete structures as a sign of this mismanagement. Still, for everyone with an open mind, Dahab is definitely worth a visit

with an environmental awareness. Small dive groups with highly qualified instructors and divemasters to enjoy a full range of Padi courses and guided dives at affordable prices. *

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and guesthouse offers clean rooms, great value and a warm welcome. Located right in the main strip, close to the bridge, LE40 for ensuite rooms. All have fans, some have air-con. The owners can also arrange taxis from Sharm airport. Mid-range *'''4S Hotel''' - Offering a new style of accommodation with contemporary design, with an excellent quality and a special calculated rate. The hotel consists of 21 spacious studios and suites (2 or 3 Rooms) suitable for 2 to 6 persons, Pool and Restaurant. Each unit is equipped by hotel standard plus a Kitchenette. All Studios or Suites with Balcony or Terrace. (Coordinates: 28.489 N, 34.511 E). * commons:دهب


'''Dahab''' ( northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab is considered to be one of the Sinai's most treasured diving destinations. Following the Six Day War, the town was occupied by Israel and was known in Hebrew as ''Di-Zahav''; named after a place mentioned in the Bible as one of the stations for the Israelites during the Exodus (The Exodus) from Egypt. The Sinai Peninsula was restored to Egyptian rule in the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in 1982. The arrival of international hotel chains and the establishment of other ancillary facilities has since made the town a popular destination with tourists. Dahab is served by Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. Masbat (within Dahab) is a popular diving destination, and there are many (50+) dive centers located within Dahab.

Dahab can be divided into three major parts. Masbat, which includes the bedouin village Asalah, is in the north. South of Masbat is Mashraba, which is more touristic and has considerably more hotels. In the southwest is Medina which includes the Laguna area, famous for its excellent shallow-water windsurfing.

The region of Asalah is quite developed and has many camps and hostels. Most people who have visited Dahab in the past were backpackers interested in diving and snorkeling in the Red Sea.

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