Walk like an Egyptian on the Sinai Peninsular
Sharm el Sheikh is located on the Sinai Peninsular and is surrounded by desert and red mountains, with man made sand and pebble beaches shelving gently into the calm shallow waters of the Red Sea
And it is these waters that make Sharm el Sheikh holidays such an excellent choice for scuba divers with many world class dive sites close by. The stunning underwater world reveals a multitude of colourful marine life; coral reefs, deep canyons and famous shipwrecks just waiting to be explored as you swim amongst over one thousand species of marine life including manta rays and sharks.
Two of the most popular dive sites are Ras Mohammed National Park and Tiran Island with expert tuition for beginners, PADI courses available and even night dives for the more experienced divers. If all that seems a little too adventurous, just grab yourself a snorkel, paddle into the shallow waters and stick your head underwater! You’ll be amazed by the colourful friendly fish that dart between your feet and chase each other round your toes.
Although it is a huge attraction, if the sea life is not for you, there are plenty of other things to do and see on your holidays in Sharm el Sheikh. A trek out into the desert on either a horse, camel or quad bike will take you into a wonderful rugged land where you can almost forget that the civilised world exists. Miles and miles of sand dunes and mountains stretch before you with a sunset watched from Mount Moses one of the most spectacular sights you are ever likely to see.
Bedouin Experiences are another ‘must do’ while on holidays to Sharm el Sheikh. Travel by camel into the desert to a genuine Bedouin Camp where you’ll enjoy the hospitality, cuisine and entertainment of the Bedouins around the campfire. Make sure you book a trip with an astronomy lesson on the way home! Lie on your back in the middle of the desert in the pitch black night and discover the true meaning of a ‘night of a thousand stars’. It’s a truly surreal experience and another one never to be forgotten.
Quick Sharm el Sheikh Tips
The Currency used in Sharm el Sheikh is the Egyptian Pound
A tourist visa is required for Sharm el Sheikh can be payable on entry unless travelling beyond the Sinai Peninsular check with your travel agent at time of booking
The time difference between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh is GMT + 2 hours
Flying time between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh is approximately 5 hours 30 mins
Sharm el Sheikh is a Magical Destination
A day out in Ras Mohammed National Park is worth the trip for the stunning scenery alone, large dunes, limestone outcrops and a fossilized coral reef are among the wonderful sights with just as much to see underwater as above it.
Sharm el Sheikh is a very modern resort but we mustn’t forget the ancient side of Egypt, with excursions to Luxor and Cairo available but a trip to the famous Pyramids often involves an over night stay as they are quite a distance away.
Accommodation is mainly hotel based and all inclusive options mean you never need to leave your base, with excellent facilities, fabulous pools, children’s clubs and extensive entertainment available plus a hotel to suit every budget. Nightlife again is very often hotel based with Egyptian dancing and music shows, however a lively night out can be found in the Naama Bay area of Sharm el Sheikh with its good selection of bars and clubs.
Shopping is also extremely popular and you are expected to politely haggle for your designer handbags, sunglasses and clothes. Naama Bay and Old Sharm both have excellent markets making shopping a delightful experience.
From the depths of the Red Sea to the tips of the Red Mountains, Sharm el Sheikh is a magical destination and one all the family will love. Whether its relaxing by the pool, lazing on the beach or taking part in the extensive water sports and excursions, it is a holiday you will never forget, so book your holidays to Sharm el Sheikh at Latedeals.co.uk today and discover it for yourself, the only question you will have left at the end, is why did you wait this long to go…
Top Places To Visit
By day it’s a shopping extravaganza with leather goods, handbags, t-shirts and much more just waiting to be haggled for, while by night it dazzles with neon lit clubs and bars.
St Catherine’s Monastery
Moses is believed to have received the Ten Commandments from God at this very spot and for that reason alone it’s well worth a visit on your Sharm el Sheikh holidays.
The place where the whole family can ‘swim like an Egyptian’ as opposed to walking like one! Every ride takes on an Egyptian theme here from temples and pyramids to snakes and scorpions.