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Sharm El Sheikh

Holidays to Sharm el Sheikh, located on the Southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, are well known as the other side of Egyptian holidays. There are no Pyramids or Sphinxes here, only white sands, clear waters, lively resorts and good times.

The beaches are truly world class, perfect for scuba diving and catching a look at the varied sea life that inhabit the Red Sea.

Due to the popularity of Sharm el Sheikh holidays the resort has become a vibrant and bustling tourist hub. The streets are lined with cafes, restaurants and boutiques in the day and at night the resort comes alive with both locals and tourists happily mixing at the welcoming bars and nightclubs.

Sharm el Sheikh hotels come in all shapes and sizes and there is certain to be one to suit everybody, whether you’re a family looking for a quiet getaway or a young single looking to fill your Summer with some top class partying. It also means that holidays here can often be tailored to suit a range of budgets too.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency: Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Language: Arabic
Time Difference: +2 Hours GMT
Flight Time: Approximately 6 Hours



Weather

Here, you’ll benefit from the desert like climate that much of Egypt enjoys, making this a sun seeker's paradise all year round. Here’s what the weather typically looks like at various times of the year:

  • December-February are the Winter months and range from 10C at night up to 22°C in the day.
  • March sees a significant rise to 14-24°C.
  • April follows this rise and hits 18-28°C.
  • During May the 30°C is broken, bring the range to 21-32°C.
  • June features a slight rise before the peak is reached in July and August with temperatures ranging from 25-35°C.
  • The decline begins in September, although only slightly, reaching at 24-34°C.
  • The days of 30°C temperatures are over by October with temperatures between 20 and 29°C.
  • Finally November bring the circle to a close at 16-25°C.

Beaches

While the comfort provided the hotels may make it hard to leave in the morning, you’ll be glad you did when you see just what the beaches have to offer.

Resorts on the Red Sea are famous for their diving spots and Sharm el Sheikh is no different. From the the beaches you can venture below the surface of the water and explore shipwrecks and coral reefs as well as meet some beautiful marine life. Beginners can get involved too as there are a number of reputable diving schools available to those on holiday.

There are also a lot of watersports available in Sharm el Sheikh for those who don’t want to get into a wetsuit. Wind surfing, sailing, kite surfing, water skiing, parasailing and even snorkelling are all popular on Sharm el Sheikh beaches.


Shopping

No matter how amazing the beaches are, you can’t spend all day there, no matter how much you’d like to! When you finally tear yourself away we recommend treating yourself to some retail therapy.

There are a number of boutiques and bazaars in Sharm el Sheikh that specialise in such things as leather goods, clothing, jeweller, furniture, shisha pipes and traditional Bedouin carpets. The important thing is to remember to pack your bartering skills as it is customary to haggle for everything here, which adds to the holiday shopping experience.

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of modern shops, bars, restaurants and even casinos in Sharm el Sheikh to cater to the increasing number of Western tourists.


Sharm El Sheikh Media Gallery