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Dahab, South Sinai - Holiday destination of adventure or relaxation

Dahab is a small town and a popular tourist resort in South Sinai located at 28.29 Lat, 34.30 Long. at 80 km distance from Sharm El Sheikh. The town has developed from a small fishing village in the 1980s to a famous holiday destination for both international and Egypt local tourists with around 50 hotels of different levels to suit everyone's budget holiday.

Bedouins in Sinai Dahab beach The blue hole
Sinai Bedouins Beach in Dahab The Blue Hole

Activities in Dahab

There are lots of activities tourists can enjoy in Dahab which are related to the sea and desert like diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, safari trips with camels, jeeps or quad motorbikes and excursions to Abu Galoum, the Canyon, or day trips to Petra in Jordan.

Tourists attractions

if you visit Dahab you can enjoy the long sandy beaches on the gulf of Aqaba of the Red sea, shop for Bedouin hand made accessories and local apparel and clothes as well as traditional Egyptian souvenirs. Here is a list of the most loved attractions in Dahab and nearby areas:

  • Dive sites:
    There around 50 sites in Dahab the most famous are the Blue Hole and Ras Abu Galoum.
  • Saint Catherine monastery
  • The Colored Canyon


Dive sites

There are many dive sites in the gulf of Aqaba near of Dahab, the following list is the most famous of these dive sites:

  • Ras Abu Galoum
  • The Bells
  • Rolf's Reef
  • Napoleon Reef
  • The Canyon
  • Abu Talha
  • El Shuqarat
  • Golden Blocks
  • Red Tooth Trigger Bay
  • Ricks Reef
  • Eal Garden
  • Blue Hole
  • Lighthouse Reef
  • Daniella House reef
  • Daedalus Reef
  • Mashraba, Romans Rocks
  • 7 Pinnacles
  • Um Sid
  • Gaber El Bint



Map of dive sites in Dahab


Weather in Dahab

Dahab is hot in summer and mild in winter, rain is rare and climate is dry all year which makes it pleasant for water sports and beach and sea activities. The following table shows the average temperature in Dahab throughout the year.

  Jan  Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max 72f 73f 77f 86f 93f 99f 100f 99f 97f 88f 81f 73 f
   22c 23c 25c 30c 34c 37c 38c 37c 36c 31c 27c 23c
Min 55f 57f 61f 68f 75f  79f 81f 82f 79f 73f 66f 59f
  13c 14c 16c 20c 24c 26c 27c 28c 26c 23c 19c 15c


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