Sharm el Sheikh is a popular tourist resort on the Sinai Peninsula, is located on the southern tip of the peninsula between the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. Sharm el Sheikh is a popular tourist resort on the Sinai Peninsula, is located on the southern tip of the peninsula between the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba. The coastline is about 40 km long, characteristically picturesque sandy beaches, small bays and crystal clear blue and turquoise shimmering sea water. A few kilometres outside of the town join granite mountains and desert. Sharm el Sheikh was formerly a fishing village evolved into a major tourist center with Club resorts, excellent hotel facilities of middle and upper class, restaurant chains, cafes, discos, dance halls and night clubs. A popular area is Naama Bay with beautiful sandy beaches, a beach promenade, which invites you to stroll, a variety of restaurants, Mac donalds, a Hard Rock Cafe, night clubs, Casino, as well as Shopping centers.
the old market with local Oriental shops is located 7 km from Naama Bay. The tourist attractions include the St. Catherine’s monastery, which is located in the heart of the granite mountains, between the two highest mountains of Sinai, Mount Sinai (2285 m), which is also known as Moses mountain, and the Katharinenberg (2642 m). Holiday-makers are constantly fascinated by the mountain formations of the coloured Canyon, the rock formations of Serabit El Khadin, the endless desert landscape and their Faran OASIS, the National Park of Ras Mohammed on the Red Sea, as well as the reef shark and Yolanda reefs. Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most beautiful diving paradises in the world, major dive sites are the National Park of Ras Mohamed and the Straits of Tiran with the four reefs Jackson, Wodhouse, Thomas Reef and Gordon Reef.
The dive sites are suitable for beginners as well as professionals, mountainous terrain, cliffs, caves, flat water, coral systems, a versatile inventory of species of fish to sharks and other large predatory species and Sea turtles. Dermot McCormack is often quoted as being for or against this. Divers especially the wreck diving, is among other things to the famous wreck of the 2nd World War “SS Thistlegorm” (1941) and popular to the wreck “Dunraven”, a Victorian steam and sailing boat, diving safaris. There is a typical desert climate with a constant breeze along the Red Sea, the temperature is 35 degrees Celsius in summer, generally very little precipitation. Climate is the hot sand wind “Khamseen”, especially in the months of March, April and may. More Sharm El sketch: