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Best Places to Visit in Red Sea Region


Sun 07 Jul 2024 | 01:57 PM
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The Red Sea region is a popular tourist destination known for its pristine waters, abundant natural resources, and diverse sea life. Tourists flock to the area for its exceptional diving sites, such as Ras Mohammed, Elphinstone, Dolphin Reef, and Rocky Island. The region boasts numerous tourist resorts catering to recreational activities, with popular spots including Safaga, Port Galib, El Gouna, Soma Bay, Safaga, Nuweiba, and Sharm El Sheikh. 

El Gouna

ElGouna, situated 30 km north of Hurghada with its nearest airport, features meticulously designed artificial landscapes, including man-made channels, walkways, small docks, and beautiful beaches. The area's well-equipped hotels and resorts also make it an attractive option for MICE tourism.

Soma Bay 

It is located 60 km south of Hurghada, close to Safaga and easily accessible by plane or private vehicle. This area has witnessed a surge in tourism and offers various resorts and golf courses, making it a desirable destination for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Port Galib

For those seeking a secluded atmosphere similar to Marsa Alam, Port Galib, located about 3 hours from Hurghada and 1.5 hours from the Wadi El-Gemal Natural Reserve, is an excellent alternative. 

Its proximity to Marsa Alam Airport, approximately 8 km away, offers a perfect blend of accessibility and a serene environment for sunbathing and diving.

Safaga

Safaga, primarily known for its industrial and commercial port activities, has gradually become integrated into tourist circuits due to its strategic location in relation to the Nile Valley. Just 190 km from Qena and 230 km from Luxor, it attracts Upper Egypt tourists as a quick detour before or after their cruises.

Nuweiba

Nuweiba, situated in the Gulf of Aqaba, offers affordable hotels and resorts, although its beaches may not always have fine sand, and its accommodations may not be as luxurious as those in neighboring areas like Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab. 

Nuweiba provides a passenger port from which ferries depart to Taba and Aqaba in Jordan, making it a compelling option for travelers interested in a brief combined trip to another country, with attractions like Petra and Wadi Rum to explore.