National Geographic Channel showcased a new report on the best beaches in the Middle East region, putting Egypt’s Dahab on the top.
Dahab, located in South Sinai governorate, topped the Middle East’s must-visit beaches, whose coral reefs are among the healthiest in the region.
The former Bedouin fishing village was followed by Turkey’s Oludeniz, Jordan’s the Dead Sea, Lebanon’s Tyre, Dubai’s Kite Beach, Oman’s Salalah, Nissi of Cyprus, Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat, and Djerba of Tunisia.
According to researchers, Dahab’s reefs are some of the most resilient in the face of climate change. The secluded wildlife and marine preserve of Ras Abu Galum that could be reached by camel and boat, cannot be missed.
National Geographic mentioned how much the Blue Hole, with a deep of 100 meters, attracts tourists from worldwide to dive in.
Meanwhile, Rania Al Mashat, the tourism minister, lauded the well-famed channel’s selection of Dahab, tweeting on Saturday: “Very few countries combine Sun & Sea with unparalleled Cultural offerings… #Egypt has it all.”
— Rania A. Al Mashat (@RaniaAlMashat) June 8, 2019