Sharm El-Sheikh is one of the greatest places to explore the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula’s beauty. Each year the coastal city has a different shape, but it is always stunning. Nature here is unspoilt and with no infrastructures, therefore making a trip here challenging, but adventurous.
After re-opening its airport in July 2020, Egypt’s authorities are now embarking on various initiatives and forums like (World Youth Forum) to promote Sharm El-Sheikh tourism and also encourage tourists to spend their downtime at one of the archipelago’s many all-inclusive luxurious resorts.
If that’s not enough to convince you, here are some of the most beautiful places, landmarks, in Sharm El-Sheikh to stoke your excitement for when leisure travel picks up again.
Ras Muhammad National Park
Water sports enthusiasts should make a beeline for the Ras Muhammad National Park, which is located at the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula where the waters of the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez mee, with its top-notch selection of dive centers and resorts catering to scuba divers and snorkelers.
When compared to Hurghada spots, the dive sites here are shallower and more accessible for beginner divers – but that doesn’t mean a boring time underwater.
It is one of the most stunning and impressive natural reserves in the world, the unspoilt nature in the park makes it a popular tourist destination. Ras Muhammad National Park indeed has the clearest water in Sharm, uncovering versatile underwater life.
The Bluest crystal clear waters here are home to a rich variety of marine life, including multi-hued corals and tropical fish at the Shark Reef, Shark Observatory, and Tiger Bay.
These gentle giants are the largest fish in the world but are extremely docile, and are even known to allow swimmers to hitch a ride from time to time. Non-divers need not feel left out either.
There is a variety and wealth of other activities available, from adrenaline-pumping flyboarding and hoverboarding to a gentler-paced cruise on a luxury catamaran.
Ras Mohamed is also cited as one of Egypt’s -designated biosphere reserves, which means its protected waters are teeming with life, from abundant coral reefs to marine creatures such as whale sharks, tiger sharks, hammerheads, thresher sharks, and dolphins.
Al Sahaba Mosque
The golden domes of this impressive modern mosque dominate the skyline of Sharm el-Sheikh and have become something of a symbol for the city.
Opened in 2017 and built with help from the Ahbab ElMoustafa institution and Egypt’s government, the Al Sahaba Mosque is striking in its plainness, built in white marble and simple decoration. Set back off the main square. The Ancient Market Area is the biggest mosque in the coastal city.
Tourists wanting to enter the mosque can only visit between 11 am and 9 pm, and outside of prayer times.
If you are genuinely interested and suitably dressed, you’ll be welcomed by one of the staff members who hang out by the entrance. Men must wear long trousers and women a long skirt or dress.
It’s noteworthy mentioning that the main prayer hall inside the mosque can accommodate up to 3000 worshipers and has beautifully carved wooden side panels and doors, a specially woven carpet, and impressive chandeliers.