Egypt offers a range of winter destinations, from the top of Alexandria to the bottom of Aswan. In this list, we'll highlight some of the best places to visit during Egypt's upcoming winter season.
Aswan is a popular winter destination due to its pleasant temperatures, which range from an average of 25 degrees Celsius during the day. This ancient city has a lot to offer tourists, whether you're an Egyptology enthusiast visiting Abu Simbel, or a modern history buff exploring the Aswan Dam. You can also experience the colorful local culture in the Nubian Village.
As one of the hottest and driest places in Egypt, Aswan is not ideal to visit during the summer. Instead, you can escape the cold Cairo temperatures and enjoy Aswan's winter warmth from November to April.
While Sharm Al-Sheikh is the oldest known tourist destination in South Sinai, Dahab is considered the crown jewel of the region. Despite the cold waters and an average daytime temperature of 20 degrees Celsius during the winter season, this coastal town remains a favorite winter escape for many Egyptians.
People visit Dahab during winter for more than just a dip in the Red Sea. Over the past few decades, the town has grown into a diverse tourist destination with multiple experiences that appeal to winter travelers.
Dahab's multicultural list of restaurants offers a warm and satisfying gastronomic experience, while night expeditions into canyons or other star-gazing destinations, aided by a bonfire and Bedouin tea, often provide magical moments.
The best time to visit Dahab in winter is from November to April. However, it should be noted that December, January, and February can be too cold for some.
A fifty-minute (70km) ride away from Dahab, Nuweiba is a full-on coastal retreat. Unlike Dahab, Nuweiba's method of tourism is through coastal camps and eco-lodges that serve as a retreat from society.
Nuweiba's water ecosystems remain largely preserved, making it a popular destination for winter snorkeling and diving. For those who prefer to stay on shore, Nuweiba is often treated as a place to disconnect and detox from life and any pre-existing societal burdens.