Dahab is a small city on the southeast coast of Sinai in Egypt, and it is far from the northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh by 80 km. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, but now is considered as one of the most important diving destinations in the Sinai.Read below
The city boasts many attractions such as Ras Abu Gallum, a nature reserve, and a diving area. It is one of the most famous places to dive in the world. Cannon area is considered one of the best diving areas in Al Asala. It also hosts some small hotels, cafeterias, and homes, The main neighborhood of the city starts with Al Fanar Street, then Al Masbat Bay.
It includes a wide range of diving clubs, cafes, shops, camps, and fine hotels. In addition to a large number of cafeterias and diving centers. Moreover, it hosts the only impact there which is Tel Mashraba, where is located in the old city of Dahab.
While Wadi Qani is an area that represents the future urban expansion of the city because it includes a large group of hotels, service, and residential complexes, as well as the lighthouse, garden, and oasis areas. Dahab consists of two bays, Laguna or Ghazala, which features the only sandy beach in the city and the city’s reservoir, as well as resorts along its shores that complement the surrounding nature with wooden kiosks and palm trees for tourists.
One of the best diving spots around the world, it is said to have been formed by a fallen meteor. One of the biggest challenges that divers face around the world due to its great depth and the long-distance divers have to dive when they start to go underwater tunnels, although it is a dangerous diving spot, they keep coming from everyone around the world to dive into it.
And of course, you have to be a certified diver to dive there. Other than diving, you can enjoy it a lot just by wearing fins and snorkeling equipment and then in the water to dive and enjoy the colorful coral reefs, and various fish, whether parrotfish, butterflyfish, clownfish or even pufferfish and Napoleon fish. Also, there are cafes there so that you can enjoy a great meal by the sea after you have finished your snorkel.
Don't forget to ask about the official hot drink for the Dahab Blue Hole that most divers drink before going down to keep them energetic and warm which is the hot orange juice mixed with ginger, lemon, and honey, so delicious. Finally, you can practice there free diving which is the type of dive you do without oxygen tanks, but it takes a lot of training and time for you to do it easily.
One of the most amazing places for snorkeling, but you have to know its secret to enjoy it to the fullest and we will reveal it to you, simply spot "Sheikh Awad". Coral reefs will captivate your soul and heart, and you will wander in the water aimlessly and get lost with the different colors of violet, red, yellow, and huts of coral reefs, along with the types of fish and their different colors will catch your attention every time you look around and leave you in another world. It is definitely not to be missed and you can go there a 15-minute walk from the Zodiac from Blue Hole or a one-hour walk from the Blue Hole.
It's a really good place to take an introductory dive, and let us show you what an introductory dive is, a 30-minute drive at a depth of 3 meters to 7 meters where the main diver will hold your hand and take you on a tour to show you the coral reefs and fish in that depth. If you are not a certified diver, you should not miss taking a diver introduction, he will literally take you to another world where you forget almost everything. Also, there are several cafes that serve really good food that you can have fun while at the beach. Some cafes have hammocks that are very pleasant. And as usual, you can definitely dive there.
The Cherry is on top of Dahab where you can find everything you need, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, nightclubs, and local markets where you can buy bohemian clothes and of course diving and snorkel gear at really good prices if you have good bargaining skills. You can definitely enjoy the time just by walking there at any time during the day, and there are many hotels, hostels, and event apartments for rent where you can stay on the El Mamsha.