About Dahab City
Dahab (Egyptian Arabic: دهب, “gold”) is a small Egyptian town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el Sheikh. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab is now considered to be one of Egypt’s most treasured dividing destinations. Following the Six Day War, Sinai was occupied by Israel and Dahab became known as Di-Zahav, after a place mentioned in the Bible as one of the stations for the Israelites during the Exodus from Egypt.
The Sinai Peninsula was restored to Egyptian rule under the Egypt Israel peace treaty in 1982. Egypt’s former president, Hosni Mubarak, supported the arrival of many local and international tourism companies, hotel chains, and the establishment of many other ancillary facilities, which has since made the town resorts a popular destination with tourists. Masbat, within Dahab, is a popular diving destination, and there are 50+ dive centers located within Dahab. Most of Dahab’s diving spots are shore dives
Dahab attracts large numbers of tourists. Reliable winds provide superb flat-water conditions inside Dahab’s sand spit. Further away from shore, wavy conditions couple with strong winds to provide formidable conditions for keen windsurfers. However, in recent years with two Russian-owned schools opening right on the beach. Scuba diving, free diving and snorkelling are also popular activities with many reefs immediately adjacent to waterfront hotels. The nearby Blue Hole (nicknamed “The World’s Most Dangerous Diving Site”) and Canyon are internationally famous dive spots. The increasing destruction of coral by reckless divers is a pressing issue that is causing some worry. Sparking the need to regulate dive centers more thoroughly.
Natural and tourist attractions
The city has many of the most prominent attractions in Ras Abu Gallum, a nature reserve, and a diving area. It is one of the world’s most famous dive spots. The Kanoun region is one of the best diving areas in Al-Asala, a region where about 75% of the population of the city is divided into three areas (Mubarak City, Zarnouk, Al-Asala), Coral Island, and the remains of a historic fortress built by the Crusaders, Al-Mellil, a road parallel to the coast road, which includes some small hotels, cafeterias and houses, The main neighborhood of the city starts with Al Fanar Street and then Masbat Bay. The city includes a wide range of shops, diving clubs, cafes, camps, and hotels. Dahab includes a large number of cafeterias and diving centers. It also includes the only impact there is Tel Mashraba. It is located in the old city of Dahab.
The area of Wadi Qani, an area that represents the future urban expansion of the city because it includes a wide range of hotels, service, and residential complexes, as well as the areas of Lighthouse and the Garden Garden and Oasis. Dahab comprises two gulfs, the Laguna or Ghazala, which is famous for the city’s only sandy beach and the city’s cistern, as well as resorts along its shores that integrate with the surrounding nature with log-and-palm kiosks for tourists.