Sharm el Sheik
This holiday city has blossomed from small fishing village roots to a global tourism centre and it boasts exceptional dive sites rich heritage and adrenaline-raising desert scenery among its many assets. The gorgeous waters of the Red Sea invite you to bathe swim and dive in amongst incredible marine life painted with every colour of the spectrum. The Red Sea is famous for the world of life that thrives below its glittering surface and you can snorkel among the swirling fish or lounge at leisure on the soft sands of Egypt’s sun-drenched shores. Head out to find the treasured diving and snorkelling spots - swimming amid corals gently swaying in underwater currents. Angelfish clownfish and gliding rays all inhabit the reefs here along with a confetti of tiny red and yellow fish. Ras Mohammed National Park which waits on a peninsular nearby is renowned for having some of the best diving opportunities in the world. Back on land explore lively Na’ama Bay where humming restaurants cafes and shisha bars are filled with holidaymakers. Encounter the massive El Mustafa Mosque with its marvellous domes and minaret rocketing up into the blue sky impelling worshippers to pray. Wade into the market to enjoy the challenge of securing a bargain - haggling is an essential part of the local culture here. Or get your thrills by roaring across rolling biblical desert scenery whipping up a wave of fine sand in your wake as you storm the landscape in a 4X4.