The Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh welcomes you to sandy shores, dazzling blue beaches and palm-lined streets. Situated at the tip of the Sinai peninsula, the city is one of the top diving destinations in the world.
Sharm El-Sheikh offers numerous dive areas, like the wreckage site of Dunraven, which is now a regular hangout spot for goatfish, cardinalfish and more. The Jackson Reef, frequented by hammerhead sharks and manta rays, is one of the top choices for divers. The Jolanda Reef is another point famous for colourful corals and an array of marine life such as turtles, moray eels and barracudas. You can also dive at Thistlegorm, an underwater wreckage site featuring a ship packed with cargo that was sunk during World War II by bombers.
The Ras Mohammed National Park is a prime attraction in Sharm El-Sheikh. At this park, you can drift dive at Jackfish Alley, or visit Magic Lake to view its mesmerising shades of blue. Head to the Shark Observatory cliff top for panoramic views of the Red Sea.
Colourful lamps along with the aroma of spices wafting into the buzzing streets, the Old Market of Sharm is a treat for all five senses. The road is lined with souvenir stores, traditional coffee shops and some of the most affordable food joints in Sharm El-Shaikh. Away from the usual crowd, the back alleys of the souq offer some excellent places to shop that allow you to put your bargaining skills to test.