Dahab

Overview

Dahab attracts large numbers of tourists. It is world-renowned for its windsurfing. 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, the lagoon inside the sand spit has been overtaken by kitesurfers, 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.

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Dahab can be divided into three major parts. Masbat, which includes the Bedouin village of Asalah, is in the north. South of Masbat is Mashraba, which is more touristic and has considerably more hotels. In the southwest is Medina which includes the Laguna area, famous for its excellent shallow-water kite- and windsurfing.

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Tour details

  • Tour Type Explore
  • Price Depending
  • Categories Destination
  • Capital Redsea
  • Language Arabic, English
  • Currency EGP, USD, EUR, GBP
  • Time Zone UTC/GMT
  • Drives on the Leftside
  • Calling code +20