Egypt Sharm El Sheikh
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7 (1-10) Nights
14 (11-16) Nights
17 or more Nights
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Sharm el-Sheikh Holidays: Cheap Package From Ireland! Inc Flights, Accomodation & Transfers!
Egypt's unassailable position as one of the world's most dazzling destinations is well deserved. Nowhere else on Earth will you find such a wealth of ancient sites, fantastic year-round climate, inviting resorts with fine sands and unbelievably clear blue waters. The ancient Pyramids. The Sphinx. Tutankhamun's burial treasures. The museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Just few of the sights that should not be missed by Cairo visitors, the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa.
Resorts on the Red Sea are divided into two geographical regions: the Sinai Peninsula, and the mainland coast, running approximately 1,000km from Zafarana to the Sudanese border. The chief resort on the Sinai Peninsula is Sharm el-Sheikh, although the smaller resorts of Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba are also attractive options for the more laid-back holidaymaker. On the mainland coast, Hurghada is the capital of pleasure, with Marsa Alam and El Gouna as popular contenders. Sharm el-Sheikh is widely considered to be one of the world’s finest diving centres, while Hurghada is well-known for its windsurfing.
Luxor is often combined, as part of a two-centre holiday with Hurghada. Packed with historical interest, Luxor is a convenient gateway for both the Red Sea coast and Nile cruises
Besides excellent diving and snorkelling, which are the main activities when in Sharm el-Sheikh on holiday, there are plenty of watersports available if one feels like doing more than just soaking up the sun. Add a vibrant nightlife with casinos, discos and nightclubs and one can't complain of boredom!
Avid shoppers will find a good variety of goods in the old market and Sharm El-Sheikh mall, where shops sell both foreign and local products, including jewellery, leather goods, clothing, pottery and books. Naama Bay offers a more upmarket shopping experience at the Naama Centre, where shopkeepers are less inclined to bargain but everything from souvenirs to scarves can be had.
Between Sharm el-Sheikh's two tourist districts of Old Sharm and Naama Bay, there are a huge variety of dining options while on holiday, from hotel restaurants and international fast food chains like KFC, to local eateries and fresh fish. Anything from Mexican to Japanese is represented in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Sharm el-Sheikh casinos, discos, pubs and bars cater to those ready to party the night away while on holiday. Entertainment ranges from dance clubs to informal hangouts, with local favourites like the Pirates Bar, Zabadi and The Tavern Pub.
On holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, diving and snorkelling are the main activities but there are a range of other activities available including horseback and camel riding, golf, desert safaris and health treatments, and a variety of watersports. The desert holds numerous attractions and trips are offered to Mt Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery, among others. Geography:
Sharm el-Sheikh is on a promontory overlooking the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba. Its strategic importance led to its transformation from a fishing village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy. It was captured by Israel during the Suez Crisis of 1956 and restored to Egypt in 1957. A United Nations peacekeeping force was subsequently stationed there until the 1967 Six-Day War when it was recaptured by Israel. Sharm el-Sheikh remained under Israeli control until the Sinai peninsula was restored again to Egypt in 1982 after the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979.
A hierarchical planning approach was adopted for the Gulf of Aqaba, whereby their components were evaluated and subdivided into zones, cities and centers. In accordance with this approach the Gulf of Aqaba zone was subdivided into four cities: Taba, Nuweiba, Dahab and Sharm El-Sheikh. Sharm el-Sheikh city has been subdivided into five homogeneous centers, namely Nabq, Ras Nusrani, Naama Bay, Umm Sid and Sharm El Maya.