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Dahab is in Sinai Egypt -- an arid land mass of biblical note and also blessed by the Red Sea. Dahab is in the Gulf of Aqaba and is a tourist-oriented oasis for those staying at Dahab hostels -- it's around nine hours from the Israeli border and three hours from the larger and more expensive resort town, Sharm-el-Sheik. Dahab started life a couple of decades ago as a small hippie hangout with a few camps and not much else apart from the reef. It has grown and developed into a tourist hub, for better or worse. All the facilities you would expect are here, as are the baking, hot weather and day-long sunshine.
The main draws for those going to Dahab are the ocean and that Dahab is one of the cheapest places in the world to get your diving qualifications. A dozen or more operators will take you on three- or four-day courses at affordable prices and most will let you dive at least some of the time at the National Protected Area just to the south of the town. Other than diving, there are excellent snorkeling opportunities (bring your own or pay daily at one of the many places renting them), quad biking, rock climbing, and Bedouin desert tours. There is an ATM in town.
The Dahab hostel scene is great and there are so many choices available from dorms to hut to camping or full-on luxury resorts. Prices drop the further from the shore you go and these tend to be quieter (the volume on the shore tends to be high, especially at weekends). Bargaining is expected. There is so much competition for customers, especially in the shoulder and off-season, that some amazing bargains can be found, so shop around. There are myriad restaurants and bars on the narrow strip along the Dahab coastline. Restaurateurs will try to lure you in with offers of free food and drinks. The seafood is excellent.
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Penguin Divers Dahab
"Penguin Village is a good option in Dahab, especially considering the price. They have a beachside restaurant that doubles as a common area/lounge that has amazing views of the water! The Location The location is right one the main strip, though toward an end of it. It's not bad that it's not right in the middle though, because to walk the entire strip takes probably only twenty minutes. Minibuses and taxis know where it is, though,...
Red Sea Relax Resort
"… you to Dahab. IMPORTANT NOTE 1: Free WiFI access is available throughout the Resort public areas. Additionally it works in the rooms. Please note in Egypt as a whole, internet access can sometimes be intermittant- we cannot guarentee access. Should you have difficulties, please ask a member of staff and we will be delighted to loan you a 'USB dongle' free of charge. IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Due to strict local Egyptian regulations it is...
"… from your dormitory bed, as well as hot showers and a free buffet breakfast. Dahab has something to offer for everyone from underwater yoga to mountain meditation, not to mention world class diving, snorkelling and trekking. Set against a backdrop of spectacular mountain landscapes, clear warm waters, and a colourful Bedouin culture the tropical climate ensures that your stay can be as active or tranquil as you like- year round!...
Seven Heaven Hotel & Divers Down Under
"… Details ------------------------- Double/Triple room with air-conditioning and ensuite facilities Tv & Frigidaire: 2 people -120 L.E per night 3 people -150 L.E per night ------------------------- Double/Triple room with air-conditioning and ensuite facilities: 3 people - 80 L.E per night 2 people - 120 L.E per night ------------------------- Double/Twin room with ensuite facilities: 2 people -60 L.E per night 1 person - 60...
Deep Blue Divers
"Very Nice trip to Dahab - Deep Blue was fantastic place to stay ,very cheap and also affordable prices for diving. Internet available 24 hours via wi-fi. i highly recommend this place and i can't wait to come back. thanx for everybody there." … "Affordable prices - I stay in Deep blue Divers and dived as well, they are very good guys and friendly. the hostel is very cheap, they offer free washing machine to use, fridge and kitchen and...
"… one day booking without restrictions. Special promotion 2013. Fantastic free semi-olimpic 4-lane 25X10mt swimming pool (for Scuba Diving and Free Diving training and competition ) Facing the famous Dahab Canyon Dive site and Blue Hole With Bedouin and Italian restaurants, fresh food, home made Italian pasta Rental equipment: scuba dive, freedive, kitesurfing, yoga classes, competition and world-record training. and much more ......
Seven Heaven Hotel
"… of Aqaba at the northern end of the Red Sea. For many years Dahab was only known to independent travelers but now has become famous for its beautiful, mountainous, desert scenery which is in stark contrast to the vibrant corals and teaming aquatic life in the warm clear waters just meters from the shore which offer world class diving and snorkeling.Seven Heaven Hotel and Divers Down Under are positioned by the beach on Dahab bay in...
Mirage Village & Dive Center
"… across the crystal blue Gulf of Aqaba, we and our diving crew believe in real social diving holidays which combine both safety and fun with experiencing a whole different culture in a truly unique atmosphere. Mirage Village is best described as a luxury Bedouin Hotel. And no wonder as it is owned and runs by Bedouins, It's one of the local favorites for all kind of travelers Mirage Village offers 20 comfortable en-suite rooms with...
Campsites & Camping Bungalows
Marine Garden Camp
"… exterior shower building with 3 toilets and 3 showers, all with 24 hour hot running water. The camp can arrange laundry facilities for the guests. The prices below are for high season, from October to January. Prices at other times are subject to negotiation. Reducions are available for long stay guests ROOMS WITH BATHROOM - 10 Euros Rooms with bathrooms also have overhead fans. They can tak a maximum of 2 people. Prices are for...
Club Red Camp
"Club Red is PADI 5 star IDC dive center, also offering 18 decent rooms, with sea view. Perfect location, in the center of Dahab’s walking site, beside the market and restaurants area, directly on the sea front of Almashraba. Sea view Double Rooms Standard Double Rooms (garden view) Standard Group rooms (3-6 pax) (garden view)" … "In the Way to Al-asal, turn right before the Riverbed, then Park your vehiclel, Walk until Ghazalah super...
"… visitors to Dahab have been backpackers traveling independently and staying in shelters in this area. There are a lot of palm trees, shops, campgrounds, hotels, bars and restaurants are located along the coast witch Ghazala Bay. Distictly Assalah has a bohemian feel to it. It 'very quiet and makes for relaxing, diving or snorkeling. auski camp has different types of room, so it is possible for us to host any type of traveler. The...
Bishbishi Garden Village
"what a wonderful friendly, cheap, and clean place! The staff is like a big family and as a guest at this place you become a member of the family. They organize all trips you want and give you really fair prices. The goodbye was really emotional and i will be back in ten more weeks! Perfect location and very clean showers." … "… to sit and chat and make you feel a part of their "family". The location is within a 2-5 minute walk...
"… some people (especially here in our office!) to be the most beautiful place on earth. The region offers ancient archaeological sites, Biblical locations and unique nomadic tribal culture. In this vast land the only people between you and the distant horizon are the solitary Bedouin, journeying between camps. According to Bedouin legend as long as there is one campfire left in Sinai, with one pot of tea bubbling upon it, the day of...
Sheikh Salem House
"… in our price. Deluxe private suites with ensuite modern bathrooms, air conditioning, satelite tv, kitchen, private patio and much more. Sea View rooms with beautiful views and garden and mountain view rooms for those on a budget. All guests have use of private beach with wireless internet connection, garden and all on site services. We are managed by a small and friendly Egyptian, Bedouin and English team who are here to make...
"… you out. Most of our equipment is new, all of it is well maintained and having been operating since 2000 we are highly experienced in helping you get the most out of your time in the water. Our friendly and helpful staff are also able to arrange trips out to the desert, camel rides, quad biking and even trips to Petra for a day or two. We can also offer suggestions for good places to eat and drink in town. Divers House as seven...
Coral Coast Hotel
"Just got back from a really wonderful week at Coral Coast. The rooms are beautiful and clean, the staff very friendly, the food delicious. altogether a very relaxing place to stay. Views from the rooms (mountains on one side, the sea on the other!) and from the hotel's bar, restaurant, and tents are really lovely." … "I stayed here a few times in the last 3 years. Always a friendly welcome from helpful staff. Very clean rooms with sea...
"… sea views and sunshine. Entering khattab hotel a sense of rest and relaxation washes over you as you realize that you have come home - funny how you just left that place called home and traveled to magical Egypt to come home – our home where you will be able to relax in an oasis of palm trees whilst lounging and chilling out in the Bedouin style lounge. Our restaurant serves international and oriental cuisine, with breakfast in the...
Dahab Plaza Hotel
"Very good impressions, very good service - Imad is very pleasant master of hostel. Thank you for dilligences. All you can want you can receive." … "As of December 2006, this hotel has now been awarded a government license as a 3-star hotel" … "… have air conditioning, fridge, bathroom, internet connection and satellite TV. You can ask for mineral water, tea or coffee at any time. The staff of the hotel is very friendly...
Daniela Diving Resort Dahab
"… bit bigger and have a terrace . The rooms are around 35cm2 , all overlooking the sea and are equipped with air-conditioned , private bathrooms and mini bar . Facilities private beach of 130 meters house reef for snorkellers and divers swimming pool Shuttle bus free of charge twice to the city and back Restaurant Shisha bar Billiard room & reading room Location Daniela village is in a splendid...
"Comfortable room, nice and helpful staff -- central place to stay - Comfortable room, nice and helpful staff -- central place to stay in dahab." … "AliBaba Hotel Dahab: The hotel is located in the heart of Dahab bay, directly overlooking the sea and is designed in a beautiful traditional Arabic style of arabesque (hand made woodcraft) throughout. All rooms and suites have a sea view balcony, a private toilet, air conditioning, a...
Golden Europe Hotel
"… and alcoholic with internationals channels or our internationals music, 24 hours reception, laundry, international calls, deck tours ( flight information - desert safari- boat safari- transfers- Bedouin dinner - also joursaleam and Petra trips). Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 ....
Big Blue Dahab Resort
"… TV and Wi-Fi service.If you want to chill out more and try scuba diving while you are in Dahab, ‘Big Blue’ is a fully equipped PADI resort only meters from the reef; a relaxed and welcoming environment ideal for both snorkeling and diving. We emphasis safety and fun with an environmental awareness. Small dive groups with our highly qualified instructors and dive masters can enjoy a full range of PADI courses and guided dives at...
Christina Beach Palace
"… centre is easily reachably by a short stroll on Dahab's nice beach walk way. The hotel is surrounded by small Dive centres, shops and charming beduin style beach cafées. The stylish rooms of Christina Beach Pool are all on the upper floor, with a beautiful view onto our Swimming pool, some rooms even offer a little sea view additionally as the seafront is only metres away. All rooms offer balconies or seating area, en-suite, A/C,...
"… of Dahab. Bazaars, restaurants, beach, and amazing night life are all just on your doorstep. As a guest of Ghazala Hotel, all your needs will be catered for. You will have the advantage of your own private beach, air-conditioned bedrooms with private toilet/shower rooms, beach restaurant, and even a Wi-Fi internet connection. And for peace of mind, our activities desk will help you organize all your excursions with reliable...
Neptune Dahab Hotel
"Neptune hotel is a very simple comfy hotel in a very unique spot in the center of Dahab We are directly on the coast of the beautiful red sea and are blessed by the variety of nature surrounding us, Wonderful coral reefs are just few steps away from our hotel, enjoying snorkeling and discovering the secret of the underwater life. Please note: Check In Time: 13:00 Check Out Time:12:00 Payment options on arrival: Debit cards,...
Alaska Camp & Hotel
"… to experience and explore Dahab - great value, fantastic atmosphere and the opportunity to meet other travellers from all over the world. With 30 en-suite rooms over 2 floors, choose from rooms with fan or air-conditioning/heater and with or without balcony. Whatever you are looking for from your holiday, Alaska Camp & Hotel can help you get the most out of your stay. We can help arrange everything from diving to daytrips or...
"… international and oriental cuisine Breakfast in the morning, as well as other meals throughout the day Snack bar, barbecue, light meals, cocktails, sandwiches are available Coffee Shop: and Bedouin tent served 24 hour on the beach for the Lighter Mood, a coffee shop will be found to serve Snacks and different types of deserts in a classic & quiet atmosphere Activates There is also possibility to enjoy swimming, relaxing on the...
"Yasmina is situated a few minutes' walk from the beach, right in the centre of Dahab’s hippie hub making it a cheap and convenient backpacker hostel. Given its large swimming pool and air conditioning, this hostel has more to offer than its similarly priced rivals. However, the overly pushy staff and rather unsafe rooms do let it down somewhat. The Location Hostel Yasmina is located in Masbat, downtown Dahab, the heart of this one-time...
Star of Dahab
"Star Of Dahab Resort is located in the sea side of Mashraba.Dahab,South Sinai over looking the Red Sea we have 21 rooms ,all rooms are Air coditioned,Tv,Minibar,WiFi, looking forward to answer all tour Quistions.. Planing A good time in Sinai,,,contact Star Of Dahab" … "… office you will spend good time we're looking forward to see you in Star Of Dahab Hotel Star Of Dahab Hotel have many options , all Rooms with Ac, Mini...
"… in the price but we do have a Cafe on site with very good food from Bedouin to English cuisine on offer, very good prices to suite all types of travelers or holiday makers. Free Wifi for everyone and very helpful staff and management to help your stay feel like you are at home. We do not practice hard sell for trips but we are there to help and advise you should you want advice or a special trip arranged for you. We do have...
Sea & C Resort
"… colors, with clean floors. Breakfast including fresh fruits is offered daily at Sea & C. Dinner can be served in the restaurant, on the rooftop terrace or on cushioned seating areas on the beach. The bar also offers traditional shisha pipes for smoking. Guests can have relaxing massages or enjoy windsurfing, diving and snorkeling in the bay. It is also possible to visit Dahab’s shops and restaurants, a 5-minute drive from the...
Miami Beach Resort
"The Miami Beach Resort provides guests with free Wi-Fi in public areas. There are also billiards, table tennis and a children’s playground. The hotel is located 5 km from the centre of Duban. It offers 24-hour front desk service and free on-site private parking" … "Address: Blue Hole Road, South Sinai, Dahab, Egypt 16617 Located on the Sinai Peninsula on the Gulf of Aquaba, approximately 95 km north of Sharm El Sheik. Miami Beach...
"… feeling of complete escape from the busy world. Should you have any inquiry regarding trips, safaris, whether by boat, jeep, camel or horses, don't hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff and management will gladly help you in this respect. Relax and pamper your soul in this Bedouin oasis, sheltered between the cinnamons coloured Sinai Mountains, the cool, turquoise waters of the Red Sea overlooking the tremendous mountains...
"… shop, an ATM with currency exchange, WiFi internet access and the ability to order almost any excursions and entertainment are available in this part of South Sinai. On the beach, where you among other things are available such as restaurant services, you can plunge into the warm waves of the Red Sea. However, lyubiteteli sunbathing on the sun loungers and can take advantage of the rooftop. Please Note: Check-in and check-out time...
La Reine Hotel
"… valuables. The hotels 33 rooms are up to the Egyptian ministry of tourisms 3 star standard and all are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite television, telephone and mini bar. 25 of the rooms have a balcony overlooking the swimming pool, the rest have mountain views. The hotel restaurant is open for breakfast from 7am to 10pm, but remains open for snacks and meals untill 11 PM. It offers a large range...
Dahab Divers Hotel & Dive Centre
"Friendly Staff, Quiet Place, They have Swimming pool with jacuzzi - Dahab Divers is perfect place (Accommodation & diving). will suggest to all my friends." … "… mini-bar. Breakfast is included and wifi access if free throughout the hotel. The hotel has a large palm-tree garden with seating area.around with the Swimming Pool , The hotel also has a dive centre attached, for both recreational and technical diving and...
Dyarna Dahab Hotel
"… a poolside bar that offers a wide range of refreshing drinks and snacks and a cozy coffee shop. The onsite leisure facilities of the hotel feature a pristine private beach, an indoor swimming pool, a billiard hall, a business center that provides photocopying and fax services, a spa with massage facilities a hair salon, a beauty salon, and a volleyball ground. Water sports enthusiasts will surely enjoy the many recreational...
"… furnished and come with fan and en-suite bathroom. If you require your room to be with air-conditioning, please contact the hotel! A 5.00 Euro surcharge per room / night will apply. Breakfast is included in the price of the room, and as Christina Residence and Christina Beach are managed jointly, this is served for all guests in the pergola restaurant with its gorgeous view across the glittery Red Sea to the ancient mountains of...
Golden Star Hotel
"… without air conditioning. We provide bed linen, towels and 24 hrs hot showers. The common facilities include a shaded lounge, bazaar, beverage shop, kitchen, wifi, balcony and a magnificent garden with enough space to eat, relax and enjoy life. Breakfast is optional, also you can ask for mineral water, tea or coffee. Our staff is integrated by really helpful Bedouins which can help you in everything you will need in Dahab. We are...
Bedouin Lodge Hotel Dahab
"… night dives and much more. Ask the Bedouin family further for a short safari into Sinai's amazing nature.Like this you will get a deep insight into the Bedouin's life and culture. The Dive Center: Bedouin Divers Bedouin Divers is a small & familiar, Bedouin owned PADI 5* Resort located directly at the Red Sea Coast in Dahab. Who wants to dive away from the crowds, try a Camel Dive Safari, do stunning shore dives or learn Scuba...
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Dahab Travel Tips & Suggestions
A truly chilled out place, with warm seas, leafy palms, lazy beach cafes, and an all-year season. Also, for the more energetic, world class diving and snorkeling; plenty of opportunities to explore the desert by camel, jeep, quad, or horse. Be aware of touts who will try to convince you to switch accommodation or that your hotel has closed. If overly hassled by street waiters to go into their place, a simple "la shukron" should do the trick. Otherwise a fantastic place -- enjoy!
It's really a great place. I would try it again -- the people are so kind.
Dahab is a nice place.
We loved this place. Relax, chill out, there's diving, and the food is more than good.
It's great place.
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