Dahab

A paradise for sea-lovers

Dahab is a beautiful place on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, approximately one hour north of Sharm El Sheikh. It is one of the best places in the world for diving, with the majority of the dive sites easily accessible from the shore.

Our small town

The seafront is lined by a selection of restaurants serving a range of cuisines, including Egyptian, Indian, Italian and Thai. There are also a few bars where you can relax in the evenings after you’ve finished your diving.

Dahab itself is relatively small and easy to find your way around, with shops and the main seafront strip all within walking distance of one another, although you won’t struggle to find a taxi if you don’t want to walk.

If you have a few days to spare out of the water – or you’re coming on holiday with non-divers – there are several daytrips you can take, including to St Catherine’s Monastery or to climb Mount Sinai.

Useful information

  • The local currency is Egyptian pounds.
  • You’ll need to buy a visa at the airport on arrival – Priced at $25/€20 – British nationals, however, only have to buy a visa if they are staying in Egypt for longer than 14 days, or plan to travel anywhere other than Dahab, Sharm el Sheikh, Taba or Nuweiba.
  • In the summer, daytime temperatures can go above 40 degrees C, while in the winter they can drop down to around 15-18 degrees C.
  • Average water temperatures are at their highest between July and September, when they can reach around 28 degrees C. In the winter, water temperatures drop to about 20 degrees C.
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