Sharm el Sheik – Sinai – Red Sea Riviera
With its unique location in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, Sharm El Sheikh is considered as the meeting point between Asia and Africa and the cradle of great civilizations.
With its diverse features of environment that combine together history and Tourism.
Sharm El Sheikh has become a huge attraction for tourists and businessmen.
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Sharm El Sheikh, the biggest and most important city of Sinai, lies at the southern flank of the Peninsula where the gulfs of Aqaba and Suez meet with the Red Sea.
Sharm El Sheikh, with its dramatic mountain landscape, offers a huge variety of tourist attractions including warm deep-blue seas and world-class diving, excellent beaches, golf, quad biking in the desert, an equestrian centre, ice skating and a national park. The resort also gives a real taste of Egyptian life and culture and serves as a base to visit some of the many historic sites that surround it.
Mount Sinai is close by and according to Christian belief this is where Moses received the Ten Commandments. Mount Sinai is more than 2,285 metres high and from the peak, where the Chapel of the Holy Trinity is sited, the views of the Sinai desert are breathtaking.
Travelling to Sharm El Sheikh
With Sharm El Sheikh being such a popular year round tourist and conference destination, there are scheduled and charter flights
operating from all major UK and European airports.
UK’s flagship carrier British Airways are now operating three direct services a week from London Gatwick.
Other airlines regularly flying direct to Sharm El Sheikh are Easy Jet, Air France, Alitalia, BMI, Eurofly, KLM, Lufthansa, Jet2, Swiss, Egypt Air, Royal Jordanian, Thomson and other charter and scheduled airlines.
The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkelling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world. It is also an ideal place for open water diving, and gain a PADI or CMAS certificate. If you decided during your visit the Sinai to go diving, you must have a a an internationally recognized certificate in order to rent tanks and take diving equipment.
Most of the dive courses go for 5 days in open water, if you want to acquire such license you have to complete the course which usually starts with an introductory dive.
The airport is located approximately 18km northeast of Sharm El Sheikh, near Ras Nasrani. The airport is situated just off a major road which follows the coast directly into Sharm El Sheikh and the
journey time is around 20 minutes.