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Sharm El Sheikh

Overview

Why go to Sharm el Shiekh?

Sharm El Sheikh is an ideal relaxing getaway destination with plenty of opportunities for adventure. Situated on the southeastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm El Sheik has a rich history, despite today being known mainly as a modern beach resort. It served as a small Bedouin village for over a hundred years, but today is home to all inclusive resorts and amazing beaches. The resort has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent times. Once again millions of tourists plan holidays in Sharm el Sheikh every year.


When you arrive, you can relax on the never-ending beaches, dive to explore beautiful coral reefs, and sample the top nightlife. This is why Sharm El Sheikh ranks as one of the best beach holiday destinations in the world. So prepare to sunbathe and swim at the beach, tour the Old Town and visit famous historical sites on your holiday in Sharm El Sheikh.


A trip is incomplete without giving your taste buds some pleasure at the finest restaurants - Beirut Bay Restaurant, El Masrien Grill and Four Seasons Resort are just a few! Plan a holiday between November to April to experience lovely warm temperatures and fewer crowds.


Sharm el Sheikh Highlights

There are plenty of reasons why Sharm el Sheikh holidays should be high on your holiday bucket list.


  • Sharm El Sheikh is not only a popular tourist destination but also a vibrant resort with much more to offer than its picturesque landscapes. Steeped in the ancient history of Egypt, this destination boasts attractions such as Mount Sinai, the Red Sea, and the Sinai Desert.

  • Diving aficionados will be enchanted by the vivid coral reefs of the Red Sea, while water sports enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities in Sharks Bay. Nature lovers are treated to stunning national parks and nature reserves.

  • Visitors can also experience camel rides and quad biking across the desert. For those seeking adventure, there are opportunities to climb the majestic mountains of Sinai for breathtaking views or explore the Coloured Canyon in the north.

  • Beyond natural attractions, Sharm El Sheikh offers a lively nightlife and some of the finest dining spots in Egypt. Guests can engage in golf, visit vibrant casinos, relax in luxurious spas, and unwind in stylish bars and lounges.

When To Go To Sharm El Sheikh

During summer, the temperature at Sharm el Sheikh reaches 34 degrees Celsius, so people tend to avoid the peak months of July and August. It is advised to visit from April to May and September to October when the heat is warm but more bearable. Also, the Ras Mohammed National Park, Ras Um Sid and Tiran Island diving sites have fewer crowds during these months.


During the winter season, November to April is the best time to plan holidays in Sharm el Sheikh. The warm but not too hot temperatures make Sharm el Sheikh perfect for popular outdoor activities like camel riding and desert excursions during these months, as well as relaxing on the beach.

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Essential Information

Getting Around

Taxis are readily available in Sharm el Sheikh. They should have a meter, but it’s recommended to agree on a fare before you get in. There is also a fleet of reliable microbuses that run locals and tourists around the region, while other buses go further afield. If you’re staying in Na’ama Bay, everything should be walkable.


Travelling by bus or car

Microbuses can be identified by their blue and white colour, and can be hailed by waving (or just looking!) at them. They’re cheap, and have fixed routes that will get you around Sharm easily.


It’s recommended that you leave your driving licence at home and trust those who are experienced on Egypt’s roads. Stick to taxis and buses to get you from A to B.


Passports and Visas

You don’t need a visa for a holiday in Sharm lasting up to 15 days (but do need one for other areas of Egypt – so take note if you’re planning a trip to Cairo or Luxor). You will also need a valid passport with at least 6 months left on it. For more information and advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/entry-requirements or the Foreign Office at www.fco.gov.uk/en/


Health and Safety

Make sure that you have protected yourself with the relevant travel and medical insurance, before you fly to Sharm el Sheikh. For more info, see www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/health


Vaccinations

You may need to book in for a Hepatitis A jab with your doctor, and you should also make sure your routine jabs are up to date. Double check with your GP for the latest vaccination guidelines, before you head off on holiday.

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Places to go and things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Go Exploring

Go Exploring

Your Sharm El Sheikh holiday won’t be complete without experiencing the following activities:


  • Prepare to swim and snorkel in the vibrant blue waters of the Red Sea on a White Island and Ras Mohamed sailing trip, topped off with an onboard buffet lunch and drinks.

  • Shop at Sharm Old Market—twinkling Arabic lamps, traditional shisha pipes, and finely engraved woodwork. The market is renowned for its classic Egyptian cuisine.

  • Scuba Dive in the Thomas Reef to encounter clownfish, pufferfish, giant moray eels, and the rainbow-coloured soft corals.

  • Experience a night at SOHO Square, a bustling shopping and entertainment hub with vibrant nightlife, numerous bars, cafes, and a club.

  • Tour the Pyramids of Giza in the Egyptian city of Cairo, which ranks among the seven wonders of the ancient world and is rich in Egyptian history.
Best Beaches

Let’s explore some of the most popular beaches in Sharm El Sheikh:


  • Terazinna beach is famous for its lively Friday afternoon parties. While there is an entry fee for the beach, the restaurant is open to guests without charge.

  • Sharm Maya Bay beach anchors cruise ships that make their way from the Mediterranean to the Gulf. Here, you'll find prominent spots like Jaz Palace and Turquoise Beach Resort.

  • Fanar, a private entertainment zone, offers a serene atmosphere and is home to spectacular coral reefs.

  • Farsha beach, renowned as one of the finest beaches in Sharm El Sheikh, features breathtaking gulf views and abundant marine life.

  • Naama Bay is perfect for Sharm El Sheikh family holidays. A long pedestrian avenue along the coast has shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Hard Rock Cafe is located here.
Food and Drink

As the sun goes down on your Sharm el Sheikh holiday, try one of these eateries and bars:


  • Viva Mar offers an authentic taste of Greek cuisine that will have you reaching for another plate. Enjoy even more by sharing with loved ones.

  • Luxor is the best Egyptian restaurant in the area. A wide selection of cuisines, grilled meats, selection, and specialities, all mixed in rich aromas and spices from the banks of the Nile, will tempt you.

  • Morgana surrounds pools and beautiful floral displays amidst the River Nile delta. Tickle your taste buds with the culinary heritage of Turkey at this popular restaurant.

  • Enjoy a unique dining experience at Caligula Hot Rock, where diners can cook their meals on volcanic stones.

  • Lovers of traditional Chinese food made with oriental herbs and spices will love Zen! All the meals here have been made especially for SOHO Square visitors.
Nightlife

Sharm el Sheikh offers numerous vibrant districts to explore and enjoy:


  • Naama Bay is home to many bars, clubs, and restaurants with live music, dancing, shisha lounges, and beachfront venues.

  • At Soho Square, you will get a mix of restaurants, bars, and shops here. Indulge in fine dining, live entertainment, and ice skating.

  • At night, Camel Bar hosts live music accompanied by friendly staff and a soothing atmosphere.

  • Chill Out Balm Bar is a vibrant and cosy bar offering refreshing cocktails, cold beer, flavorful shisha, and an extensive menu.

  • No other place hosts a vibrant and eclectic nightlife like El Camaleon. Groove to the diverse music selection from electronic beats to world music.

Places to go and things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Go Exploring

Go Exploring

Your Sharm El Sheikh holiday won’t be complete without experiencing the following activities:


  • Prepare to swim and snorkel in the vibrant blue waters of the Red Sea on a White Island and Ras Mohamed sailing trip, topped off with an onboard buffet lunch and drinks.

  • Shop at Sharm Old Market—twinkling Arabic lamps, traditional shisha pipes, and finely engraved woodwork. The market is renowned for its classic Egyptian cuisine.

  • Scuba Dive in the Thomas Reef to encounter clownfish, pufferfish, giant moray eels, and the rainbow-coloured soft corals.

  • Experience a night at SOHO Square, a bustling shopping and entertainment hub with vibrant nightlife, numerous bars, cafes, and a club.

  • Tour the Pyramids of Giza in the Egyptian city of Cairo, which ranks among the seven wonders of the ancient world and is rich in Egyptian history.
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Best Beaches

Best Beaches

Let’s explore some of the most popular beaches in Sharm El Sheikh:


  • Terazinna beach is famous for its lively Friday afternoon parties. While there is an entry fee for the beach, the restaurant is open to guests without charge.

  • Sharm Maya Bay beach anchors cruise ships that make their way from the Mediterranean to the Gulf. Here, you'll find prominent spots like Jaz Palace and Turquoise Beach Resort.

  • Fanar, a private entertainment zone, offers a serene atmosphere and is home to spectacular coral reefs.

  • Farsha beach, renowned as one of the finest beaches in Sharm El Sheikh, features breathtaking gulf views and abundant marine life.

  • Naama Bay is perfect for Sharm El Sheikh family holidays. A long pedestrian avenue along the coast has shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. Hard Rock Cafe is located here.
Read More
Food and Drink

Food and Drink

As the sun goes down on your Sharm el Sheikh holiday, try one of these eateries and bars:


  • Viva Mar offers an authentic taste of Greek cuisine that will have you reaching for another plate. Enjoy even more by sharing with loved ones.

  • Luxor is the best Egyptian restaurant in the area. A wide selection of cuisines, grilled meats, selection, and specialities, all mixed in rich aromas and spices from the banks of the Nile, will tempt you.

  • Morgana surrounds pools and beautiful floral displays amidst the River Nile delta. Tickle your taste buds with the culinary heritage of Turkey at this popular restaurant.

  • Enjoy a unique dining experience at Caligula Hot Rock, where diners can cook their meals on volcanic stones.

  • Lovers of traditional Chinese food made with oriental herbs and spices will love Zen! All the meals here have been made especially for SOHO Square visitors.
Read More
Nightlife

Nightlife

Sharm el Sheikh offers numerous vibrant districts to explore and enjoy:


  • Naama Bay is home to many bars, clubs, and restaurants with live music, dancing, shisha lounges, and beachfront venues.

  • At Soho Square, you will get a mix of restaurants, bars, and shops here. Indulge in fine dining, live entertainment, and ice skating.

  • At night, Camel Bar hosts live music accompanied by friendly staff and a soothing atmosphere.

  • Chill Out Balm Bar is a vibrant and cosy bar offering refreshing cocktails, cold beer, flavorful shisha, and an extensive menu.

  • No other place hosts a vibrant and eclectic nightlife like El Camaleon. Groove to the diverse music selection from electronic beats to world music.
Read More

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