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Festivals & Events In Dahab

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Dahab is one of Egypt’s most multi-cultural towns, integrating different religious traditions in a peaceful way; as a consequence, the list of Dahab Holidays contains several prominent African festivals as well as some unique, indigenous festivals. Few people realize that, in addition to the original Bedouin culture, Dahab is home to a tiny number of Christians. Furthermore, since the historical significance of certain of the festivals is not widely recognized, they are celebrated by a minority, i.e. tiny tribes.

Historic Dahab Festivals—Wafaa Al Nil & Leylet en Nuktah

Wafaa Al Nil, which takes place in September, is also known as the ‘Festival of the Nile.’ This event, which is one of the oldest in Egypt, is celebrated in a variety of ways around the country. It is commemorated in Dahab with a focus on social connection via different activities. During this time, visitors may engage in night-long poetry sessions or lectures. This is a simple approach to comprehend the growth of Egyptian civilization. Another event with a similar concept, the Leylet en Nuktah, is held in the second week of June. This holiday, like many others, has historical importance and has been celebrated since the time of the pharaohs. Each year, the precise date for the Leylet is computed using the Coptic calendar, a traditional lunar calendar.

With approximately 90% of its inhabitants adhering to a strict interpretation of Islam, Ramadan is undoubtedly the most important of Dahab’s festivities. This festival commemorates a key milestone in the history of Islam: the revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammed. This event lasts almost a month, with day-long fasting followed by nighttime feasting on sweet treats. Local gatherings known as ‘Iftars’ are held throughout Dahab, creating an unrivaled bustle in the local marketplaces.

Cultural Dahab FestivalsSham al-Naseem

This celebration attempts to bring people of different religions together. The festival of Sham al-Naseem is more of a picnic-style celebration of the arrival of spring. The holiday is observed in the later part of March with relatives going on spontaneous picnics and inviting distant family members. Kidney beans and dried fish are popular local foods around this time.

Lesser-known Dahab Festivals—Egyptian Christmas

This is one of Dahab’s lesser-known events. The Orthodox Church is the faith of Egypt’s Christian minority. Christmas is celebrated on January 7th, rather than December 25th, in this country. This version of Christmas also involves fasting for extended periods of time due to certain unique rituals that are exclusive to North African towns such as Dahab. The occasion does not elicit large-scale festivities, but visitors may witness the traditional Christmas trees and excitement at the local marketplaces.

How To Travel To Dahab

BY BUS OR TAXIBy bus from Cairo, it takes 9 hours and departs many times daily from Turgoman station (central), Abbasseya station (30 minutes from the center), and Heliopolis (near airport). Not all buses run from/to every station. It is best to purchase tickets in advance, particularly for the night...

How To Get Around In Dahab

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Prices in Dahab

MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$1.05Tomatoes1 kg$0.52Cheese0.5 kg$3.10Apples1 kg$1.95Oranges1 kg$0.80Beer (domestic)0.5 l$Bottle of Wine1 bottle$10.00Coca-Cola2 liters$0.90Bread1 piece$0.35Water1.5 l$RESTAURANTSDinner (Low-range)for 2$11.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$34.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$Mac Meal or similar1 meal$4.65Water0.33 l$0.60Cappuccino1 cup$1.70Beer (Imported)0.33 l$2.15Beer (domestic)0.5 l$2.30Coca-Cola0.33 l$0.80Coctail drink1 drink$ENTERTAINMENTCinema2 tickets$Gym1 month$33.00Men’s Haircut1 haircut$Theatar2 tickets$Mobile (prepaid)1 min.$0.04Pack of Marlboro1 pack$2.85PERSONAL CAREAntibiotics1 pack$Tampons32 pieces$Deodorant50 ml.$1.90Shampoo400 ml.$2.20Toilet paper4 rolls$0.55Toothpaste1 tube$0.65CLOTHES...

Beaches in Dahab

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Sights & Landmarks In Dahab

The blue hole, maybe Dahab's most renowned sight, is essentially a massive hole in the Red Sea. From the air, it appears like a dark blue circle in the water. This is a popular dive location, however it is also an extremely hazardous dive site. The risk arises from...

Things To Do In Dahab

In Dahab, the most "traditional" thing to do is nothing. It's one of the greatest spots in the world to indulge in this most exquisite desire, and it's a big part of Dahab's reputation among travelers. Anyway, if "doing" anything to you implies "action" or "sites," you have a...

Food & Restaurants In Dahab

The key to dining inexpensively in Dahab is to avoid beachside eateries and instead go inland, along and beyond the pedestrian zone, where comparable meals are often on sale for half the price of those on the seaside.Budget places. You may dine for extremely inexpensive costs (4-24LE) on the...

Coffee & Drinks in Dahab

On the beach, there are various pubs. Additionally, special stores called Drinkies sell beer, wine, and liquor. One is at Azzahla's market square, while the other is on Mashraba's little road beside the Sea Bride seafood restaurant.Certain Egyptian alcohol companies use the names and labeling of more well-known liquors...

Shopping In Dahab

The typical Egyptian suspects make excellent purchases: water pipes, carpets, oriental lamps, shirts of various lengths with embroidered, backgammon games, and silver jewelry, among others. Prices are set for visitors, therefore negotiating is necessary; pay no more than 50%-60% of the first amount quoted; anything more is a rip-off....

Nightlife In Dahab

Dahab Partys, various locations host different party nights every week. Wednesdays at the Sphinx Pool Bar feature House and Dance Music, while Fridays at RUSH Village Bar feature House and Dancey rhythms.(kind of) Discothèques – Rush and The Tree. However, as soon as more than 15-20 people enter, the doorman announces, "It's a...

Stay Safe & Healthy In Dahab

Women tourists are safe in Dahab, however please be cautious.As a deference to local traditions, even if you will notice a lot of females wearing short skirts and tight t-shirts, please remember that Egypt is a conservative nation and dress accordingly in the city. A bikini is quite acceptable...

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