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How To Get Around In Dahab

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Dahab is divided into three separate sections.

  1. Masbat Bay is in the center, approximately equally split by a floodway (the funny bridge over dry sand – except during a rare but impressive flash flood). Masbat’s tourism area extends north to Eel Garden (or Meleil as the Bedouin name it) and south via Mashraba. A corniche stretches the length of this beach. This is considered center Dahab, and it has everything you need.
  2. The Laguna is a short cab trip south (El Goze). The Corniche comes to an end here in the south. Dahab’s earliest resort hotels may be found here (Hilton etc.). All municipal services are also available, including a bus station, a hospital, and a city council.
  3. Assalah: the residential neighborhood, which is mostly Bedouin but also has some international expats and Egyptians living among the Bedouin.

Outlying hotels: There are around 15 outlying resort hotels stretching north towards the Blue Hole and south to Wadi Gnai, which are mostly booked as package vacations.

Plus, Dahab is surrounded by two protected areas: Nabq Protected Area in the south, which begins at Wadi Gnai, and Ras Abu Galoum Protected Area in the north, which begins at the Blue Hole. In all, 52 percent of the Gulf of Aqaba shoreline is designated as a protected area, which is critical for regulating expansion and protecting the reef and eco system. Except for traditional Bedouin dwellings, no construction is permitted in Protected Areas.


Shared taxis, which are essentially minibuses, are an inexpensive method to commute locally. Because shared taxis adhere to a schedule, they are handy if you have missed the day’s bus to neighboring destinations like as Sharm el-Sheikh, or if you need to get into Dahab upon coming from the Aqaba boat. If you don’t have a vehicle, take a cab to the border, walk over, then get a shared taxi on the other side to go to Dahab from Eilat.


Walking around Dahab is straightforward; the promenade runs directly down the coastline, and all of the normal facilities are situated along it. Bicycles would be a wonderful mode of transportation, however most rental bicycles are badly maintained and so in poor condition. Many firms are clearly uninterested in the bicycle-rental component of their company, claiming high costs and imaginative time definitions (“1 day” = 6 hours). Even huge and ostensibly respected companies are not immune to flaws in this area.

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...

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

Lagoona BeachThis beach is within a 10-minute taxi ride from Dahab's downtown. This location is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, and it serves as a starting point for diving expeditions. Windsurfing is one of the most popular sports on this beach.Excursions are organized to adjacent coral reefs and...

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...

Festivals & Events In Dahab

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...

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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