Dahab, Sinai (Egypt)
Dahab is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sinai that presents divers and snorkelers a wide variety of tropical fish in every color of the rainbow as well as easy access to some of the most gorgeous coral reefs in the world, located in the Aqaba gulf on the eastern coast of Sinai 85 km north of Sharm El-Sheikh.
Dahab means "gold" in Arabic. In Sinai it means golden sands, turquoise sea and off-beat cafe life. It is a focus of tourism development, with swaying palms, fine sand and wonderful snorkeling opportunities.
It consists of two villages: The Bedouin village of Assalah; a popular area of Dahab; is the southern half where people of all nationalities gather, with the business and administrative center of Dahab to the north.
The coastline is crowded with cafes. Diving and relaxing are the most popular activities in Dahab. Diving trips leave out of the many diving centers on a daily basis, to the dive sites of Dahab, Canyon, Bell, and the famous and dangerous, Blue Hole.
Dahab also has excellent hotel accommodations, and affords less expensive housing in the village, or camping.