Snorkelling and world class diving
Sharm is at the Southern tip of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The backdrop is of mountain peaks and open desert. Luxury hotels and resorts along the coast plus world class snorkelling and diving. Activites such as desert quad biking, camel safaris and golf are all available.
Time Difference: GMT +2 hours
Currency: Egytian Pound
Sharm El Shiekh
It's generally hot and dry. The best times to visit are from February to April and October to November when the weather is warm. Summer is very hot, with average temperatures reaching up to 41C in the shade!
A fantastic place to pick up a bargain is in the old town market. It sells all manner of clothing and headwear as well as exotic spices which are favoured by the locals. Why not pick up all your souvenirs and holiday gifts.
Sharm El Sheikh is renowned for its water sports with every form of sea going activity you can think of! There’s the usual water skiing and windsurfing, but for the less active you can also take a glass-bottomed boat trip. Of course, it goes without saying, Sharm El Sheikh is a particularly excellent destination for snorkelling and scuba diving. The Red Sea is scattered with ship wrecks and is the home of stunning marine life.
Al Mustafa Mosque
This impressive building is well worth a visit if you’re interested in unique architecture. It’s simply stunning inside and out. It has a beautiful marble frontage, several minarets and a glorious dome. Inside there’s a feeling of total calm and tranquillity.