Dahab tourist city

Dahab tourist city

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  1. Information about the city of Dahab
  2. Dahab most prominent natural landmarks

The charming city of Dahab, which attracts attention thanks to its clear beaches and golden sands, from which it gained its name, is considered one of the most famous tourist cities in Egypt, as it features natural landmarks and various activities.

Information about the city of Dahab

Dahab is located in the southeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula on the Red Sea coast, 80 km north of Sharm El-Shaikh. Dahab has been known for its Bedouin population since ancient times until now, and its inhabitants relied in the past on fishing, thanks to the state’s interest in developing it and establishing many hotels and tourist facilities, in addition to its inclusion of many diverse natural attractions, it has become one of the most important cities that attract tourists in Egypt.

The city of Dahab is known for its wind activity, so it is intended by fans of surfers, parachuting forces, and mountain climbers. It also includes many diving centers, given that diving is what the tourist city of Dahab is most famous for.

The city of Dahab sticks in the minds of its visitors because of its charming beaches and golden sands, it is a destination for lovers of tranquility and relaxation.

Dahab most prominent natural landmarks

The Blue Hole: This spot of the sea was given this name due to its color which is different and darker from the rest of the sea water surrounding it, it is one of the most famous tourist places suitable for free diving, the depth of this area exceeds approximately 130 meters. This spot is famous because of its name, which was given to it due to the drowning of many of the world’s most skilled divers, so it is called the “divers’ cemetery”, on the shore of this spot there is a memorial with the names of most of those who died by drowning there. After diving in the blue hole area at a distance, there is a sea cave called “the Arch” which is one of the world’s most dangerous sea caves, the length of this tunnel is approximately 26 meters. Most of the death incidents that occurred there were almost in this area, and because of these repeated incidents, rumors spread at first among the Bedouin residents of the city, and they composed a story that these incidents were due to the fact that there was a girl in the village who committed suicide in this spot a long time ago, which led to a change in the color of the water in this area and killing anyone who tried to dive there. Nevertheless, with the discovery of the area and the continuous search of divers, it was found that all those who were exposed to death did not adhere to the instructions for diving there, and because they were professional, they thought that the matter was easy, but some might get lost in the tunnel area that connects the hole with open sea water, so they could not get out quickly which might lead to a lack of oxygen for them and thus they drown, in addition, this area is exposed to opposite water currents, which leads to divers remaining stationary at that time without being able to move, thus oxygen decreases and they die, and there were corpses that disappeared and could not be found. Despite these explanations, this area is still a mystery to many, but with adherence to the instructions there you can dive safely. It is said that this hole may have been caused by the collision of a rock or meteors that fell from the sky, and the Blue Hole features many eye-catching coral reefs and diverse marine organisms.

The Canyon: It is also called the Great Valley or the Colorful Canyon, it is one of the most beautiful natural reserves and the worlds most famous diving places. It was named the colored canyon because of its distinctive rocks, stones and sand overlapping and colored in different colours. The height of this valley is about 4 km, and its depth is approximately 52 meters under water. The residents of the region depend on the income from tourism in this region, which is almost the most touristic place in Dahab because of its uniqueness and beauty.

Nabq Nature Reserve: The area of this reserve is approximately 600 km², and the Nabq Reserve is distinguished by its multiplicity of ecosystems that include water, desert and mountain environments. The water environment there is characterized by its inclusion of many coral reefs and diverse and rare marine organisms. The desert environments there are characterized by the large numbers of plants, which number more than 130 species, of which approximately 86 species are found only in the Nabq Reserve. The reserve is also famous for the presence of the German ship that sank there in 1956 AD, “Maria Schroeder”, there are mangrove forests, which are among the most important forests that preserve the aquatic environment from the so-called “beach slaughter” phenomenon, these forests are also one of the most important areas for breeding and reproduction of various marine organisms and settlements of migratory or even resident birds, the length of the mangrove trees reaches approximately 5 meters.

Abu Gallum Reserve: The area of the reserve is about 500 km², of which approximately 350 km² is land and 150 km² is water. It was named the Abu Gallum Reserve due to the presence of the galum plant in it, which has been distorted to the word Gallum. It is characterized by the diversity of its ecosystems, such as the mixing of mountains and beaches together, and desert environments. The reserve includes many coral reefs and various marine organisms, and the waters of this reserve are distinguished by the presence of cave systems that extend to a depth of up to 100 meters. It is also distinguished by its inclusion of different types of plants, numbering approximately 165 species, of which 44 species are only found therein. Visitors come to this reserve to enjoy various activities such as diving, camping, camel riding and many different water games.

Laguna Island: This island or this beach is distinguished as the only sandy beach in the city of Dahab unlike the rest of the rocky beaches, it features a stunning view of clear blue water free of rocks mixed with golden sand and sky. There are many centers that qualify visitors to be able to dive for fun, the island’s water features also many diverse coral reefs and colorful fish.

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