Sharm El-Sheikh

Welcome to Sharm El-Sheikh

Sharm El-Sheikh

With sunshine and warm waters all year round, Sharm El Sheikh is the closest destination to Europe where you can soak up sun, dive amazing corals reefs, and enjoy the sea any time you need a break from routine.  Sharm El Sheikh is located on the Gulf of Aqaba, about 300 km from Suez and 19 km from Ras Mohammed National Park. 

Inside Sharm, Naama Bay is where the action is to be found whereas the Old Town is where you should head for your daily shopping and souvenirs. If you’re in the market for some serenity Hadaba (near Ras Um Sid) would be your choice, here you’ll find calm hotels and resorts. To explore the Ras Mohammed National Park and Nabq Protectorate, or to go on diving and snorkelling trips head down to the marina or to one of the town’s docking ports.


Information & Facts


Sharm El Sheikh boasts the widest array of fun, exciting and even crazy water and extreme sports: besides shore and boat diving, snorkeling, sailing, wind and kite-surfing, you can even try sky diving or parachuting from a helicopter, Go karting, Quad biking, sand buggies and much more on your next holiday in Sharm El Sheikh.

Aswell as all of these activities from Sharm El Sheikh, you can easily book trips and safaris into the nearby Sinai desert and discover the amazing St Catherine Monastery, or the majestic Sinai Mountains, aswell as trips to Cairo & Luxor to see the famous sights.

If you are wanting a more relaxed time,  You can also head to Sharm for a wellness and pampering holiday; the town is home to Egypt’s most famous and professional Spas in Egypt. 


The climate is lovely and dry all year long with temperatures ranging between 20° and 25° C in the winter months, whereas in summer the temperatures go up a little reaching highs of 30 to 35° C. 

Eating Out

International bars such as Hard Rock Cafe, Little Buddha,  

Local and Middle Eastern restauarunts

Food from across the world can be found in Soho Square, with a steak house, Indian, Chinese, Lebanese, Thai, Sushi, Hot Rock, mediteraneran and much more.

Many favourite smaller restaurnts of all different types of food can be found across resort.

A great way to expereince true local Egyptian food is by taking part in an excursion that includes a bedouin dinner with the amazing backdrop of the desert.

Getting Around

Local blue and white taxis are always available, negotiate a price to your destination before getting in, these taxis are all licensed.

There is also the local blue and white buses, which are cheaper than taxis, but may take a while longer to get to your destination, due to there being no bus stops, they will stop to let people on and off anywhere!

There is also the hotel limousines, these prices will all be fixed and displayed for you before you book.

Kids Attractions

Boat trips

Water Parks



Go Karting





Arabic is the main language spoken, however due to Sharm el Sheikh being an international destination, most people speak English, aswell as Russian, Italian, French and German


The main currency is the Egyptian Pound (LE).  Hwever all currencies such as sterling, dollars and Euros are also accepted in most shopping areas.

Night Life

World famous bars and nightclubs, such as Pacha, Space, Hard Rock Cafe and Little Buddha are all in Sharm.

 As well as many local bars, cafes, beaches, desert parties and night clubs.


Dine around the world at Soho Square , with Fusion 21 a mediteranean style restauraunt, Hot rock - coock your own meat on one of the hot stones, Bombay - indian restauarant, Luxor - Egyptian restaurant, Mandarin - Chinese food, Sushi Lounge, Mai Thai, plus many more.  All served in great surroundings and warm, friendnly staff.

Hard rock Cafe (Naama bay and Nabq Bay) Legendary American style restaurant

TGI Friday (Naama Bay) American and Italian food

Pizza Hut (Naama bay and Hadaba) Italian food

Little Buddha (Naama Bay) Japanese, Sushi Tepanyaki food.

As well as these well known brands there are many, local and smaller restaurant with food from around the world across the resort.


Soho Square - Hassle free shopping for all souvenirs, jewellery, gifts, leather, shes and clothing.  Best to go in evening time.

Old Market - perfect for your souvenirs and gifts, make sure you barter for the best prices. Best time to go later afternoon and early evening.

Naama bay - Souvenirs and clothing, make sure to barter for best bargains

Hollywood - Clothing, shoes and souvenirs.

Nabq bay - Souvenirs, clothing, shoes, and gifts all available.



A great way to see all the sights is through the city trip of discover sharm, see the cultural side and shopping sides of Sharm

Other highlights to see include Soho Square, Naama Bay, Old Market for your best shopping and entertainment away from the hotels.

If yoou are wanting to visit places further Sharm el Sheikh is close to the towns of Dahab and Taba, also St Catherines Monastry  and Mount Sinai or to see even more history then Cairo and Luxor are short flights away.


Currently Sharm el Sheikh is just 1 hour ahead of the UK GMT time. 

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