Dahab

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1==Introduction==7==Introduction==
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3Dahab is a town in southeast Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula, situated alongside the Red Sea. It is popular amongst tourists for its excellent diving and wind surfing opportunities, but nearby Mount Sinai also make for excellent climbing. The town itself also has a livery party scene. The scenery is truly exhilarating, with barren mountains overlooking the Red Sea. 9Dahab is a town in southeast Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula, situated alongside the Red Sea. It is popular amongst tourists for its excellent diving and wind surfing opportunities, but nearby Mount Sinai also makes for excellent climbing. The town itself also has a lively party scene. The scenery is truly exhilarating, with barren mountains overlooking the Red Sea.
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12==Sights and Activities==
13===El Mashrabe Street===
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7The main part of Dahab which is the most happening one is the El Mashrabe Street (sharae). This is the street where all the low cost budget hostels are located as well as the scuba diving centres etc. The Corniche connects the lighthouse to these hostels most of which are located on the Corniche or are approached by it.14The main part of Dahab which is the most happening one is the El Mashrabe Street (sharae). This is the street where all the low cost budget hostels are located as well as the scuba diving centres etc. The Corniche connects the lighthouse to these hostels most of which are located on the Corniche or are approached by it.
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11===Snorkelling and Diving===16===Snorkelling and Diving===
12Dahab is a base for scuba diving where one can do introductory dives. Only guided dive is possible in Egypt, price for 1 dive around 25EURO. Summer is increadiably hot in Sinai, so, the best time to go is about April-May and October-November, also winter is possible. The diving around the Lighthouse is not as great, due to the pollution. The Blue Hole is the most famous of Dahab for snorkelers and divers, both. The sea life and corals are amazing here and unspoilt; the fact that the approach road is unmettalled would give the area a longer time to be spoilt. One should also keep in mind not to go near the corals as it could damage them. While swimming, you should avoid getting close to the rocks because if the tide is strong then there have been instances where injuries have been reported due to people colliding with the rocks. There are about 20 dive sites in Dahab and endless places for swimming17Dahab is a base for scuba diving where one can do introductory dives. Only guided dive is possible in Egypt, and the price for a single dive is around 25EUR. Summer is incredibly hot in Sinai, so the best time to go is about April-May and October-November, also winter is possible. The diving around the Lighthouse is not as great, due to the pollution. The Blue Hole is a favourite spot for snorkelers and divers. The sea life and corals are amazing here and unspoilt. One should keep in mind not to go near the corals as it could damage them. While swimming, you should avoid getting close to the rocks because if the tide is strong then there have been instances where injuries have been reported due to people colliding with the rocks. There are about 20 dive sites in Dahab and endless places for swimming.
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15==Events and Festivals==20==Events and Festivals==
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18==Getting There==23==Getting There==
24There are limited options for getting to Dahab, as there is no airport or train line. Driving around the Sinai is also quite dangerous, so it is not recommended.
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20===By Plane===26However, there are nearby airports at Sharm and Tab. It is also possible to come by land or sea from [[Jordan]] and [[Israel]], though there are no boats serving as public transport.
21It's no airport in Dahab. You can fly to Sharm or to Taba airports, or come by land/sea from Jordan or Israel.
22===By Train===
23It's no train in Dahab
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25===By Car===28Bus is the best option: East Delta Bus is the local bus service, which connects Dahab with Sharm, Nueiba ad Taba. The trips take around 3 hours and cost between 20 and 30 Egyptian Pounds. There is a slightly inflated tourist price.
26self-driving in Sinai is extremelly dangerous and not recommended.
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28===By Bus===
29it's local buses net "East Delta Bus" that bring you there (and around) for symbolic price.
30Dahab is connected with Delta Bus service to Sharm and Nueiba (both are also hurbors) as well as to Taba (border with Israel). Prices are pretty symbolic for 3 hrs of travel you pay about 20-30 Egyptian Pound. Usually tourist price is a bit more then price for local people.
31Another possibility - to get a taxi. Ask about price before you getting into. The price supposed be fixed.30Another possibility - to get a taxi. Ask about price before you getting into. The price supposed be fixed.
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33===By Boat===
34It's not boats as a public transport that arrive Dahab.
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37==Getting Around==33==Getting Around==
34The various Sinai towns are connected by Delta Bus. You can also take a local taxi, but make sure you ask for the price before the trip.
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39===By Car===36Driving around yourself is not recommended.
40It's not recommended to drive yourself, but get a local taxi instead. Make sure you ask for the price before the trip.
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42===By Public Transport===
43Delta Bus net connects Sinai towns.
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50==Eat==39==Eat==
40Most restaurants in Dahab serve fish and sea food, and pizza is also a popular dish. "Alladin" and "Friend's Place" are two great restaurants in Dahab. I would also recommend Funny Mummy's. Great food and clean. Cheap cold beers, a friendly staff, and the best shesha in Dahab
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52"Alladin" and "Friend's Place" are absolutelly best restaurants in Dahab.42Be sure to try some bedouin tea!
53All restaurants serve fishes and sea food, as well all of them serve pizza.
54Dont miss bedouine tea!
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57==Drink==45==Drink==
58[b]TOTA[/b] [need phone number, address, web address]. Club/Bar - free entry. TOTA is designed like a submarine. It's a maze of a place, with dancefloors, a pool room and an outside bar.46[b]TOTA[/b] [need phone number, address, web address]. Club/Bar - free entry. TOTA is designed like a submarine. It's a maze of a place, with dance floors, a pool room and an outside bar.
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61==Sleep==49==Sleep==