About 81 km north of Sharm El Sheikh, lies Dahab , one of the
most beautiful beaches in all Sinai because of its gleaming
sand, clear waters and colorful marine life.
This pearl of the gulf actually consists of two villages, the
Bedouin village of Assalah is the southern half, with the
business and administrative center of Dahab to the north. Dahab
means 'gold' in Arabic.
In Sinai it means golden sands, turquoise sea and off-beat cafe
It is a focus of tourism development, with swaying palms, fine
sand and wonderful snorkeling opportunities.
Dahab has excellent hotel accommodations, but also affords less
expensive housing in the village, or camping.
About 5 miles from town is the famous Blue Hole, for diving.
Towards the Israeli border is the Island of Coral, where the
Crusaders built a fort.
The remains can still be seen.