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Sharm Elshiek

Sharm El Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on the coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai. The city is known as the “City of Peace,”due to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there. Sharm El Sheikh is considered one of the party cities of Egypt, with foreigners always flocking there during the summer.

Being situated near the Red Sea, it provides some of the most stunning underwater scenery and warm water making this an ideal place to dive.

History :

Sharm El sheikh was captured by Israel during the Sinai conflict of 1956 and restored to Egypt in 1957. During the Six-Day War in 1967, it was recaptured by Israel and remained under Israeli control until the entire Sinai peninsula was returned to Egypt in 1982 after the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979.

Its strategic importance at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, led to its transformation from a fishing village into a major port and naval base for the Egyptian Navy.

Climate :

The weather in Sharm El Sheikh is ever changing according to the season. During the winter months, the temperature ranges from 15°C to 3s°C (59-95°F) and during the summer months from 20°C to 45°C (68-113°F)

Places to visit :

Naama Bay
Mount Sinai
St Catherine Monastery
Ras Mohammed
Nabq Protected Area

Did you know :

The Saint Catherine Monastery has been called the oldest working Christian monastery in the world.

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