Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai, photo by Mabdella
Mount Sinai (photo by Mabdella)
 

Mount Sinai is the landmark mountain of the Sinai Peninsula, in northeastern Egypt between the Mediterranean’s two forks of the Red Sea.

The mountain and surrounding region have long been a spiritual location for Jews, Muslims, and Christians. There are several beautiful shrines and ruins along the journey upward, including a small synagogue, a small mosque, and a Greek Orthodox Christian Chapel.

At the base lies the ancient Christian Monastery of St. Catherine – one of the oldest active monasteries in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Many travelers plan their journeys in order to catch the sunset from on top of Mount Sinai -– where the vista extends over the Red Sea (which actually looks red) to Saudi Arabia.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

Situated directly on the beach and in the center of SOHO Square, this 5-star resort offers lush tropical surroundings and luxurious rooms with satellite TVs. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hilton Sharm El Sheikh Fayrouz Resort

This luxurious Hilton resort overlooks the Red Sea in Naama Bay, 15 minutes' drive from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport. It features 4 outdoor pools and a long private beach. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Jaz Dahabeya

This luxurious, 4-star hotel offers stunning views of the Red Sea and the Sinai Mountains. It features a lagoon-style pool, massage treatments and a sauna. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$41 - $688

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Dahab Divers

Dahab Divers Hotel features a dive centre offering courses and equipment. It features air-conditioned rooms fitted with a flat-screen TV. It organizes tours and excursions. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $75

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Two-Bedroom Apartment at Egyptian Experience Resort

Lovely Two-Bedroom Apartment at Egyptian Experience Resort offers accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh, 14.3 miles from Naama Bay. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Riviera Sharm Resort

Riviera Sharm Resort

Riviera Sharm Resort offers accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh. The resort has a year-round outdoor pool and a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Mirage Village

Mirage Village

Mirage Village is a beachfront resort with access to the coral reef of the Red Sea. It has a private beach, free Wi-Fi and a tour desk that can arrange safaris and excursions. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25 - $40

$25-
El Primo Hotel Dahab

El Primo Hotel Dahab

Located right on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, El Primo is situated within a 5-minute walk from Dahab City Centre. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26 - $70

$26-
Faraana Heights Resort

Faraana Heights Resort

Overlooking the Red Sea, Faraana Heights Resort boasts a private beach, 3 swimming pools and a discotheque. Diving and other water sports can be arranged upon request. All rooms at Faraana are fitted with printed carpeted floor. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $150

$27-
Star Of Dahab Hotel

Star Of Dahab Hotel

Situated just 50 metres from the Red Sea beach, the whitewashed Star of Dahab offers air-conditioned rooms with a balcony and free Wi-Fi. Professional massages are also offered. The Star’s airy rooms have wood panelled windows and rugs on the... Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $70

$27-
Dahab Divers

Dahab Divers

Dahab Divers Hotel features a dive centre offering courses and equipment. It features air-conditioned rooms fitted with a flat-screen TV. It organizes tours and excursions. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27 - $75

$27-
Gafy Resort

Gafy Resort

Located on its own private beach in Naama Bay, Gafy Resort offers a large outdoor pool, a children's pool, and spa facilities. Satellite TV and a balcony are featured in all rooms. The air-conditioned rooms at Gafy Resort are fitted with a minibar. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28 - $600

$28-
Aurora Cyrene Hotel

Aurora Cyrene Hotel

Situated a 12-minute walk from the beach, Aurora Cyrene offers 2 outdoor pools, a private beach and spacious rooms with air conditioning. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28 - $168

$28-
Red Sea Relax Resort

Red Sea Relax Resort

Situated on Dahab’s beach and close to the excellent scuba diving point of Lighthouse Reef, Red Sea Relax Resort offers a variety of great-value accommodation and its own diving club. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$28 - $99

$28-
Tamra Beach Resort

Tamra Beach Resort

Situated in the Nabq area and directly on the beach, this elegant 4-star hotel offers rooms with balconies overlooking the Red Sea. It features a landscaped pool area and a private beach with jetty to dive off. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $800

$29-
Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village

Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village

Sharks Bay Umbi offers authentic accommodation overlooking its own private pier and beach. A restaurant, dive centre and supermarket are located within the village complex. Free Wi-Fi is available. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29 - $108

$29-
Apartment at The View Resort

Apartment at The View Resort

Located in Sharm El Sheikh, this apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The unit is 5 km from Jackson Deep (Hammerhead Sharks). Free private parking is available on site. Towels and bed linen are offered at Apartment at The View Resort. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29

$29-
Sea Beach Aqua Park Resort

Sea Beach Aqua Park Resort

Situated on a 250 metre long private beach in Sharm El Sheikh, Sea Beach Resort & Aqua Park offers simply furnished accommodations. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29

$29-
Eden Rock Hotel Namaa Bay

Eden Rock Hotel Namaa Bay

Featuring stunning views of the Red Sea and the Sinai desert mountains, this hotel in Naama Bay offers rooms with a private balcony or terrace. Facilities include an outdoor pool. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30 - $130

$30-
Red C Villas

Red C Villas

Located in Dahab on the Red Sea Coast, Red C Villas and Apartments are situated between the Sinai Mountains and the sea. The property features 2 adults' pools and 1 children's pool, and offers free Wi-Fi in all areas. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino

Sonesta Beach Resort & Casino

With views of the Red Sea, this Naama Bay resort boasts a private beach and organises diving excursions to the coral reefs. It has a Vegas-style casino and 6 swimming pools. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30 - $320

$30-
Sunny Lakes Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Sunny Lakes Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Located in the Naama Bay district in Sharm El Sheikh, Sunny Lakes Resort Sharm El Sheikh offers a garden and outdoor pool. Supermarket Sharm is 6 km from the property. All units include a seating area. Some units have a terrace and/or balcony. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-

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Natural
Lowland Mountains
In Abrahamic scripture, Mount Sinai is where the Prophet Moses received the Ten Commandments. Like the surrounding mountains, it is rugged and made up of different mineral layers, contrasting with golden sand and blue skies.
Deserts
Sinai's desert is spectacular. Trees and lush oases provide a beautiful surprise. Popular destinations include Wadi Ulrada and the Colored Canyon, but there are many little gems such as hot springs and ancient ruins.

Note that it can get brutally hot during the summer.
Hiking and Trekking
There are many hiking trails in the region besides Mount Sinai. Other trails in the region include:Tarboush Mountain, El Galt el Azrak, Gabal El Banat, Bab El Donia mountain, Nabateya village, Wadi Etlah, Kharazet El-Shhagg, Gebel Abbas Pasha, Ain Najila, St. Katherine mountain and Moses mountain. Arranging guides in the local area is fairly easy.

Note that it can get brutally hot during the summer.
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