Mount Sinai

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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 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55 - $1375

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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 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$64 - $9999

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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 13 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 14 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 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Seahorse Apartment

Seahorse Apartment

The Seahorse Apartment is located in the Lagoon area of Dahab, just a 3-minute walk from the main sandy beach and water sports lagoon. It boasts free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. This accommodation is bright and features a modern design. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50 - $85

$50-
Surfers Lounge Dahab Lagoon

Surfers Lounge Dahab Lagoon

Featuring panoramic views of Gulf of Aqaba, Surfers Lounge Dahab Lagoon is located in centre of Dahab. It offers an apartment with a balcony overlooking the garden and mountains. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52 - $250

$52-
Domina Hotel & Resort Sultan

Domina Hotel & Resort Sultan

Domina El Sultan enjoys a privileged position right by the Diving Centre and the Elisir Beauty Farm, just a few steps away from the beach. The Hotel features great views of the bay and the entire Resort. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52 - $192

$52-
Concorde El Salam Sharm El Sheikh Front Hotel

Concorde El Salam Sharm El Sheikh Front Hotel

Just a 5-minute walk from Soho Square, this beachfront hotel features a lagoon-style infinity pool overlooking the Red Sea, a full-size soccer field and the only ice rink in Sharm el-Sheikh. It offers a private beach and free WiFi in the hotel lobby. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$52 - $740

$52-
Oriental Rivoli Hotel

Oriental Rivoli Hotel

Situated between the Sinai Desert and the Red Sea, Oriental Rivoli Hotel offers 3 swimming pools and a private beach. It also has a Hammam and rooms with LCD TVs. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$54 - $405

$54-
Le Royale Sonesta Luxury Collection Resort - Sharm El Sheikh

Le Royale Sonesta Luxury Collection Resort - Sharm El Sheikh

Private beachfront, 3 pools with Spanish mosaic tiling and a dive centre are available at this 5-star Naama Bay resort. Its luxuriously appointed rooms feature 42” LCD TVs and Art Déco furniture.Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$54 - $1170

$54-
Savoy Sharm El Sheikh

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 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55 - $1375

$55-
Sea Stars Apartments

Sea Stars Apartments

Situated in the Eel Garden area of Dahab, Sea Star Apartments is a walking distance from the local beach and reef. It provides free Wi-Fi, a garden and a terrace. Rooms offer a garden or sea view. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$55 - $98

$55-
Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa

Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa

This luxurious 5-star resort is situated on a private beach at scenic Na'ama Bay’s entrance. The resort offers 3 gourmet restaurants, state-of-the-art dive training and a 600 m2 spa. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$56 - $680

$56-
The Cozy Beach Elite

The Cozy Beach Elite

The Cozy Beach Elite is a semi-detached holiday home with a barbecue, set in Dahab in the South Sinai Region. Guests benefit from terrace and a sun terrace. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$59

$59-
Genena City Resort

Genena City Resort

Set in Sharm El Sheikh in the South Sinai Region, 3.2 km from Supermarket Sharm, Genena City Resort boasts an outdoor pool and children's playground. The resort has a sun terrace and a private beach area, and guests can enjoy a meal at the... Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$59

$59-
Coral Sea Sensatori Resort

Coral Sea Sensatori Resort

Sensatori Sharm El Sheikh Resort is located in Sharm El Sheikh. It offers an outdoor and indoor pool, a fitness centre and a private beach. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Sharks Bay - Beachfront Elite Apartment

Sharks Bay - Beachfront Elite Apartment

Situated in Sharm El Sheikh, Sharks Bay - Beachfront Elite Apartment is an apartment featuring an outdoor pool. Guests benefit from terrace. The air-conditioned unit is fitted with a kitchen. Towels and bed linen are available in this apartment. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Octopus Apartment

Octopus Apartment

Located in the Lagoon area of Dahab, Octopus Apartment is just a 3-minute walk from the main sandy beach and watersports lagoon. It boasts free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60 - $97

$60-
Coral Sea Holiday Resort

Coral Sea Holiday Resort

Perched on 320 metres of sandy beach, Coral Sea Holiday Resort features 6 exquisite restaurants and 7 bars, catering to all culinary needs. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$60

$60-
Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort

Sheikh Ali Dahab Resort

Sheikh Ali Resort is located in Mashraba, just a few minutes’ walk to the beach promenade and 25 minutes’ walk from Laguna Beach. This modern resort features modern suites with terrace or balcony overlooking the outdoor pool. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$61 - $81

$61-
Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh

This stylish, elegant and prestigious 5-star Sharm El Sheikh resort is situated on 600m of gorgeous private silky white sandy beach. It offers a lagoon-style pool and a 145m snorkeling and scuba diving platform. It has 9 restaurants and bars. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$61 - $943

$61-

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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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