Located some sixty miles north of Sharm el-Sheikh
, on the eastern coast of the Sinai, Dahab is oppostite Saudi Arabia
, that you can see from the other side of the Gulf of Aqaba. This is a small seaside town known for its "hippie" atmosphere where young and old gather from all over the world to spend a few weeks, which used to quickly turn into several months here. Dahab is divided into two: a new part, Dahab City, where the major international hotels
are located and the old part, Assalah, further north. Formerly a Bedouin village, it now has more restaurants and hotels for back-packers and travellers than local inhabitants.
The seaside resort mainly lives to the rhythm of school holidays in Italy
and, increasingly, Scandinavia.
To get to Dahab from the UK
, the easiest way is to land at Sharm el Sheikh (5hr flight) and from there it takes another hour to reach the seaside location.
Avoid going for a seaside stay in winter : it is windy and a quite cold.