A friendly hotel designed to combine Ancient Egyptian architecture with contemporary design. The only resort in Sharm el Sheikh which can claim to look Egyptian is El Hayat. Fun yet could be seen as slightly cheesy, the designers here have taken the temple concept to new heights! On two levels, the resort feels a little cramped for sunbathing and it is not on the beach. El Hayat makes for a nice stay in Sharm but can feel a little claustrophobic due to the buildings being close to the pools, thus not leaving much open space.