General information about Sharm El Sheikh

The simplicity of sun, sea and sand. The luxury of five-star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. This is Sharm El Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai Peninsula.

Sharm El Sheikh

There are small, intimate hotels with modern designs, as well as larger hotel complexes belonging to International chains, plus about the entire amenities one could expect of a tourist center, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses and health facilities. In fact, with diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions, it is almost impossible for a visitor to ever suffer from boredom.

Sharm El Sheikh is the city of peace. Sharm El Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on the coastal strip along the Red Sea, it is easily accessible with direct flights now coming in from many major European destinations (flying time from London is approx 5 hrs, and most of Europe between 3- 3.5hrs).

The climate in Sharm El Sheikh in the Red Sea is hot and dry, not humid, with year-round sunshine. Making it an excellent place to take a vacation or live permanently

World class diving in warm waters over tropical coral reefs, wonderful hotels with some of the world’s favorite cuisines, golf courses and a wealth of ancient history & local culture which makes sharm el sheikh one of the best places to own a house.

Sharm El Sheikh is basically divided into three main regions:

Na’ama Bay

Sharm Na'ama Bay

This long sandy bay was where the first hotel appeared in the early eighties. The development of the shore-line on this bay is now complete and the seafront boasts a beautiful paved walkway, lined with bougainvillaea and oleander, following the full sweep of the bay. Na’ama Bay is the target for tourists in the evenings. This is where you will find many shops, restaurants, bars and ‘Sheesha’ cafes.

Sharm El Maya

Sharm El Maya

This is the name given to the bay area old town of Sharm El Sheikh. The picturesque bay is a natural harbour and home to many small boats. The beautiful sandy beach has a profusion of palm trees providing natural shade for the sun loungers. This beach area of Sharm El Maya has only recently been developed with 5* hotels, and the old town is only a short walk away.

Nabq Bay

Sharm Nabq Bay

Nabq Bay is the ideal place for a peaceful holiday full of relaxation hours by the beach as well as standing out by the amazing views to Tiran Island and the Sinai Desert mountains, Nabq Bay is situated in a beautiful location close to Sharm el Sheikh int’l airport just 5 km away.

There are some amazing wrecks and dive sites for experienced divers to explore

The lagoon at Nabq Bay offers a huge range of water sports including windsurfing, kite surfing, parasailing, water skiing, sailing and canoeing, simply the best destination for the family to experience the excellent sunshine.

Night life activities are highly appreciated in Nabq bay, as there is a good number of clubs, cafes, restaurants, shops, Bus Stop and the well known Hard Rock café


Sharm El Sheikh has turned out to be one of the finest places for people to enjoy the best sun, sea, sand, and hospitality of its residents.

Sharm El Sheikh surrounded by three protected areas:

  • Ras Mohammed Natural Protected Park
  • St. Katherine National Park
  • Nabq Protected Area


Sharm el Sheikh is one of the most beautiful and amazing places located in Sinai and possibly Egypt. In past years it has grown to be the best and fastest developing destinations in the country of The Nile. For many years Sharm was considered to be only a place for divers. Today that has changed, there are now many reasons to visit Sharm. There is now a wide range of well known nightclubs, pubs and cafes, plus of course an extensive choice of excursions through the desert safari, quad- biking, bedoin dinner as well as romantic trips to see the stars.

In the past few years Sharm el Sheikh has grown to be the most popular place to invest.

Sharm El Sheikh Facts and Figures

  • 500 km far from Cairo.
  • 1 Hour by speed boat between Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.
  • Great cultural heritage.
  • Year-round sunshine.
  • Mild climate.
  • Fabulous nature and coral reefs.
  • Breathtaking beauty of the Red Sea.
  • World famous beaches.
  • Amazing diving and water activities all year.
  • Few hours flight from any European country.
  • Low cost of living
  • Friendly and safe atmosphere.
  • Developed infrastructure.
  • Low real estate prices