The Sinai


Dahab Geography – 14 Distinct Areas

Dahab is a charming tourist town, located on the east coast of the Sinai Peninsula, 90km north of Sharm El Sheik. This oasis town nestles between the mountains on the west and the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba to the east. On clear days Saudi Arabia can be seen in the east across the gulf. Dahab has at least 14 distinct areas, each with its unique characteristics.

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The Bedouin

The Bedouin are traditionally Arab nomads desert dwellers. They live throughout the Middle East and Arabia. The Bedouin of South Sinai say they originally came from the Arabian Peninsula. They are now usually settled in towns and villages, yet still value their freedom and independence above all else. Their way of life and culture are remarkably similar to the stories of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in the Bible.

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