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Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh is a wonderful holiday paradise!

Sharm el Sheikh is beautifully situated on the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

Previously, Sharm el Sheikh a small village inhabited by Bedouins who lived by fishing and camel operation.

Within a few years the city has become one of the world's finest resorts.

Here are holiday filled with sun, crystal clear sea and beautiful beaches.

In Sharm el Sheikh has also the possibility to combine beach holidays with unique historical experiences.

Sharm el Sheikh offers elegant hotels in beautiful surroundings with relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. 

The Red Sea is an incredible underwater adventure whether you choose to snorkel or dive.

With a sea temperature never drops below 22 degrees, colorful fish and corals are the Red Sea known as one of the best places for snorkeling and diving.

 In the main center of Naama Bay, there is a good selection of restaurants, cozy cafes, shopping center and bazaars, bars and nightlife.

From Sharm el Sheikh can go on excursions to historical sites like the pyramids in Cairo, Moses Mountain and National Park of Ras Mohamed.

Sharm el Sheikh is composed of parts Nabq, Sharks Bay Ras Nasrani with, Naama Bay and Hadaba with Ras Um Sid.

Naama Bay is the main center but there are also smaller center in Nabq shopping center and entertainment venues in Hadaba

Activities
Sharm el Sheikh has a wide range of activities.

Diving is big in Sharm el Sheikh and including Colona Divers offer intro dives, PADI diving courses and diving day.

Snorkel possibilities are amazing and the beaches are also many different water sports such as water skiing, banana boat and the like.


Many of the hotels have tenninsbaner and fitness.

Sharm el Sheikh also has several water parks, and especially one of these is spectacularly built with many attractions for adults and children.

Tour with four wheel motorcycle in the desert is very poppulært and there are also go-cart track.

Horse riding is offered in several places, the best squad may Mövenpick Hotel offering both riding excursions in the desert and on the beach.

Golf Offer in Sharm el Sheikh is good with a superb 18-hole golf course.

Sharm el Sheikh is an elegant and international resort with Arabic ambience

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Sharm el Sheikh has a good selection of restaurants in the city, many local eateries and international chains.

The best restaurants are usually related to the major hotels.

Very good restaurants on hotels Hyatt Regency, Sofitel and Four Seasons. Please contact the front desk at your hotel for a reservation.
 
Typical international chain restaurants and cafés as McDonalds, PizzaHut, KFC and Starbucks are both in the center and the shopping center Il Mercado located about 10 min. by taxi from Naama Bay.
 
Many hotels can be booked with All Inclusive. When booking All Inclusive has food and drinks included at the hotel. You can also select only breakfast or half board or full board at several hotels.

Sharm el Sheikh has an active nightlife without in any way disturbing for those who wish to dine in the city's restaurants or shopping in the many fun shops. Large venues like Hard Rock, Pacha and Little Buddha are usually packed around noon and on Thursdays, considered Saturday in Sharm el Sheikh, it is often visited by a renowned dj or other events. There are also several quieter pubs and bars, especially the Camel Bar in the middle of town is a popular place.

Naama Bay has numerous shopping and more shopping. There are many shops selling local goods and there is great shopping for gold, silver, papyrus, hookahs, perfumes, spices, carpets and cotton.

Bargaining is necessary, starting at 50% off the price sell first ask in this type shops.

There are also sports shops like Nike, Puma and Adidas with real goods, often at very reduced prices compared to Norway. There are also several clothes and accessories category which is often typical of resort towns with goods where it is a bit more uncertain authentic brands are.

Slightly off center, ca. 10 min. by taxi, is the mall Il Mercado has several genuine brand shops and other upscale stores. Friday is public holiday and some shops may then be closed during the day.

Luxorby plane

Experience the city known as the "world's largest outdoor museum".

On the west bank of the Nile, you can visit thousands of years ancient tombs showing murals in a color brilliance that almost is not to believe.

Queen Hathshepsuths terrace temple is an architectural gem that can take your breath away.

On the eastern bank of the Nile rises temples that tells an amazing story of both print and images.

The lives of the farmers as they have done for centuries, here is the luxury hotels alongside the banks of the Nile
Fly, entrance tickets tour with guide and lunch included.

Camel trek with Bedouin dinner. (Afternoon).

After a guided tour of Sharm el Sheikh, we run into the desert mountains where we meet the Bedouins with their camels. Then we ride into the desert to a Bedouin tent where it is served beduinte, and as the sun goes down we get served a good dinner. Afterwards there is time for a little siesta under an enchanting starry sky. Bus back to Sharm el Sheikh.

Boat trip to Ras Mohamed. (Full day).
Experience one of Egypt's national parks; Ras Mohamed. Southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula is considered one of the world's finest diving paradise. There are huge coral reef which houses the most beautiful fish. This underwater adventure you can experience only with snorkel and diving mask. Lunch, drinks and snorkel equipment are included.

Snorkellers by boat. (Full day).
On this tour you will truly experience what the Red Sea has to offer in terms of taxes, in the form of golden sun rays and sea fine pearls. We swim, snorkel and enjoy ourselves together with colorful fish and beautiful corals. Lunch, drinks and snorkel equipment are included.
 
Diving.
Red Sea is considered to be one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world. We work with a well recognized dive center offering both try dive, dive certificate or diving. Diving booked through our tour leaders in Sharm el Sheikh.

Glass boat and 4-wheeled motorcycle.
Every weekday you can see fishes and corals from glassbåt, driving four-wheeled motorcycle in the desert or take a trip to the Aqua Park.

Remember that you must have made a booking for the flight and hotel before you can add excursions.

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Flight times/Tidsforskjel

See the online booking system for all days and times.


 

Transfer

Distance between airport and hotel is about 15-30 min.

 

Climate
Sunny with very low humidity.

From April to October, the temperature between 20 and 37 degrees.

From November to March temperatures are between 13 and 26 degrees.

Temperature difference between day and night up to 10 degrees.


Population/ Area
Ca. 40 0000 inhabitants.

Sharm el Sheikh is situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula on the Red Sea and consists of parts Nabq, Sharks Bay Ras Nasrani with, Naama Bay and Hadaba with Ras Um Sid. The main center is in Naama Bay.

Language is Arabic and English are very widespread..

 City/ Beaches

The main center is Naama Bay, and one can also visit the Old Market which is the old town of Sharm el Sheikh.

Great beaches, shallow beaches in the center and smaller beaches with bathing jetties at the best snorkeling beaches. Fantastic opportunities for snorkeling and diving.

All hotels have private beach for hotel guests.

It is not allowed to touch the corals or bring the coral out of the country.

Transport
Good bus and taxi connection. Agree on the price in advance.

Several hotels offer shuttle service between the hotel and downtown.

Contact  reception for times and prices.


Currency/ Payment/ Tips

ATMs and exchange offices in many of the hotels and downtown.

Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt. Currency Code EGP.

The ATMs will be only taken out EGP.

NOK 100, -= 96.58 EGP (October 2009).

EGP, EUR and USD can be used.

Limited ability to pay by  card.

Tips are voluntary but very common, ca. 10% in restaurants, cleaning personnel in hotels 20-30 EGP 2-3 times per week.

Other tips on  property is usually given by leaving an envelope with the desired amount per person at reception on departure.

 
Price range

Low prices at restaurants average price 100, - per person for dinner with drinks for.

Low prices for taxi average price of 40, - depending on distances.

Low prices on local beers and wines, higher prices for imported spirits.

 

amperage

220 V Adapter is not needed.

 

Mobile Coverage
Good mobile coverage in most places.

 

High
Several internet cafes in the city. Also available at many of the hotels at a slightly higher price.


newspapers
Scandinavian newspapers are not available.

The newspaper The Egyptian Gazette published in English and can be purchased at the center.

 
Hygiene/ Vaccine

Good hygiene in hotels and restaurants. Then there is another bacterial flora in Egypt could stomach problems occur.

No vaccinations are required, but we recommend our guests to consult their doctor regarding vaccination.

Tap water can not be drunk.

Important precautions is good hand hygiene, limited use of air conditioning and avoid ice cold drinks in the heat.


Pharmacy/ Doctor/ Hospital

Pharmacies in the center.

Physician them associated with each hotel, please contact reception for medical attention.

Hospital at center.


Clothing
Egypt is a Muslim country and Egyptians are usually conservatively dressed.

The hotels you can dress up as any holiday destination.

Topless sunbathing and swimming is not common

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