Travel guide to Sinai with the Red Sea

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Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

The temperature in Sinai can vary extremely much, so that it can get as much as 50 degrees centigrade at noon in the summer, but the same place in the winter can get as cold as 8 degrees centigrade. If you only want to be in the desert, you need to be clothed for a bit of everything. By the Red Sea its often windy, so the heat isn't as much of a problem, but it is still most pleasant in the early spring or in the fall, where the temperature remains steadily around 30 degrees centigrade. The Sea has the same offers all year round.

Literature

Diving and Snorkeling Guide to the Red Sea

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 13.00 in Sinai.

Culture and entertainment

The greatest attraction by the Red Sea is the sea and its wildlife itself. Most people come here to snorkel and dive, and the sea is truly a paradise for water sports' fanatics. If you want to be entertained, and experience the area in a traditional manner, you should try a camel ride in the Sinai desert.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In the large resorts, such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheik, the big hotel chains dominate, but it is also easy to get a room in a smaller or private hotel. Some places in Sinai offer very modest accommodation, such as the desert town of Dahab, where you can get a room in a pension for only a few pounds. Book your hotel in Sinai with the Red Sea here

Local transport

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Taxi

Taxis are easy to find in the major tourist resorts. They're cheap, but you usually need to bargain with the driver about the price before getting in.

Other transport

There are buses everywhere in Egypt, including Sinai and by the Red Sea. The connections are good between all major towns, and the buses are cheap, though uncomfortable.
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