Sharm el-Sheikh has emerged as a popular holiday destination in Egypt. With bright weather, a staggering collection of luxurious hotels, brilliant scuba-diving sites, dozens of shopping delights and recreational activities, it offers everything what holidaymakers seek on a perfect beach destination. Na'ama Bay is the hub of Sharm el Sheikh where the action begins and disperses at every corner.
Diving at reefs of Tiran and Ras Mohammed makes for the quintessential activity that takes one a newfound world of sea alive with every conceivable colour and creature. Desert safari is also the great prerogative that tourists booking packages for Sharm el-Sheikh holidays enjoy to the hilt. They are sure to get enthralled with breathtaking landscapes, overwhelming hospitality of Bedouins and camel rides.
Climate and Best Time to VisitLocated on the southern tip of Sinai Peninsula at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba, Sharm-el Sheikh features two seasons-winter and summer, with former being the best time to visit and make the most of your holiday packages. It runs from November to late March and gets all the more rewarding with sunny days and cool nights. This is the time when hordes of international travellers flock the destination, making cheap holidays and packages the rare commodities.
Eating OutConsidering the wide-ranging restaurants ranging from reasonably priced to svelte options, eating out is always a memorable experience in Sharm-el Sheikh. The vibrant area of Old Sharm is famous for its endless collection of seafood restaurants and most of them are unbelievably cheap. Well-off travellers, on the other hand, can explore the posh eateries of Na'ama Bay and enjoy the best of luxury dining during their holidays in Egypt.
ShoppingThe remarkable retail therapy at Na'ama Bay is a requisite for one and all. It is a hunting ground with countless shops and outlets selling camels, oriental slippers, herbs and spices. Six miles north of Na'ama Bay is the lively Sharks Bay that also offers a vast choice of shops to satiate the cravings of true-blue shoppers. Mercato shopping centre in Ras Um Sid is a huge open-air shopping centre filled to brim with some of the finest brands.
Popular HotelsSharm el Sheikh abounds with a good number of accommodation options especially for luxury seekers. Na'ama Bay remains the stamping ground with many three to five star all-inclusive hotels. Hilton and Sonesta Sharm Club are among the leading options here. Budget options, on the other hand, are few and scattered all over the town.
Tips and AdviceSharm el Sheikh is a safe destination for tourists. It is located in a Muslim nation, so dress modestly in order to avoid hurting the religious sentiments. The blue and white taxis remain the preferred modes for getting around. Vacationers planning to invest on packages for holidays can browse the FCO travel advice to get acquainted with key travel aspects like visa and passport requirements.