|Sinai is a sacred land and a long fascinating history. This
triangular peninsula is bounded on the west by the Suez Canal and the Gulf of
Suez, on the east by the Gulf of Aqaba and Israel's Negev Desert. It is
essentially a continuation of the desert while its wild landscapes have been
Bedouin's domain until now.
Sinai remains best known for its religious connections. While the word itself
may come from an ancient religious cult, most people are familiar with the name
of Sinai from the Bible and the Holy Koran. It was stepped over by many
prophets and messengers among whom were Abraham, Joseph, Jacobs, Moses and his
people in their epic 40-year journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, and Jesus
Christ. Sinai also witnesses the rise of Islamic conquest of Egypt by Amr Ibn
Modern Sinai offers numerous attractive winter and summer resorts, Ras Muhammed
Egypt's first marine national park, Mount Catherine and St Catherine's
monastery, the center of religious tourism in Sinai. Enjoy scuba diving,
snorkeling, windsurf or other water sports in the crystal clear waters (Dahab,
Nuweibaa, Sharm El Sheikh), or fishing activities, relaxation on the golden
sandy beaches surrounded by mountains (Taba). In the evening, join the exciting
and folkloric nightlife amidst a charming refreshing breeze. You can also
choose to join a trip to Jordan, Petra or Sharm El Sheikh remove it by ferry.
Or to Jerusalem through taba border
Points of Interest
- Exploring the Underwater Life
Explore the under water life in many choices for Day Trips to Ras Muhammed or
Shore Diving in Dahab.
- Mount Sinai and St. Catherine's
Mount Sinai is revered by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike as the place
where Moses received the Ten Commandments. And, according to belief, it was in
the valley below that God spoke to him from a burning bush. The area was
designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002.
Mount Sinai (in Arabic, Gebel Musa, the Mountain of Moses) is identified with
the biblical Mount Horeb, where Moses spent 40 days and received the tablets
bearing God's commandments.
- Monastery of St. Catherine
Nestled in the shadow of the sacred mountain is the Monastery of St. Catherine
(Deir Sant Katreen), where communities of monks have lived almost
uninterruptedly since its founding in the sixth century A.D.
- The Bedouin
Although increasingly they are settled people and have largely traded their
camels for pickup trucks, the original inhabitants of Sinai, the Bedouin, still
maintain many of their nomadic traditions.
- Southern Sinai
Southern Sinai is a great, jagged, rust-colored expanse of mountains, with
drifting sands carpeting its valleys and plains. Almost completely uninhabited
and bisected by a single surfaced road, this region is difficult to explore but
- Safari Trips
Choose to enjoy the Sinai desert by Jeep or Camel ride in day trips or
overnight camping to explore the colored canyons ( Canyon) . motorist can
detour north to the remains of a pharaonic temple at Serabit al-Khadim. In Wadi
Mukattab (Valley of Inscriptions), there are more rock inscriptions and stelae,
some dating to the 3rd dynasty.
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Choose to go to Jerusalem on a short programmed visit.
Over day trip: Go by ferry from Nuweiba and visit Temple of Petra.