Red Sea Resort of Dahab, Egypt

Downtown Dahab Egypt
Downtown Dahab, Egypt
Bedouin Women Children Egypt
Bedouin Women & Children - Egypt
Seaside Restaurants Night Dahab Egypt
Seaside Restaurants at Night - Dahab, Egypt
Wayne Smoking Sheesh Dahah Egypt
Wayne Smoking Sheesh - Dahab, Egypt
Wayne Dunlap Snorkling Off Resort Dahab Egypt
Wayne Snorkling Off Our Resort - Dahab, Egypt
Camels Passing Our Resort - Dahab, Egypt
Camels Passing Our Resort - Dahab, Egypt
Pool at Our Resort Dahab Egypt
Pool at Our Resort - Dahab, Egypt
Chilling Restaurant Above Blue Hole Dahab Egypt
Chilling at Restaurant 
Above Blue Hole - Dahab, Egypt
Wayne Pat Dunlap Jeep Trip Blue Hole Dave Anna Smith Dahab Egypt
Jeep Trip to Blue Hole
with Dave & Anna - Dahab, Egypt
Red Sea Resort of Dahab, Egypt (5/8-12/2010) - Welcome to Dahab… Egypt’s wonderful laid-back Red Sea resort (see photos)

After over a week of amazing (and exhausting) ancient Egyptian touring, the 3 days we spent in Dahab was a greatly appreciated Bedouin seaside oasis of relaxation and fun.

Dahab is a small Red Sea town situated on the southeast coast of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, located about 50 miles northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab is considered to be one of the Sinai's most treasured Scuba diving and snorkeling destinations with many reefs immediately adjacent to waterfront hotels. Dahab is also world-renowned for its windsurfing.

We took a very fun jeep trip to the nearby Blue Hole, an internationally famous dive spot (see photos). At the Bells site next to the Blue Hole, the snorkeling was amazing! We also enjoyed lazing around at the seafood restaurant above the Blue Hole smoking sheesh (favored water pipe).
Interesting facts... The word "Dahab" is Arabic for "gold" - possibly a reference to the geographic locality. Gold washed down from the desert mountains may have accumulated on the alluvial flood plain where the town was built. The Dahab name may also be a reference to the color of the sands around the town itself. 

Some history... See the blog post of Sharm el-Sheikh for more history of Dahab and Egypt. 

Although Bedouin-style tent sites have made Dahab a popular low cost place to stay and dive, we stayed at a new 5-star resort with a huge pool and great snorkeling along its shore (see photos). 

Before reaching Petra we stayed a night in Aqaba, Jordan, also known for its Red Sea snorkeling and diving.

For more about amazing Egypt and the Temples and treasures along the Nile River, please see our 6 other blog posts:

and Egypt’s other beautiful Red Sea resort:

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