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Night owls:

Enjoy an Egyptian feast under the stars whilst being entertained by belly dancers and the whirling dervish.

Snorkellers:

Snorkelling at Tiran Island: discover the wonders of the Red Sea with its dazzling array of colourful fish and corals.

Nature lovers:

Spot sharks, barracudas and dolphins from the observation point at Ras Mohammed National Park.

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Sharm El Sheikh is Arabic.

Currency: The currency used in Sharm El Sheikh is Egyptian pounds (E£).

Local time: Sharm El Sheikh is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Sharm El Sheikh International Airport lies approximately 12km northeast of Sharm El Sheikh.

Flight time from UK: 5-5.5 hours

Tourist Information: Further Sharm El Sheikh tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Sharm El Sheikh.

Weather & Climate

Temperature: Up to 38°C in August.

Best time to visit Sharm El Sheikh: Even the winters are comfortable, reaching up to 25°C with warm waters and cool evenings and around 8 hours of sunshine every day.

Warm and sunny sums up the year-round weather in Sharm el Sheikh. It’s a typical Mediterranean climate here. There’s very little rainfall, and even in summer, humidity levels are low.

Getting Around

By microbus: Blue-and-white microbuses ply the route between Sharm El Sheikh town and Naama Bay with a cheap, regular service. Buses have fixed routes but not fixed stops, so call out when you want to stop.

By taxi: If you’re taking a taxi, ensure you negotiate a price in advance (the meter is rarely used) and ensure the driver knows it’s Egyptian pounds. Pay only when you reach your destination – especially if you’re travelling from the airport into town – and try and have exact change.

 By shuttle bus: Many hotels have their own shuttle buses to the main centres during the day and evening.

Events

Camel festival: Look out in May when the ‘ships of the desert’ come to town! The South Sinai Camel Festival sees a tribal gathering from around Egypt, with humped-back beasts taking part in spectacular 10-mile-long camel races.

For shopaholics: In July, buying souvenirs is even more important during the International Shopping and Tourism Festival, when local businesses are promoted.

Religious festivals: Be aware of the religious festivals which may affect the area; Ramadan is the month-long period of dawn-to-dusk fasting – the date of which moves back 10 days each year. At the end of that, the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations are a time when families travel on holiday, and Sharm El Sheikh gets busy.

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