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WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: Summer average of 33°C. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 23°C in November being the high and 18°C in January and February being the low.

Best time to visit: April and May for slightly cooler temperatures.

Sharm El Sheikh’s hot summers begin in April, with the high temperatures lasting all the way to October. July and August experience an average of 13 hours of sunshine a day, as well as the hottest average temperatures of around 33°C, although the mercury often hits the high 30s.

SHARM EL SHEIKH IS BEST FOR...

Beach lovers: A real beach lover’s paradise, Sharm El Sheikh has sweeping beaches of white sand and clear waters, dotted with rippling palm trees.

Divers: One of the best places in the world for scuba diving, keen divers can spend days exploring the hidden wrecks and colourful reefs.

Families: Sharm El Sheikh is ideal for families, with modern hotel resorts, gorgeous beaches and a popular water park on your doorstep.

FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Sharm El Sheikh is Arabic

Currency: The currency used in Sharm El Sheikh is the Egyptian pound

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

Fly to: Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (SSH) 

Flight time from UK: Approximately 5 hours

Tourist Information: Further Sharm El Sheikh tourist information can be found at http://www.egypt.travel/en/about-egypt

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Sharm El Sheikh

More about Sharm El Sheikh:
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Resorts Near Sharm El Sheikh:
Red SeaEl GounaHurghadaMakadi baySharks bay

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GETTING AROUND

By taxi: Taxis are the easiest way to get around in Sharm El Sheikh.  Licensed taxis are blue and white and there are a number of official taxi ranks in the resort. Many taxis will have a meter, although it’s best to check the price before you get in.

By mini bus: The mini buses in Sharm El Sheikh run very frequently all over the resort. They do not serve routes, and instead will stop where you want and can be flagged down from everywhere. Mini buses are the cheapest method of transport.

By bus: A more traditional bus services makes longer journeys to nearby cities and resorts, making them a good and affordable way to make day trips.

EVENTS

Diving competition: Sharm El Sheikh is one of the world’s finest diving destinations, and in October, the International Diving Competition comes to town. The event attractions diving enthusiasts from all over the world to compete in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea.

Camel competition: In April, it’s a different kind of the race. Sharm El Sheikh hosts the South Sinai Camel Festival, where camel riders and breeders bring their finest mounts to race in the desert and compete for the title of fastest camel in Sinai.