On the tip of the Sinai Peninsula lies the Red Sea resort, Sharm El Sheikh. It has been nominated as one of the finest travelling destinations in the world, not only for its amazing beauty and gorgeous beaches, but also for the multitude of activities it has to offer to its visitors.

The Red Sea is busy

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This recognition is worth taking notice as Sharm El Sheikh has some very exotic tourist destinations giving company in the nominations list. Sharm El Sheikh offers attractions to entice every traveller, be it snorkelling or diving for treasures, or even excursions and camel riding; there is always something to keep the visitors engrossed and busy.

Ras Mohamed National Park

A snorkeler’s paradise, Ras Mohamed National Park, offers spectacular views not only of the sea but also of a great shoreline. Visitors can take glass bottom boats to have a look at the marine life or they can indulge in diving and snorkelling to get a close-up look at them. This region is renowned for its breathtaking views of the corals and fish, and also for the many wrecks that can be observed underwater.

Tiran Island

This island is another great place to go to for snorkelling, but it also offers the added attraction of the Sangria wreck and the many lagoons which surround the wreck. The island is one of the protected islands of Ras Mohamed Park. In addition, it is also a popular destination for Red Sea tours, and for activities such as diving and swimming.

Camel Ride and Watching the Stars

A visit to Egypt is never complete without a ride on a camel! There are many places at Sharm El Sheikh where this can be experienced but the best way to do it is by taking a tour into the desert. This normally includes a camel ride, a dinner under the stars and a look at the stars through professional telescopes, under a very clear desert sky. Riding on a camel is not for the faint-hearted, as the journey could be a bit intimidating at times. It is also a very unique and unforgettable experience.

Dune Buggies and Quad Bikes

If the visitors are looking for action and adventure, they should rent quad bikes and dune buggies and go for a ride from Naama Bay towards the rugged desert terrain. The rides can last anywhere between 2 to 11 hours, and they take them through off beat locations and routes.

St. Catherine’s Monastery

One of the oldest places of worship in the world, the legendary St. Catherine’s Monastery is located at the site where Moses saw the burning bush. This Greek Orthodox monastery includes a fortress, chapel and a library with some ancient icons and artworks.

Climbing Mount Moses

Over three thousand steps lead to the summit of the mountain for a breathtaking view of the Sinai canyons. Only the fittest and physically active attempt this steep climb. Though there is some hardship involved, the amazing views are worth the effort, especially if the climb is done somewhere around midnight!