The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh offers an excel­lent beach hol­i­day all year round. From here it is so con­ve­nient to start explor­ing Egypt!

Sharm el-Sheikh: the history of the city

The city is locat­ed on the very edge of the Sinai Penin­su­la. And its name is trans­lat­ed from Ara­bic as “Sheikh’s coast” or “Sheikh’s Bay”.

Found­ed dur­ing the Ottoman Empire on the site of a small set­tle­ment of fish­er­men and mer­chants. The first mem­o­ries of this set­tle­ment date back to the 18th cen­tu­ry. In the tourist role, the city is still a “young man”, as it entered the busi­ness from the mid-1980s.

Today, Sharm is one of the most beloved regions among tourists. It is a qui­et har­bor, where it is pleas­ant to return from small or large excit­ing excur­sions. From here you can trav­el any­where — to Cairo, Alexan­dria, Lux­or and oth­er inter­est­ing places.

From Sharm el-Sheikh Air­port, built in the form of a large tent, bus­es car­ry tourists to hotels.

The main trans­port artery of the city — Peace Road Avenue (Peace Road) — goes through the whole city. The avenue was named after the Peace Mon­u­ment and the square of the same name, opened in 2015.

What to watch

The fab­u­lous and bewitch­ing Sinai Moun­tains, which can be seen a lit­tle fur­ther from the Peace Road, rise in the north­west as a wall, pro­tect­ing the city from the winds. Sharm el-Sheikh stretch­es along the Gulf of Aqa­ba, and the azure of the Red Sea is par­tial­ly vis­i­ble from the road.

If you’re look­ing for vibrant enter­tain­ment, check out Naa­ma Bay Shop­ping and Enter­tain­ment Street or SOHO Square. All the most inter­est­ing things hap­pen here in the evening.

Get to know the rich­est under­wa­ter world of Sharm el-Sheikh. You will enjoy boat trips and snorkelling. The water tem­per­a­ture in the Red Sea does not fall below 23 ° all year round, and the sun in the day­time, even in win­ter, warms like sum­mer.

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For col­or, head to the mar­ket in the Old Town — there is a won­der­ful atmos­phere here. And be sure to pay atten­tion to the beau­ti­ful mosque of El Mustafa.

Vis­it St. Cather­ine’s Monastery in South Sinai Gov­er­norate near San­ta Cata­ri­na. There is an ancient Chris­t­ian monastery, where the Bush of the Burn­ing Bush grows and the spring of Moses flows.

And anoth­er won­der­ful expe­ri­ence is a trip on ATVs to the Bedouin camp. The excur­sion pro­gram includes a bright dance show and din­ner under the stars.

Right choice

To ful­ly enjoy all kinds of hol­i­days in Sharm el-Sheikh, you need to ful­fill two con­di­tions: choose a reli­able tour oper­a­tor and decide on a hotel.

We rec­om­mend trust­ing proven spe­cial­ists, for exam­ple, TUI Ukraine, which is part of the largest inter­na­tion­al tourism hold­ing TUI Group with over 40 years of expe­ri­ence. Today TUI Ukraine is the largest mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary tour oper­a­tor, a leader in the Egypt­ian direc­tion.

Where to stay

Accord­ing to TUI Ukraine clients, Jazz Hotel Group hotels such as Jaz Fanara, Jaz Belvedere, Mirabel Beach, Ibero­tel Palace and the palace-like hotel of the Ger­man Steigen­berg­er Alcazar chain are espe­cial­ly pop­u­lar this year. All of them offer 4–5 * lev­el ser­vice, excel­lent diverse rooms, excel­lent ser­vice, indoor and out­door pools, restau­rants and bars, spa cen­ters.

Each hotel has its own advan­tages. But you know … In secret: in the win­ter months and ear­ly spring, when cold winds are not uncom­mon in Egypt, the most com­fort­able will be the Ibero­tel Palace (5 *) stand­ing in a qui­et bay.

Here at your ser­vice are four restau­rants, bars, two out­door pools, a sandy beach, sports facil­i­ties, spa. The staff will sat­is­fy all your wish­es.

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Sit on the ter­race by the pool and enjoy a roy­al hol­i­day. After all, you are on the Sheikh’s coast!