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Sharm el Sheikh

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The city of Sharm el Sheikh is situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt on the coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai. The population of Sharm el Sheikh has approximately 35 thousand people as of latest count. Sharm el Sheikh is better known as "The City of Peace" referring to the many international peace conferences that have been held there.

Sharm el Sheikh is a accessible and developed travel destination with sea, fun and sand mixed in between five-star hotels, shopping areas, water sports and nightlife entertainment. All round sightseeing include Bedouins, colorful tents, international chains, discotheques, golf courses and health facilities plus all the amenities you may expect of a tourist center.

Na’ama Beach located just North of Sharm el Sheikh is the most popular tourist destination for tourist activities, developing into its own resort town for diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, from horses and camel riding to desert safaris it’s nearly impossible to suffer from boredom for the whole family. Most of the hotels in Sharm el Sheikh have their own private beaches and restaurant and bar facilities for fine dining and a beer at night.

For those who love to shop Sharm el Sheikh provides shops for local as well foreign products such as pottery, clothing, leather goods, jewelry and souvenirs.

Travelers to Sharm el Sheikh / Egypt are required a valid passport and visa. American citizens must have a valid passport, and require a visa. A 30 days visa can be obtained upon arrival for $15 US. For the best temperatures travel to Sharm el Sheikh from May till October.