Sharm el-Sheikh travel guide

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You're Going to Love Sharm El Sheikh

Excellent beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and some of the best dive spots in the world, Sharm El Sheikh may just be the perfect beach vacation destination. Plus, its prime location at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula and its proximity to the desert give the city an air of mystery and romance.

Also known as the City of Peace due to the many international peace talks that have been held here, Sharm El Sheikh is perfect for a relaxing getaway or a fun-filled adventure. Sunbathe and swim at the beach, explore the Old Town, or visit the region's famous historical sites.

Less than half a century ago, Sharm El Sheikh was a small Bedouin village. Today, it's a world-famous resort that appeals to all ages. Whether you're 8, 18, or 80, there are lots of great reasons to take a closer look at Sharm El Sheikh.

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When to Visit Sharm El Sheikh

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Temperatures in Sharm El Sheikh can reach 92 degrees Fahrenheit during the hottest months of June, July, and August. Go from April to May and September to October when the heat is less intense and it's not as busy at the Ras Mohammed National Park, Ras Um Sid, and Tiran Island diving sites. Winter, from November to April is considered the best time to plan a stay in Sharm El Sheikh. It's warm and sunny and average temperatures of 72 degrees Fahrenheit are ideal for outdoor activities like camel riding and desert excursions.

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How to Get to Sharm El Sheikh

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Where to Stay in Sharm El Sheikh

There are lots of affordable hotels in Sharm El Sheikh for family vacations or trips with friends such as the Iberotel Palace, Hotel Novotel Sharm El Sheikh, and the Kahramana Hotel. For something a little more luxurious try the Sharm Grand Plaza Resort, the Stella Di Mare Beach Hotel & Spa, or the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh.

Popular Neighborhoods in Sharm El Sheikh

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The Cost of Living in Sharm El Sheikh

Shopping Streets

Buy leather goods at 50 percent less than US prices in the city's markets or visit malls like SOHO Square Sharm El Sheikh and Il Mercato for your favorite brands and designers. Try specialist stores like Beyond Limits on the upper floor of the Na'ama Center or Sharm Scuba Service at Shark's Bay for diving gear and equipment.

Groceries and Other

Stock up on food and essentials in local supermarkets like Carrefour, 24/7, and Metro. Prices are E£19 for 12 large eggs and E£13 for a quart of milk. Be sure to pack sunscreen before leaving home as it can be expensive to buy in Sharm El Sheikh.

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C$ 3.47
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A pair of jeans
C$ 23.11
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Single public transport ticket
C$ 0.19
C$ 1.36

Where to Eat in Sharm El Sheikh

Try Egyptian barbecue dishes like kofta, kebab, and stuffed duck at El Masrien Grill (Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh), or dine on tasty Middle Eastern cuisine at Beirut Bay Restaurant in Na'ama Bay. Alternatively, book a table at the Reef Grill at the Four Seasons Resort for the best in al fresco dining. You'll pay from E£175 for a simple meal to E£396 for dinner in an upmarket restaurant.