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    • Is it safe to visit tourist sites?

      Egypt Jun 29, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      First visit next week. Is Hurghada and Nile Cruise safe for families?
      Hoping for some reassurance

    • Is it safe to visit tourist sites?

      Egypt Jun 29, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      First visit next week. Is Hurghada and Nile Cruise safe for families?
      Hoping for some reassurance

    • safe to go

      Hurghada Jun 29, 2015 at 12:17 AM

      is it safe to go here

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      Weather in Hurgada and Sharm El Sheik for New Year's Eve

      Egypt Jun 23, 2015 at 5:39 AM

      I was told that is a difference between this two places, that Sharm is better in late December, first days of January.
      Is this true? What do you recommend. I used to go Asia but some financial problems made me think of Egypt. Closer, cheaper, still beach and sunny. Please give me an advice.

    • Club Magic Life

      Egypt Jun 3, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      We are considering booking this hotel, however have read a few negative reviews regarding the terrible food (just rolls) from the beach bar and the tired rooms? would love some opinions before booking.

    • How hot does it get in July

      Egypt Jun 29, 2015 at 8:13 AM

      My first visit to sham at the end of July, I would like to know how hot does it get there, I have heard it gets very hot I would also like to know is the heat to much during the day to enjoy activities?

    • To per book or not to per book - Excursions and taxis

      Sharm El Sheikh Jun 14, 2015 at 6:06 PM

      Me and my fiancé are visiting Sharm this month for the first time! Super excited

      We wanted to pre book excursion but we've come across looooads of horror stories about tour operators not turning up!
      Also both of us understand haggling in principal but have never had to put it into practice so we are a little weary as we have NO idea how much stuff should cost!

      Any advice/experiences/recommendations/tips or tricks would be very much appreciated!!!


    • Nile cruise

      Egypt Jun 8, 2015 at 10:22 AM

      Is it possible to book a 4 day Nile cruise rather than 7 and incorporate a weeks all inclusive in a hotel?

    • Safe to travel to Egypt in August 2015?

      Egypt Jun 6, 2015 at 4:38 AM

      My partner & I would love to go to Egypt in August and we are wondering if it will be safe to travel to Cairo and all the other touristic places.
      Smart Traveller recommends to reconsider travelling to Egypt as of the 17th April 2015.
      Wondering if anyone has been there lately or if knows how safe it would be in a couple of months?

    • Safety query

      Egypt Jun 5, 2015 at 9:28 AM

      This will be the first time myself and my partner will be visiting Egypt and will be my partners first ever time abroad. We are visiting sharm el sheihk in March 2016 and would love to visit the pyramids and do a trek on the quad bikes. My partner is concerned about the safety while participating in these activities and any others we decide to do. Should we be concerned about safety or should all be fine. We are going for his 30th birthday so really want to make this a trip to remember and he loves Egyptian items linking in with pharohs and pyramids etc.

      Any advice or tips on what we can do would be very much appreciated

    • hurghada is it safe

      Egypt 4 hours ago

      me and my friends are flying on Monday and they are worried as they have people telling them to go somewhere else due to everything that's gone on. I have told them it will be fine as we are miles away from the recent attacks. to give them piece of mind is it safe

    • Sensatori Sharm El Sheikh SAFE

      Sharm El Sheikh Jun 29, 2015 at 2:20 AM

      We Fly Thomson out to Sharm July 16th For 2 weeks, we have been 3 years in a row, but with recent events we r so worried, Thomson have no plans no cancel meaning £4500 down the pan, what do you guys think?


      Egypt Jun 4, 2015 at 10:17 AM

      Hi there, me & my partner (ages 23 & 26 ) are traveling to Sharm El Sheikh in August & plan on going to Naama Bay to check out the nightlife/shopping etc. Just wanted to check has anyone encountered any issues with locals or just in general? are there any issues leaving your resort or are you at risk? or even dress code when out & about?

      Really excited for the holiday so just wanted to check this before hand :)

      Thanks in advance! x

    • How far is Sinai from sham??

      Egypt Jul 1, 2015 at 2:31 AM

      Just reading breaking news about the deadly attack in Sinai? Am kind of panicking as am booked for sham holiday in few weeks. How far is Sinai from sham and after this how safe is sham??

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      Is Sharm safe (concerns after Tunisia attack)

      Sharm El Sheikh Jun 29, 2015 at 1:00 PM

      Hi, I am travelling to Sharm in 3 weeks with friends and our young children. We are staying at the Coral Sea Aqua resort and have been excited for some time. We are slightly concerned following Fridays horrible attack in Tunisia and are looking for some assurance that the area is safe. I understand that the hotel in Tunisia had a private beach and was frequently used by British tourists so although its is many miles away, is not dissimilar. I would never put my family at risk at any cost so hoping someone could assure us as to the safety measure of the hotel and resort.

    • Flights and tours from London

      Egypt Jun 10, 2015 at 3:57 AM

      I am a 28 year old single female hoping to travel to Egypt for the first time in September/October time. Please could someone give me advice on flights and a tour as a package, I can't find any. Flights separately and a tour works out over a £1000 for a week. But if I booked a hotel and flights in a resort for a week, the accommodation is practically free. I want to tour round for a week and join a group, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor etc and see all the sites. I can't seem to get this to work for £800 maximum. I would appreciate some help


    • Is it hot in Dahab in Jan

      by louise8123 Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 4:50 AM

      I am going with my family to Dahab on the 29th December for 11 nights and was hoping it would be hot enough to sun bathe and swim in the pool. Has anyone been this Jan?



      4 Answers Jul 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM
    • Dahab 16th dec into the new year

      by Ambroix Online Now Nov 30, 2012 at 12:24 AM

      hi i'm flying gatwick to (ssh) then going to dahab for christmas and new year. It'll be my first time there. booked into sindbad camp on friends' recommendation, looks great right on the beach. i'm no diver but will probably give it a go. If anyone is travelling on the 16th from gatwick fancy hooking up for the journey. 35 male.

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      Meeting locals

      by succotash Online Now Jun 29, 2011 at 3:30 AM

      As previously independant travellers we've been seduced by a bargain flight/b&b at a resort hotel at the end of July.
      If the boys (15 & 13) want to escape the compound and take a bus into Dahab to find some lads for a kickabout, is there a piece of open ground where the sporty locals tend to hang out? Alternatively are there local housing areas within walking distance of the gates of the Hilton?
      Assuming they need to carry ID, I take it that a photocopy of their passport and a contact number of the hotel sufficient? Are there public phones on the streets if they have a problem and if so what change do they need to carry to use them?
      The boys only have a word or two of Arabic, but do they teach either English or French in schools here?
      Apologies for the jumbled myriad of queries and thanks in advance for any help you can give.

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      by pakinam Online Now Nov 16, 2010 at 3:11 PM

      Hi im 17 years old and planning to go to dahab at new years alone. so anyone have any ideas on how to spend ? i also need a friendly small hotel on the beach anyone have any suggestions?

      4 Answers Feb 5, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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      From Cairo (or Ismailia) to Dahab

      by cro_gavran Online Now Sep 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM


      I red in Lonely Planet that there are sometimes all tickets for bus from Ismailia and cairo to Dahab sold few days before. Is it true? I plan to come on the begining of november, is there lot of tourist in that time?


      1 Answer Sep 15, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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      Christmas time with children

      by jacquisuiza Online Now May 12, 2009 at 5:55 AM

      I am planing my christmas holiday and am thinking about going to Dahab with my 15 and 8 y.o. sons.
      We like to swim and snorkel, eating seafood and pizza, playing soccer on the beach, do some shopping.
      Do you think that Dahab will be the place for us to spend christmas and new years days with out daddy.
      We are used to travel solo in Nicaragua and South America. I made the pady open water in swiss lakes and haven’t been diving for 10 years, perhap will try it again.
      Do you know a small hotel, bed and breakfast on the beach, near the town center, that is children friendly, with a small swimming pool? We would also like to make the one or other excursion to the desert, not specially with camels, but perhaps overnight stay in the desert, or will december be to chilly?

      Thanks for your help

      2 Answers Oct 17, 2009 at 1:37 PM
    • No Smoking in Dahab??

      by ciftlikkoy Online Now Feb 21, 2009 at 6:05 AM

      Here's an interesting (and, for us, important) question!

      We're spending about a week in Dahab end March/early April with bed & breakfast at a small hotel in the Assalah area.

      We're both non-smokers and as a mild asthma sufferer, my wife finds cigarette smoke particularly unpleasant.

      Anyone know any Non-Smoking restaurants nearby? Presumably at this time of year the evening temperature will be too cool to eat out-of-doors?

      Help, please, for two difficult travellers!

      4 Answers Mar 10, 2009 at 3:33 PM
    • Travelling from Dahab to jerusalem

      by naomxxx Online Now Oct 26, 2008 at 11:52 PM

      Am planning a holiday to Dahab early next year and would like to go on to visit Petra and Jerusalem whats the cheapest and safest way to do this will be in Dahab a total of 9 was thinking of goin on a tour for 4 days.
      Many thanks

      1 Answer Oct 27, 2008 at 1:40 AM
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      Around about Dahab

      by TJS1 Online Now Oct 20, 2008 at 5:14 AM

      Hi All,
      I am arriving in Dahab Dec 6th 2008 for 37 nights. I am planning to have a relaxing time re-charging my batteries in the Red Sea sun. I am looking forward to doing some walking daily, ideally around 5 - 10 miles.My question is - is it safe to walk outside of the town, either along the coast, or inland on your own? If not are there any organised walks in the area?

      2 Answers Mar 8, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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      I want to visit Dahab in either May or September??? Anyone game?

      by elektrakl Online Now Feb 18, 2008 at 6:56 AM

      Greetings travelers! I reside in Houston, TX and know a professional Dive Master in Dahab that will arrange a tour consisting of a 90 minute camel ride and several dives. I plan to fly into Cairo and take it from there but truly need a female traveling companion. Contact me here if interested!

      Yours Truly,
      Carolyn M. Knight

    • Sea Water and Night Temperature in March / Travel Companion in Dahab in mid March

      by layla1 Online Now Feb 13, 2008 at 9:52 PM

      I am planning to come to Dahab fo a 2 week holiday in middle of March.

      I have a few questions for you:

      1. Is sea water in march warm enough to swim?

      4. Should i bring moscuito repellent?

      5. How is temperature at night in march?

      6. Anyone else is going there too and would like to have a travel buddy?

      Thanks a lot

      1 Answer Mar 3, 2010 at 1:02 AM
    • Is Dahab safe after Rafah border colapse?

      by pangtidor Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 11:26 AM

      Hi all,
      Planning for Mt.Sinai trip in March and need to know about its safety. Is it safe for overnight Mt. Sinai climbing after Rafah border colapse? What will be the precautions for (American) traveller? Any advices are greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.

      1 Answer Mar 8, 2009 at 7:40 AM
    • Activities In Dahab

      by ajbrowne Online Now Feb 1, 2008 at 1:45 AM


      I'm heading to Dahab for 8 nights in April and just wanted to know the sort of prices i should expect for activities. We are planning to go our open water PADI certificates, Take a day trip to Petra and a Quad biking trip into the desert. I have been looking on the internet but cant find any prices.
      We also wanted to do something like sand dune surfing but not sure if it is available.

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2008 at 2:04 AM
    • Rental apartment in Dahab

      by kingtoth Online Now Oct 24, 2007 at 3:59 PM

      My husband and I are spending the New Year in Dahab and would like a small, furnished apartment for 6 nights. We'd like to be near the beach and town so that we don't need transport. All sites I've looked at don't meet all criteria. Any suggestions?

      4 Answers Oct 29, 2007 at 4:27 PM
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      Visa for Dahab

      by Heavens-Mirror Online Now May 1, 2007 at 3:33 AM

      Hi fellow vt'ers
      i am going to Dahab in Nov with my fiance. We are uk citizens and want to know if we need a tourist visa. I have read that you dont need one if you are staying in Sharm El Sheikh or scuba diving in the surrounding area.

      I know Dahab is about an hour from Sharm so wondered whether we would need one!

      Thanks in advance,
      Stacey xxx

      4 Answers May 9, 2007 at 3:41 PM
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      More info on Dahab...What to do, Where to go?

      by Heavens-Mirror Online Now Apr 22, 2007 at 12:46 PM

      Me & my fiance will be travelling to Dahab in Nov and staying at the Hilton Dahab.
      We would love to know what not to miss out on whilst there.
      We went to Sharm el sheikh 2 years ago and loved it but wanted to try Dahab this time.
      We would like to do the stars & bedoiun dinner, read sea cruise day and would also like to know some great places to eat out.
      Also if anyone knows how much a taxi/bus be from Sharm airport to Dahab?

      Thank you in advance,
      Stacey xxx

      8 Answers May 9, 2007 at 4:00 PM
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      Hilton Dahab

      by Heavens-Mirror Online Now Apr 22, 2007 at 3:41 AM

      Has anyone stayed at this hotel?
      Im thinkin of going in Dec... it looks fantastic and id love to hear more about it also also Dahab as ive not been before.

      Stacey xxxx

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2007 at 7:08 AM
    • Dahab to Petra

      by zeshen13 Online Now Mar 22, 2007 at 3:56 PM

      Hi there! I wanted to know, if its possible to go from Dahab and visit Petra in 1 day? If so , how, and how much? Thx!

      2 Answers May 9, 2007 at 2:51 PM
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      by kika000 Online Now Dec 14, 2006 at 4:45 AM

      Hello! Anyone has been to Dahab in January?? Would lioke to know how cold it gets?? Also, has anyone stayed at the Alf Leila Hotel? It's very diffucult to find indpendent reviews as it seems to be a new one!

      3 Answers Dec 27, 2006 at 6:24 AM
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      by kika000 Online Now Dec 14, 2006 at 4:00 AM

      Hello! Anyone has been to Dahab in January?? Would lioke to know how cold it gets?? Also, has anyone stayed at the Alf Leila Hotel? It's very diffucult to find indpendent reviews as it seems to be a new one!

    • diving and surfing at Dahab Egypt?

      by bellens99 Online Now Aug 25, 2006 at 1:51 PM


      Any body experience with a diving and surfing vacation at Dahab? Is there a good laid back spot where we can do both? I am looking for a place somewhere around dahab for the end of September.
      What is the nightlife like? Is there any or will it be a hard-core healty diving/surfing holiday?

      Thanks for the tips!

      Boris from amsterdam.

      1 Answer Aug 26, 2006 at 1:28 AM
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      Blue beach Club??

      by Puree4617 Online Now May 1, 2006 at 7:36 AM

      Anybody out there have any experience with the Blue beach Club or -Hotel? I plan on going there with my wife end of May. It is difficult to find any reveiws on them. They have a nice package deal called Red Sea Experience, 395 euros for 10 dives, including safaridive, thistlegorm, ras mohammed, plus accommodation.
      Comments anyone?

      2 Answers May 4, 2006 at 12:07 PM
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      DAHAB anyone???

      by marcelArnhem Online Now Mar 31, 2006 at 9:28 AM

      I will be in Dahab from april 18-25 roughly.... who is going there too?? Anybody looking for a dive buddy?? or travelbuddy?>

      2 Answers Apr 9, 2006 at 5:23 PM
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      trips to st. catherine's?

      by ritzcrackerd Online Now Mar 25, 2006 at 5:22 AM

      hi, i'm travelling to dahab on tuesday april 4 and i am wondering if anyone has any info on night buses or tours i can join so that i can watch the sun rise on mt. sinai. i'm also interested in finding a bus that goes back to cairo the next morning april 5 from st. catherine's. thanks for any tips!

    • Dahab anyone? (end March / early April)

      by Alexa33 Online Now Feb 26, 2006 at 7:41 AM

      Hi there, I'll be in Dahab on my own for a week, arriving March 27. Would be great to find some company from VT there. I'm not a diver and not so much into snorkeling, but would like to do some trips into the desert (Coloured Canyon, Ain Khudra, camel riding). I stay in a hotel in Mashraba.
      Just drop me a mail...

      2 Answers Mar 8, 2006 at 1:51 PM
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      What is there to do/see around Dahab?

      by Globtrotter Online Now Jan 12, 2006 at 6:42 AM

      Hi, I'm in Dahab for another two weeks or so and I was wondering if someone could suggest things to do or see around Dahab besides diving and windsurfing.

      Please note that we are traveling with a baby so shaky jeep or camel trips are out of the questions... the only thing I have found is the St. Catherine's monastery.

      Anything else?

      1 Answer Jan 12, 2006 at 10:14 PM
    • Nirvana Hotel/Restaurant

      by hardflyconcorde Online Now Nov 14, 2005 at 6:55 AM

      I have been trying to contact the Nirvana in Dahab to book a room but can't get the reservation form up on the website, and I don't seem to be getting any reply from the emails - any ideas? Many Thanks

      1 Answer Nov 15, 2005 at 12:26 AM
    • Christina Hotel/Palace

      by hardflyconcorde Online Now Nov 14, 2005 at 6:53 AM

      Has anyone been to this hotel in Dahab? Looking to go for 2 weeks next year but want somewhere nice but not Hilton etc...for our 20th wedding anniversary. Many Thanks

      3 Answers Dec 8, 2005 at 11:24 AM
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      Hotel question-cheap but with swimming pool?

      by Irina_gem Online Now Oct 22, 2005 at 3:06 PM

      Hi guys who is in Dahab or has been there. Looking for a cheap hotel but with the swimming pool and on the seashore.
      So far found Nesima Resort- quites pricy at 54 euro
      and Lagona Village and Nubia village - but they seem to a bit of a hike from Dahab centre. Any advice on the above or is there anything else out there?
      Many thanks!

      7 Answers Mar 22, 2007 at 2:52 PM
    • Luxury in Dahab

      by WonderWoman2005 Online Now Oct 3, 2005 at 4:19 AM

      I am travelling to Dahab with my boyfriend in November. He is going for the diving/surfing. I am going for a holiday. Without staying in some nasty big chain hotel, is there such a thing as a luxury hotel in Dahab?

      3 Answers Dec 8, 2005 at 11:27 AM