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Sinai

Sinai The Sinai Peninsula consists of an area of some 37,912 square Miles. Sinai, by its geographical location, is the junction between Asia and Africa. It is the gateway to Egypt from the East. It is divided into two governorates, Southern Sinai governorate and Northern Sinai Governorate.

The Governorate of North Sinai lies on the Mediterranean Coast and is separated from South Sinai by the Taba line. Al-Arish, famous for its beautiful shores and palm lined beaches, is the capital for the Northern Sinai Governorate and Al Tur is the capital for Southern Sinai Governorate.

There is an international airport in Taba and Sharm cities in South Sinai governorate, but there is no International airport at North Sinai Governorate. Moreover, you can arrival Sinai via Nuweiba Port or you can come through Rafah Border in North Sinai Governorate between Egypt and Palestine.

Incase of being in Cairo, you can go to Sinai by bus, Incase you need a private air-conditioned vehicle, 2 Egypt Tours can arrange that for you.
Sinai is the land of holy inspiration, impressive scenery and in every aspect a worthy setting for that famous historic event, when Moses on Sinai Mount received the Ten Commandments from the Lord. Sinai is a very safe place to travel, in a climate with 360 days of sun, the world’s best coral reefs.

The impressive mountainous Sinai desert one can enjoy and the highest standard of comfort in one of the terrific hotel resorts. The famous cities in Sinai are Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Dahab, Nuweiba, St. Catherine and El Arish.

Monuments and Sight Seeing attractions in Sinai

St. Catherine City
Located at the foot of Mountain Moses and St. Catherine Monastery, approximately 281 Miles far from Cairo, in the heart of Sinai.
St. Catherine is famous for its monastery which was dedicated to one of Alexander's rulers, Saint Catherine, who converted to Christianity and was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. St. Catherine's Monastery, was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527-565.AD, Moreover, you can enjoy climbing Moses Mountain, the place where Moses received Ten Commandments from his Lord. The climb to Holy Peak includes 3750 steps of repentance, a Gate of Confession for absolution and a gate of the Law where climbers remove their shoes.


Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh is located on the southern tip of South Sinai Governorate about 310 Miles south eastern border of Egyptian desert of Cairo, The simplicity of sun, sea and sand, The luxury of five-star hotels, water sports, shopping and entertainment. This is Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities on the Sinai Peninsula. All around are Bedouins, colorful tents, mountains and sea. There are small, intimate hotels with modern designs, as well as larger hotel complexes belonging to International chains, plus about the entire amenities one could expect of a tourist center, including casinos, discos and nightclubs, golf courses and health facilities. In fact, with diving and snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports, horses and camel riding, desert safaris, and great nearby antiquities attractions, it is almost impossible for a visitor to ever suffer from boredom...


Nuweiba
Nuweiba is located in South Sinai, On the Gulf of Aqaba 467 Miles eastern desert of Cairo along Egypt Red Sea Coast.

Nuweiba is a spacious quiet place with beautiful sandy beach by the Red Sea, surrounded by the distant mountains of Sinai and Saudi Arabia. Close to a magnificent oasis, the resort is ideally situated to visit the interior of the South Sinai.
Nuweiba is a feast of colors for the eyes, the beauty of life under the water and the blue sea with golden sand overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba. Historical, it has been an important stopping place of Muslim pilgrims en route to Mecca.

Taba
Taba is about 278 Miles from Cairo, located at the tip of the Gulf of El-Aqaba, considered to be a meeting of borders town, as it overlooks Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The weather at Taba is fine round the year; sunny in the Summer time and mild cold in the winter, while moderate with nice breeze in both spring and autumn.
The coastline from Taba to Nuweiba is characterized by its majestic mountains, magnificent bays, coves, & lagoons; as well as it has the most picturesque coastline with dramatic mountain backdrops that stretches across the golden beaches in that area .


Suez Canal
The Suez Canal is a canal in Egypt, Opened in November 1869, it allows Water transportation between Europe and Asia without navigating around Africa or carrying goods overland between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, The northern terminus is Port Said, with the southern terminus being near Suez.. Ismailia is located halfway between Port Said city and Suez city.
The canal is 192 km (119 Miles) long. The maximum depth of the canal is 66 feet (20 m )