Cheap flights to Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh is all about year round good weather, beachside lounging, some diving if you’re up for it and a good dose of lively nightlife. If you’re search is for sun, sea and sand then stop the hunt at the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el Sheikh, otherwise known as the land of perpetual sunshine. Let’s just say precipitation is a rare occurrence in this part of the world.
As well as an aversion to rain, the resort perched on the Red Sea coast of the Sinai Desert is also famous for its crystal clear waters, colourful reefs and world-class marine life. This is home to the Ras Mohammed Marine National Park and the diving here is classed as some of the best in the world, with reefs and fish that wouldn’t look amiss in the film ‘Finding Nemo’.
Sail to the protected waters of Tiran Island and enjoy a day of snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. Most organised tours include hotel transfer, lunch, drinks and equipment. en.egypt.travel
Shop for silver jewellery and ornaments at Tawil Silver, where a wide selection of original, handmade necklaces, bracelets and rings are available at very reasonable prices (Tiran Centre, Old Market).
Aladin is a fixed-price gift shop specialising in traditional Egyptian handmade jewellery, bags, glassware and ornaments. Find it at the Camel Hotel in the centre of Na'ama Bay.
The King Tut Museum features faithful replicas of the tomb and treasures of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, displaying the overwhelming opulence meant to serve him on his journey into the underworld. Located within the Genena City complex overlooking Na'ama Bay. facebook.com/GenenaCity
Genena City is a new entertainment complex located in the heart of Na'ama Bay and is home to shops, restaurants, bars, a cinema, museum, bowling alley, kids' playground and more. genenacity.com
Fly to Luxor for a day of sightseeing. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Egyptians by taking a tour around the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and then visit the spectacular Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. A felucca trip takes you back across the Nile to the East Bank, where the monumental temples of Luxor and Karnak are waiting for you to explore. egypt.travel