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’.
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.
Aqua Park City is the largest water park in Sharm, with more than 30 slides and nine heated swimming pools. Cruise in a gondola down the lazy river or test your nerves on the Kamikaze and Free Fall slides. All rides are supervised by professional lifeguards. Book with your local tour agent. aquablusharm.co.uk/Aqua_Park.html
Book a trip on the Seascope underwater observatory and enjoy a guided tour of the world-class Red Sea coral reefs. Seated in air-conditioned comfort, the panoramic windows allow plenty of opportunity to photograph the abundance of colourful marine life. All this without even getting your feet wet! egyptsunmarine.com
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
The recently opened "Hollywood" complex offers a range of entertainment options to suit all ages. Have a bite to eat at one of the many bistros, restaurants and cafes, relax at the 7D cinema or dancing fountain, and explore the Jurassic Park- and Disney-themed attractions. Located in Na'ama Bay's Tropitel Hotel.
Located in Na'ama Bay, the MAS Bowling Centre is the perfect venue for an active family night out. Choose from six full-length computerised lanes, with a convenient overhead tracking display to make scoring easy. Other entertainment options include billiards, table tennis, air hockey, Wii and a kids' corner. Bar, snacks and free Wi-fi also available. gs-egypt.com/mas-bowling.htm
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