The resort town of Sharm El Sheikh offers an excellent beach holiday all year round. From here it is so convenient to start exploring Egypt!

Sharm el-Sheikh: the history of the city

The city is located on the very edge of the Sinai Peninsula. And its name is translated from Arabic as «Sheikh’s coast» or «Sheikh’s Bay».

Founded during the Ottoman Empire on the site of a small settlement of fishermen and merchants. The first memories of this settlement date back to the 18th century. In the tourist role, the city is still a «young man», as it entered the business from the mid-1980s.

Today, Sharm is one of the most beloved regions among tourists. It is a quiet harbor, where it is pleasant to return from small or large exciting excursions. From here you can travel anywhere — to Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and other interesting places.

From Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, built in the form of a large tent, buses carry tourists to hotels.

The main transport artery of the city — Peace Road Avenue (Peace Road) — goes through the whole city. The avenue was named after the Peace Monument and the square of the same name, opened in 2015.

What to watch

The fabulous and bewitching Sinai Mountains, which can be seen a little further from the Peace Road, rise in the northwest as a wall, protecting the city from the winds. Sharm el-Sheikh stretches along the Gulf of Aqaba, and the azure of the Red Sea is partially visible from the road.

If you’re looking for vibrant entertainment, check out Naama Bay Shopping and Entertainment Street or SOHO Square. All the most interesting things happen here in the evening.

Get to know the richest underwater world of Sharm el-Sheikh. You will enjoy boat trips and snorkelling. The water temperature in the Red Sea does not fall below 23 ° all year round, and the sun in the daytime, even in winter, warms like summer.

For color, head to the market in the Old Town — there is a wonderful atmosphere here. And be sure to pay attention to the beautiful mosque of El Mustafa.

Visit St. Catherine’s Monastery in South Sinai Governorate near Santa Catarina. There is an ancient Christian monastery, where the Bush of the Burning Bush grows and the spring of Moses flows.

And another wonderful experience is a trip on ATVs to the Bedouin camp. The excursion program includes a bright dance show and dinner under the stars.

Right choice

To fully enjoy all kinds of holidays in Sharm el-Sheikh, you need to fulfill two conditions: choose a reliable tour operator and decide on a hotel.

We recommend trusting proven specialists, for example, TUI Ukraine, which is part of the largest international tourism holding TUI Group with over 40 years of experience. Today TUI Ukraine is the largest multidisciplinary tour operator, a leader in the Egyptian direction.

Where to stay

According to TUI Ukraine clients, Jazz Hotel Group hotels such as Jaz Fanara, Jaz Belvedere, Mirabel Beach, Iberotel Palace and the palace-like hotel of the German Steigenberger Alcazar chain are especially popular this year. All of them offer 4-5 * level service, excellent diverse rooms, excellent service, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants and bars, spa centers.

Each hotel has its own advantages. But you know … In secret: in the winter months and early spring, when cold winds are not uncommon in Egypt, the most comfortable will be the Iberotel Palace (5 *) standing in a quiet bay.

Here at your service are four restaurants, bars, two outdoor pools, a sandy beach, sports facilities, spa. The staff will satisfy all your wishes.

Sit on the terrace by the pool and enjoy a royal holiday. After all, you are on the Sheikh’s coast!

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