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alziker Sharm el-Sheikh - A travel report by Al Ziker
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Magic of Egypt (sharm el sheikh)

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Sharm el-Sheikh is probably the best-known city of the Red Sea coast, it locates on the south of Sinai. For so many reasons this city became so famous: 1st Sharm-el-Sheikh gave the Red Sea an international reputation as one of the world's most extraordinary diving destinations. Second the city have so many resorts and hotels and all possibilities for tourists. And the 3rd - the city is too clean and considered to be a piece of paradise.


sun rise from the peak of the ten commandments mountain
sun rise from the peak of the ten commandments mountain
One more reason makes Sharm-el-Sheikh have this standing. The coral reefs of Ras Mohammed, Tiran and the Aqaba coast, on which Sharm built its legendary reputation, are as dazzling as ever. The government gives the city much importance and almost all Egyptian politic conferences are held in Sharm-el- sheikh. Today, however, diving is not the only part of attraction here, as many visitors arrive simply to enjoy the sun, to parasail and windsurf and bicycle, or to explore the magical desert landscape of the southern Sinai. Since the mid-1980 Sharm-el-Sheikh area has come into its own as a world-class resort destination, with the construction of almost forty hotels and resorts. Accordingly, the last several years have witnessed strong efforts by the Sharm-el-Sheikh community to protect and to preserve the fragile environment of this region. The creation of Ras Mohammed National Park in 1983 marked the first great step in this effort and today a full 52% of the Egyptian shoreline along the Gulf of Aqaba is under protection. Before 1967, Sharm-el-Sheikh didn't even appear on most maps and it was politics rather than diving that first brought the world's attention to this tiny port. To be situated right at the approach to the strait of Tiran, Sharm became famous when Egypt's President Nasser decided to blockade the straits, thus cutting off Israel's access to the Red Sea. The direct result of the blockade was the Arab-Israeli conflict of June 5th, 1967, and Sharm-el-Sheikh began to grow only in 1968, under Israeli occupation. Over the ensuing years it gradually began to attract divers, travelers and resort guests, but its strategic importance is still evident. The town's large southwestern inlet, Sharm- el-Sheikh bay, remains a military harbor.

Favourite spots:
there are more than 1000 different kind of fishes
there are more than 1000 different kind of fishes
In sharm el sheikh a lot of places deserve to be seen, such as ras mohamed national park, the great brain which considered to be the largest natural structures all over the world, near garden and far garden ( coral reefs), tiran island and so on.............

What's really great:
the rock formation in colored canyon it is really amazing thing
the rock formation in colored canyon it is really amazing thing
I like so many things in sharm el sheikh. first of all the weather is so great to sweem or snorckel all the year around, the color of its water wich you will not see it in any other places, the coral reefs there some thing els there are more than 130 different kind and they have amazing colors, the fishes there are so much more than 1000 kind of fishes and they are so friendly to human some of them come and tickle you while you are sweem or snorckle in short i like to many thing in this citie....

Accommodations:
there are more than 80 hotels in sharm el sheikh but i'll recommend you the best 5 hotels
1- Four seasons
2- hayat regency
3- Ritz carlton
4- Movenpick gulf
5- Marriotte

Nightlife:
i'll recommend you this clubs:
1-Hard Rock night club
2-Pash
3-Bus stop

Hangouts:
i'll recommend
1- Alf lyla walyla
2- Panoram sharm

Restaurants:
i'll recommend you:
1- indian restaurant
2- Taybat zaman restaurant
3- The red sea restaurant

Published on Thursday August 26th, 2004


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Fri, Aug 27 2004 - 03:37 AM rating by wojtekd

Nice! Could you add backpacker-style accommodation and how to get there from Cairo with pricing, please?

Fri, Aug 27 2004 - 03:26 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

nice report u have written
ravi

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