Sharm-El-Sheikh - Things To Do & Attractions

Top Things To Do in Sharm El Sheikh

Incredible Diving

If there’s one reason people love to visit Sharm, it’s for the diving. A paradise for both beginner and advanced divers, you’ll get to swim among amazing corals, reef sharks, clown fish, angel fish, sea eels and more in the depths of the Red Sea.

Beaches

Year-round sunshine and pristine golden beaches make Sharm El Sheikh a mecca for sun worshippers! The warm, calm Red Sea is perfect for little ones to enjoy themselves in shallow water and quieter spots like Shark's Bay are great if you’re looking for a relaxed holiday.

Ride a Camel

Travel on the Egyptian desert’s preferred method of transport – and it comes with humps! A Camel ride and Bedouin BBQ is one of the most authentic (and fun!) ways to experience Sharm’s incredible desert landscapes.

Romance

Secluded beaches, spectacular sunsets and gorgeous scenery make Sharm El Sheikh a really special destination for couples and honeymooners. What could be more romantic than watching the stars in the middle of the desert?

Family Fun

With the abundance of colourful sea life that Sharm offers, a Glass Bottom Boat Cruise is the perfect way to see what’s living beneath the surface without getting wet! Parents can enjoy some much-needed relaxation on deck while kids enjoy the show below sea-level.

Ras Mohammed National Park

The stunning Ras Mohammed National Park is a mecca for divers visiting Sharm and a popular spot for snorkelling boat trips. Home to rare tropical fish, deep reef walls and beautiful corals, you’ll find yourself surrounded by vibrant colours and fabulous sea-life.

Sharm El Sheikh – Quick Facts

Language:
Arabic. French and English is also widely spoken
Flight Time from UK:
Approx. 5h 45min
Currency:
Egyptian Pound (EGP)
Airports:
Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (formerly known as Ophira International Airport)
Opening Times:
Opening times in Sharm vary, with many shops open until late.
Temperatures:
  • Average temperatures in Sharm range from a pleasant 17°C in January to a sizzling 33°C in August!
  • The sea temperature averages 22°C in February and March, rising to 29°C in August, so you can swim in warm water all year round!
Telephone:
  • Country code: +20
  • Area code: 069
  • Police: +20 69 366 0311
  • Ambulance: +20 69 360 0554
  • Fire brigade: +20 69 360 0630
Electricity
220 volt

Getting Around in Sharm El Sheikh

Walking
If you’re staying in Na’ama Bay, walking can be the best option for getting around as most of the amenities are close to each other and the centre of the bay is mostly pedestrianized.
Bus
  • Minibuses are the main form of public transport, running between the Northern and Southern part of Sharm.
  • You can flag down a bus anywhere. You need to let the driver know where you are going and pay the fare accordingly – it’s advisable to have the exact change.
Taxi
  • Taxis in Sharm are usually either 4-seaters or 8-seaters.
  • Taxis are not allowed to park outside hotels, so you may have to flag one down on the street. Alternatively, your hotel can call one for you.
  • Make sure you agree on a price before getting in as they can vary. If you’re not sure how much a journey should cost, it’s a good idea to ask at your hotel.

The choice of things to do in Sharm El Sheikh make it one of the world’s most popular destinations for holidaymakers!

This sun-drenched Red Sea resort promises some of the most spectacular diving you’ll find anywhere in the world, as well as beautiful beaches and a deliciously warm sea.

Those who prefer dry land can discover Sharm’s endless desert landscape – with modes of transport including camel, quad biking or jeep safari!

Add in Na’ama Bay’s thriving nightlife scene, the colourful bazaars perfect for shopaholics on the hunt for bargains and you’ve got the full spectrum of Sharm El Sheikh attractions!

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