People usually intend to stay in Dahab for one night or a few (after all Egypt is full of places to see!). But somehow, they stay another day...and then another...and...another :) You can say people get stuck in Dahab, and it's pretty easy to understand how it happens. A laid back international beach community, it offers stunning scenery - rocky mountains plunging into the
Red Sea, rock climbing, world class scuba diving, many other activities, near perfect weather, and excellent food that is pretty cheap. So once you come to Dahab, be prepared to stay longer than you planned!
When it's about the things you can do while you're in Dahab, the list is long. Dahab is the world class adventure destination. For most people, it's the combination of the laid back way of life with world class adventure activities that keeps them coming back to Dahab time and time again. So here, we will give you just some ideas:
DIVE - Dahab is one of the most versatile diving locations in the world. World class dives, from beginner to technical depths, plus gentle conditions and excellent visibility. In just 4 days, you can get open water PADI (the world's most popular scuba diving course).
RELAX - Few places in the world can rival Dahab as a total chill out zone. Take a seat in one of the beachside cafes for breakfast, and you'll find yourself still sitting there when lunch rolls around. People here are very laid back - the cafe owners happy to have you spend the day on their sunbeds just sipping on a juice or two. You're less than 2m from the sea, so if it gets too hot, just slip out of the cafe into the sea, and you're all set for the afternoon!
WINDSURF - For beginners as well as highly trained windsurfers, the Dahab's Laguna is one of the best surfspots in the world!Hardly any other place on the Earth gives you as many sunny days in the year as Dahab does. And this is particularly good when the north wind, strengthened by the local thermal conditions and by the mountains in the hinterland close by, gives the right conditions for all levels to learn and train.
DO YOGA - Dahab and the Sinai are made for yoga! There is a fresh energy here which makes you glad to be alive. Rooftop classes, or you can combine with a snorkeling or deep desert safari. Stick to the beach in summer (May-Sept). If you're coming Oct-April, try to combine yoga with a deep desert safari. An incredibly uplifting experience!
RIDE A HORSE - along the sea-side at sunset or any other time of the day!
MEET A CAMEL - C is for cute, curious camels :)Riding a camel is one of the most incredible experiences you can imagine!
GO ROCK CLIMBING - This is the big new adventure in the Sinai. Sports climbing in Wadi Gnai near Dahab, tradclimbing in St Catherine and world class bouldering everywhere you go. In addition to Try Climbs & guided climbing (trad & sport), you can do a surprising range of courses. There's even help for climbers who are experienced, fully equipped & just need a little advice for a self-guided trip.
HIRE A QUAD BIKE - and make a tour in the nearby mountains.
DO DEEP DESERT SAFARIS - These are incredible adventures, and the highlight of many trips to the Sinai. Make a day trip to St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai, Coloured Canyon, Ras Abu Gallum etc.
So this is a SHORT list of the BIG things you can do. But only mix of these and all that small things, which we can't easily describe with a words - the rise of the full moon over the Saudi mountains on the other side, sunset in the Lagoona, delicious Bedouin tea - that will put Dahab deep into your heart :)