Welcome to Sharm El Sheikh!
Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt is located at the southern point of the Sinai Peninsula, wedged between the sacred Mount Sinai and the clear blue Red Sea. From the times of the Pharaohs, the people of the Red Sea coast have been seafarers and the local history goes back a long, long time. Sharm El Sheikh is a fantastic tourist destination with both natural as well as man made pleasures such as luxurious Sharm El Sheikh hotels, water sports, and entertainment and shopping opportunities thrown in generously.
Sharm El Sheikh is an attractive holiday destination that offers splendid opportunities for relaxation amidst colourful coral reefs and waters that are full of brilliantly coloured fish.
Starting off as a small fishing village, Sharm El Sheikh later turned into a mercantile shipping centre. The city is now referred to as the City of Peace since several peace conferences have been held here. There is a lot to see and do in Sharm El Sheikh and It is one of the world's protected diving locations. Easy accessibility coupled with sustainable development as an environment friendly resort are the city's other charms.
The city is in the midst of the blue sea, the brown mountains, the Bedouins and their multicoloured tents. Accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh ranges from comfortable small, private Sharm El Sheikh hotels to large international chains complete with golf courses, discos, nightclubs, casinos and health clubs where you can work out the bad effects of any over indulgence! With Sharm El Sheikh tours and activities like windsurfing, snorkelling, diving, camel safaris and sojourns to holy places vying for attention, lack of time could be your only problem. From the southern part of the city, which is perched atop a cliff, you can enjoy great views of the port and beyond.
Sharm El Sheikh offers such excellent diving that it is now called a ‘Dive Centre'. Most tourist activities centre around Na'ma Beach, which is located just north of the city. This popular spot is being developed into a new Sharm El Sheikh resort area. Many of the Na'ma Bay hotels have private beaches where guests can relax and unwind.
The nearby Shark's Bay with its many diving sites is also fast developing into an attractive resort destination. Opportunities for Sharm El Sheikh tours and activities are also available here. Once fully developed, Na'ma Bay and Shark's Bay along with Sharm El Sheikh will become a mega resort. At Sharm el-Moiya, accommodation for visitors is available at the Yacht Club while boats can be berthed in its harbour located close to the town's harbour. You can use our Sharm El Sheikh map to get your bearings and also choose your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh based on its location.
Sharm El Sheikh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Arab world. The attractions here go beyond the sun, sand and surf. You can go on an unforgettable desert safari or enjoy one of the world's best diving opportunities. For those new to diving, there are accredited trainers to guide you.
The rocks in the Sinai desert come in all colours of the rainbow. With their strange shapes, they even resemble animal and human figures. In the Coloured Canyon to the north, layers of colour can be seen on the mountains with each mountain strikingly different in colour. Sinai has been the centre of many historical events, myths and the major religions of the world. With their common heritage and history, there is also great scope for spiritual expeditions.
The Red Sea off the coast of Egypt has a fascinating colour. This prompted naturalists to call it one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Coupled with the beautiful beaches and craggy mountains, Sharm el-Sheikh makes a fabulous holiday destination. Take a short boat ride to reach the Straits of Tiran where divers can see large schools of fish, turtles, sharks and remnants of shipwrecks. Expert divers can explore the wreck of the Thistlegorm, a ship that was wrecked during World War II. Those fond of nature and those who pursue an interest in history will find much to occupy them in and around Sharm el-Sheikh.
We are local to Sharm El Sheikh and can help you find the perfect hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and also offer some interesting and exciting tours in Sharm El Sheikh and its surrounds. We can help you plan your ideal Sharm El Sheikh holiday!
Prepare to be amazed on this tour to Jordan's iconic world wonder, Petra! This awe-inspiring structure was carved into the rock by the Nabateans in the First Century. Our visit to the Red Rose Rock City includes a horse ride through the Siq gorge.[more info]
Travel to Petra & Wadi Rum from your hotel in Sharm. The tour includes the Red Rose Rock City, the city of the Nabateans and the Lost City. You'll travel on horses to see Siq (canyon) as well as stroll through the canyon full of statues and carvings.[more info]
Welcome to Sharm El Sheikh!
Meet Sherif Abd Elwahab and his team at WHL Egypt, your local connection in the Southern Sinai Peninsula town of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. With an extensive knowledge of Sharm El Sheikh and an experienced local staff working on the ground, we put great emphasis on preserving our beautiful country and providing premium trips with personalised service. Speak with us for an authentic Sharm El Sheikh experience![more]
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