About 87 km north of Dahab lies Nuweiba, ‘the pearl
of the Gulf of Aqaba’. Rugged mountains and sandy
beaches make this a particular heavenly spot, and the
city itself offers a range of accommodation, a fascinating
bazaar and a wide selection of bars and restaurants. North
of the centre is Tarabin, a marina walk alongside peaceful
Nuweiba Bay, which, with its bamboo beach huts, is a perfect
place to sit and watch the sun rise or set.
underwater activities are the main attraction in Nuweiba.
Shallow reefs create interesting locations for snorkeling;
and diving sites include Ras Burka, Big Ruta, Devil’s
Head and Maagana to name but a few. Opportunities
exist, too, for trekking, either by camel or jeep, into
the astounding Sinai interior or through the coastline
mountains. Highlights include St Katherine’s Monastery,
Mount Sinai, the Coloured Canyon, or a visit to some of
the oases in the area.