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Salah El-Din Castle

Island of the Pharaoh, Taba, Egypt
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Taba
Type: Castles
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I did snorkelling, you can't go on to the Island because it's military area make sure you with guide informative about the history of the Island and the castle. The water is clear, with fantastic visibility Great for swimming and snorkelling, you will see some amazing fish and coral

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We went on a good snorkelling trip from here. The best of the snorkelling was just off the island where this castle is. The sea was beatifully clear in a great location. It was very welcome break from the tedium of Taba Heights.

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Amman, Jordan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The castle is really small fortifications off of the Taba / Sinai coast line from medieval times. It is more "patched-up" than completely restored, but it does offer a pleasant "elevated" view of the both sides of the Aqaba gulf. It is a dry "outpost" with virtually no facilities whatsoever, so, if you're not set-up with supplies on your vessel,... More

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Tarshiha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We wend scuba diving to see the corals and fish with the children via boat. All my children enjoyed the scuba diving experience even my 6 years old

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

this place dont have nothing to ofer you desert iland the boat stop fare away from iland and you must go by small boat the are nothing in the iland no food no drink only in the boat people ho want suimming can jump from the boat but you dont come to suim in boat the tour is 50 minute... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We took a boat trip from Taba which stopped at the Island for snorkelling, they do not go on to the Island but the guide was very informative about the history of the Island and the castle. The water is crystal clear, with fantastic visibility for about 25 ft! Great for swimming and snorkelling, you will see some amazing fish... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The utter knowledge that when ever I go there the weather will be great any time of year the hotel staff will be great whoever they are although alot of the faces are familiar just like family and that I will come back even after a weeks holiday like a car battery fully recharged. You must try it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

A saling and diving/snorkeling trip with waterworld from taba heights. You are not allowed onshore but the view and corals are grate and water is quite warm to swim in.

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sharm elsheikh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

nice but it needs more arrangement to get to the way to the jetty.the area needs more work to get to be more attractive to tourists coming

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

For those who like history this is for you. It dates back to the crusades and is facinating to see and that it remains in superb condition given its age. Something different from the usual places to see and experience.

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