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This former Bedouin fishing village is now a popular tourist destination—especially for serious windsurfers, who'll find some of the best conditions in the world off Dahab's beaches. Long known as a laid-back, backpacker-friendly town, Dahab is becoming more developed, yet retains a casual vibe. Finally, Dahab is also home to the Blue Hole, the world's most dangerous dive site. Only very experienced technical divers should attempt passage through "The Arch" here; if you're a novice diver, stay close to the surface. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and... more This former Bedouin fishing village is now a popular tourist destination—especially for serious windsurfers, who'll find some of the best conditions in the world off Dahab's beaches. Long known as a laid-back, backpacker-friendly town, Dahab is becoming more developed, yet retains a casual vibe. Finally, Dahab is also home to the Blue Hole, the world's most dangerous dive site. Only very experienced technical divers should attempt passage through "The Arch" here; if you're a novice diver, stay close to the surface. (Editor's note: Our list was compiled before political unrest prompted many countries to issue travel warnings for Egypt. If you're currently planning a trip to Egypt, please consider the risks and monitor your government's travel alerts.) less

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Blue Hole
Blue Hole
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Caverns & Caves
Coral Reefs
Coral Reefs
Attraction type: Reefs
iDive Dahab
iDive Dahab
Owner description: We offer a range of individually designed dives in small groups conducted by highly trained instructors, providing customers with unique diving experiences in a relaxed yet... more Owner description: We offer a range of individually designed dives in small groups conducted by highly trained instructors, providing customers with unique diving experiences in a relaxed yet professional environment. We provide the best diving experience possible, are constantly striving for improvement and we are equipped with the latest developments in technology, facilities and course material.We also have our own research facility, the “Open Ocean Science Centre”, which is used for student groups and meetings of industry professionals to devise action plans on sustainable management. less
Attraction type: Other Fun & Games; Water Sports; Other Outdoor Activities; Scuba & Snorkeling; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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King Safari Dahab St. Catherine/Mt. Sinai Trip - Day Tours
King Safari Dahab St. Catherine/Mt. Sinai Trip - Day Tours
Owner description: The monastery located in St. Catherine, Egypt has been called the oldest working Christian monastery in the world. The Burning Bush is located inside the monastery. Mount Sinai is... more Owner description: The monastery located in St. Catherine, Egypt has been called the oldest working Christian monastery in the world. The Burning Bush is located inside the monastery. Mount Sinai is the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. King Safari offers 3 trips to the monastery to choose from. Guests can decide to visit the monastery and hike to the summit to see the sunrise or sunset. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Dahab Horse Riding Club
Dahab Horse Riding Club
Owner description: Dahab is heaven and heaven can't be perfect without beautiful animals and creatures like horses If you like horses, then you know how it feel to ride by the beach, or swim with... more Owner description: Dahab is heaven and heaven can't be perfect without beautiful animals and creatures like horses If you like horses, then you know how it feel to ride by the beach, or swim with them! Galloping in the wadi between the mountains, in the beautiful desert of Sinai Come and join us We have the best horses, clean and well fed and the best rates. less
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Tours; Beaches; Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Ali Baba Restaurant
Ali Baba Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 95 Restaurants in Dahab
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Barbecue
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Shark
Shark
Ranked #2 of 95 Restaurants in Dahab
Cuisines: Mediterranean, International, Egyptian
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Everyday cafe
Everyday cafe
Ranked #3 of 95 Restaurants in Dahab
Price: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Cafe, Delicatessen
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Forsha's Egyptian Kitchen
Forsha's Egyptian Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 95 Restaurants in Dahab
Cuisines: Egyptian, Barbecue, Grill
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Athanor Coffee Shop and Pizzeria
Athanor Coffee Shop and Pizzeria
Ranked #5 of 95 Restaurants in Dahab
Price: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Shams Hotel
3.0 of 5 Shams Hotel
$20 - $37 (€18 - €33)
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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Lagoon Villa Apartments
Lagoon Villa Apartments
$22 - $65 (£15 - £45)
Ranked #2 of 25 Specialty Lodging in Dahab
Eldorado Lodge & Restaurant
Eldorado Lodge & Restaurant
$22 - $50 (€20 - €45)
Ranked #2 of 25 Dahab B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Dahab Paradise
3.0 of 5
Dahab Paradise
$39 - $91 (€35 - €82)
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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Acacia Dahab Hotel
3.0 of 5
Acacia Dahab Hotel
$42 - $66
Ranked #4 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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Red Sea Relax Resort
3.0 of 5
Red Sea Relax Resort
$32 - $51 (€29 - €46)
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Jaz Dahabeya
4.0 of 5
Jaz Dahabeya
$74 - $143
Ranked #8 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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Swiss Inn Resort
4.0 of 5
Swiss Inn Resort
$60 - $151
Ranked #10 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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Le Meridien Dahab Resort
5.0 of 5
Le Meridien Dahab Resort
$60 - $148
Ranked #16 of 52 Hotels in Dahab
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.