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Getting to Dahab with the Curfew

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Getting to Dahab with the Curfew

Hello Everyone!

I'm currently living in Cairo and I'm wanting to travel to Dahab next month. I've heard a lot of rumors about the trip taking 15-20 hours because of night busses stopping for the curfew. Is this true? I have a very limited time (4days only) that I can travel and I would prefer to not spend most of it on a bus.

Also, I would like to climb Mt. Sinai at night to see the sunrise. Is this not allowed because of the curfew?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Cairo, Egypt
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1. Re: Getting to Dahab with the Curfew

You could either take the bus all the way to Dahab, ( it goes down the west coast of Sinai and through Sharm ), but most likely you will have to take a day bus and there will be delays at the check points, so I would estimate a trip could last about 10 hours. Or you fly... but domestic air-fares have become very expensive at times in recent months. Probably best to try out Smart Aviation - they charge at the moment LE 465 each way. Then you ask the hotel or camp in Dahab where you are staying to arrange transfers - expect to pay LE 200 or so each way.

For the trip up Mount Sinai I would recommend climbing in the afternoon to see the sunset, I have put more information here...


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