"Dahab" Dhahab by leffe3

Dhahab Travel Guide: 89 reviews and 246 photos

Dhahab is hardly the most attractive of places, but it's all about location. It's essentially a town in two halves - the original Bedouin village of Assalah merged with the small, modern Israeli built town of Dhahab. With the exception of the hotels fringing the area, most people head for the fairly chaotic Bedouin village and the cafes and bars that fringe the bay. Dhahab has also developed as one of the key (albeit low-key) diving areas for the Red Sea - the famed Blue Hole is only about 5 miles from the town.

Simplicity is the order of the day in Dhahab - little more than the cafes, bars, a few markets selling traditional (and not-so-traditional) wares aimed squarely at the tourist market. The town beach is pretty grotty and pebbly - but just head out of the town in either sea fronted direction and you'll see why people believed that crreation started in Sinai.

Dhahab is approximately 2 hours from the Israeli border if travelling from Eilat and the north - a not-so-comfortable suspensionless taxi ride from the Egyptian side of the border. It's becoming more and more accessible to trippers from Sharm-el-Sheikh, which is about 30-40 minutes to the south.

  • Last visit to Dhahab: Jan 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    Jan 29, 2006 at 12:41 PM

    Nice photos! I loved Dahab...I wish we'd had more time there...


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