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Nuweiba` Travel Guide: 139 reviews and 276 photos

A place to live, a place to love, a place to die..


A picturesque setting on a sandy floody plain, sandwiched between the majestic mountains of Sinai and the deep blue seas of the Gulf of Aqaba.

A tale of two tribes...

Nuweiba is really split in two...

To the south lies the bedouin village of Maizena, and the nearby Port of Nuweiba, around which has sprung up a small town with a few banks, travel offices, worker cafes and shops.

Some 4 - 5 km to the north lies the bedouin village of Tarrabeen - and just before that the new town of Nuweiba with the city council, hospital, shops and cafes.

In between are a few hotels, and miles of beautiful sandy, coral lined beaches dotted with date plam trees.


The main activity in Nuweiba is to relax...

The tranquility and beauty of the surrounding landscape makes one feel at ease and at peace.

But there is also plenty to do...

Scuba diving, snorkeling, boat trips, swimming, camel safaris, horse riding, desert and mountain exploration ( coloured canyon etc ), visit to St Catherine and Moses Mountain, boat trip to Aqaba and Petra in Jordan, visits to other historic places such as Nuweiba fort or Salah el Din Castle on Pharoahs Island etc etc etc

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beauty, tranquility, peace
  • Cons:You just don't want to leave
  • In a nutshell:The place to go to experience a real Egyptian or Arabian beach destination - away from the hustle and bustle of those large, impersonal, international resorts !
  • Last visit to Nuweiba`: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 26, 2009 at 6:49 AM

    no! there wasn't any airbase in neviot or newaba it is an old road that went down to dahab . it was much nicer when the israelis were thee -ask any bedowin

  • Sep 23, 2007 at 6:17 AM

    What you have written on Nuweiba is all dated around 2004 or earlier. Are things still like you desctribe them? It sounds too good to be true!

  • sprdak11's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2007 at 4:32 AM

    Interesting tips and photos. Best wishes.

  • reezal's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2006 at 1:01 AM

    Happy Birthday Alivn & all the best.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2006 at 2:49 AM

    Hello Alvin! What a gorgeus place! Informative tips and great photos. A real must-see. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • THLIN's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2005 at 1:10 AM

    Nice page!!! Planning to visit their via Jordan!!

  • vdoortje's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2005 at 1:35 AM

    When will your resort open? Thinking of perhaps staying there next October for a few days.

  • DWARF-2's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2005 at 9:35 PM

    Plenty of useful information - good pictures - very helpful.

  • Apr 3, 2005 at 1:31 PM

    Thanks for info on Oriental, Grounds beautiful accommodation tired. Staff brilliant food ordinary. Not 5* Loved Dahab. i hour Sharm enough. Hope to visit Nuweiba October to snorkel. Advice on Nuweiba appreciated. Daisy19

  • mariaschmidt's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2005 at 10:26 PM

    Hi Alvin - I see your place is not ready for my birthday :-) - anyway I am going to Dublin for Easter so Nuweiba will be later - great tips !!!!

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