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The Bays

Sharm has become one of the top global destinations for snorkelers and divers thanks to its beautiful and diverse sea life, and its sandy beaches have become very popular with holidaymakers. Naama Bay is by far the most popular of them, and its long, sandy beach is a favourite among swimmers and sun bathers. It is buzzing with life thanks to its many restaurants and shops. Come here to try out the Bungee catapult or take up horse riding sessions. If you prefer it more quiet, spend a day at Nabq Bay, which is situated outside of the main tourist area, or spend a day on Sharks’ Bay, about a 20 minute taxi ride from Naama Bay. Ras Um Sid, located west of Naama, is great for snorkelling. Situated about five minutes’ drive from Sharm, it is famous for its stunning coral reefs and boasts an impressive cliff. If you are interested in diving, Sharm El-Maya should be your point of reference. The bay, located near Sharm’s Old Town area, is home to a number of diving centres that will show you the best waters in Sharm. When picking a diving school, however, make sure the school has been accredited by a professional diving association.
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Mount Sinai

According to Christian belief, it was on Mount Sinai that Moses received the Ten Commandments, making it a popular spot for pilgrims from across the world. The mountain, also called Mount Moses, is more than 2,200 metres high and can be ascended via the Path of Moses, a stairway of nearly 4,000 steps, or by a second path east of the St. Catherine Monastery. Once you have reached the peak where the Chapel of the Holy Trinity lies, enjoy the breath-taking views of the Sinai Desert.
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