Continent: Asia Country: Egypt
Geographical location: Middle East, Sinai Peninsula
The Sinai Peninsula has a rich historical heritage, eye-pleasing mountain and desert landscapes, rich underwater flora and fauna, but for us the most important thing in the Sinai Dahab there -one of the windiest places in the World! This is one of the main reasons why decide to open both our centers “Vetratoria” in Dahab.
Proven fact: fans of windsurfing in Dahab attracts not only the wind (plenty of it here), but also the availability of comfortable hotels, efficient tourism infrastructure and year-round opportunity to come in the summer, splash in the emerald clear waters of the Red Sea!
Even if you are tired of windsurfing, wind turn off for a few days (yeah, sometimes it’s possible), you can always find more things to do: excursions to local attractions, souvenir shopping, boat trips on the yacht, and more. In this case, you will understand that Dahab is not only windsurfing . From Moscow and other Russian cities to Sharm el Sheikh (Dahab nearest airport) is just 4-5 hours light. It is not so much to get to a place that you will enjoy for sure!
Weather and Climate of Dahab
Climate in Dahab refers to year-round resorts. The swimming season lasts 12 months of the year. Red Sea is well warmed up for the summer, and the water temperature does not drop below 20 degrees +. In winter, it is recommended to bring warm clothes, as the night temperature can drop’s to + 12 degrees, although the day sunbathing even in January. During summer time usual emperature is +35-37 degrees. Feels quite easily, because of dry air and a refreshing wind. Heat lasts from late June until mid-August, the sick and sensitive to heat people are advised to avoid this period.
Dahab is good for people with lung diseases and allergies to pollen, since the content of harmful particles in air is less than a hundred times than in urban areas. Seawater beneficial effect on muscle tone and metabolism in the body. From the west Dahab protected by mountains from the spring wind Khamsin and here there is no dust storms which are peculiar for continental Egypt. These mountains protect from winter cold and summer heat of the desert. Rain - a rare phenomenon in Dahab, but in November, December or February, sometimes upsetting.
Our recommendations for the selection of clothing and wetsuits for windsurfing:
|Season||Clothing||Wetsuit||to C of water||to C night/day|
|Winter||pants, sweater / jacket||3-4 mm, long||20-22°С||12/22°С|
|Spring/Autumn||shorts, pants, sweater||2-3 mm long. /short||22-25°С||20/30°С|
|Summer||shorts, T-shirt||lycra, shorts||25-30°С||30/40°С|
Accommodation in Dahab
Both centers “Vetratoria” are on the territory of hotels on first line of the shore in the lagoon and have their own sandy beach. The close proximity to the sea and stations provide maximum comfort for windsurfing.
The first center “Vetratoria” is located on site "Ganet Sinai" (3 *), which stands out for its democratic price. Second “Vetratoria” ideal for more demanding guests comfort, it is at the hotel "Swiss Inn Resort" (4 *), which is known for its high service.
|The hotel Ganet Sinai has three categories of rooms: Standard, Suite, Villa Apartment.|
Rooms: balcony or terrace, air conditioning, shower, toilet, satellite TV, telephone and minibar.
Food: The main restaurant (breakfast 07:30-10:00, 18:30-20:00 dinner), bar Bergola, a beach bar.
Use of beach loungers and towels included in the apartment.
Room Villa Apartment inlet - Terrace first floor - living room, breakfast bar, refrigerator, TV, sofa.
The second station Vetratoria is located on the territory of Swiss Inn Resort (4*).
|SWISS Inn Resort 4*|
|Dahab Resort(ex-Hilton) 5*|
|DAHABEYA IBEROTEL 4*|
|Trip to Jerusalem (Israel).|
A day trip to Jerusalem starts in the evening (around 23:00) from Dahab and in the morning you arrive to Israel and go swimming at the Dead Sea. After lunch, you will tour program to biblical sites: Pancake Mountain, Calvary Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Wailing Wall. Return to Dahab around 23:00.
|The trip to Petra (Jordan).|
The tour starts at 05:00 am. You drive from Dahab by comfortable mini-bass in the city Taboo. From Taba you cross the Gulf of Aqaba on the ferry for 30 minutes, and you have about 8:00 in Jordan. Next you drive (about half an hour) to Petra, where you are waiting for the guide. Excursion to Petra lasts for four hours and includes lunch, after which you go back to Dahab and back near 22:00.
|Trip to Cairo. (Pyramids of Egypt and the main museum)|
Depart from Dahab at 12:00. In Cairo you arrive at 7am. From 8 am to 10 am you visit the Historical Museum, then you will find a three-hour tour of the pyramids, and dinner. Next you have a choice or a ride on the Nile by boat or take a stroll through the Old Town. Return to Dahab at 1 am.
|Moses Mountain and St. Catherine's Monastery.|
You leave Dahab at night, at about 24 hours, the road to the monastery takes 1.5 hours. Climbing Mount Moses takes about 2.5 hours on foot or by camel. On the mountain you meet the dawn, and then have breakfast at 8 am and go on a trip to St. Catherine's Monastery. Return to Dahab at 13:00.
Depart from Dahab at 8 am, the road to the canyon takes 1.5 hours. You will see the mountains of all colors and unusual landscape, the walk will take 4:00. After lunch - way back and coming to Dahab 17-00.
Depart from Dahab at 8 am, the road to the canyon takes 1.5 hours. Walk along the canyon 3:00, then a visit to the oasis Khodr and Mushroom Rocks. Dinner. Return to Dahab 17-00.
|Blue Hole and Abu Gallom.|
At 10 am departure from Dahab Blue Hole, where you can swim with masks and a closer look at the inhabitants of the Red Sea. Then you change to the camels and go to Abu Gallom 1.5 hours. Here you swim with masks, have dinner and about 17 hours back to Dahab.
|Boat trip on a yacht.|
|Quad bike safaris.|
|Climbing Mount Moses.|
|Horse or camel walk.|
|A trip to Sharm el Sheikh.|
Dahab - one of the popular places in the world to carry out dives. Visibility under water 20-30 meters. Red Sea water temperature does not drop below 20 degrees. In the vicinity of the order of 20 Dahab dive sites. Under the water you can see coral bizarre shapes and fish a variety of colors and sizes.