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Year-round sunshine, clear blue seas and a coastline studded with beach front hotels; it's no wonder a holiday in Sharm el Sheikh ranks so highly with British holidaymakers. Originally a specialist diving destination, this Red Sea resort still boasts breathtaking coral reefs - but now there are facilities to suit every kind of holidaymaker. Families flock to Sharm el Sheikh’s great value all-inclusive complexes - some complete with their own water parks, while couples can select from a wide choice of luxury hotels with gourmet dining and on-site spas. There is a Sharm el Sheikh hotel for everyone. As well as world-class diving and snorkelling, visitors to Sharm el Sheikh can enjoy watersports, boat trips, golf and desert quad-biking. Revellers head to Naama Bay, the pedestrianised resort hub that's packed with restaurants, bars and clubs including Hard Rock Cafe and Pacha. Take a flight to Sharm el Sheikh and discover why it's so popular.
Water sports and snorkelling are extremely popular in Sharm el Sheikh, thanks to its clear waters and teeming coral reefs. On dry land, try desert quad biking, camel treks and star gazing. Make the sunrise climb to the top of Mount Sinai the 500 steps to reach the summit are worth it for the view.
Most of Sharm el Sheikhs entertainment is fairly lowkey and hotelbased and includes dazzling bellydancing shows and live Egyptian music. Some hotels offer other options, including casinos, bowling and even an ice rink. Naama Bay's pedestrianised streets are lined with a great choice of bars and clubs, including a Hard Rock Caf and a Pacha, meaning it's becoming increasingly popular with young and lively visitors.
From Egyptian cuisine to fast food, Sharm el Sheikh has plenty of places to eat. Many visitors choose a valueformoney allinclusive package and eat at their hotel, but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from too. Naama Bay has a mixture of local establishments and chain names you'll know. Although Egypt is a Muslim country, alcohol is available in cafestyle bars, hotels and many restaurants. A favourite Egyptian pastime is wiling away the hours in a coffeehouse (ahwa) over a game of backgammon and a sheesha waterpipe. Tea is served in glasses and comes dark and impossibly sweet; the same is true with coffee, which is taken in the Turkish style.
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