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Sharm El Sheikh Holidays

Sharm El Sheikh Holidays

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Famous for its glistening Red Sea waters, incredible sand dunes and colourful coral reefs, Sharm El Sheikh offers a vibrant holiday atmosphere with the added excitement of a desert adventure! Make the most of those sunny skies by exploring the tropical ocean shores, kick back with a cocktail on the golden sands or indulge in some authentic Egyptian eats. Sharm el Sheikh is sure to surprise you with it’s incredible beaches, exciting watersports and bustling city centre. This popular Red Sea Riviera resort also boasts some fantastic All Inclusive hotels with five-star facilities for all to enjoy. But if you’re seeking more of a smaller, exclusive pick there’s plenty of peaceful beachfront hotels on offer too. This sunny paradise in Egypt offers something for everyone!

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Best beaches in Sharm el Sheikh | Nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh | Things to eat in Sharm el Sheikh | Cultural holidays in Sharm el Sheikh | Things to do in Sharm el Sheikh | What’s the weather like in Sharm el Sheikh? | Important information about Sharm el Sheikh | Reviews |


Best beaches in Sharm el Sheikh

Boasting beautiful white sand beaches, crystal-clear blue seas and arguably the best watersports Egypt has to offer, Sharm El Sheikh is simply in a league of its own when it comes to coastlines. The breathtaking coral reefs of the Ras Mohammed National Park are a dream for divers and snorkelers, with their beauty enticing holidaymakers back year after year. Grab your snorkel and explore the beauty of this Red Sea hotspot. It’s the perfect chance to dive right in and discover vibrant coral, tropical fish species and even sea turtles if you’re lucky! Prefer to savour the sea views from the shores? That’s no problem, there are several stunning beaches nearby to choose from, including the pretty Khashaba Beach, with its fantastic calm, turquoise waters and warm desert sands. A must-see whilst you’re here is the El Fanar beach, this wonderful stretch of coastline boasts a superb sunset, brilliantly-blue waters and an incredible collection of sea creatures. Take a submarine-style boat tour, breath in the coastal air with a parasailing trip across the sea or discover the depths of the waters below on a diving tour. This place is perfect for water babies, beach lovers and sun-seekers alike!


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Nightlife in Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh offers a range of vibrant and varied nightlife options, from gigantic super clubs to chilled-out beach bars and authentic coffee houses with live music, whatever kind of vibe you’re going for, there’s something everyone will enjoy. If you like a good boogie, get down to the beach where you can dance the day away and enjoy the foam parties which are always in full flow. But if you’re after a more laid-back kind of vibe, there are still plenty of coastal cocktail bars to discover, where you can sip on strawberry daiquiris with a front row seat of the spectacular Egyptian sunset. Those seeking a lively night out on the town will be spoilt for choice in Soho Square. From classy lounges, to live DJ performances, the square even plays home to Pacha, one of the world’s most famous club chains. One things for sure, you’re in for a wild night in this part of town!

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Things to eat in Sharm el Sheikh

This Middle Eastern paradise is a true treat for food lovers! Expect colourful vegetables, curried meats and toasted pitta breads. Every Egyptian’s diet is sure to contain the traditional ‘ful medammes’, this hearty breakfast treat is made up of broad greens that are soaked overnight in oil and salt for a flavoursome spot of morning grub, commonly served in a sandwich. Falafel lovers are also in luck, as this country is a huge fan of the tasty chickpea treats, which are served with salads and pitta breads for a delicious lunchtime dish. Another fantastic favourite is the popular street food-style shawarma, this juicy grilled meat is marinated in incredible Middle Eastern spices and wrapped up in a tortilla for a delightful on-the-go meal. The varied menu is topped off with roz bel laban, which is Egypt’s own twist on rice pudding, topped with crunchy pistachio pieces. Cool off from the heat of the Egyptian sunshine with a refreshing glass of limoon, this citrusy drink is made with squeezed lemon juice, water and sugar. Served over ice, it makes the perfect refreshment for those sunny afternoons in the sunshine.


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Culture in Sharm el Sheikh

Egypt has a rich history of ancient temples, tombs and other interesting traditions. Immerse yourself in the Egyptian culture by discovering magnificent churches and mosques like the Coptic Orthodox Church, with its incredibly high ceilings and intricate wall paintings. Another must see is the Al Mustafa Mosque, you’ll be wowed by the impressive architecture, towering turrets and detailed tiled floors. Here you can also discover the Old Market, where there are a variety of different stalls offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to handcrafted jewellery and vintage leather items. Have a go at haggling with the locals to try and bag yourself a bargain and finish off with a visit to an old café where you can try some shisha and drink Egyptian teas. There’s no better way to get in the true spirit of Egyptian culture.

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Things to do in Sharm el Sheikh

Desert safari in Sharm el Sheikh

Get the full desert experience with an adventurous safari trip! Explore the vast golden landscapes, magnificent mountains and huge rocky canyons of the Sharm El Sheikh desert, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience. There are many adventurous tours to choose from, whether you fancy a traditional camel ride trip or you’d prefer to whizz across the sands on an exhilarating quad biking quest, there’s a desert adventure to suit everyone. You can even add enjoy a dinner in the desert and spend time stargazing as the sun sets for a true Egyptian experience.

Ras Mohamed National Park

f you love the ocean, then you’ve got to pay a visit to the Ras Mohamed National Park! This incredible space offers a chance to explore some of the world’s most varied marine life, dive in to the tranquil turquoise waters to get a glimpse at dreamy coloured corals, fascinating fish species and other magical marine life. You can take a boat trip out into the ocean and stop off for an unforgettable snorkelling experience, or enjoy the serene paradise views from the shady shorelines. The choice is yours, but one things for sure this spectacular place is not to be missed if you’re stopping in Sharm el Sheikh.

Get lost in Sharm's souk

Head into the city centre to discover the bustling streets of Sharm’s Old Market. It’s a great place to spend the evening, enjoy some delicious traditional cuisine and take a wander around the small souvenir shops that sit on every street corner. You’ll also find lots of local coffee shops here where you can enjoy sharing shisha with friends and savour some traditional Egyptian coffee.

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What's the weather like in Sharm el Sheikh?

The sun shines brightly all year round here, with temperatures staying at a high average of 32-31 °C throughout June to September. The sunny temperatures continue from March to May and October to November with average temperatures ranging from 21-29 °C. The winter months cool off a little with January, February and December averaging calmer temperatures of around 18-19°C.

Month

Average temp.

Sea temp.

Hours of sunshine per day

Jan24 °c21 °c8 h
Feb25 °c22 °c8 h
Mar28 °c22 °c9 h
Apr32 °c25 °c10 h
May37 °c28 °c11 h
Jun39 °c31 °c11 h
Jul41 °c32 °c10 h
Aug41 °c33 °c10 h
Sep39 °c32 °c10 h
Oct35 °c30 °c10 h
Nov30 °c27 °c10 h
Dec26 °c23 °c8 h

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Important Information about travelling to Sharm el Sheikh

How long does it take to fly to Sharm el Sheikh?

It takes about six hours to fly to Sharm el Sheikh from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Sharm el Sheikh?

Sharm el Sheikh is one hour ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Sharm el Sheikh?

The official currency of Hurghada is the Egyptian pound.

What language do they speak in Sharm el Sheikh?

The official language spoken in Sharm el Sheikh is Arabic.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Sharm el Sheikh?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Do I need a visa to visit Sharm el Sheikh?

Visitors must acquire a £25 Egyptian tourist visa payable in GBP, USD, or Euros. These can be purchased at approved bank kiosks within airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters, or from the Egyptian Consulate prior to travel.

Ramadan in Sharm el Sheikh

Please be aware that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will take place between 23/04/2020 and 23/05/2020. During this time, many cafes and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.


Customer reviews

We’re delighted to send so many happy customers away on their perfect beach holiday. Here’s just a sample of what they have to say:

Angela Ellis:


Everything went smoothly from beginning to end. Very good service without the worries. Will definitely be booking again.


Daniel Farman:


Brilliant. They do exactly as they say.


Nicola Gardner:


All aspects of the holiday made very easy and the website is very easy to use!!


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