10:22 a.m. 12.12.16

Sahl Hashish has become to be known as “Red Sea Riviera” thanks to its mesmerizing beauty. And since not a very long time, Sahl Hashish has imposed itself as one of the most famous touristic destinations in Egypt and it has become one of the top Egypt attractions. When you first step into Sahl Hashish you’ll feel as if you were in fairytale. At the entrance of the resort, you will be received by a number of Pharaonic statues.


Sahl Hashish is located on Red Sea coastline just 18 km away from Hurghada and 450 km away from Cairo with the area of 41,000 km²; nearly two thirds of Manhattan Island. Sahl Hashish is consisted of upscale resorts and that is why it has become a very suitable destination for family holidays and it has become very prominent amongst other Red Sea destinations.

Where to Stay in Sahl Hashish

If you were to start searching for accommodation in Sahl Hashish, you will definitely be in confusion since there are tens of luxurious hotels you can choose from and most of them will have sea view rooms. Top 5 hotels in Sahl Hashish are:

Old Palace Resort

Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh

Palm Beach Piazza

Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh (a fairly new hotel)

There are other hotels and resorts that will cost between 60 and 70 USD per night.

Now you must be wondering: what are the things to do in Sahl Hashish to make the most out of your vacation.

Diving: One of the main reasons why tourists are attracted to Sahl Hashish is the many spots to dive. You will definitely find rare species of fish, coral and aquatic creatures that cannot be found elsewhere. Additionally, there is a Pharaonic underwater village; you will get the feeling of time travelling.

Glass Boat Cruise: On the off chance that you cannot dive for one reason or another, that doesn’t mean that you don’t get to experience the wonders of Red Sea. Going on glass boat cruise is a perfectly safe way to watch one of a kind marine life.

Golf: Golf enthusiasts will have the time of their lives; since there are two world-class golf courses.

Sawari Marina: Soon to be Red Sea’s premium marina; Sawari Marina will host up to 330 yachts.  

Strolling: As mentioned above, Sahl Hashish’s entrance looks like a Pharaonic village. So, don’t miss the chance to stroll down its pathways between the statues.

Shopping: There is a number of shopping malls that have all your needs.

Parties: Sahl Hashish has recently become a party hotspot since it is very vibrant city of nightlife. Every weekend there is a party hosted.

Restaurants: In Sahl Hasish you will find cuisines from different countries around the world. For instance, if you like Italian food there is Pizza Corner. If you like seafood, there are King Fish and Blue Mermaid. If you’re a Chinese food fan, you can have your favorite meal at Mandarin.

Relax: If you prefer to unwind and relax, you will find a number of Spas and health clubs where you can get a massage, take a steam bath or even do some yoga.

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Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel

Youssif Afifi Road, Red Sea, Hurghada

5-star hotel

This deluxe hotel is located in the heart of Hurghada; 6 kilometers away from Hurghada International Airport and 5 kilometers away from Hurghada city center. Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel is a true sanctuary featuring an exquisite aqua park, a specious golf course and a refreshing outdoor swimming pool with a view. A private beach is 4-minute walk away from the property.

Water sports enthusiasts will find a variety of activities at The Dive Club & Aqua Centre such as snorkeling, diving, skiing and windsurfing in addition to speed boat, banana boat, glass boat and pedal boat tours.

As for dining, Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel features 4 restaurants:

Alexander’s: a fine dining restaurant surrounded by the golf course with a veranda for outdoor dining

Tamarind: the hotel’s main restaurant that offers the best of international cuisine

Bwala Pool: open-air a la carte lunch restaurant

Tanga Beach: the magnificent sea-view restaurant that offers oriental cuisine bests in a romantic ambiance

The Desert Rose Resort

Safaga Road, Red Sea, Hurghada

5-star resort

The Desert Rose Resort is just a 15-minut drive from Hurghada International Airport. It’s where you can either chill by the scenic private beachfront and idyllic natural lagoon or enjoy a fun packed holiday. The Desert Rose features an Olympic pool, a large pool surrounded by sunbathing loungers, a heated family pool and a kids’ pool. Additionally, there is a fantastic Aqua Park that features 6 huge slides, a jogging track, 3 tennis courts, pool table, beach volleyball, health club, a fully-equipped diving centre and kids’ club.

Dining options include:

The Palm: the resort’s main restaurant. It’s an open buffet restaurant the offers finest international cuisine dishes

La Dolce Vita: an a la carte Italian restaurant

Fattoosh: an open-air a la carte oriental and more specifically Lebanese restaurant

El Ranchero: a Mexican restaurant

IL Delfino: a seaside restaurant that offers scrumptious seafood dishes

Sunrise Garden Beach Resort & Spa Hurghada

Safaga Road, Red Sea, Hurghada

5-star resort

Whether you’re looking for relaxation or fun, you’ll surely have a stunning holiday at this all-inclusive resort and spa. Sunrise Garden offers access to unique private beachfront, an aqua park featuring 8 slides, 3 swimming pools, a diving center, a spa and a wellness center in addition to sports facilities; 2 tennis courts, an archery yard and a horse riding school.

You can have your meal at one of the 3 restaurants:

Giardino and Gamila are the 2 main restaurants that serve a daily themed buffet

La Trattoria is an Italian restaurant

Hilton Hurghada Resort

Hurghada Bay, Safaga Road, Red Sea, Hurghada

5-star resort

Hilton Hurghada is just a 10-minut drive from the Airport. It’s the perfect space to recharge and retire with its elegant guest rooms featuring spacious balconies or patios, private sandy beach and world class amenities. There are many of recreation facilities that you’ll definitely enjoy; an aqua play pool, a billiard table, a tennis court, a squash court, a fitness room and a paddle tennis table as well as water activities such as water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Hilton Hurghada Resort features 3 restaurants

La Casa: an Italian restaurant

Lagoona: a seafood restaurant with a panoramic sea view

Pebbles: an international restaurant

In addition to more than 5 bars.

Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort

El Corniche Road, Red Sea, Hurghada

5-star resort

Hurghada Marriott is the ultimate luxurious experience with all rooms overlooking the spectacular red sea. It’s a 10-minute drive from the Airport and about same distance away from Marina Hurghada. Hurghada Marriott features private beach area that provides towels and sunbathing decks, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a health club and a gym.

Hurghada Marriott offers a variety of dining options:

Ristorante Tuscany: an Italian restaurant

Shorouk: an international cuisine restaurant

Surf & Turf Pool Restaurant and Bar: that has an extended menu with items such as burger, seafood, steak and Pizza

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Take a 1.5 – 2 hour tour to experience the aquatic treasures of the Red Sea in glass. Hurghada Grand Aquarium is an ideal family day outing where you can get a close up glimpse of over 100 animals including: nurse shark, stingrays, green sea turtle and eagle rays in addition to different species of reptiles and birds displayed in 24 galleries.


Between Magawish Village Resort and Mercure hotel on Hurghada – Safaga road

Operating Hours

7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last entry allowed at 6 p.m.

Pricing and Booking

Booking in advance is preferred. To book online, visit Hurghada Grand Aquarium’s official website, click “Reservation” enter the details required and you will get a voucher that you will be asked to provide upon arrival; online payment is not available.

Foreign Residents: $20.00 for adults / $10.00 for children between 3 and 10 years of age (10% off for online booking)

Tourists: $30.00 for adults/ $15.00 for children between 3 and 10 years of age (15% off for online booking)

Hurghada Grand Aquarium is Divided into

Rainforest: the lighting, sounds, rainfall and whole atmosphere will make you feel as if you’re amid a real life tropical rainforest. You will have the opportunity to feed the fish

Mini Zoo: this is the first only zoo in Hurghada and the surrounding towns

Fossil Exhibit: where you can see skeletons of whales that were discovered Whales Valley (Wadi Al-Hitan) in Al Fayyum, Egypt (150 KM from Cairo)

Marine Aquarium: different species of fish well show-cased in small tanks with labels that have basic information on each fish specie 

Underwater Tunnel: where you will be surrounded by tens of aquatic treasures in a more than magnificent scene

Fresh Water Aquarium: where you will get the chance to watch live show performed by divers and sharks

Traditional Arabian Tent: the place to experience Bedouin life style

Aquarium Café: where you can get a drink or a snack

You Should Know That

Smoking inside the Aquarium is not allowed.

Food and beverages (alcoholic and non alcoholic) are not allowed inside the Aquarium. However, there are picnic tables and benches around the parking area where you can have your meal.

Pets are not allowed. However, service dogs are allowed.

Photography is allowed provided that you don’t use flash.


Tour guides are available upon request.

Private special events can be celebrated in the Aquarium with prior planning.

Professional photographers are available for extra charges upon request. Photographer will be with you during the whole tour and will take as many pictures as you want. By the end of your tour, you will be shown all the pictures that have been taken and you can decide which pictures to purchase.

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11:52 p.m. 11.10.16


Between Taba Check Point and the popular camp of Basata, Castle Zaman is located on a desert hill with a dramatic view over the Gulf of Aqaba. 40 KM away from Taba and 25 KM away from Nuweiba, Castla Zaman is definitely a must visit if you’re ever to stay at either of them.


Castle Zaman is often mistaken for a camp or some sort of accommodation. Well, it’s not! Castle Zaman is a place where you can spend an incredibly relaxing day swimming in its signature natural stone pool while waiting for your meal to be ready. If you’re not into swimming you can still enjoy the sun and the pristine one of a kind view with a cool drink while sitting on the super comfy bean bags.

The venue has done its best not to disturb the surroundings with its earth tone color scheme. Castle Zaman has been constructed using only stones from nearby mountains; no concrete, no metal used. Chairs and tables are made of reclaimed wood and light fixtures are handmade from recycled glass. The floor is scattered is tiled with pebbles. The atmosphere is set to make you feel you are in the heart of nature.  

Menu and Prices

Let’s start with the bar. Fresh juice, cool beer and cocktails are available. Prices start at 30 up to 70 L.E. Size of the cups is considered to be small.

Now off to food. Castle Zaman is regarded as the only restaurant in the Middle East where you can experience the traditional slow “Castle Cuisine”. The menu is a bit limited however.

Ultimate Meat Tagine: toasted meat with an assortment of fresh veggies and spices served with a large bowl of brown rice, the legendary Molokhia and salads.

Featured dishes are:

Ultimate Catch of the Day: assortment of fresh caught fish and seafood delicacies (calamari, crab and shrimp) served with spiced wheat germ and salads.

Don’t forget to finish off with mermereya tea served in a quaint ceramic teapot.

Food is served in peculiar pottery dishes. Meals take up to 3 hours to be prepared. Prices start at 120 L.E. but feeds up to three people.

What Else to Expect

Free WiFi

Showers and changing rooms

Beach towels for rent (10 L.E)

Gift shop

Outdoor massage area

Sound system and dance floor

Yoga platform

Keep in mind

You will be charged 100 L.E. at entrance even if you’re just visiting to check the place out. You’re most likely to spend around 300 L.E. during the half-day excursion.

No kids under six allowed.

Reservation several days ahead is required especially on weekends and holidays.

Guests are required to sign a no-substance abuse disclaimer before entrance. If you break this rule, you will be asked to leave the venue immediately.

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Taba, "The door to Sinai" is a delightful, quickly developing resort 75 km north of Nuweiba. Surely understood for its beguiling coves and coastline, tourism has bloomed as of late with the opening of its International Airport, which has non-stop flights from numerous parts of Europe. It is encompassed by blue and turquoise waters and its reefs are a heaven for snorkelers and jumpers. 

Only 50 km south of Taba is the staggering Colored Canyon, a wonder of the common world and a kaleidoscope of shading. The Fjord, another fabulous site, only 15 km south of Taba, is a delightful and secured cove with shocking coral reefs and extraordinary view.

Along the beach front course from Nuweiba to Taba - 15km south of Taba to be definite, glimmering blue shading will stop you, subsequently the Fjord; an astonishing shoreline, additionally a plunging spot, offering completely clear water, stunning coral reefs and an outstanding marine life. For experienced jumpers The Fjord is the spot, the Fjord Banana is another option to the less experienced. 

The Fjord Bay is a concealed diamond on the Cairo-Taba Road that is infrequently welcomed 

s you venture to every part of the street between these little urban communities you have the Sinai Mountains on one side and the Red Sea on the other and excellent perspectives the distance, yet this inlet is an additional exceptional shock. A short stroll down from the street takes you to a shoreline where the snorkeling is great. When you have seen the Fjord once, every time you travel this street you will long to see it once more, simply holding up to see it show up around a twist in the street. 

One of the best spots for swimming and general unwinding is the Fjord Bay, only 15 km south of Taba. It is additionally an extraordinary plunging spot, and regardless of the possibility that you are not an aficionado of water exercises, contemplating and taking in the characteristic magnificence will be sufficient to fill your heart with joy. Numerous pass it by in a hurry to their last destination.

Found only 15 km south of Taba, the Fjord is a fabulous plunging spot housed by a stunningly delightful and secured narrows with astonishing coral reefs and exceptional landscape. In case you're an accomplished jumper, you'll be enticed by the "Fjord gap": a site you will reach in the wake of taking after a colossal coral bed at 16 m of profundity, you'll locate a gigantic opening that goes down to a profundity of 24 m. In the wake of entering the gap, you'll witness a stunning marine life scene: fish from the vast ocean coming to eat a lot of little Glass Fish and Silver Fish. 

The "Fjord Banana" is an option for the less experienced jumpers: a shallow reef fit as a fiddle of a banana, achieving a maximal profundity of 12 m, and lodging a wide assortment of fish and corals.

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