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Between the Red Sea, desert and mountains – this is Sharm El Sheikh

When the temperatures are cooler in spring or autumn, the Egyptian holiday paradise of Sharm El Sheikh beckons with over ten hours of sunshine a day and warm water temperatures. Perfect for a beach holiday! Holidaymakers do not only fly to Sharm El Sheikh to relax: divers, snorkellers, cultural explorers and adventurers also get their money’s worth here. Experience the unique mixture of beach, desert, mountains and Egyptian culture and history on a holiday in Sharm El Sheikh.

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What makes Sharm El Sheikh so special?

Sharm El Sheikh is located directly on the Red Sea on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Due to this fantastic location, the former fishing village has become a popular holiday destination for bathing, diving and luxury holidaymakers. Divers will find wonderful underwater worlds in Sharm El Sheikh, but there are also plenty of opportunities to spend unforgettable holidays above water. The magical backdrop of the vast desert and the imposing mountains of the Sinai Mountains contribute to making Sharm El Sheikh a true holiday paradise.

When is the best time to visit Sharm El Sheikh?

The dry desert climate promises year-round sunshine. However, temperatures often exceed 35 degrees Celsius in the summer months. Therefore, spring and autumn are the most suitable months for travelling.

The Top Highlights in Sharm El Sheikh: Sights and Excursion Tips

Pure relaxation or active sports on the beaches of Sharm El Sheikh

Most holidaymakers come to Sharm El Sheikh to enjoy the sun on the fine sandy beaches with turquoise blue water. Those who enjoy sports will find numerous opportunities for water sports on the beach. Sharm El Sheikh is also known as a paradise for divers – a fascinating underwater world awaits you here! Whether you are just starting to dive or are more advanced, the local diving schools know the best dive spots to suit your needs. You will find breathtaking marine wildlife in the Ras Mohammed National Park. The true beauty of the national park is only revealed underwater – it is known worldwide for its colourful and beautiful coral reefs.

If you are not so keen on diving deep, you can of course discover the colourful underwater world by snorkelling and enjoying the clear water.

Experience the town of Sharm El Sheikh

During your holiday in Sharm El Sheikh, you should definitely visit the impressive Al Mustafa Mosque. You can gain further insights into Egyptian tradition and culture at the Papyrus Museum. You can do traditional shopping at the Old Market, an Egyptian bazaar where haggling is the order of the day! There are also various shopping malls in Sharm El Sheikh where you can do some relaxed shopping.

Excursion tips in the Sharm El Sheikh area

If you are looking for something different from the crystal clear water, you will also find it in Sharm El Sheikh. The town is located at the foot of the Sinai Mountains, right next to the desert. For example, take a quad tour or a desert safari with an off-road vehicle and experience an unforgettable sunrise. A popular excursion destination is Moses Mountain, where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. The famous Catherine Monastery is also located there. Both sights are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

If you are planning a slightly longer trip, you should not miss Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza. Your hotel can certainly advise you on this.

Arrival in Sharm El Sheikh at SSH Airport

Sharm El Sheikh Airport has the IATA code SSH and is the second largest airport in Egypt. The airport is located near the city and has three terminals. The distance from the airport to Na’ama Bay, the tourist centre where most of the hotels are located, is about 12 kilometres.

FAQs: Flights to Sharm El Sheikh and arrival at the airport.

How many airports are there in Sharm El Sheikh?

There is only one international airport in Sharm El Sheikh. You will arrive at SSH airport.

How long does it take to get from the airport to town?

It takes about 20 minutes by car from the airport to your hotel.

How do I get from the airport to Sharm El Sheikh?

To get to your hotel you will need to drive a car or take a taxi or minibus. There is no public transport in Sharm El Sheikh. Most hotels offer a shuttle service. It is best to ask your tour operator or hotel which transport options are recommended.

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