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Dahab Windsurfing Egypt

Dahab Windsurfing

Dahab Windsurfing, Egypt information, tours, prices, booking

Dahab Windsurfing is one of the most famous sports all over the world. In fact, over the last years, Dahab became the windsurfing Red Sea destination. The Red Sea town features all year round reliable winds and sunshine. Dahab Windsurfing indeed is the ideal destination for windsurfing beginners with its clear flat waters. In fact, the town is just a 90 minute transfer from Sharm El Sheikh airport. Dahab Windsurfing recommended for all types of windsurfer. In fact, it is whether you travel alone or with family or partners. It is a great location to introduce the sports to first timers, especially children. Furthermore, Dahab Windsurfing offered by a good range of nice hotels.

In fact, Dahab Windsurfing offered through on-site windsurf centers. The centers located in a quiet location away from the over commercialized big Egypt resorts. Yet, there are still some great places to eat out, just a short taxi ride away at the local town of Masbat. Dahab is also a great location for a multi water sports holidays. In fact, you can have windsurf, kite surf, scuba dive and water ski within the resort. According to the latest wind statistics, Dahab has up to 28 wind days. In fact, it is from March until October, with more than 4 hours sailing wind. Also in the winter months, at least half of the days you will have strong winds.

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Dahab Windsurfing tools tried and tested by experienced windsurf travel experts. During the winter months of November to March, the Red Sea coastal spots of Egypt features a comfortable 22 – 28 c. In fact, it is ideal for a bit of winter sun. As you head into the summer months the temperature rises to around 40 c in August. In fact, Dahab Windsurfing offered in three main spots. The first spot is the “lagoon” which is a protected bay with a shallow water areas. In fact, the lagoon indeed is perfect for beginners and blasting. The wind blows cross-off shore from the the lagoon. It means that close to the shore line, the wind is gusty. The second spot is the “Speedy”. When you leave the lagoon, you will reach the “Speedy”.

In fact, the “Speedy” is a perfect shallow water area for advanced windsurfers. The wind there blows constantly and is a bit stronger than inside the lagoon. A Rest & Rescue Island offers you the possibility to take a break or call for help if necessary. The third spot is the “Baby Bay”. In fact, the spot located behind the Napoleon Reef. Moreover, the spot is suitable for ambitious wave novices. The swell is up to four meters high, has no breaking wave and comes from a perfect direction. So, it creates fantastic jumping conditions. As the wind is off-shore you must only sail there with an instructor from the windsurf center. In fact, the Dahab Windsurfing centers will provide you with a radio.

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Dahab Le Meridien Hotel has it’s own windsurf center. The wind there is side shore and the best location for confident water start windsurfers. In fact, the wind in Dahab tends to be at its best in the mornings. Yet, it can blow into the afternoon during the best wind months of the summer. There are two principal areas to rest in Dahab. The first one is the Lagoon and the second one is Masbat. In fact, the last one is the local beach front town.

On the evening you can have trip out into the desert. In fact, the trip will be to a Bedouin Village. Over there, you will have a dinner and some stargazing which is an interesting way to spend the night. Moreover, there are lots of bars and restaurants to relax at in Dahab. You can head into Masbat which is an exotic blend of Bedouins, Egyptians and Backpackers.

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Dahab Snorkeling Sites Egypt

Dahab Snorkeling

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Dahab Snorkeling indeed is one of the most popular destinations for snorkelers worldwide. In fact, Dahab snorkeling sites are so many which scattered on the Read Sea Coast. The Red Sea coast town indeed is one of Sinai’s most treasured diving and snorkeling destinations. Dahab means gold in Arabic language and called so because of its geographic locality. The gold washed down from the desert mountains. Moreover, it accumulated on the alluvial flood plain. In fact, it is where the town built. Also refers to the color of the sand, and in our opinion, the underwater world is treasure itself too. Go to that fantastic Red Sea coast town to enjoy Dahab snorkeling activities.

The town is only 80 kilometers northeast from Sharm el Sheikh. Moreover, it is only one hour driving by car from Sharm International Airport. Dahab snorkeling sites can visited all year round. Yet, the best months for snorkeling are May-June, September-October and early November. Air is not so hot and the sea is nice warm in these months. Sunshine guaranteed almost every day, number of rainy days 10 per year. In fact, there is zero chance for rain from June till September. Dahab snorkeling sites include the Blue Hole which located 12 kilometer south of Dahab. Well, Blue Hole is a must-see spot. In fact, most of divers, free divers and snorkelers come here to see the iconic hole.

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Moreover, the Red Sea coast town also include The Canyon for snorkeling activities. This snorkeling spot located 1.5 kilometers south of the Blue Hole. The Canyon is an open underwater cave at 22-14 meters below surface. In fact, it is wide enough for divers to swim through. The snorkeling site features good visibility and calm weather conditions. Even the snorkelers might enjoy its unique view from the surface. Furthermore, the spot features an easy shore entrance through a sandy lagoon. Snorkelers can follow the reef on the left. Dahab snorkeling sites also comprise Ras Abu Galum. In fact, this site indeed is peaceful spot for those who want to enjoy amazing sea. Walk about 500-800 meters along the coast and find a safe spot where to enter the water.

In fact, the locals or other snorkelers will help you to find safe entry points. The reef next to the “boats lagoon” damaged, but a bit further, it is lively and full of marine life. Abu Galum usually protected from wind and features big schools of Red Sea fish. Moreover, it also features turtles, rays and octopus. Dahab snorkeling sites also include Eel Garden which called the “City Snorkel Spot”. In fact, it is just few minutes walk from Dahab promenade. Eel Garden houses the largest colony of garden eels. The spot has an easy shore entrance through a small canyon. Garden eels can spotted on sandy bottom. These interesting creatures do synchronized swimming with each other and with waves. They vanish in a second if you approach them then appear from the sand again.

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In fact, watching them indeed is like watching National Geographic. Moreover, the corals are nice there too. In fact, it has a wide range of soft and hard corals such as different type of reef fish. Eagle rays are also common over there. Dahab snorkeling sites also include Lighthouse Reef. In fact, the Lighthouse Reef situated also in the center of Dahab. This spot indeed is one of the most popular sites for snorkeling because of its easy beach access. Shallow wall of fringing reef plate is perfect for snorkelers. Moreover, the site features a wide variety of corals and fish. Furthermore, the turtles also spotted as well as blue spotted rays. Dahab snorkeling sites also include the Seven Pinnacles Islands. In fact, this site located north of Lighthouse Reef. The site can reached within 30 minutes walking from Dahab center.

The entry of this site marked by a sign which says “The Islands Dive Site Funny”. Furthermore, the site has three giant pinnacles which grew together. In fact, they formed playground of valleys and lagoons. The site features a huge variety of corals and fish. Dahab snorkeling sites also include Napoleon Reef. This great place located on the left side of the Lagoon and it is easy access from the shore. The site features a great visibility and amazing marine life. Moreover, the site features huge gray stingrays, turtle, eagle ray and eels. Please be careful with fishing nets in the water and pay attention to kite surfers. Lagoon nearby is kite surfers’ training spot and they might cross over in this area too.

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Dahab snorkeling sites also include Gabr el Bint. In fact, this site ranks among the most attractive ones of Dahab snorkeling places. The site can reached by camel or boat and located 20 km south of Dahab. Snorkelers may spend more time in shallow lagoon which is full of colorful marine life. Many species of reef fish, hard, soft corals are visible. Visits by large pelagic species are more common there. Dahab snorkeling sites also include Golden Blocks, Three Pools and Moray Garden. In fact, these snorkel spots located close to each other on the southern part of Dahab. Moreover, the area has a hotel called Happy Life Village and some local cafes. In fact, these snorkeling sites recommended for beginner snorkelers.

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Dahab Kayaking in Dahab Egypt

Dahab Kayaking

Dahab Kayaking Egypt information, tours, prices, booking

Dahab Kayaking or Kayaking in Dahab is one of the most popular water activities in Dahab. In fact, Dahab located on the Egyptian Red Sea coast. Moreover, the town located about 5 hours driving from Cairo, Egypt. Go spend some time kayaking in the Gulf of Aqaba while you’re in Dahab. Dahaby Kayaking indeed is one of the water activities which you will enjoy with so much. Head to the Northern end of Masbat which is the old town of Dahab.

Over there, you will find places which rent out water sports equipment. Some of the holiday villages by the lagoon also have kayaks for rent. Kayaking or Canoeing in the clear waters of the Red Sea is a lovely way to enjoy the water. You can also enjoy the view of Dahab nestled in the Sinai mount. Go for Dahab kayaking. This water activity indeed worthy to try.

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Wadi Ghazala Dahab Egypt

Wadi Ghazala Egypt

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Wadi Ghazala located only one hour driving from Dahab or Nuweiba, Egypt. In fact, Wadi Ghazal is a great trekking destination in Sinai hinterland. Moreover, Wadi Ghazala comprises plenty of caves, dunes and acacia trees. They scattered on the ground of the valley. Furthermore, Wadi Ghazala has many activities which you can do if you plan to visit it. In fact, you will have a great experience in the desert when you hike up a rugged mountain. Over there you can also camp in the nearby oases. One of the most interesting oases is Ain Khudra oasis. The oasis inhabited by Bedouins. In fact, they used to arrange safari dinners and camps to the tourists who visit the area.

In fact, Ain Khudra oasis located just next to the main St. Catherine-Dahab road. Moreover, more than a thousand people pass it every day on their way to Mt. Sinai. Furthermore, the oasis takes 15-30 minutes from the road. In fact, you will walk across a sandy plain to a cliff. It is where a hidden basin becomes visible deep below. The green oasis located in the middle. Furthermore, the White Canyon branches off from this basin and leads back to the plain. There are other ways to be back up. In fact, camels are ready to take those up not wishing to do the scramble. You can also explore Wadi Ghazala and the oasis on foot or camels. In fact, Wadi Ghazal reached only by the 4 x 4 Jeep safaris. You should accompanied by a local guide.

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Wadi Feiran Dahab Egypt

Wadi Feiran Egypt

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Wadi Feiran is an oasis about 4 square kilometers and surrounded by palm trees, vines and trees. In fact, Wadi Feiram is is the largest oasis in the Sinai and known as The Pearl of Sinai. Moreover, Wadi Feiran lies between two mountains. The mountains are Gebel El Banat and Gebel Sirbel. Everything in the oasis grows such as corn, barley, wheat, tobacco and tamarind. In fact, the the main harvest is still the dates. In the past, all fruits and vegetables for the St. Catherine’s Monastery brought from this site. There were large citrus orchards, but now there is little or nothing found. In recent years, large hotels built in St. Catherine even with swimming pools.

One lives no longer according to the nomadic lifestyle. Some places have an excessive drain on the available water. In fact, it made with serious consequences for the surrounding areas. Wadi Feiran is the Biblical Rephidim. “And the entire community of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai. After their trip they set up their tents, according to God’s commands, in Rephidim. Then Amalek came and fought with the children of Israel in Rephidim”. (Exodus, 17:1.8).

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According to tradition, Joshua defeated the Amalekites in Wadi Feiran. Moreover, Moses and Aaron supported him with prayers. It was while they viewed the fighting from the mountain Gebel El Tahona. You can walk upon the ancient path to the top of the mountain. In fact, it is the route of the footsteps of Moses and his brother Aaron. It is from where you have a view over the whole valley. You walk by the ancient graves and buildings, including the remains of two Byzantine churches. The valley has the Greek orthodox Monastery of the seven sisters. In fact, it also called the Monastery of Moses and the Monastery of Feiran.

Moreover, it also called the monastery of the Seven Girls or Deir El Banat. This monastery built on a well in the middle of the oasis in the 4th century. The building with its surrounding gardens stand out between the other local houses. This convent is now under the authority of St. Catherine’s Monastery. The Monastery of the Seven Sisters always occupied an important place in this local community. You can visit the monastery of the seven sisters and afterwards walk around the backside of the monastery. Along the cobbled hill, this gives a strange and magical feeling. Moreover, you will find several archaeological excavations. The monastery is even referred to by the first Anchorites who were already here in the year 365 AC.

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The Christian community in Feiran valley already mentioned in writings from the 2nd century. In fact, the oasis of Wadi Feiran was one of the first Christian centers in the Sinai. Here, it was the seat of the Archbishop of the Sinai from the 4-6 century. During archaeological excavations in Wadi Feiran they exposed the foundations and floor. Moreover, they also exposed a wall of an old church and buildings. In fact, they belonged to the house of the Archbishop of Sinai. Wadi Feiran Also houses El Mhered hill, El Tahona mountain. In fact, these ruins date back to the 5th century. It was when many monks lived in Sinai. Moreover, there are also 9 walls, churches and tombs.

Furthermore, to the north of Wadi Feiran there is the valley of inscriptions. It is where ancient writings and graffiti carved into the rocks of a stretch of non less than 3 kilometers. On November 1, 1994 the Egyptian Antiques Organization requested to add Wadi Feiran to the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Go first to spend some time in the touristic small town of St. Catherine. And then, travel to Wadi Feiran. In fact, you will notice the difference in economic standards and in people as well. In Wadi Feiran, you will find curious Bedouins who will share the little they have. The largest part will be for you as their guest. In fact, it is according to their traditional hospitality. Take the time and effort to drive off the road with a 4×4 car.

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Go go into the mountains, you will find homes in remote areas. In fact, children in Wadi Feiran are shy, because they rarely see a stranger. Here, many children do not go to school because of cash shortage. Moreover, it is because the facilities are not there. On a distance from the houses you will find a small tent or sheltered spot with shade. If you sit there as a traveler, they will bring you water and tea. This is how things done there. You will also meet camels who are on a ‘holiday’ and are now on their way home to Wadi Feiran. If camels worked for some time than they may first relax again. They come back home by themselves when the time is there. In fact, Sinai is still much the land of the camels.

On the way you will pass the Echo-rock, the Wishing-rock and the Cave of the Shepherdess. During a trip around the area of Wadi Feiran you get an impression of the vastness of the area. According to the early Israeli tourists, Gebel Sirbal was the most beautiful place in Sinai. After a major flood, the trails destroyed. Recently, there are again local guides who can guide you. In fact, they will guide you through this unspoiled piece of nature, to the summit. Between the Eco lodge and Wadi Feiran you will find the mysterious Nawamis. In fact, they are circular stone tombs which date back to 4000 BC. Archaeologists found here colored beads, bracelets of shells, bones and tools. In fact, these items sacrificed at the burial of the people.

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The kind of people whom tombs built for, is not clear to date. The Nawamis made of sandstone and 2 to 2.5 meter high and 90 to 183 centimeters wide. Moreover, the tombs had rounded roofs and they all have an opening on the west side. In fact, the roofs are no more intact. When you visit Wadi Feiran, prepare yourself for swarms of children calling for Caramella (sweets). Try to make a little fun with them and do not get irritated. The little boys and girls can indeed provide colorful holiday memories.

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Sinai Mount Trekking Egypt

Sinai Mount Trekking Egypt

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Sinai Mount trekking is one of the most popular adventure tours in Egypt. In fact, the Sinai Mount trekking starts from the town of St. Catherine. Hiking up the biblical mountain to reach the 2285 meter peak indeed is a special experience. In fact, you’ll find in few destinations around the globe. Sinai Mount trekking will provide you with mystical, spiritual, natural and uncanny feelings. Sinai Mount trekking inspires the awe in a night time while walking along the rocky path. What a fantastic feeling while you walk under a starry night sky. You will walk while following a candle lit trail of pilgrims as they march up Sinai Mount. In fact, Sinai Mount trekking organized on the spot overnight. Moreover, Sinai mount trekking requires the camels to carry bags, food and mineral water.

Yet, it is possible to do many treks without camels, carrying all your stuff yourself. The tour of the trekking usually includes guide, camel (if needed), all food and hot drinks. Moreover, the trekking tour also includes mattress and blankets. The Sinai High Mountain Region located within a circular dyke around the town of St. Catherine. In fact, the St. Catherine mountain indeed is an impressive mountain. The region has a colder climate than the rest of Sinai and the snow is common in winter. In the high mountain valleys there is considerable water than in the desert. The water feeds water pools and sustains hundreds of orchards. The high mountains extend all the way to the coastal plain in the west and south. In fact, it is with two of the most impressive peaks. The peaks are Umm Shaumar mountain and Serbal mountain on the perimeter.

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The High Mountain Region is home to the Jabaleya tribe. In fact, and hikes in the area, except for Mt Sinai, has to go through the tribal operator, Sheikh Mouse. Guides and camels assigned according to a rotating system. In fact, the system provides work to all the families of the tribe. Moreover, the system called “dor”, which has positive and negative sides. You can also find independent Bedouin guides and tour operators. In fact, they offer treks to the high mountain region. They sort the tribal issues themselves. All operators arrange transfer from the coastal resorts to the accommodations in St. Catherine. We are one of the tour operators who arranges Sinai Mount trekking.

Finally, that there are two ways to climb the Sinai Mount. In fact, one of which is the camel path traced by the Egyptian viceroy Abbas Hilmi Pasha. It is preferable to follow this trail for the climb and to use the stairs route. In fact, the stairs route built by the monastery monks for the descent. It is also possible to ride a camel on the Hilmi Pasha path. It is where you’ll be also get snacks and refreshments from small kiosks along the way.

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Ras Safsafa hiking Dahab Egypt

Ras Safsafa Hiking Egypt

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Ras Safsafa hiking is one of the most popular activities in Sinai, Egypt. In fact, Ras Safasafa hiking is famous for all who love to climb the mountains. In fact, Ras Safsafa towered over a Bedouin village near to St. Catherine monastery in Sinai. The mountain offers several routes which vary in the difficulty to reach its peak. Once you arrive the peak, you will have a great chance to enjoy the amazing view of Sinai’s mountains. In fact, the sight of Sinai mount located at the other end of the massif.

The trip to the mountain should accompanied by local guides. In fact, the Bedouin guides offer transportation before and after your hike. Our tour coordinators in Sinai will be able to connect you with Bedouin guides. In fact, Bedouin guides own durable 4X4 or camels for transportation. Go to the fantastic peak of mountain and have an unmatched experience.

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Gebel Rabba Dahab Egypt

Gebel Rabba Dahab Egypt

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Gebel Rabba Or Rabba Mountain located near to St. Catherine monastery Dahab, Egypt. In fact, Gebel Rabba is a granite mountain at the start of the range with several peaks encircling Farsh Rabba. The mountain can reached either from Naqb Abu Heyman or from Wadi Umm Serdi. Furthermore, the mountain connected to the top of the Red Valley Mountain. In fact, Gabel Rabba offers great climbs on several routes to the fans of climbing sport. The routes indeed pose different challenges. Moreover, the mountain located over a Bedouin village.

In fact, reaching the peak of the old mountain is an achievable climb for new climbers. Moreover, it is close enough for help should you need it. Local Bedouins offer guides, transportation and camel rental for experienced riders. Many travel agencies in Dahab or your hotel will be able to connect you with Bedouin guides. We also do tours to Rabba Mountain and of course we provide you with professional guide. Just contact us.

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Gebel El Deir Monastery Mountain Dahab Egypt

Gebel El Deir Dahab Egypt

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Gebel El Deir is the Arabic translation of the monastery mountain. In fact, Gebel El Deir located above St. Catherine monastery in Egypt on one side. Moreover, the mountain features a road of 13 kilometers and rises 2168 meter. Moreover, the mountain overlooks on a gorgeous valley on the other side. In fact, Gebel El Deir comprises plenty of routes which vary in difficulty to trek and hike up the mountain. Local Bedouins offer guides, transportation and camel rental for experienced riders. The smell of the history indeed emanates from the stones of the mountain. In fact, the Byzantines lived there for many years in the past. Moreover, the monks found a refuge in this mountain. It was during the journey of purity and asceticism.

The mountain gained its name from this purity and turned into a “mountain of the monastery“. In the road which runs for 13 kilometers, you will find the crosses rise in peaks. In fact, they seen arduous journeys before years. Furthermore, you will also see the branches of thyme. In fact, they smell like hills and. Moreover, you will also find some rocks which are up to the top of the mountain. Gebel El Deir also houses huge rock traps to catch the tigers which spread there before. In fact, it was about 100 years ago. Moreover, the mountain houses many of the drinkable water wells.

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The mountain also houses a place which called the “place”. The locals say that “place” is the place which hidden or invisible. In fact, it was because some monasteries built on the monastery,. They show up only through special methods. Around the monasteries were special branches of olive branches and simple palm trees. On the high side of the mountain, the monks ascended to the monastery of St. Catherine the Great. In fact, the high side of Gebel El Deir is about 2000 meter high. Gebel El Deir indeed is an impressive Sinai mountain. Go there and you will find great hiking ascents. One of the most interesting sites in that mountain is the smal chapel. In fact, the small chapel located on the top of one of the mountain’s peaks. It indeed worthy to visit and take some photos.

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Gebel El Banat The Girls Mountain Dahab Egypt

Gebel El Banat Dahab Egypt

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Gebel El Banat is the Arabic name of The Girls Mountain. In fact, Gebel El Banat located near the town of St. Catherine, Egypt. The mountain, reached on foot either from the settlements of Abu Seila or Sheikh Awad. Moreover, Gebel El Banat or the Girls mountain also can reached from Abu Zeituna. It is a fairly demanding trek to reach it. In fact, the mountain’s peak stands on the northern perimeter of the high mountain massif. Moreover, the peak offers superb views of the whole high mountains region. In fact, it is on one side and the lowlands on the other. One of the legends is behind calling this mountain by this name. A strange incident occurred in 1914 which is a rare case of rebellion. The rebellion was against customs and traditions.

In fact, the girl was not free to choose her husband. She should accept what they offer from the young men of the relatives or from the other tribes. It was common among the nomadic tribes and most of the tribes of Egypt. Moreover, it was also common in the Arab world in this history and perhaps to the present time. Many areas which inhabited by tribes and families still follow this rule. Three girls decided to break this rule. They preferred to suicide than to accept their partners without any choice. They run away to this mountain and ascended to a rock which 250 meters high. And then, they decided to commit suicide together. They connected their hair follicles and jumped from the high rock and died together.

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In fact, they linked their hairs together to ensure that none of the implementation will fail. Since that, the mountain called Gebel El Banat or the Girls Mountain. Like Gebel Abu Mahashur, Gebel El Banat has challenging red granite dome. In fact, the dome is over 40 meter long. You’ll have to hire Bedouin guides to set up a base camp at the base of the mountain. In fact, the Bedouin also provide transportation, food and beverages. There are plenty of routes that pose different challenges on the ascent and descent. Moreover, there are many travel agencies around Dahab which run by Bedouins. You can also make the arrangements from your hotel. Furthermore, you can simply contact us. Browse trough our website for other tours.

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