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Sharm-el-Sheikh lies near the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula where
the Straits of Tiran meet the Gulf of Aqaba. The land of the Sinai is the
"great and terrible wilderness" of the Bible, across which the Israelites
journeyed in search of the Promised Land.
In modern times, the last battle for the Sinai culminated in Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat’s historic visit to Jerusalem and the subsequent peace
treaty signed in Washington, D.C.
Sharm-el-Sheikh, a long-standing settlement, was initially developed by
the Israelis during their occupation of the Sinai. Na'ama Bay, a short drive
from the port, has grown into a sizeable resort since the early 1980s.
Between the two towns a string of hotels is emerging on a once-untouched
The Silversea call at Sharm-el-Sheikh serves as the starting point for an
excursion to St. Catherine’s Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in
the world. St. Catherine’s Mountain is at 7,926 feet the highest summit in
Sinai, followed by Mount Sinai, where God is said to have given the Ten
Commandments to Moses.
For water sports fans, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Na'ama Bay offer snorkelers
and divers an underwater paradise. Glass bottom boat trips are available for
those preferring to view the exotic marine life of the Red Sea without
getting their feet wet.
Information. The ship docks at Sharm-el-Sheikh, about one mile
from the city center. Taxis are not easily available at the pier; nor
are drivers who speak English.
The main shopping areas are at Na'ama Bay, located five miles from
the port. Egyptian cotton, Pharaonic souvenirs, and gold cartouches are
There are plenty of eateries at Na'ama Bay. The hotels offer a
variety of restaurants with everything from seafood to international
cuisine and fast food. Typical local dishes include spit-roasted lamb,
mutton stew, rice pilaf ,and chicken with saffron. Seafood is also a
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