Egypt Pictures

Introducing Sharm el-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheik is one of the largest tourist destinations in the Arabic world. But there are also some very good reasons to visit it if you are not the common tourist, who likes to lay on the beach all day. It is one of the finest diving spots in the world and a trip into the desert is an unforgettable adventure.

The Sinai peninsula is a remote desert mountain range. The rocky mountains are parted from the deep-blue sea by a flat desert strip. This combination of desert and sea is an incredible sight and makes you believe your are on a different planet.

About 15 years ago, Sharm el-Sheik was nothing but a small fishing village with about 100 citizens, but Egyptians started to build up a tourist destination with now a population of 10 000 people. There is now a nice promenade, a Hard Rock Cafe, one of the most modern hospitals in Egypt and so on.