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Sinai Peninsula

The idyllic white-sand beaches that stretch along the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba are Sinai’s biggest tourist draw. The warm waters of the Red Sea contain a wealth of marine life and corals, enticing both experienced and novice divers. Sharm el-Sheikh is popular with families, couples, divers, and party-people alike, while independent travelers head north to the mellow and secluded beaches at Dahab, Nuweiba, and beyond. The region is also steeped in history. Pharaohs mined the land for turquoise and gold, and momentous Old Testament events occurred in the mountainous interior. Visit the fascinating St. Catherine’s Monastery, take ...

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