Category Archive for: ‘Things To Do’

A Great View of Dahab…

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Just a short distance from Red C Villas, there is a trail that leads up a small mountain. You could say it’s more of a large hill. It’s around 25 minutes door-to-door if you fancy a brisk morning walk, but plan on 40 minutes if a sunset saunter with the kids is more your style. The view is stunning, and …

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PADI IE at RED C

Padi Ie At Red C

Our pool is fantastic for cooling down in the summer months and even for swimming a few lengths. We also designed it to accommodate diver training. This came in handy last November when, thanks to some extra-windy conditions, Red C Villas had the opportunity to host the confined water portion of the recent PADI Instructor Examination (IE) in Dahab. The …

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Adventures in Zalaga (The Legendary Bedouin Camel Race)

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Every year, on the 10th January, hundreds of local Bedouins from the Muzeina and Tarrabin tribes hit Wadi Zalaga with their camels, Hiluxs, and best young camel riders (some under 10 years old) for an epic 30K camel race. Zalaga is cold in January. So cold, it snowed on our way up to the campsite. No matter, Mahmoud ‘Barracuda’ and his …

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Kicking Back in Ras Mohammed!

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We recently headed out to Ras Mohammed National Park for a snorkelling trip. For those who haven’t been there, Ras Mohammed National Park is, simply put, surreal. The entrance is flanked by tall stone pillars and once inside, the landscape feels reminiscent of what the surface of the moon could be like. It’s a wide desert expanse with ‘roads’ created …

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A Bedouin Dinner In The Desert

Bedouin dinner in Dahab

A Bedouin dinner is a great way to get a bite-sized experience of the Sinai Desert. We can arrange for one of our Bedouin friends to pick you up by camel, or you can choose to travel up to the wadi by jeep. Last week some guests asked me to organise one of these trips for the full moon … …

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Here’s To The Day Of Onions

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 For those not familiar with Arabic …it can at first sound like a hard language, a bit of a rough language, like everybody is shouting at one another. In fact, on my first foray into the Middle East I was transfixed by the way people would be apparently screaming at each other only to suddenly break into endless smiles, kisses …

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Adventure Scuba! – Blue Lagoon & Ras Abu Galum

Ras Abu Galum

Having lived here for 7 years and having never heard of the ‘Bedouin Boat’ until a week ago we decided it was time to test it out. Bedouin Boat is a boat transfer that runs between Ricks Reef or the Blue Hole to the national park area of ‘Ras Abu Galum’ and further afield to the ‘Blue Lagoon’ a huge …

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10 reasons why I love ‘Assalah Square’

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I live in the vicinity of Assalah Square, about a 200m walk to the shops and a two minute taxi drive away from Red C Villas, on the other side of Assalah. I love living here and thought I’d share with you my top 10 reasons why. So, in no particular order, here they are! 10. Ibrahims Fruit Shop Ibrahim …

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Wadi lunch & Hilux fun

Hilux Fun

We packed up our chilly bin (or eski if you’re not from New Zealand) with some fruits from Assalah market, a ready-made falafel lunch from Abu Amr; the best falafel shop in town and a few emergency beers from ‘Drinkies’ just in case! Now all we needed was our transport… We were headed just 30k outside of Dahab to a …

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