Snorkelling, kite-surfing, windsurfing – come on in, the water’s lovely.
Explore the beautiful Sinai desert by camel or quad bike, or just relax under the stars.
Melt away stress with a private yoga session or a massage by the RED C pool.
Experience life Dahab-style – and take home some traveller’s tales.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR DAYS…
There are plenty of activities to immerse yourself in, both in and out of the water.
During our time in the Sinai, we’ve built up a solid base of knowledge and contacts, so we can help to organise almost any activity you choose, from camel or horse riding to a visit to St Catherine’s Monastery. Just ask.
Here are a few ideas we think you might enjoy.
Guided snorkelling trip from the shore to the Blue Hole or the Southern Oasis
A guide will accompany you to your chosen site where you can have a drink at a beachside café before entering the water for a snorkel on a stunning reef and learn a little about the underwater world. Linger for lunch, hot foot it off to another activity or just chill. This trip can be coupled with a short camel safari.
Guided snorkelling trip from a boat to Gabr el Bint
Board a large boat complete with sundecks and make your way to the remote Gabr el Bint in Nabq National Park – one of the most stunning and unspoilt reefs in the Sinai.
KITESURFING & WINDSURFING
Dahab is world-renowned for its windsurfing
Reliable winds (about 270 days of wind a year) provide superb flat-water conditions inside Dahab’s sand spit. Further away from shore, wavy conditions couple with strong winds to provide formidable conditions for keen windsurfers. Kite surfing can be done around the Lagoona area, at Eel Garden or at other local spots.
There are lots of surf stations in Dahab. We will put you in touch with the pick of the bunch.
The Southern Sinai is a barren but beautiful mountainous desert and no trip is complete without going there. We can offer you anything from dinner under the stars to a desert safari taking in oases, ancient Bedouin settlements and wind-sculpted canyons – you can spend between one and four days out there.
Dinner under the stars
As the sun dips below the mountains you will be picked up from RED C by Jeep or camel. There’s a short trip up a wadi – an ancient, dried-up river bed – to your dinner in the mountains above Dahab. Sit on rugs around a campfire and sip tea while you await a feast cooked by our Bedouin friends. Beer and wine can easily be arranged to meet you there. And if you’ve had enough of your comfy bed you could even spend the night.
A night under stars
After a drive into the interior, you’ll meet your camel, who will be loaded with your gear. You then climb down into the White Canyon, a stunning limestone and sandstone rock formation. After a couple of hours, the Oasis of Ain Hudras comes into view, with its promise of a Bedouin feast, a bed for the night and enough tea to satisfy anyone. As the sun rises, ride your camel to the amazing Closed Canyon before making your way back to Dahab.
Alternatively, you can keep on riding and take in other sites, such as the Coloured Canyon, Mushroom Rock and the ancient Bedouin settlement of Bilen Ogda.
Join the pick of Dahab’s many quad biking tours for a personalised trip. Take a whole afternoon to get to know your bike, or have a quick zoom around the desert. Meet your guide and get a briefing on your bike, then you’re off.
HORSE, CAMEL & BIKE RIDES
We can organise bike rentals, take you to the best stables in town or get one of our Bedouin friends to bring a camel to the front door and take you into the desert or along the beach.
If you’re interested in any of these activities, please contact us for more information and prices.
Our masseurs have magic hands to melt away the stresses of everyday life – and they’re experts when it comes to unknotting easyJet back, we’re told. You can have your treatment in your room, on the terrace or by the pool – we’ll set up our massage table wherever you prefer.
Whether ashtanga, hatha or kundalini, yoga is popular in Dahab. We have fantastic local yoga teachers. The pick of the bunch will come to RED C for a private practice with you, whether you’re a beginner or verging on swami status. Again, you choose the location in our complex.
There’s lots of fun to be had in Dahab, so be sure to get out and about. Here’s your checklist!
Try some local food, a falafel sandwich and some koshary.
Try some molokhiya (Jew’s mallow).
Ride in the back of a pick-up truck … hold on tight!
Feed a camel (but ask the owner’s permission first).
Have a haggle in the souvenir shops, they’ll try and talk your lingo… “lovely jubbly”.
Buy a keffiyeh (Bedouin head scarf) as a souvenir.
See how many sugars you can fit in a pot of tea… the locals love their tea sweet.
Get your hands washed with lemon at a beach restaurant.
Have a shisha pipe at a beach restaurant – but don’t smoke a Cleopatra cigarette.