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Dahab Day - Sinai Desert Tour

Duration: Half Day

Dahab Day - Sinai Desert tour

Discover the majestic beauty of the Sinai Desert during your holiday in Egypt and see how the traditional Bedouin tribes have lived their daily lives for centuries. This unforgettable tour will lead you on an exotic adventure into the wilderness before moving on to the small town of Dahab for a chance to do some shopping in the colourful bazaars.

Departing from Taba, we journey into the impressive Sinai desert to see how the Bedouins live their daily lives in the Beir Sagheer Valley. These Arabic speaking nomadic tribes originated from the Arabian Peninsula and have lived in the desert for centuries, surviving harsh desert conditions that vary between extreme heat and cutting winds. The Bedouins are amongst some of the most hospitable people you could ever meet, so you can be sure of a warm welcome when you arrive. You will undoubtedly be offered a cup of the famous sweet Bedouin tea, which is made with herbs from the desert.

Traditionally, Bedouin men go out to work whilst their wives and daughters stay at home and look after the house, family and livestock. However, small numbers of women now work outside of the home as child careers or in shops. Most of Dahab's Bedouin women are extremely talented at making decorative handicrafts such as beadwork necklaces, bracelets and brightly-coloured textiles, which are then sold by their children in and around the town. You will get the opportunity to browse the shops here and pick up some beautiful traditional gifts and souvenirs to take home with you.

We then drive onwards to the small town of Dahab, which lies on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Formerly a traditional Bedouin fishing village, Dehab is now a popular tourist resort and one of the Sinai’s most treasured diving and windsurfing destinations. The town is also renowned for its rich and colourful bazaars, which attract tourists from as far away as Sharm el Shiehk and Neuwebba.

As well as offering an amazing variety of goods, including gold, silver, carpets, papyrus, perfumes and handmade crafts, you can also pick up some fantastic bargains if you are prepared to haggle! Explore the narrow streets and soak up the bustling atmosphere as people hurry by looking for the best deals. Shopping in Egypt is certainly an experience not to be missed. Before heading back to the hotel, you will get the chance to cool off and enjoy a relaxing swim in the clear blue waters of the Red Sea.

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