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Sharm El-Shaikh

Sharm El Sheikh is an Egyptian tourist city, located at the confluence of the Gulf of Aqaba and Suez on the Red Sea coast. It is the largest city in South Sinai. The city has tourist resorts frequented by visitors from all over the world, and is known as one of the world diving centers that attract enthusiasts and specialists in this sport, and includes an international airport, and the islands of Tiran in front of its coast and Smurfs, and the most important areas of Ras Nasrani, Ras Umm Sid, Ras Jamila, Ras Qena, Sharm El Maya, Palm Drums, Ras Mohammed Sanctuary in the South, Nabq Binh and Dahab Protectorate, and Naama Bay at the confluence of the continents of Asia and Africa, contains more than 200 hotels and resorts other than restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, leisure cities, nightclubs and casinos.

Sharm El Sheikh (meaning “Bay of the Sheikh”) is also known as the “City of Peace; Egyptian Arabic: Madinet Es-Salaam”, referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.[1] It was known as Şarm-üş Şeyh during Ottoman rule, and as Ofira when the area was under Israeli sovereignty between 1967 and 1982. Among Egyptians and many visitors, the name of the city is commonly shortened to “Sharm” (Egyptian Arabic: [ʃɑɾm]), which is its common name in the Egyptian slang. The name is also sometimes written as Sharm el-Cheikh, Sharm el-Sheik in English.

Climate :-

The city experiences a subtropical arid climate, classified by the Köppen-Geiger system as hot desert (BWh).[11] Temperatures are just short of a tropical climate. Typical temperatures range from 18 to 23 °C (64 to 73 °F) in January and 33 to 37 °C (91 to 99 °F) in August. The temperature of the Red Sea in this region ranges from 21 to 28 °C (70 to 82 °F) over the course of the year.[12]

Marsa Alam, Kosseir and Sharm El Sheikh have the warmest winter night temperatures of cities and resorts in Egypt.

The highest recorded temperature was 46 °C (115 °F) on June 2, 2013, and the lowest recorded temperature was 5 °C (41 °F) on February 23, 2000.[13]

Climate data for Sharm El Sheikh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.9
Record low °C (°F) 8.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 8.0 9.0 10.0 10.0 11.0 13.0 13.0 12.0 11.0 10.0 9.0 8.0 10.3

Sharm is also the home of a congress center, located along Peace Road, where many international political and economic meetings have been held, including peace conferences, ministerial meetings, world bank meetings, and Arab League meetings.[citation needed] The Maritim Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Centre can host events and congresses for up to 4,700 participants.

Sharm El Sheikh has also become a favourite spot for scuba divers from around the world.[24] Being situated near the Red Sea, it provides some of the most stunning underwater scenery and warm water, making this an ideal place to dive. Visitors to Sharm El Sheikh can experience a variety of water activities. Beach seekers find many activities such as diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, para-sailing, boating, and canoeing.

Ras Mohammed National Park is located at the most southerly tip of the Sinai Peninsula where the waters of the Red Sea and Gulf of Suez meet. This is home to diverse marine life and with walls plunging to over 800m in depth, the wreckage of the Yolanda including toilets & Baths along with strong currents it is not surprising that it ranks within the best areas worldwide.

The Straits of Tiran are located at the base of the Gulf of Aqaba and in a major shipping channel. There are four reefs all named after the British Cartographers who first mapped them: Gordan, Thomas, Woodhouse and Jackson. In summer months at the back of Jackson divers search to see groups of schooling hammerheads.

The Sharm El Sheikh Hyperbaric Medical Center was founded in 1993 (with a grant from USAID) by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, represented by Dr. Adel Taher, to assist with diving-related illnesses and complete the area’s reputation as a full-service dive destination.

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