Sharm El Sheikh is your destination if you want to try something daring and different, as there are so many things to do in Sharm El Sheikh that are versatile to suit everyone.

Sharm El Sheikh is located south Sinai, Egypt, along the Red Sea Coast, about 318 miles away from Cairo.

The Egyptian city includes 2 main areas; Naama Bay and Shark Bay.

Naama Bay is considered the heart of Sharm El Sheikh, where you can find clear beaches, various activities, attractions, and a live nightlife.

Shark Bay is located northern Naama Bay, it’s famous for having many Luxury hotels and resorts. The place is a haven for anyone who loves peace and calmness and wants to relax and enjoy a peaceful quiet vacation.

But if you are into diving, Safari, tours and all kinds of fun, then Naama Bay is your way to go.

If you are intending to travel to Egypt, you have to consider spending at least a couple of days at Sharm El Sheikh.

You can book a hotel online, but make sure to check the reviews ahead. Set your priorities for your place of accommodations, as some hotels offer private beach areas and pools that are best for families and kids. Other hotels offer bars and entertainment programs if you are more into nightlife.

Most hotels in Sharm El Sheikh offers a variety of activities and tours, they would suggest a tour for you and your friends or family. However, if you ask me, I would advise you to check the tourism companies available in the area, check the offers and popular day tours, read reviews and compare prices, and you will find great deals. This step won’t take a lot of time but will save you a lot of hassle.

Is Sharm El Sheikh Safe To Visit?

Sharm El Sheikh is called “The City of peace”, as the city is famous for its peaceful calm atmosphere and friendly people. The security level is high, as many international events and conferences are held there. 

Wherever you go in Sharm El Sheikh you will find a tourist-friendly environment, but don’t be fooled with the free things offered, as it can be a way to make you buy more expensive goods or services.

Top things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

There are a lot of things to do in Sharm El Sheikh, though the most famous thing is snorkeling and diving to see the coral reef and the vibrant marine life. On the other hand, you can find more interesting activities that may suit you more, here are some of them.

1. Nabq Protected Area

Nabq protected area is a Coastal desert area, where you can enjoy the marvelous Mangroves. This area is one of Egypt’s’ kept secrets, this national park still holds to its pure nature.

It’s not known as one of the most famous tourist attractions, but it’s sure worth a visit.

You can explore some of the rarest plants and animal species on earth, some of which can’t be found elsewhere.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
Nabq Protected Area

Although the water on this site is not as clear as other places along the Red Sea coast, however, you can enjoy one of the most stunning Dive sites in the area, with diverse vibrant coral reefs and marine life.

2. Desert Safari

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
Desert Safari

Take a different twist on your holiday, get away from the beach and go to the complete opposite. 

Discover the Sahara on quad bikes, and enjoy a Bedouin tea. Most of the companies offer 2 Safari trips a day with a tour guide, before sunrise and at noon. Both trips offer a unique experience, and a different perspective on how will conceive the Sahara in the future. 

3. Tiran and Sanafir Island tour

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
Tiran and Sanafir Island tour

This island tour is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sharm El Sheikh. Get ready for a challenging yet amazing experience.

Book your trip with a trusted company, you will find everything you need on the boat. You will find diving and snorkeling equipment, including a trained diver in order to help beginner divers enjoy a safe experience.

The trip starts in the early morning by picking you from your hotel or resort by bus, heading to the harbor to begin your trip to Tiran island for the first diving and snorkeling spot, followed by lunch on deck before heading to the second spot passing by Sanafir island, where you can enjoy the pure natural marine beauty, with fascinating coral reef. 

If you are lucky enough, you can spot swarms of dolphins swimming near your boat, if the passengers onboard start whistling and clapping the dolphins will start jumping playfully in front of the boat. Such marvelous creatures.

4. Ras Muhamed Excursion

Located in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula, 12 km from Sharm El Sheikh, this national park is considered one of the best diving spots in the world.

Most companies offer a package that includes transportation, tickets to the park, snorkeling, and diving equipment, and lunch as you will stay there for most of the day.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
Ras Muhamed Excursion

5. Ras Um Sid Beach

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
Ras Um Sid Beach

Here in this area, you can spend the day relaxing on the beach or snorkeling near the shore, where you can find a colorful variety of coral reefs.

The side is considered perfect for beginner divers, and tourists who are looking forward to learning how to dive on their own.

6. Water sports

Water activities in Sharm El Sheikh go beyond diving and snorkeling.

If you are not afraid of heights, then you have to try parasailing. It’s an experience of its own. You will feel free-hanging up in the air, overlooking the city from above, feel like a bird flying freely. I tried parasailing once, and it was an experience I would never forget. I’ ve never felt more alive.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
Water sports

Whether you choose to spend your time in Sharm El Sheikh sightseeing, relaxing or trying new things, you are guaranteed to be entertained. And if you visit the city at the right time, you will enjoy the warm sunny weather.

If you choose to fulfil your dream and go on the trip of your dreams, we recommend that you check these tours: Diving at Dahab Blue Hole Sharm El Sheikh, 4-hour Quad Bike Sharm El Sheikh Desert, and Mount Sinai tours from Sharm El Sheikh