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Top Choice Dive Site in Sharm El Sheikh


One of the top five wreck dives in the world, the Thistlegorm is a 129m-long cargo ship built in Sunderland, England, which was sunk during World War II. The ship had been on its way to Alexandria carrying supplies …
Top Choice Indian in Sharm El Sheikh


If you're a fan of the flavours of the subcontinent, don't miss Rangoli: romantically perched within the cliffside tumble of the Mövenpick Resort with the sweep of Na'ama Bay laid out below. Thanks to the Mumbai-bor…
Top Choice Dive Site in Sharm El Sheikh

Ras Um Sid

One of the best dive sites in the area, Ras Um Sid features a spectacular gorgonian forest along a dramatic drop-off that hosts a great variety of reef fish. It's opposite Hotel Royal Paradise. Depth: 15m to 40m. Ra…
Top Choice Dive Site in Sharm El Sheikh

Thomas Reef

The smallest, but easily the most spectacular, of the Tiran reefs, Thomas is home to steeply plunging walls that are lined with soft coral, schooling fish and patrolling sharks. Depth: surface to more than 40m. Rati…
Top Choice Seafood in Sharm El Sheikh

Fares Seafood

Always crowded with locals, Fares is a Sharm El Sheikh institution for good-value seafood. Order fish priced by weight or choose from one of the pasta or tagen (stew cooked in a deep clay pot) options on the menu. W…
Top Choice Dive Site in Sharm El Sheikh


The Dunraven sank in 1876 on its way from Bombay to Newcastle. Today the wreck, found at the southeast tip of Sha’ab Mahmud, is encrusted in coral and home to various knick-knacks including china plates, metal stein…
Top Choice Cafe in Sharm El Sheikh

Farsha Cafe

All nooks and crannies, floor cushions, Bedouin tents and swinging lamps, Farsha is the kind of place that travellers come to for a coffee and find themselves lingering at four drinks and a shisha pipe later. Great …
Top Choice Bar in Sharm El Sheikh

Camel Roof Bar

Camel is a favourite among dive instructors for its relaxed, casual vibe. This is the optimal place to start off the evening, especially for divers looking to swap stories from down under.
Dive Site in Sharm El Sheikh


At the perennially popular Gardens there are actually three sites in one. Near Garden is home to a lovely chain of pinnacles; Middle Garden features a fringing ridge that gently slopes down to a bed of sandy 'trails…
Mall in Sharm El Sheikh

Soho Square

This shopping and nightlife hub is home to an ice-skating rink, a bowling alley, a Culturama centre (playing a multimedia film of Egyptian history) and several top-end restaurants, shisha cafes and bars, all centred…