Ain Umm Ahmed


Picturesque Ain Umm Ahmed is the largest oasis in eastern Sinai, with lots of palms, Bedouin houses and a famous stream that becomes an icy river in the winter months.

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1. Gebel Barga

5.52 MILES

The climb up Gebel Barga is quite tricky but the summit affords stunning views over the mountains of eastern Sinai.

2. Ain Al Furtega

8.18 MILES

This pretty palm-filled oasis is a relaxing spot and makes for a nice add-on if you're exploring the desert scenery of the region. It's 16km northwest of…

3. Ain Khudra

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The spring of Ain Khudra oasis is where Miriam was supposed to have been struck by leprosy for criticising Moses.

4. Dune

14.94 MILES

This large sand dune marks the end of Nuweiba City and the beginning of the Tarabin beachfront area. If you're in the Tarabin area, it's a good swimming…

5. Tarabin Beach

14.99 MILES

Tarabin's skinny strip of beach is a mix of golden sand and small pebbles and has a decent snorkelling reef just offshore.

6. Nuweiba Beach

15.72 MILES

This rather lovely sweep of golden sand straddles the coastline just south of Nuweiba City. It's the widest strip of beach in the Nuweiba area so is good…

7. Ras Shaitan

16.6 MILES

The highlight of this dive 15km north of Nuweiba is undoubtedly the contoured topography, including narrow valleys, sand-filled depressions and deep…

8. Wadi Sheikh Atiya

16.72 MILES

The oasis area of Wadi Sheikh Atiya is named after the father of the Tarabin tribe – the largest tribe in the area – who lies buried here under a white…