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About Dahab

Dahab is an idyllic coastal town in Egypt. With a laid-back lifestyle and cheap beach accommodation, Dahab budget travel is ideal for rest and relaxation.

Dahab Budget Travel

Below is a list of Dahab's top activities, click on the link to view all details and tours.

Desert Quad Biking, PADI Advanced Open Water Course - Red Sea, PADI Introductory Dive - Red Sea, PADI Open Water Dive Course - Red Sea, Red Sea Guided Diving, Refresher Dive, Windsurfing - Red Sea

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Dahab airports include the following:
•Cairo International Airport


Dahab birdlife is fairly rich, with regular sightings of golden eagle, imperial eagle, lesser step eagle, white storks, herons and egrets.


Dahab conservation efforts include the preservation and protection of the beautiful coral reefs and the marine life the reefs support.


Dahab malaria info include the following:
•Dahab is malaria-free
•Unless you are on route to a malaria-zone country, you do not need to take anti-malaria medication
•Taking medication unnecessarily is dangerous and poses a health risk


Dahab money and banking info is as follows:
•Credit cards are accepted at some outlets
•Money can be exchanged fairly easily at banks
•Travellers cheques can be exchanged at some places, at cost however
•Banking hours are Sunday to Thursday from 08h30 to 14h00
•ATMs can be found almost everywhere across the town


The only Dahab plant life to speak of are the beautiful coral reefs across the lagoon and seas, as well as large numbers of beautiful swaying palms. Aside from this, the area is almost exclusively desert.

Safety Tips

•There was a terrorist bombing in 2006, however no incidents have occurred since
•Dahab is generally a small, peaceful and relaxed tourist-friendly dive town
•only attempt scuba dives if you are have a dive qualification - there are plenty of schools offering courses
•Be careful when diving, especially the Blue Hole - experienced divers have even had problems in this site
•Tourists are often hassled by traders - a polite but firm 'no thanks' gets the message across however

Travel Books

Dahab recommended travel books include:
•Frommer's Egypt by Matthew Carrington
•The Rough Guide to Egypt by Dan Richardson
•Sinai Diving Guide: Sharm El-sheikh, Ras Mohammed, Tiran, Gubal, Dahab by Alberto Siliotti
•Lonely Planet Egypt by Andrew Humphreys, Siona Jenkins, Gadi Farfour, and Anthony Sattin
•Sinai: Guide of the peninsula and the Red Sea: Suez, Tor, St. Catherine, Ras Mohamed, Charm el Cheikh,
•Dahab, Noueba, Taba by Gerard Viaud


Dahab wildlife mostly consists of marine life, with a range of species including manta rays, turtles, moray eel, tropical coral fish, clown fish, whale sharks, hammer head sharks, dolphins and whales to be seen. On land, foxes, reptiles and rodents are common.


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