Sharm El-Sheikh is an Arabic city and the largest city in South Sinai and a global tourist center, where it is famous for diving. To the south of it is the Ras Mohammed Nature Reserve. It covers an area of about 424 km2.
It is the most famous tourist city in Sinai, and tourism activity has developed greatly in the last twenty years. The importance of Sharm El-Sheikh lies in its location at the head of the Red Sea, from which it branches into the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, which led to a more distinguished environment that is the main element of tourist attractions. Therefore, there are in and around the most important nature reserves in Ras Mohammed and Nabq. In front of Sharm el-Sheikh, there are the islands of Tiran and Sanafir at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba. Among the most important areas are Ras Nasrani and Ras Umm Sid next to Ras Mohammed.
Sharm El-Sheikh has a strong infrastructure of facilities and services, and its population is increasing dramatically, reaching more than ten thousand people, and it is estimated that it will reach about 132,000 people in 2017, with the increase in tourism activities in particular. The area of Sharm El-Sheikh is about 424 square kilometers.
Description of Sharm El Sheikh
There are in and around the most important nature reserves in Ras Mohammed and Nabq. In front of Sharm el-Sheikh, there are the islands of Tiran and Sanafir at the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba.. Its most important areas are Ras Nasrani and Ras Umm Sid next to Ras Mohammed.
Every day, the city of Sharm el-Sheikh in the South Sinai governorate witnesses a new phenomenon, so whoever visited it yesterday discover something different if he visits it today. This is the truth that transformed this vast desert and towering mountains at the confluence of the Gulf of Aqaba, the Gulf of Suez, and the Red Sea into a modern city in just 10 years, which qualified Sharm El Sheikh to win the UNESCO award for being selected among the five best cities of peace in the world out of 400 global cities.
Sharm El-Sheikh is considered one of the most modern areas of recreation and relaxation in the world, and within ten years there are more than 150 hotels, most of which are designed to be a resort, meaning that the hotel itself sings the tourist to search for fun and recreation elsewhere. Luxurious restaurants that delight tourists with their eastern and western cuisine, in addition to cafes and amusement parks that tourists are confused about choosing between, as they are multi-activities, from horse riding, playing tennis, or children’s amusement park, to water skiing, snorkeling or diving, which has become a tourism diving centers Today, it represents a very popular tourist activity with extraordinary numbers, which is reflected in the increase in the number of these centers, reaching 346 centers in 2005 AD. And Egypt has 3 sites classified as one of the 3 most important diving sites in the world. Or water trips to enjoy the water and natural resources that the tourist can see in the sea while on his glass boat. British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited her during his tourist visit to Egypt, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife visited her during their tour in Egypt.
There are many areas to practice this sport, especially the governorate of South Sinai, which has unique characteristics that make it at the forefront of the areas that any practitioner of this sport would like to dive and enjoy the treasures it contains underwater, which are rarely found anywhere in the world, especially the Ras Muhammad area, which has a number of Practitioners annually by (10 thousand) divers.
- Diving areas:
Ras Mohammed area in the south.
– Ras Umm Sid area – up to the Tower area in the north, the beginning of the Gulf of Aqaba. There are also more than 20 internationally recognized diving training centers in the region, and the trainee is given a diving license and is inspected by international organizations (PADI).
It is known that the region has the largest amount of different types of ornamental fish and fishing fish, and annual international competitions are held in which fishing professionals from all over the world participate, and prizes are presented to them.