1 Reefs and wrecks

The Sinai has an excellent range of dive sites, including the Thistlegorm, a British ship sunk by German bombers in 1941.

2 Ras Mohammed

Egypt’s first national park, at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, offers some world-class diving.

3 Na’ama Bay

Egypt’s premier resort, whose buzzing bars and clubs teem with hedonists every night.

4 Dahab

Chill out in Dahab, renowned for its diving, laidback beach cafés and backpacker vibe.

5 Desert safaris

Explore the dramatic interior of the Sinai on a camel, horse or jeep safari with a Bedouin guide.

6 St Catherine’s Monastery

Built by the Byzantine Empress Helena to commemorate the site of the burning bush at the foot of Mount Sinai.

7 Mount Sinai

Climb the mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments and see dawn break over the Sinai desert.

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