What once was a modest fishing village at the tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is now a world class resort area with famous diving spots. Sharm El Sheika is now the home of “Sharmies” who are hosts to divers and vacationers seeking an exotic trip to Egypt and theq Red Sea.
During the Isralea presence in the area near Mount Sinai between 1967 and 1982, tourist-oriented establishments began springing up including a marina hotel, diving clubs, the Naama Bay Hotel and what is now a well-known promenade. The Egyptians continued the trend toward tourism.
The climate here is subtropical arid, or hot desert with January high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s. August highs are in the 90s. The waters of the Red Sea are warmed year-around by the warm air temperatures, making a trip to Egypt very exciting to anyone anytime of the year.