Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Once an isolated fishing village, Dahab has only become a popular tourist destination within the past 30 years. Located 53 miles north of Sharm el-Shiekh, its serene coastal setting and laid-back Bedouin lifestyle has made it the ideal spot for those looking to kick back and relax. The city’s most popular attractions center around its location along the Gulf of Aqaba – watersports like windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, and kitesurfing attract people from around the world looking to enjoy a sun-soaked vacation along the city’s sandy coast. But water and sun aren’t Dahab’s only claim to fame. It’s proximity to Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai Mountain, and Ras Muhammad National Park, plus the gorgeous desert scenery and abundance of ATV and camel tours, make it the perfect jumping off point for those looking for a little adventure while still taking advantage of the city’s slow pace and relaxed vibe.