Sharm el-Sheikh Travel Guide
Shopping Avid shoppers will find a variety of goods in the old market and Sharm El-Sheikh mall, where shops sell both foreign and local products, including jewellery, leather goods, clothing, pottery and books. Naama Bay offers a more upmarket shopping experience at the Naama Centre, where shopkeepers are less inclined to bargain but everything from souvenirs to scarves can be found.
Restaurants Between Sharm el-Sheikh's two tourist districts of Old Sharm and Naama Bay, there are a huge variety of dining options while on holiday, from hotel restaurants and international fast food chains like KFC, to local eateries and fresh fish. Every cuisine from Mexican to Japanese is represented in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Nightlife Sharm el-Sheikh's casinos, discos, pubs and bars cater to those ready to party the night away while on holiday. Entertainment ranges from dance clubs to informal hangouts.
Activities On holiday in Sharm el-Sheikh, diving and snorkelling are the main activities but there are a range of other activities available including horseback and camel riding, golf, desert safaris and health treatments, and a variety of watersports. The desert holds numerous attractions and trips are offered to Mt Sinai and St Catherine's Monastery, among others (though these tours may be suspended when the region is not considered safe).
Negatives Shopkeepers and hawkers can become a nuisance but a polite though firm 'no, thank you' should ward them off. Travel authorities currently urge extreme caution when travelleing in the Sinai region; excursions into the desert to places like St Catherine's Monastery may not always be possible.