Blue Desert

General Description


The Blue Desert lies near St. Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula. As its name suggests it is due to many rock formations coloured blue by a Belgian artist, Jean Verame to represent the Egyptian –Israeli peace treaty. This extraordinary peace symbol is now a great Egyptian manmade artwork and natural wonder...


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Name: Blue Valley or Coloured Mountain
Found in: South Sinai
Accessible: Car and foot
Location: 28° 38′ 23″ N, 34° 33′ 39″ E
Area: 14 km2

General Features



  • Balloon-shaped Rocks painted blue


  • Red mountains with golden stones


  • Huge sculptures from granite of blue


  • Green plants and shrubs



Wildlife


Sinai Desert is abundant with plenty of wildlife, such as:



  • Plants such as Artemisia inculta and so on..


  • Wild cats


  • Caracal


  • Panther


  • Egyptian Jackal


  • Hyrax


  • Caffre cat


  • Ichneumon (Egyptian mongoose)


  • Reptiles such as large monitor, snakes, lizards, scorpions and so on..



Things to do


The most amazing experiences of Blue Desert include:



  • Bedouin style camping


  • Sunrises in blue desert


  • Sunsets in blue desert


  • Stargazing in a desert night


  • Bedouin meals


  • Picnic Site


  • Camel rides


  • Trekking the desert


  • Visiting other interesting sites



Best time to visit



  • The Best Time To Visit Egypt Desert is anytime between November and March when the climate is little more pleasant than rest of the time.


  • December and January are peak tourist seasons, which may result heavy crowd.



Important sites



  • Abu Galum Protectorate


  • Dahab


  • Catherine Monastery


  • Mount Sinai


  • Wadi Feiran


  • Nabi Salah


  • Wadi Isbaiya


  • Saint Catherine Protectorate


  • Mausoleum of Sheikh Nabi Salah



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