Sinai Information
Sinai Information

The bridge between Africa and Europe that holds both Mediterranean and Red Sea charms and makes a beautiful addition to Egypt Tourism plight.

History Of Sinai

The land of turquoise was a part of Ancient Egypt Sites from the First dynasty. It was the first mine built and was called ‘Mafkat’ which means country of Torquoise.

During Persian period, it was called Abar-Nahra which meant beyond the river.

Later in Roman periods, Saint Catherine monastery was built. And when Islamic rule started, a citadel was built on island of Pharaoh, Taba.

And so on. Now being with war with Israel has impacted its tourism but South of Sinai still draws people all over. Since the peace treaty, the beaches and Mountains Of Sinai holds a considerable interest and brings tourist all year round.

Best Time To Visit Sinai

Spring – (March – May) It’s the most popular time for hiking. Temperatures are manageable everywhere.

Summer – (June – September) summers are extremely hot. The month-long Muslim festival of Ramadan will fall in summer until 2018 making it hard to find guides.

Winter – (December – February) some days might be warm but generally, it’s cold.

Autumn – (September – November) temperatures in every part of the Sinai are mild. One of best areas for hiking in autumn is St Katherine. It’s also a good time for bird watching too, as birds come between Asia and Africa (also in spring).

Ideal Weather: March 5th to June 3rd or September 24th to November 25th

Best Time: Spring and Autumn

Major Point Of Interest Sinai

  • Beaches
  • Canyons
  • Mountains
  • Monastery
  • Oasis
  • And so on…

To know in details about these sites, see Sinai Top Attractions.

Things To Do In Sinai

Egypt Tourism has brought the city into focus with several exciting adventures which you can see in details in Sinai Tours, Travel & Activities.

Places To See Things To Do Best Hotels Maps
Blue Hole Relax in beaches
Coloured Canyon Climbing Mountains
St. Catherine Monastery Sightseeing
Mount Sinai Bedouin nights
Ein Khudra Oasis Water sports…
Wadi Maghara…

Sinai is named on moon goddess and spreads its warmth likewise. Even though, it has been on lots of stress from terrorism, it hasn’t lost its magic. With NILE HOLIDAY explore the seductive land. Witness the sunrises and beaches, sand and sea, desert and oasis. Missing out on Sinai is not an option anymore…

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