Light cottons. Bring a jacket and sweater for evenings from Christmas to end February. Egypt is an Islamic but very open and tolerant country. It’s ok to wear short summer clothes, especially in seaside resorts such as Dahab. Bikinis should still only be worn on the beach – and please respect the locals by not going souvenir shopping in hot pants or similar!
A magnificent coral reef extends directly from the shore. Talk about snorkelling on your doorstep!
You’ll find a wide sandy beach with gradual incline at the Laguna, about 4 km south of the village. A handful of 4-5 star hotels situated here offer non-guests the use of their beach and pool facilities for a small fee.
There are several banks in Dahab where you’ll be able to change travellers’ cheques and cash from all the major currencies into Egyptian Pounds (L.E.). The small shops in the village usually only accept cash.
Several cash points are available which function reliably, with occasional exceptions... To be sure you don’t run out, bring a Visa card or Mastercard and sufficient cash with you.
Safe deposit boxes for valuables are available free of charge to all guests of the HOTEL CHRISTINA. Please pay your bill in cash – all common currencies accepted.
Dahab is a real low-budget destination and probably the only Egyptian resort where you can still pay £0.30 Sterling for a bottle of coke. Compared to Hurghada, your flight ticket to Sharm-el-Sheikh might set you back a little more, but the extremely low cost of living more than makes up for that. Entire meals can cost you only a few pounds – a sumptuous buffet dinner at the CHRISTINA will add up to less than £7 Sterling …
See you soon in DAHAB!