Marsa Alam Tourism

Tucked away peacefully in the South-Eastern part of Egypt, Marsa Alam is gradually achieving its share of popularity and tourism that it deserves. This small town stretches along the pristine line of Red Sea coastline near the Tropic of Cancer. With the opening of an International Airport in Marsa alam in 2003, this place has become a haven for divers. Endowed with a number of exquisite beaches whose beauty never fails to bewitch, Marsa Alam is today on the wish list of many who want to go on the off beaten path. Much of the town’s beauty can also be attributed to the fact that it straddles between the sea and desert, rendering it to be immensely spectacular and stunning.

Marsa Alam boasts of housing some of the most beautiful and uncorrupted coral reefs, a reason for which people flock to this place. Then there are beaches that abound in water sports and giant turtle watching opportunities, making Marsa Alam a fun visit. Under its shimmering waters you will be able to see a wide range of underwater wildlife such as dugongs and dolphins. Then there is more to the town. Marsa Alam is also a world-renowned kite surfing destination, and an ideal starting point for safaris and wilderness exploration. For people who are looking out for other attributes of tourism here, there are fancy hotels, gorgeous new beaches, gourmet restaurants and attractive spas to spend some leisure time. Once upon a time its surrounding mountains were mined for etching out gold and emerald and today you can see these bygone era mines as you explore the town further.

A confluence of natural beauty and manmade form of tourism, Marsa Alam is one place you will definitely fall in love with during your tour to Egypt.

Essential travel information and Marsa Alam tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: EET (Eastern Europe Time), GMT+02:00hours.
  • Currency: Currency used in Marsa Alam is Egyptian pound.
  • Electricity: Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts). Primary Socket Types: Europlug, Schuko.
  • Internet: 3G wifi connections are available in almost all the hotels in the city.
  • Languages: Language spoken in Marsa Alam is Egyptian Arabic.


  • Tourist Police: 126,
  • Ambulance: 123,
  • Fire Service: 180,
  • Gas Emergency: 129.

Tipping: Tipping is generally expected for the services rendered.

  • You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Marsa Alam

  • How safe is Marsa Alam for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Marsa Alam.

    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 79.41 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.88 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Marsa Alam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.85 USD

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