Sharm El-sheikh Tourism

Sharm-el-Sheikh is where Egypt emulates the Mediterranean – coral reefs, crystal waters, great nightlife, great marinelife, the mountain where Moses got his commandments, go karting, swimming with dolphins, quad biking, camel trekking, para sailing, swimming with sharks… ok, maybe it’s a bit more the Mediterranean offers. Called the City of Peace for the sheer number peace conferences that have been held here, this resort town is one Egypt’s most popular travel destinations. Whether you’re diving for the Technicolor coral reef or heading our for some fun spirituality into the desert, the city serves you well. It’s especially popular with Britishers. Each of the activities here has many operator companies providing optimised and specialised tours..

Essential travel information and Sharm El-sheikh tips for your visit


  • Drink losts of water and always carry water.
  • Be quick with your thank you.
  • Carry Egyptian money
  • Make sure your guide comes highly recommended from various sources.
  • Bargain.
  • Shout out the location you want to go to when hailing a taxi.

Don’ts :

  • Don’t litter.
  • Don’t break corals.
  • Don’t eat street food.
  • Don’t drink openly.
  • Don’t be publicly affectionate.
  • Don’t dress revealingly or ostentatiously. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Sharm El-sheikh

  • Know the pollution level of Sharm El-sheikh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 35 (Low)
  • How safe is Sharm El-sheikh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sharm El-sheikh.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.92 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.62 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.08 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.85 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.08 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 26.92 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Sharm El-sheikh is 146.06 (High)

    • Safety Index 70.42 (High)
    • Climate Index 68.51 (High)
    • Pollution Index 19.31 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.77 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.05 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 14.95 (Very Low)
    • 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 Sharm El-sheikh

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 49.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 111.66 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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