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Holiday facts and information about Nabq bay
Nabq Bay is one of the many tourist resorts located in Sharm el-Sheikh, the famous holiday area in Egypt. Located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Sharm el-Sheikh attracts visitors from all over the world, especially from the United Kingdom, Germany and Russia. Best time to travel The climate of Naqb Bay is torrid and arid, with temperatures rarely dropping below 70°F all year round. The summer months of June to September are very hot indeed. Summer temperatures in Naqb Bay can be as high as 100°F and are usually higher than 85°F. The lowest temperatures are in December with a maximum of 74°F and a minimum of 59°F. The high tourist season is in summer.
Subregions There are several areas that make up Sharm el-Sheikh. Apart from Naqb Bay, there are the areas of Ras Nasrani, Naama Bay, Umm Sid, and Sharm El Maya. All of these are tourist-orientated places, with shops, bars and restaurants of various kinds to enjoy.
Arabic is the language of local people in Nabq Bay. Visitors of Egypt find that speaking a few phrases of Arabic simplifies the continual haggling occurring in the shopping areas of Sharm el-Sheikh. Many of the locals may also have a reasonable grasp of foreign languages such as English, German or Russian, although visitors should not take that as a fact.
Country and People
Nabq Bay as part of Sharm el-Sheikh only began to be developed in the 1960s, after Israel took control over the area from Egypt. Originally, Israel had planned to develop the area as a center for tourism, and this pattern was taken up by Egypt after it had re-established final control of the region in 1982. Since then, there has been a massive increase in tourist infrastructure. Nabq itself is a relatively new area, located north of Na'ama. Nabq Bay lies atop a promontory, which overlooks the Straits of Tiran at the mouth of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Naqb Bay is set in one of the most stupendous landscapes in Egypt. The Sinai Peninsula consists of remote and rocky mountain range. This mountain range is divided from the vivid blue waters of the Red Sea by a small coastal strip of land, on which Sharm el-Sheikh lies. The contrast between the mountains of the Sinai Peninsula and the ocean sea-scapes of the Red Sea is quite spectacular.
Most visitors of Nabq Bay arrive at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, among them huge numbers of tourist charter flights in the summer season. From Sharm el-Sheikh Airport, visitors take a taxi or the bus to the resort. Usually, luggage is already included in the price. Travelers may order a taxi for their arrival time, but should settle the price before the ride. This also applies to mini shuttle bus rides which are operated by private carriers. The bus stops only upon demand, since there are no fixed stops. Some visitors may also arrive by bus from other parts of Egypt, like Cairo, or from Eilat in Israel. A bus from Cairo takes between six and eight hours to reach Sharm el-Sheikh, and costs around 80 Egyptian Pounds. There are also buses to and from Eilat. When taking a bus journey, travelers should keep their ticket and passport handy, as there are frequent checkpoints along the route.
Discover and Enjoy
While the beach and nightlife are enough appeal and incentive for many people to travel to Nabq Bay, there are some interesting excursions to nearby venues. Sharm Old Town is actually not that old, but has a more traditionally Arab feel to it than other malls. Traveling to the desert is also an interesting experience, especially with a knowledgable Bedouin guide. The Colored Canyon is a remarkable region of rock formations found on the Sinai Peninsula, about half a mile long. Some of the rock formations in the Colored Canyon are as high as 150 ft.
Many visitors come to Sharm el-Sheikh in order to experience the wonderful diving options on offer. The warm waters of the Red Sea contain the reefs Tiran and Ras Mohammed that visitors can explore. The reefs are alive with species of fish, such as barracuda and various species of star fish, sea urchins, molluscs and crustaceans. Ras Mohammed is at the southernmost point of the Sinai Peninsula and marks the point where the currents of the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez meet. Booking a dive safari is a great way of seeing much more of the undersea world, as the safaris often travel further out to sea than the standard tourist diving boats.