Dahab

Dahab is a small town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm El-Sheikh. 25 years ago it was a Bedouin fishing village With Back packers Eco travelers from Europe. Dahab is now considered to be one of Sinai's most treasured Water sports and diving destinations. The Sinai Peninsula was restored to Egyptian rule under the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in 1982, After Israeli's occupied it for 6 years. The arrival of international hotel chains and the establishment of other ancillary facilities has since made the town a popular destination with tourists. Dahab is served by Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport. Mas bat (within Dahab) is a popular diving destination, Most of Dahab's diving spots are shore dives...

Dahab attracts large numbers of tourists. It is world-renowned for its windsurfing. Reliable winds provide superb flat-water conditions inside Dahab's sandy lagoon. Further away from shore, wavy conditions couple with strong winds to provide formidable conditions for keen windsurfers. However, in recent years, the lagoon  has been overtaken by kite surfers, with schools opening right on the beach. SCUBA diving, free-diving and snorkeling are also popular activities with many dive spots along the shore line. The nearby Blue Hole (nicknamed "The World's Most Dangerous Diving Site") and Canyon are internationally famous dive spots...

Historically, most visitors to Dahab have been backpackers traveling independently and staying in hostels, motels or guesthouses in the Mas bat area. In recent years, development of hotels in the Medina area has facilitated the arrival of a wider range of tourists, many of whom visit Dahab specifically to partake in the surfing, windsurfing, diving, kite surfing, sailing, and other activities. As well the sun tanning and the night life...

The word Dahab is Egyptian Arabic for gold and is possibly a reference to the geographic locality; gold washed down from the Desert Mountains may have accumulated on the alluvial flood plain where the town was built. The name may also be a reference to the color of the sands to the south of the town itself. Some locals attribute the name to the color of the sky just after sunset.

Climate data for Dahab

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21
(70)
22.4
(72.3)
25.3
(77.5)
28.7
(83.7)
32.2
(90)
34.7
(94.5)
35.5
(95.9)
35.8
(96.4)
33.5
(92.3)
30.5
(86.9)
26.5
(79.7)
22.2
(72)
29.03
(84.27)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
16.7
(62.1)
19.6
(67.3)
22.9
(73.2)
26.1
(79)
29
(84)
30.2
(86.4)
30.4
(86.7)
28.4
(83.1)
25.1
(77.2)
21.1
(70)
16.8
(62.2)
23.49
(74.28)
Average low °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
11
(52)
14
(57)
17.1
(62.8)
20.1
(68.2)
23.4
(74.1)
24.9
(76.8)
25
(77)
23.4
(74.1)
19.8
(67.6)
15.7
(60.3)
11.5
(52.7)
18.01
(64.42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
2
(0.08)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
9
(0.36)
Average rainy days 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 8
Mean daily sunshine hours 8 9 9 10 11 13 13 12 11 10 9 8 10.3
Source #1: Climate-Data.org
Source #2: Weather to Travel for rainy days and sunshine

Dahab mean sea temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
22 °C (72 °F) 21 °C (70 °F) 21 °C (70 °F) 23 °C (73 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 26 °C (79 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 28 °C (82 °F) 27 °C (81 °F) 25 °C (77 °F) 23 °C (73 °F)
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