Once a small fishing village, Dahab is now one of Egypt's most precious treasures. With tourism increasing, so has coliving in this plentiful town. With world-famous windsurfing and diving, the town has become an oasis for all water activities. Dahab used to only be able to accommodate visitors like backpackers, but with world-renowned hotels making Dahab their home, the town invites all types of visitors to explore the beauty it holds.
Many believe Dahab to be one of the safest places in Egypt to visit, with friendly locals welcoming all visitors. Many women feel safe choosing the town as their dream remote working location. The town has the best of both worlds offering the Red Sea and goldens deserts.
Snorkeling is one of Dahab's best features, unlike many other famous snorkeling spots, here there is no need to take a boat or swim miles out to sea. Most snorkeling is land-based; the reefs are stunning and extremely easy to get to. Dahab also offers fantastic scuba diving, so why not get certified? There are many schools offering affordable options. Experienced divers love the choice of night dives to marvel at the fluorescent sea nightlife.
Being in the desert has its advantages. The sand dunes provide opportunities for quad biking and sandboarding, both fun and adventurous. If you are looking for a little more adventure such as rock climbing, then Dahab's mountains will surely do the trick.
Take a moment and chat with the locals, make a friend, get a henna tattoo, get your hair braided, join a drum circle - there is more to do than you can imagine. The weather is warm all year round. So grab a bicycle or rent a scooter and explore Dahab and all it has to offer.
Many digital nomads choose the town because of its diversity in food, activities, and most definitely in people. Coliving in Dahab is on the increase, and many who initially plan a short stay, fall in love with the little town with the big heart.
Here are some fun facts about Dahab:
- Dahab is the perfect place to learn to dive with over 40 dive centers to choose from
- The Blue Hole, a submarine sinkhole reaching over 330 feet, is the area's most well-known dive site
- Dive the SS Thistlegorm, one of the world's most famous shipwrecks