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|Destination City||Sharm El Sheikh|
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Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Arab world and a hotspot for diving enthusiasts. Sharm el-Sheikh is located in Egypt, on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula. The area is known for long stretches of natural beaches along the Red Sea, offering 250 different coral reefs and 1,000 different species of marine life. Tourists can also take advantage of the natural wonders of the desert. Desert tours, such as the Tiba motorbike Safari, are popular things to do.
Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport, formerly known as Ophira International Airport, is the biggest airport in the area and the second busiest airport in Egypt. It is located 11 miles to the northeast of the town's resort area. Over 30 airlines fly into this airport, including Air Berlin, EasyJet, EgyptAir and XL Airways France. You can take a taxi or a minibus operated by a private carrier from the airport to the town center, but neither option is regulated. The taxi stand is located next to Terminal 1 and offers 24-hour service. You must haggle to set a price for the trip, and you should always set the price in advance of leaving in the taxi. The driver will try to charge you anywhere from 150 LE to 400 LE. Minibuses also leave from a stop outside of Terminal 1. There are no fixed bus stops, so you must let the driver know when you want to get off. The minibuses leave only when the bus is filled up, and you must also haggle to determine the price for your ride. The minibus can cost 15 LE or more. If you are staying at an area hotel, the best option is to call the hotel to arrange transportation.
Sharm el-Sheikh has a dry, subtropical climate with fairly consistent weather all year long. Daily average temperatures typically fluctuate from 70°F to 82°F, while high temperatures in August can reach 95°F and low temperatures in January can fall to 50°F. Sharm el-Sheikh is a unique vacation area that has beautiful beaches and access to wonderful desert landscape. Visitors go to Na'ama Bay for restaurants, cafes, shopping and nightclubs. Popular things to do include taking a desert tour of the Colored Canyon and beyond to Mount Sinai by camel, taking in a live show at Alf Lela wa Lela and booking a diving safari to see the Tiran and Ras Mohammed reefs.
Sharm el-Sheikh offers a unique combination of sea and desert activities for vacationers who like to do more than just relax on the beach. The town offers various ways to take in the natural beauty of the region, including tours and safaris by boat, camel, motorbike, jeep and horse. Orbitz.com can help you plan your air travel and find cheap flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, as well as help you book discount accommodations and identify sales on tours and safaris to round out your vacation experience.
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