|The Red Sea Riviera extends over the east coasts of the Sinai Peninsula and Mainland Egypt. The major resorts are Sharm el-Sheikh in the Sinai and Hurghada on the Mainland.
Hurghada stretches 22 miles along the coast. The colorful marine life and coral reefs support aquatic sports, in particular deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and diving. The city is served by an International Airport, only 3 miles from El Dahar, the city center. El Gouna, privately-owned, has luxury hotels, marinas, an 18-hole golf course, the only casino on the coast, good shopping and places of entertainment.
27 miles south of Hurghada Airport is Soma Bay, site of a magnificent Kempinsky hotel and large Spa.
33 miles south of the airport is Safaga,a small port that, because of its pollutionfree setting and mineral springs, is said to offer relief to sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
Al-Qusair, a 5000 year old city of 50,000. There are a few luxury hotels.
Way south, 168 miles from Hurghada is Marsa Alam which has been undergoing development following inauguration of its International Airport.
Sharm El-Sheikh is the top diving spot in the world. It is also a favorite venue for international negotiations and conferences that are held in the International Congress Center . Na'ama Bay is the central area for hotels and nightlife.
Nuweiba is now being developed as a tourism destination.
Dahab is a diving center with low-cost accommodations.
Taba is the crossing point between Israel and Egypt. It is best known for its casino at the Hilton.