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3 Days in Sharm El Sheikh

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Sharm El Sheikh is suitable for a variety of age groups, and right by the Red Sea so the perfect place if you love the sun and sea as much as I do! If you have three days to kill and want a varied experience of the local life — without the expense and time restrictions of traveling further afield in Cairo — check out my suggestions. It goes without saying that I have also selected some great places for you to eat, along with places to visit later in the evening, if you fancy a drink and a night out.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer

14 Places

6 City Tips

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14 Places

Day 1

Na'ama Bay

Bodies of Water, Beaches

Pomodoro

Restaurants

Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Little Buddha

Restaurants

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurants

Day 2

Mirage Divers

Scuba & Snorkeling

Farsha Cafe

Restaurants

Fantasia - Alf Leila Wa Leila

Dinner Theatres

SOHO Square

Shopping Malls

Camel Bar & Rooftop, Sharm El Sheikh

Restaurants

Day 3

Tiran Island

Islands

Casino Royale

Casinos

Pacha Sharm el Sheikh

Bars & Clubs

Linda H's City Tips

  • A small tip goes a long way as staff wages can be quite low at some restaurants here.
  • Taxis are cheap, but cheaper still are the blue and white mini-buses that travel up and down the main roads used by the locals.
  • There are plenty of places to eat out and you can spend as little or as much as you like.
  • Falafels sold in street cafes make a great, inexpensive meal.
  • Wine and beer are relatively inexpensive and lots of bars have happy hours, which typically last about three hours, and are really good value.
  • Tourists come from all over the world so clothes vary widely. However, women may receive unwanted male attention if they are dressed less conservatively.
    Day 1
  • Na'ama Bay
    Bodies of Water, Beaches
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    Linda H Says:

    Na'ama Bay beach is a gorgeous, wide horseshoe bay with a great promenade along its length. Palm trees line the beach and many exotic plants grow at the base of their trunks. You can walk into the sea here, and although the hotels lining the promenade have sections of the beach roped off as private, it is still possible to walk along the length of the entire beach and enter the water at any point. There are many colorful tropical fish swimming around and over the coral, so I would certainly recommend a waterproof or underwater camera. We have been lucky enough to see barracuda, lion fish, blue spotted rays, and moray eels off this beach. Water sports are in abundance all along the beach, with many operators offering water skiing, parasailing, glass bottom boat trips, wakeboarding, windsurfing, banana boat rides, and plenty of other inflatables towed behind speed boats.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a public beach on the right-hand side of the bay as you stand facing the sea, but my favorite for a bit of extra luxury is to buy a day pass to the Hilton Fayrouz hotel beach.
    • The Hilton beach pass is great value for money; included is a beach towel, padded sun loungers with huge thatched umbrellas, beach showers, changing huts, toilets, and a couple of soft drinks from the beach bar.
    • The guys at the Hilton beach bar will visit your sun lounger throughout the day to see if you would like any more drinks or snacks (chargeable). There is a menu attached to your table.
    • For a more substantial lunch walk to the Al Fresco beach restaurant at the back of the beach. The food and service are excellent — try the fish fingers! This surely has the best beach view so don't forget your camera.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 42 things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Wonderful beach and sea of Naama Bay 30/09/2022
    • Nice 12/09/2022
    • Na'ama Bay
    Address:
    Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai
    Sharm El Sheikh 46911
    Egypt
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
  • Pomodoro
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Grill)
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    Linda H Says:

    This restaurant offers great food, excellent service, and good variety on the menu. Tables are available inside or out, and it's the perfect place to watch passers by on this pedestrianized but bustling and busy main street in the evenings. If you haven't time for a meal they also do excellent coffees.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • My favorite dishes here are the chicken or steak! Pizzas are good too as you would expect in an Italian restaurant.
    • It does get busy here so booking may be best to ensure you get a table.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 252 restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Ok 30/09/2022
    • Good value for the money, this nice Italian Restaurant. Nice tomato soup! 30/08/2022
    • Pomodoro
    Address:
    Centre of Na'ama Bay
    Camel Dive Club & Hotel
    Sharm El Sheikh 46619
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 100 000 3173
    Price range:
    US$2 - US$49
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    06:30 - 10:30
    12:30 - 23:30
    Other:
  • Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Linda H Says:

    The whole family will enjoy exploring Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh. There are statues of dinosaurs scattered around the place along with shops, bars and restaurants, children's rides, and fountains that dance to music. It's very colorful and brightly lit, so it's best to visit in the evening when it's dark.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Situated right beside the mosque that is illuminated with green lights at night. This is a landmark that will help you get your bearings.
    • Hollywood is a 20-minute to half an hour walk from the main strip in Na'ama Bay, up Peace Road on the left side in the direction of the airport.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 42 things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Not nice 12/09/2022
    • Dont waste time 05/11/2021
    • Hollywood Sharm El Sheikh
    Address:
    215A Naama Bay Sharm
    Sharm El Sheikh
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 109 414 1043
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 04:00
    Other:
  • Little Buddha
    Restaurants (French, Japanese, Sushi, Fusion)
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    Linda H Says:

    This is a restaurant, bar, and nightclub. If you visit early it can be quiet, but it's buzzing after midnight. You'll find great music from the resident DJs and you can dance till your heart's content — a great way to end an evening!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Make this your last place of the night to visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Bad attitude door staff 25/09/2022
    • Lush decor 23/04/2022
    • Little Buddha
    Address:
    Tropitel Hotel Naama Bay
    Sharm El Sheikh 002369
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 100 601 8906
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$60
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    13:00 - 03:00
    Other:
  • Hard Rock Cafe
    Restaurants (American, Bar, European)
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    Linda H Says:

    If you feel the need for a burger at the end of your night out, Hard Rock will help round off the evening nicely. It's open till the early hours, so ideal if you've been dancing the night away. Staying true to the theme of the chain, there is the usual music memorabilia decorating the interior.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The service and the burgers are great here!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 252 restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh
    • great dishes and lovely cocktails. 25/09/2022
    • Fajitas still astounding 24/09/2022
    • Hard Rock Cafe
    Address:
    El Soultan Qabous Street, Na'Ama Bay, South Sinai
    Na'ama Bay
    Sharm El Sheikh 46619
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 109 702 2750
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 02:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Mirage Divers
    Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Linda H Says:

    If you love water parks you can't go wrong here as there are so many slides and flumes to try out. The lazy river rafting is great (and can be hilarious when they 'turn on' the wave-maker!), you can battle through the rapids, plus there is a wave pool where you will find lots of fun and games — as this is where the animation team base themselves during the day — and the kids will love joining the dance routines as they play popular songs to get everyone joining in. Some of the slides are the 'white knuckle' variety, but many are family friendly, and there is a good family-size circular raft ride that rushes you round and round, down a huge green chute and deposits you in a waist-high pool. When you've had enough activity and adventures on the slides, walk over to the quiet pool area where you can chill out and recharge your batteries on double bed-size sun loungers with canopies, or take a cooling dip in the huge jacuzzi.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Lockers are available to keep your valuables safe throughout the day.
    • Free WiFi is available on the terrace of the Jazz Bar, between the main slides and the quiet pool with jacuzzi.
    • Why not book an overnight stay? The cost is little more than a day pass; and this way you get all-inclusive food and drinks plus a room. Enjoy two days at the water park and try out the hotel.
    • If you have younger children with you, there are two junior water parks especially for them, with mini slides, chutes, fountains, and tipping buckets to cool them down. There are lots of lifeguards manning the pools and slides.
    • Check out the board near the wave pool telling you the times that they turn on the waves. Lazy River wave times can be found at the top of the steps as you enter the river, right by the huge dinosaurs front legs!
    • A day pass will entitle you to some basic food and drinks, and there is a food court where you can buy fast food, ice creams, and light meals.
    • There is a supermarket at the bottom of the main tower by the huge dinosaur.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 94 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Dahab
    • Just perfect 07/07/2022
    • Delightful Diving 12/06/2022
    • Mirage Divers
    Address:
    Light House Street
    Dahab 46617
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 106 477 0294
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Farsha Cafe
    Restaurants (Bar, Cafe, Egyptian)
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    Linda H Says:

    No visit to Sharm El Sheikh would be complete without a visit to Farsha Cafe. This amazing cafe on the side of a cliff is the most romantic place, with stunning views, during the day and in the evening. Food and drinks are served all day and after dark it is lit up by hundreds of candles making it even more special. Try a cocktail, beer, shisha, or pizza, and soak up the incredible atmosphere and amazing views out to sea.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • It's a little out of the way so take a taxi.
    • Don't forget your camera for the stunning views.
    • It does get very busy at night so you may be asked to share your table with other guests.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 252 restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Chilled out vibes 03/10/2022
    • Amazing time 02/10/2022
    • Farsha Cafe
    Address:
    Umm el sid hill
    Um El Sid Hill
    Sharm El Sheikh
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 122 236 0269
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 03:30
    Other:
  • Fantasia - Alf Leila Wa Leila
    Dinner Theatres
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    Linda H Says:

    Fantasia showcases some Egyptian history and culture while you tuck into an authentic four-course supper of Moroccan fare, such as slow-roast lamb. During the evening there are displays and shows such as belly dancing, whirling dervish, and horses. Plus, the building itself is beautiful and very ornate.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If you're pressed for time you don't have to opt in for the meal. There are varying ticket options.
    • The commentary for the shows and history are translated into several languages.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 Concerts & Shows in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Nice place 23/12/2019
    • Worth it.. 16/09/2019
    • Fantasia - Alf Leila Wa Leila
    Address:
    Hadaba
    Sharm El Sheikh 12444
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 128 447 0073
    Other:
  • SOHO Square
    Shopping Malls
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    Linda H Says:

    This is a purpose-built glass and marble tourist attraction in its own right, built and owned by the Savoy Hotel. Here you will find lots of stores, restaurants, bars, and a nightclub. Shopping is hassle-free, but the prices are fixed, however, it is occasionally possible to do a deal, so well worth trying your luck. The stores are far more upmarket than most of those found in Na'ama Bay and you'll find designer goods such as handbags, shoes, belts, and sunglasses at great prices: but check carefully as they may not all be the real deal! Street entertainers walk around most evenings and there are lots of bronze statues, ranging from life-size horses to cute children and everything in between. If you feel like a drink or meal you will be spoilt for choice here, but prices are far more expensive than elsewhere in the Sharm area. A popular place to visit is the Ice Bar where everything (and I do mean everything!) is made of ice — it's expensive but a must do!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Check out the SOHO Square website before your visit. You may be lucky enough to be visiting when celebrities are appearing in a show on the outdoor stage.
    • There is a duty-free shop but you will need to shop there within 48 hours of arriving in Sharm El Sheikh and show your passport in order to make a purchase.
    • Free WiFi is available in the mall.
    • Some of the restaurants demand long trousers and closed shoes for men, so check the restaurant website before you go if you are planning to eat there.
    • You'll be given suitable outer clothing at the Ice Bar so you can spend a while in the sub zero temperatures.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 42 things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Worth a Visit 30/09/2022
    • Definitely worth a visit 18/09/2022
    • SOHO Square
    Address:
    White Knight Beach
    Sharks Bay
    Sharm El Sheikh
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 100 010 9109
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Camel Bar & Rooftop, Sharm El Sheikh
    Restaurants (Bar, Pub, Grill)
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    Linda H Says:

    A lovely bar to visit for a drink before, or a coffee after, dinner. There are several different levels of seating but the highest one is our favorite and if you're lucky enough to get a table overlooking the main street, it's a great place to people-watch.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take your camera. It's a good spot for photos of Na'ama Bay, brightly lit up at nighttime.
    • Drinks are of an average price and the service is good.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 252 restaurants in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Undoubtedly the best Bar in Sharm El Sheikh 24/09/2022
    • Best bar in Sharm el Sheikh 20/09/2022
    • Camel Bar & Rooftop, Sharm El Sheikh
    Phone:
    +20 106 883 0304
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$25
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Tiran Island
    Islands
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    Linda H Says:

    For a day trip that can be as active or relaxing as you want, take a boat trip to Tiran Island. There are half and full day trips available but I recommend a full day trip, which gets you back around 4pm. The trip on board a dive/ snorkel boat typically includes a hot, freshly-cooked lunch and three stops are made throughout the day for swimming, snorkeling, or diving. If you're not feeling confident you can hang onto a buoyancy ring and snorkel with a guide who will ensure you are feeling comfortable, or you are free to snorkel alone and explore the reefs by yourself if you wish to. The water is crystal clear and you can see an amazing variety of sea life — including turtles or dolphins if you're lucky. If you just want a chilled and relaxing day, you can stay on the boat and catch some rays from the comfort of the padded decks at the front and rear. The boats go very close to the shipwreck on one of the reefs near Tiran, so you can get some great photos. The colors of the water are stunning, and if you stop for lunch at Laguna you may be able to jump off the boat into the clearest turquoise water you can imagine.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take some small denomination cash as on the return journey there is a box for tips for the captain and crew.
    • You don't need a visa for this trip.
    • Take your camera — if you see dolphins you'll certainly want to take pictures.
    • A full day trip gives you the best experience but if you are pushed for time choose the half day trip.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tiran Island
    • No boat but speedboat 30/05/2022
    • Bad experience 13/08/2021
    • Tiran Island
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 23:00
  • Casino Royale
    Casinos
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    Linda H Says:

    If you fancy trying your luck, head down Peace Road from Na'ama Bay in the direction of the airport and you will see Casino Royale. This place looks amazing from the outside and the staff are really polite and helpful. Blackjack, roulette, and poker as well as slot machines are available, along with the occasional show. Don't expect Las Vegas standards and you won't be disappointed!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Take dollars or euros. Egyptian LE are not accepted or changed in the casino.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 42 things to do in Sharm El Sheikh
    • The best gaming place in Sharm 27/12/2021
    • Question ? 01/12/2018
    • Casino Royale
    Address:
    Naama Bay
    Jolie Ville Maritim Resort & Casino
    Sharm El Sheikh 46619
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 69 3601731
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Pacha Sharm el Sheikh
    Bars & Clubs
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    Linda H Says:

    If you fancy going to a club then give Pacha a try. It's huge and the resident DJs will ensure you can dance the night away! There are special offers, including an all-inclusive package, available from some hotel representatives.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Don't go too early as it's often deserted until late.
    • Visit on a Sunday if you can, as this is the most popular night.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 37 Nightlife in Sharm El Sheikh
    • Meh 12/09/2022
    • Rude, shameful, loud and sleazy owners and bouncers 25/08/2022
    • Pacha Sharm el Sheikh
    Address:
    Malek El Bahrein
    Naama Bay
    Sharm El Sheikh 46619
    Egypt
    Phone:
    +20 128 215 1010
    Hours:
    Sun
    21:00 - 02:00
    Thu
    21:00 - 02:00
    Other:
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