This small town on the Red Sea coast is fast gaining recognition as a lovely tourist location thanks to its exceptional diving sites and underwater fauna: while swimming in Marsa Alam you are likely to see dolphins, dugongs, turtles and a variety of marine wildlife.
Located 274 km south of Hurghada city, on the Red Sea, Marsa Alam's pleasant climate makes it a great vacation spot, winter temperatures have been known to reach 31°C and in summer they lie between 20 and 35°C.
Here are some tips you can make use of while on a holiday in Marsa Alam:
- Shopping: Head to the nearby Al-Quseir for your shopping. It’s where you can find the best deals. Marsa Alam also has many bazaars and shops that sell hand made crafts.
- Exceptional Winds: Stronger wind speeds can be expected in Marsa Alam in the late summer and autumn.
- Culture Vultures: There are numerous historical sites to explore near Marsa Alam. The Umm Fawakhir region in Wadi Hammamat on the Edfu-Marsa Alam Road is home to pharaonic ruins, including the Temple of Seti I, while 150 km away from town you can visit the Tomb of Sheikh Hassan al-Shazili, which dates back to 656 AH, 1258 AD.
- Nearby: From Marsa Alam you can head to other nearby Red Sea destinations such as Hurghada and Safaga, or even Luxor which is located 3 hours away and Aswan (133 km away).
|Population : 6000||Area Code : 65||Population Origin : Bedouin||Airport Inauguration : 2003|