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Picture of the day: Nuweiba, where stars shine brighter than anywhere else in Egypt

Nuweiba

Nuweiba, a coastal town in Sinai, strategically located on the Gulf of Aqaba on the Eastern part of the Sinai Peninsula, Nuweiba is a small town with a lot to offer. 

Nuweiba, 465km from Cairo; 180km from Sharm El-Sheikh; and 120km from St Catherine, has a little something for everyone. At night, the stars shine brighter than anywhere else in Egypt. Diving and snorkelling are two popular water activities in Nuweiba, and most hotels and camps have diving centres that will plan trips and rent out the necessary gear. If there is anything in particular you want to see, make sure to tell them so they can help schedule the best time to visit. 

The small coastal city is divided into three main areas; the port, the city and the old Bedouin village of Tarrabeen. In times gone by, Tarrabeen was one of two major Bedouin tribes that populated and controlled the area, the other being El-Muzzayna. In recent decades and because of its ideal central location between two continents, Nuweiba attracted several gutsy investors who saw potential in its virgin beaches and helped transform it from a town with zero infrastructure to a promising tourist destination, which includes Nuweiba Castle, El-Ain El-Khadra Oasis (Green Oasis), Coloured Canyon and Castle Zaman.

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