Culture in Egypt is still similar to the ones introduced by Pharaohs. The tribal, traditional and the customs introduced by the invaders are still noticed in the modern Egyptian culture.
Bedouin Dining by the Beach
One of the main attractions of Dahab is the unique on-the-ground dining experience. Many restaurants offer a Bedouin like, laid back setting of large colourful cushions and low tables placed close to the beach.
Most of these restaurants have also fish stalls where you will be asked to choose your fish and have it prepared the way you like it. The food is exquisite and quite cheap. After finishing your meal, you can just lean back on the cushions and relax for as long as you wish.
The 1001 Nights Show
The “Alf Layla wa Layla” or “1001 Night” show is an event you just can’t miss on your vacation in Hurghada, on the Red Sea. The show is held daily at the open-air theatre in Hurghada.
This exotic and very oriental spectacle depicts scenes from the Pharaonic era, ancient cults and the legend of Scheherazade. The performance includes sound & light effects, traditional Nubian music played on drums, horse riders and belly dancers. The show is preceded by a Traditional Egyptian dinner.Plan my Egypt Vacation now
The Pharaonic Village
Spend a day in Ancient Egypt at The Pharaonic Village. Walk around and meet everyone from the Pharaohs to the pyramid workers, the boat makers to the farmers; learn about how they lived and spent their time under the Ancient Egyptian sun.
You will find out how people were mummified, what they believed, and why they built the beautiful monuments that people have been travelling to Egypt to see for centuries. A day in The Pharaonic Village will enable you to better understand the temples, pyramids, and tombs that you will be seeing on your Egypt vacation.Plan my Egypt Vacation now
Cleopatra’s Beach is a wonderful bay located on the opposite side of the biggest lagoon in MarsaMatrouh; its clear waters surrounded by rocks give the impression of a vast, square pool in which, according to the legend, Cleopatra came to bathe – with her lover, Mark Anthony.
Ruins of one of her palaces were uncovered on the hillside opposite the pool and it seems that a subterranean passage lead from the “villa” to the beach, perhaps allowing cosy midnight swims!Plan my Egypt Vacation now
Cruise from Aswan to Luxor and go for brief felucca sailing excursions to visit world renowned monuments and secluded islands. During the first two days, you’ll get to explore the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and sail to the Temple of Philae and KomOmbo.
You also have the option to sail the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island to visit the famous botanical garden. During day three, you’ll love the Horus Temple of Edfu and the Galabiya party. During day four, you’ll see the best of Luxor, visiting the Temple of Karnak, Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and Luxor Temple.Plan my Egypt Vacation now