Sinai history is rich, and was known by the ancient Egyptians as the land of turquoise. For thousands of years turquoise was mined from the Serabit el Khadim region, which later also become a temple dedicated to Hathor known as the goddess of Turquoise. The temple is one of the few remaining ancient Egyptian temples in the Sinai region.
At some point in time the Ancient Nabateans also developed some infrastructure in Sinai. The remains of Nawamis is an ancient burials area with evidence of dating over 3000 years. There is also remains of an ancient port in Dahab, dating back at least 2000 years.
Dahab is packed with activities and things to do including a wide variety of water sports, treks, even yoga and dance. This is a guide to the main activities in Dahab.
Dahab has much more wind than other parts of Sinai, making it very popular for wind surfers and kite surfers. Free diving is also very popular in Dahab due to the reef drop offs which are close to the shoreline and easily accessible.
Ramadan is the holy month for all Muslims and will be observed by millions of Muslims around the world. Starting at the observation of the 9th new moon in the Islamic Calender, the month is also called Ramadan. This year Ramadan is expected to start on the 9th or 10th of July and finish 29 or 30 days later, so around the 7th August 2013. Ramadan is one full lunar month from new moon to new moon, the cycles and the sighting of the new moon varies a little as it can be difficult to see as the moon is closer to the sun in the evening sky at this time of the lunar month.