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Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam is fast becoming one of Egypt’s most popular holiday destinations and for good reason. It’s the most southern of Egypt’s resorts and is situated along the beautiful coastline of the Red Sea which is famous for its amazing coral reefs and soft sandy beaches. Its spectacular dive sites have been a hotspot for avid divers from around the world for many years but it was only recently that hotels and resorts have been able to accommodate demand for more tourism to this stunning area.

The dive sites off the coast of Marsa Alam are some of the most unspoilt in Egypt, with Elphinstone Reef one of the best. A 70 metre coral wall has created a thriving environment for marine life including whitetip reef sharks, manta rays, giant turtles and even dolphins. There is of course plenty to discover on land too, such as the Cleopatra Mines or Mons Smaragdus where the Pharaohs are thought to have mined emeralds in the mountains.

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Marsa Alam weather

Five-day forecast

MONDAY

20.11.

29°C

TUESDAY

21.11.

26°C

WEDNESDAY

22.11.

23°C

THURSDAY

23.11.

23°C

FRIDAY

24.11.

24°C

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Top five things to do in Marsa Alam

Marsa Alam facts

1.

The summer hits its peaks in May, June, July, August, September and October.

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The warmest month is usually July, so if you prefer to stay out of the heat then go once the high season has cooled down.

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The Red Sea is home to around 1200 species of which 17% can only be found in these waters.

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In ancient times, the coast around Marsa Alam was rich in copper, lead, gold, emeralds and semi-precious stones. It is thought to be the sole source of emeralds for the Roman Empire.

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Elphinstone Reef is considered one of the best dive sites in the world.

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Pods of wild spinner dolphins are regulars around the shores of Marsa Alam.

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Nearby are the ruins of Myos Hormos where you can see Roman artefacts and hieroglyphic tablets on the cliffs.

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The Red Sea is about 2200 km long, but less than 330 km in width.

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