Noueiba

Noueiba is located on the eastern coast of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at a distance of 70 km south of Taba as well as 180 km north of Sharm el Sheikh and only a distance of 110 km from St. Catherine. Noueiba implies “bubbling springs” in Arabic. The 7 km long stretched settlement was introduced from an infertile isolated place with no infrastructure into a striking as well as alluring tourist destination.  Noueiba has been recently introduced by tourist investors constructing hotels along the coastline connecting it with Taba in the north as well as the Dahab in the south.

The city is separated into three parts. From southward you will the city, the port, the beduin camp and Tarabin as well as beach strip where most backpackers stay. Noueiba city lacks a center however has a small strip of reasonable restaurants, some souvenir shops and an internet café. Along the beach in this city some resorts as well as other more upscale camps are situated.

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Towards the north, between Taba and Tarabin, you will even more fundamental camps than you will get in Tarabin. All these camps were struck hard by the lack of Israeli tourism after the Ras Shaitan/Taba bombings in the year 2004 and later Dahab and Sharm bombs. The places which used to count on Israeli visitors may seem almost dead and you will have a great chance of solitude by the beach in this area.

Boats connect Noueiba to Aqaba, Jordan. You may find it a bit difficult to find the ticket office. There’s a road that runs along the outside wall of the port entrance. Towards the corner of the wall, furthest from the port entrance, you will find an intersection and the ticket office is located across the street to the south of port.

Another important travel is through East Delta coaches. This is generally a shabby bus which goes to innumerable places including Dahab, Cairo, as well as Sharm el Sheikh. The prices are extremely cheap however the buses aren’t too good. They are fine if you are going to sleep a lot of the way. To be more specific, it is not only a bus for tourists it is also a local bus service hence ladies ensure for covering up to a specific amount. The bus trip from Cairo to Noueiba takes at least seven hours. Avoid believing the details nearly five hours. It is 670 km, two stops for tea and toilets, multiple stops for taking up as well as dropping passengers and a minimum two military checkpoints at the coastline where they check the visas and passports. Hence, don’t forget to bring it with you, identity cards will bring you into a short police interview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets from Cairo need to be booked well in advance, the central bus terminal is referred to as Turgoman and is situated close to the Ramsis Railwaystation. Unfortunately you may only book one-way. Tickets from Noueiba are sold at the East Delta company bus terminal. No reservation is needed. If you are staying at a camp between Taba and Noueiba, you may simply wait by the roadside and wink the driver to stop. You will next be will able to buy your ticket during the short stop in Taba.

 

Most of the travelers arrive by bus or ferry to the port. If you are coming from Cairo and Taba you can ask the bus driver to let you away by the hospital. From the port you will have to look for a cab to the city or Tarabin. Between the city as well as Tarabin can be covered by foot. If you are let off by the hospital it is a twenty minute walk to the starting of Tarabin.

 

 

There are only a couple ways with the help of which you can get around in Nuweiba. One is the white and blue taxis. It is true that you can get only white taxis, yet you need to stick only to the white and blue taxi. It would be even better if you keep a note of the taxi license of the driver. If the driver is good and asks for a fair price then ensure taking his personal contact details as taxis may be at times are difficult to come by in a small place like Noueiba.

The sun raises in the east or rather rises over the hijaz mountain-range of Saudi Arabia and the aqaba gulf is possibly the most stunning sight in this area. Otherwise, the region is low on historic sights, however offers plenty of interesting mountain landscapes. Trekking with camels may be organized from the beach in Tarabin; otherwise, you can also take an early morning walk northwards to Red Rock.

 

This city is pretty new and is built in concrete. The Bedouin village in Tarabin holds little or no interest except seeing how settled Bedouins live in advanced Egypt. In addition to this, you may enjoy ship spotting from the beach. In addition to hanging out at the beach, Noueiba provides snorkeling and diving from the hotels and camps. A small reef is situated south of Tarabin otherwise better diving and snorkeling is found at Ras Shaitan, a short car ride north of Tarabin. Other remarkable scuba diving sites only a short drive from Noueiba include South Cove a couple of kilometers to the north.

 

Longer or short camel treks may be arranged from the Bedouins at Tarabin. You may just ride along the beach or go into the mountain interior. There is a cluster of small shops together with Tarabin beach selling artifacts and souvenirs. Items of special interest are handmade Bedouin silver and rugs that are cheaper here than in the tourist shops in the larger cities. The hotels and camps runs their personal restaurants and mostly serve the standard travelers diet of pizza, pasta, pancakes and burger varieties.

 

Noueiba is not a good place for bars and discos; however you will find Egyptian beer and wine as well as liquors at a licensed shop by the port.