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Situated ideally to explore the historical sites of this wonderful Resort. The Nightlife in Taba tends to be at the hotel, with a choice of restaurants, discos and bars and evening entertainment. For those non-divers, the Taba Hotels offer plenty of other activities, such as golf, camel rides, water sports, boat trips and quad bikes. A visit to the stunning landscapes of the Sinai Desert is a must while holidaying in Taba, as is a traditional Bedouin dinner under the stars. Taba is ideally placed to explore the fascinating historical sites of the area, being at the point where Egypt, Isreal and Jordan meet. Visit the 6th century St Katherines’ Monastery, climb the 2285m peak of Mount Sinai (especially at sunrise or sunset), or take a trip to Pharaohs’ Island with its’ 12th century fort. Cross the border to Israel and it’s popular resort of Eilat to shop or swim with the dolphins, take the ferry to Jordan and see Petra City, or venture further afield and visit the Pyramids.
Taba is one of the newest resorts on the Red Sea and has developed around the border crossing between Egypt and Israel. Just south of Eilat, Taba offers an extremely picturesque coastline, filled with pretty bays and coves which dot the blue seas, backed by the beautiful Sinai Mountains and accompanied by great views over the Red Sea and Jordan. Taba boasts fantastic scuba-diving conditions, and is an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing beach getaway.
Most of The hotels in Taba are set on magnificent stretches of white sand, surrounded by the azure blue waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. What’s more, there are many hidden coves where you can just get away from it all and enjoy some well deserved quiet time. Whichever hotel in Taba you choose, you’ll find a range of Aqua sports available, including windsurfing, jet skis, para-sailing and lots more. Or if you choose, laze on your sunbed and chill by the sea, you may be tempted to explore beneath the surface, where you’ll find a wonderful world teeming with all kinds of sea life. Many of the shallow coral reefs are easily accessible direct from the beaches, so are perfect for novice divers and there are plenty of dive schools to choose from. For a change of scene, it’s worth heading down the coast to Nuweiba, supposedly the place where Moses parted the waves of the Red Sea in the Biblical Exodus. The dune-backed shoreline has a number of fine beaches where you can relax in a peaceful atmosphere. Between Nuweiba and Taba you’ll find a few traditional beach camps. Facilities at these camps are fairly limited, but the beaches are often glorious.
Hotels in Taba offer a mix of international and Egyptian cuisine, so there should be something on the menu to suit all tastes. However, it has to be said, apart from that the choice is limited. You certainly won’t find the kind of dining out scene available in more developed resorts like Hurghada or Sharm El Sheikh, choose one of the more traditional establishments and you can experience some of Egypt’s mouthwatering local dishes, such as grilled lamb kebabs, falafels – balls of spiced fava beans or chickpeas – and ‘babaganoush’ – aubergine mashed and mixed with seasoning. Another favourite is ‘ful medames’, which consists of mashed fava beans cooked slowly in a copper pot, served with lashings of olive oil, chopped parsley, onion, garlic and lemon juice, and usually eaten with ‘baladi’ or whole wheat bread. Desserts include the ubiquitous baklava, as well as ‘fatir’ pancakes, often stuffed with apricots, and ‘basbousa’, made of semolina pastry soaked in honey and topped with hazelnuts. If you’re worried about your calorie intake, there’s plenty of delicious fresh fruit as an alternative to the decadent sweets, including figs, dates, orange and pomegranates. As for drinks, unlike some Arab countries, Egypt hasn’t banned alchohol, although many Egyptians are devout Muslims and stick to water, coffee or fruit juice. Alcohol is available in all the hotels and there is even a local beer called ‘Stella’, which is unremarkable but drinkable, and has the advantage of coming in king-size bottles.
Taba is one of Egypt’s most low key and unspoilt resorts so don’t expect a wide selection of stores, streets full of souvenir shops or well-stocked supermarkets. What shopping exists is mainly confined to the hotels in Taba, all of which have at least a souvenir gift shop, if not more. Best buys include jewellery, leather goods, perfume, rugs and, of course, Egyptian cotton. You’ll also find some reasonably priced Bedouin handicrafts that make attractive souvenirs or gifts. If you’re in desperate need of some more in-depth retail therapy, one solution is to head over the border to Israel. The resort of Eilat should satisfy any need for serious shopping. Guaranteed to find modern, air-conditioned malls packed with Israel’s big name chain stores, as well as shops selling the latest fashions, jewellery, toys, books, sports equipment, souvenirs and much more. Cosmetics, shoes and clothes are all good value. And Eilat is officially a duty-free zone, so there are extra savings to be had.
Out & About in Taba
Travel inland through the pale rugged landscapes of the Sinai desert to St Catherine’s Monastery, one of early Christianity’s only surviving churches. Built beside what is believed to be the site where God spoke to Moses, the monastery boasts an impressive chapel, a fascinating museum and a descendant of the original Burning Bush.
After-dark entertainment is confined to the hotels, although some of these offer a good range of facilities, including bars and discos. There are also regular programmes of entertainment, including live music, dancing, cultural shows and floor shows. The Hilton, the first resort hotel to be built in Taba, has its own on-site casino. The casino is open round the clock at weekends, and drinks and snacks are available. If you’re looking for a little more action, you could take a trip across the border to the Israeli resort of Eilat. There you’ll find a much bigger selection of places to drink or dance the night away, including hi-tech discos with light and laser effects at some of the bigger hotels. The New Tourist Center and the North Beach Waterfront Promenade also have plenty going on in the evening, with lots of buzzing bars and cafes. Eilat’s Cinematheque Club screens movies in English at the Philip Murray Cultural Center.
Resorts in Egypt
Alexandria, Aswan, Dahab, El Gouna, Hurghada, Luxor, Nuweiba, River Nile – Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Makadi Bay, Soma Bay,
Accommodation in Taba
Taba Heights Marriott Beach Hotel 5*, Sofitel Taba Heights Hotel 5*, Movenpick Taba Hotel 5*, Intercontinental Taba Heights Hotel 5*, Hyatt Regency Taba Heights Hotel 5*, Hilton Taba Resort & Nelson Village 5*, Sol Y Mar Sea Star Hotel 4*.