A small Egyptian town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab is now considered to be one of Egypt’s most treasured diving destinations.
A town in the South Sinai Governorate of Egypt, at the foot of Mount Sinai. The city is the site of Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The city is located 1,586 metres (5,203 ft) above sea level and is 120 kilometers (75 mi) away from Nuweiba. In 1994, its population was 4,603 people. The Saint Catherine area is a UNESCO world heritage site, officially declared as such in 2002.