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This Dahab when to go guide is needed if you plan to visit this town in Egypt. Dahab has generally fine weather throughout the year, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 40 degrees Celsius. The summer months are sultry and dry and winter is cooler but rarely wet. The summer months usually start from March to August, and winter is September to February. Because of this fine weather, tourists and backpackers visit this veritable sunny haven every year. Dahab is only an hour's taxi ride from Egypt's premier airport of Sharm El Sheikh.
Kite Surfing and Windsurfing Holiday
June to October are the ideal months for water sports like kite surfing in the Gulf of Agaba. The weather is windy and favorable for kite surfing, with a wind speed 7 to 12 knots. Temperature ranges from 25 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius. Although these are the peak months for kite surfing, the rest of the year is also good. You can engage in other water sports like snorkeling and swimming.
The year round good weather turns this small Egyptian town into a diving paradise. There are more than 50 diving sites, some of them internationally famous like Blue Hole, Three Pools and the Lighthouse. Blue Hole is only for skilled and professional divers, as it is a dangerous and an extremely challenging dive. March to October is the best period for diving. You could select from the numerous diving sites according to how comfortable you are with the weather.
Mountain Climbing Months
Climbing Mount Sinai is a good experience during any month of the year. During winter, bring along a heavy sweater or jacket. During summer months, March to August, climbing is hot during the daytime. It gets cooler in the evenings, so you still need a sweater.
Desert Trekking Months
Summer is definitely not the time to visit the desert. March to June is extremely hot and arid for a desert trek. The winter months are better but you have to know the terrain well and stay with groups or with a tour guide. Personal preferences would come in with a desert trek. Some tourists want to experience the genuine desert weather and go there during summer.
All Year Visit
Dahab is a world-class destination any time of the year. You can visit any point in the town during any month. The only specified places to avoid are the desert during summer months and the mountains during winter months. Although you can still visit these places during the indicated time, you can optimize your adventure by observing the most recommended months.