Sights in Sinai desert

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Mt Sinai view at dawn

Mt Sinai view at dawn

Hiran Karunaratna

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Mt Sinai

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Mt Sinai view at dawn
Mt Sinai view at dawn
photo by: Hiran Karunaratna

Mt Sinai (2285 m) and the midnight climb to reach the Summit for sunrise are a memorable excursion available from many Sinai resorts such as Dahab and Sharm. Muslims, Christians and Jews alike believe Moses received the 10 Commandments on top of Mt. Sinai. St Katherine's monastry at the base of the mountain has a unique library as well as the Burning Bush of biblical fame.

It is possible to climb the mountain in the middle of the night, starting at around 2.00 AM, and be on time to view the more..

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Coloured Canyon

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Coloured Canyon
Coloured Canyon
photo by: Wendy Cuijpers

The Coloured Canyon is a magical place within the Sinai Desert, where you can clearly see the different colors the Sinai consists of.

In Nuweiba, Dahab and Sharm al-Sheikh, jeep-trips are offered to visit the canyon. You are dropped off at the beginning of the canyon, where you will have to climb down. The 800 meter walk through the canyon takes roughly 1 hour, and you will have to master some obstacles on your way, where boulders fell down, maybe hundreds of years ago. Whenever in doubt about which way to take: keep right.  At the end you will have to more..

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