Technical diver passing under the Arch of Dahab Blue Hole in May 2009 - Tommi Salminen via Wikimedi
CAIRO - 8 June 2019: Dahab came on top of a list compiled by National Geographic of the must-visit beaches in the Middle East.
Dahab is home to coral reefs that are among the healthiest in the region being resilient to climate change. That is why visitors are recommended to use reef-safe sunscreen to not harm the ecosystem, as mentioned by National Geographic.
Dahab houses Ras Abu Galum, which is a “secluded wildlife and marine preserve” that can be reached by camel or boat, according to National Geographic. Dahab is also popular for the Blue Hole, which is a submarine sinkhole more than 300 feet deep that is famous among divers.
Dahab was formerly a Bedouin fishing village. Now, it has an array of budget and luxury hotels. Some of those properties are owned by bedouins. There is also the option of camps located on the beach and in the desert.