From Dahab you can book a range of excursions, including:
* St. Catherine and Mount Moses – Watch the sunrise from Mount Moses and visit the world famous St. Catherine Monastry
* The Coloured Canyon – Including the White Canyon, Ain Hudra Oasis and the Mushroom Rock
* Desert safari – From 2 hours to 15 days
Making a tour to Mount Moses and St. Catherine from Dahab will be an unforgettable experience. From Jasmine you can book the following tour:
* Leave hotel at 11 PM
* Arrive at Mount Moses at 2 AM
* Climb Mount Moses and watch the sunrise from the top of the mountain
* Descend the mountain and visit the famous St. Catherine Monastery
* Return to Dahab at 12 PM
Please note: Tours take place every day, except Thursdays and Saturdays.
Located at the foot of Mount Moses, St. Catherine’s Monastery, was constructed by order of the Emperor Justinian between 527 and 565. Is built around what is thought to be Moses’ Burning Bush, which has a chapel built atop it. It is a spectacular natural setting for priceless works of art, including Arab mosaics, Greek and Russian icons, Western oil paintings, paintings on wax, fine sacerdotal ornaments, marbles, enamels, chalices, reliquaries, including one donated by Czar Alexander II in the 19th century, and another by Empress Catherine of Russia in the 17th century. But of perhaps even greater significance is that it is the second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts (The Vatican has the largest). The collection consists of some 3,500 volumes in Greek, Coptic, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Slavic, Syriac, Georgian and other languages. Around the year 1850, the fourth century Codex Sinaiticus, which is now in the British Museum in London, was discovered here. The Monastery even has a small 10th or 11th century mosque which was probably built to appease the Islamic authorities of the time. There is also a small chapel (the Chapel of St. Triphone, also known as the Skull House) which houses the skulls of deceased monks.
Want to do something from diving/snorkeling or hanging out in Dahab… the 1-day excursion to the Colored Canyon is a great way of discovering the Egyptian desert. From Jasmine hotel you can book your tour with 4×4 vehicles. Cars, guide, lunch are included in the trip. Places you will visit on the trip, are:
* White Canyon
* Coloured Canyon
* Ain Hudha Oasis
* Mushroom Rock.
Dahab is situated in the beautiful Sinai Desert. So if you come and visit us, you should definitely seize the opportunity to explore the desert! At Jasmine hotel we organize trips into the desert, where you will get to experience the beauty and quiet of the desert, visit Bedouins and enjoy a Bedouin dinner. Something you will never forget. If you want take your adventure even further, you can also book one of our camel treks into the desert. These trips on your own camel take up to 15 days and will give you the real experience of a nomad’s life.
Dahab provides an excellent opportunity for Diving and Snorkeling fans. The reefs are easy accessible from Dahab itself, or from any of the other diving spots in the neighborhood of Dahab. Diving and snorkeling gear are available for rent at Jasmine. Undoubtedly Dahab is one of the best Diving and Snorkeling spots in the world. Whether you haven’t been to Dahab before, or are one of the many Dahab-addicts… we’d be more than happy to welcome you and help you plan your Diving or Snorkeling experience.
Are you more into Windsurfing? Well.. Dahab is the place to be! Several bays are situated only minutes away from Dahab. You can bring your own equipment or rent it at very reasonable prices. Kitesurfing has become very popular in Dahab as well. So please come and join the fun.
Ras Mohamed is a nature reserve south of Sharm el Sheikh. The reefs at Ras Mohamed are the most magnificent in the whole world. Ras Mohamed is a very thin strip of land at the southern tip of the Sinai peninsula at the Northern end of the Red Sea. In itself a peninsula, it is bordered to the west by the relatively shallow waters of the Gulf of Suez, and to the east by the deep waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. Here the water reaches depths of up to 2000 meters as this is the beginning of an enormous cleavage in the earth’s crust that separates the, African and Eurasian continental plates. From Dahab we organize day tours by boat or car to Ras Mohamed. Please ask in the reception to see all the available options.
Mashraba St.- Dahab
South Sinai- Egypt
Tel.: +20 69 3640 852
Cell: +20 12 235 523 18 (Owner)
Cell: +20 10 630 330 64 (Tito)