Sharm El Sheikh is also known as the 'City of Peace' Egyptian Arabic Madinet El Salam, referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there.It was known as Sarm-üs Seyh during Ottoman rule, and as Ofira during Israeli occupation of the Egyptian territory between 1967 and 1982. Among Egyptians and many visitors, the name of the city is commonly shortened to 'Sharm' Egyptian Arabic, which is its common name in the Egyptian slang. The name is also sometimes written as Sharm el-Cheikh, Sharm el-Sheik in English.
Dare to experience some of the hidden gems Sharm el-Sheikh has to offer with these best things to see and do in this incredible resort. Ras Mohammed National Park. Jolanda Reef. Shark's Bay. Sharm Old Market. Thomas Reef. Saint Catherine's Monastery.
Sharm el-Sheikh is an Egyptian resort town between the desert of the Sinai Peninsula and the Red Sea. It's known for its sheltered sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs.