Reasons To Visit Marsa Alam
The Egyptian town of Marsa Alam has become a popular coastal getaway for locals and travelers alike with its beautiful beaches, quiet atmosphere and interesting historic sites. The most popular beach in the region is the Abu Dabab beach which is especially known for its population of turtles, while there are also many enjoyable things to do out in the ocean such as snorkeling, scuba diving or water sports. If you are interested in seeing some of the historic sites be sure to check out the Emerald Mines or venture out and see the stunning Temple of Seti I.
Arriving In Marsa Alam
Marsa Alam International Airport is located around 60 km away from Marsa Alam and handles a broad range of flights, many of which are on a seasonal basis from European destinations. If you’re looking to book flights from the UAE to Marsa Alam you will not be able to travel directly as there are no airlines providing nonstop flights. However, the airport has plenty of connections which enables UAE-based travelers to get to Marsa Alam with only a single transfer.
Marsa Alam International Airport offers a comprehensive selection of amenities and facilities to meet the needs of travelers, so there are plenty of things to do to pass the time. Hungry travelers will find a variety of cafés, eateries and fast food outlets, while there is also a selection of retail and travel shops alongside duty-free shopping. When you have arrived at the airport, the most convenient way to get to your destination is to hop in a taxi just outside of the terminal building.
Marsa Alam Travel Information
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UAE nationals looking to travel to Egypt will be able to do so for up to three months on a visa free basis. In Marsa Alam you can expect hot temperatures over the summer with average highs of around 35 degrees from June until September, while over the winter period it still stays warm. Marsa Alam is just two hours behind the UAE, while the currency you will need in Egypt is the Egyptian pound.
* This information is correct as of February 2018
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