Hadaba & Ras Um Sid
Near the old town of Sharm el Sheikh, and just 10 minutes by taxi from Naama Bay, Hadaba is a quiet resort in a beautiful location atop the rocky cliffs of the Ras Um Sid headland (confusingly, this is also know as Ras Um El Sid or Um El Sid, or even Ras Umm El Seid!), offering spectacular views. The resort’s El Fanar Beach is a popular snorkelling spot that hosts a weekly beach party and there are stylish shopping malls, cafes and entertainment for when you tire of the beach.
Things To Do on Habada Holidays
Habada is situated in the middle of the peninsula of Sharm El Sheikh’s palm-strewn promontory, offering divers and snorkellers ample opportunity to explore the great reefs offshore. You can travel on safari up to Mount Sinai itself, famed as the legendary source of the Ten Commandments, with one of the world’s oldest Christian churches at it’s foot – St Cahterine’s, home to the oldest theological library outside the Vatican. Take the kids on a trip to the Fun Land Theme Park, the Diving Museum and even a desert ice rink!
Habada holidays would not be complete without taking in the local sights, of which there are many! Sharm el Sheikh plays host to an international camel racing festival in April and May, with traders and excited betters screaming encouragement to the humped racers, which actually move a lot quicker than you’d think!
The National Fishing Festival is open to everyone in July, so angle away – you don’t know what you’ll catch here! Fish is one of the many things on sale at the daily bazaars in the old town, along with all sorts of exotic baubles to take home as souvenirs. Remember, you’re in Egypt so don’t be afraid to barter!
The main symbol for clubbers here is the distinctive double decker bus that serves as entrance for the Bus Stop nightclub, pounding out DJ’s latest mixes into the wee hours. There’s something for everyone in Sharm El Sheikh, from cosy pubs and pool bars to live music venues. International cuisine is the order of the day here, but do take the time out when strolling past the beach to sample some authentic Egyptian dishes of okra and spiced vegetables.