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Dahab is located on the Gulf of Aqaba, to the southeast of the Egyptian governorate, which is called the South Sinai Governorate, where it is approximately one hundred kilometers from the famous Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, and about eighty-seven kilometers from Nuweiba. The Egyptian city of Dahab is divided into two villages, the first village is located on the southern side, and it is called the Asla, while the second is located to the north and is considered the vibrant spirit of this city; it contains the markets and the commercial section of the city.
The city is characterized by its beautiful attractive beaches, in addition to many diving sites that include high proportions of coral reefs, and the city of Dahab derived its name from this beautiful golden sand color.
The ancient city of Dahab
The city started as a small village, which was full of fishermen, and the Egyptian government gave it great care and became famous in the nineties, especially after the government established many tourist villages and attractive hotels, and the Bedouins still reside there to this day. As for the old days, this city had good fame, as it is a city overlooking the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. It was used by the Nabatean state in the second century before the birth of Christ and continued to be used until the beginning of the second century AD. Suez, and from here they were able to control a great deal in the commercial road between the West and the East, through both the port of Dahab and the Sinai.
New Dahab city
Recently, this city came under Israeli control, after the political and military events that occurred in the twentieth century, until Egypt received it from the Israeli side after the October war events in the seventies of the twentieth century, and the Egyptian government received it in the early eighties, and it was at that time an old market It also contained a certain number of chalets.
Dahab city reserves
In the city of Dahab, a natural reserve called Abu Gallum is a reserve located on the Gulf of Aqaba in the area called the Valley of Rasasah. Great for the organisms in which you live. The city of Dahab also contains another reserve called Nabq Reserve, located to the south of the city of Dahab, and it is characterized by its coral reefs and its caves. This protection is shared by three Bedouin tribes. This reserve also contains a very distinct ecosystem.