Marsa Alam was originally a village with a small harbor and stone quay, Now Marsa Alam is known for its sandy beaches and coral reefs. The U-shaped Abu Dabab Bay is known for its sea turtles and dugongs (sea cows).
divers have been heading to Marsa Alam for years, attracted to the seas that offer up some of Egypt’s best diving just off the rugged coastline. Hotel options are many. For more details on hotel and accommodation choices, Check our Destination Hotels section