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Super cheap accommodation positioned right by the beach, inexpensive food and drink and a relaxed atmosphere combine with the natural wonders of the Red Sea (swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving) to make it a heady enticement for the young and young at heart.
Dahab has two distinct parts. To the north is the former Bedouin village of Assalah on the kilometer-long beach, full of backpackers, hippies, cheap accommodation and the part that most resembles Ko Samui. To the south is the modern town of Dahab, where the resort hotels, banks and other amenities can be found.
Buses connect Dahab with Sharm el-Sheikh, Cairo and Suez daily. Alternatively, Eilat and the Israeli border at Taba are only around 2 hours away by taxi. You can book bus tickets at most of the hotels/hostels, they will also arrange a taxi to the bus station which is a short drive out of the tourist strip. Shared taxis, in essence mini-buses are a cheap way to travel local
Shared taxis, in essence mini-buses are a cheap way to travel locally, these do not tend to conform to a timetable so become useful if you have missed the day's bus to the closer spots such as Sharm el-Sheikh or need to get into Dahab when arriving on the Aqaba ferry. Getting around Dahab itself it quite simple on foot, the promenade runs right along the seafront, with all the amenities appearing along it.
Diving is extremely popular in Dahab and the reefs here are still in relatively good shape.
There is little alcohol in these parts, although overpriced beer can be arranged in many restaurants. Instead, the local thing to do is chill out by the beach at one of the innumerable beachfront cafes, lying on a mattress and puffing on a shisha (water pipe).
Dahab has a plethora of cheap accommodation. All are rather the same, generally offering bungalow/chalet type accommodation at very reasonable prices. For the those on an extreme budget, most have areas where you can sleep on mattresses in the open air, usually for under a dollar a night, including a blanket and pillow.
Drugs, particularly marijuana, are widely available in Dahab and famously cheap. This does not make them legal, so consider very carefully if you want to risk at best large fines and at worst lengthy prison terms in Egypt's notoriously squalid prisons before indulging.