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Sharm El Sheikh Holidays 

Sharm El-Sheikh is one of Egypt’s most popular holiday destinations, and for good reason. With miles of lovely beaches to relax or play on and some amazing value All Inclusive hotels, it’s the perfect choice for a holiday with family, friends or together as a couple. Have a look at our great selection of Sharm El-Sheikh holidays to find your next break in the sun.

35 °C

Sharm El-Sheikh is on the Red Sea coast so it’s a little bit cooler than the rest of the country. Daytime temperatures range from 20°C in January through to 35°C in July and August.

5 hours 20 mins

Cairo International (CAI): 15kms from downtown.

Sharm El-Sheikh International (SSH): 9kms from downtown.

Book a cheap holiday to Sharm El-Sheikh with Airtours for an unforgettable Red Sea experience. Sharm El-Sheikh is a resort town built near one of the most pristine beaches you’ll find anywhere, and offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

Featured holidays in Sharm El Sheikh

Xperience St George Homestay

Um El Sid, Sharm el Sheikh

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Courtesy shuttle bus to private beach
  • Two free-form outdoor swimming pools
  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award winner 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 4434 reviews

Reviews
Based on 52 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 611

MARITIM Jolie Ville Golf & Resort

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Private beach and three pools
  • 18-hole championship golf course
  • American-style diner

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 1512 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 666

Aqua Blu

Um El Sid, Sharm el Sheikh

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Largest waterpark in Sharm
  • Wave pool and lazy river
  • Family rooms sleeping 5

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 3920 reviews

Reviews
Based on 6 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 681

Hilton Sharks Bay Resort

Sharks Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • On own private beach
  • Close to the restaurants and attractions of Soho Square
  • Sea views

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 6721 reviews

Reviews
Based on 68 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 690

Xperience Sea Breeze Resort

Sharks Bay, Sharm el Sheikh

7 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Five swimming pools
  • On the beachfront in Sharks Bay
  • TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice award winner 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 6290 reviews

Reviews
Based on 7 reviews

What is included ?

  • 15kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • Return Transfers

£ 760

If you want to have an active and adventurous holiday, Sharm El-Sheikh will be great for you. Sure, travelling up the Nile and exploring the pyramids is a fantastic experience, but when you want a bit more excitement, head to Sharm El-Sheikh to try some of the water sports and activities. Beach holidays in Sharm El-Sheikh are best suited to adventurous types who like to get out and experience life to the full. 

There are extreme sports everywhere in Sharm El-Sheikh. You can choose from paragliding, jet skiing, kart racing, quad biking and lots of other activities.

The amazingly warm and clear water is so inviting, you'll kick yourself if you don't take the plunge. There are many wrecks to be explored along the sea floor, and you'll also see the most beautiful coral reefs and marine life. It’s an experience that’s not to be missed.

There are so many ways to experience the desert and they are all worth a try. The most expensive and the ones that will get you farthest are private 4WD tours that can even take you as far as St Catherine's Monastery. Other options include quad biking, horseback riding and even camel trekking.

Sharm El Sheikh is best for

Package Tourists: Sharm El-Sheikh is an ideal destination for those who like their holidays to be All Inclusive deals, with everything included in the price. 

Divers: The warm water of Naama Bay will tempt you to take a dip, and beneath the surface of the clear water you’ll see a colourful variety of marine life, coral reefs and wrecks. 

Adventurers: Biking across the desert, rock climbing, cave discovering and explorations under the sea are all possible.


Fast facts

Language: The official language of Egypt is Standard Arabic, and unofficially it is Egyptian Arabic. Plenty of people can speak English and French, and some can speak German.  

Currency: Egypt uses the Egyptian Pound (EGP) as its currency. 

Local Time: Egypt is in the EET zone, which means its 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly To: If you’re planning to spend all of your time in Sharm El-Sheikh, it's probably best to fly directly there, rather than arriving through the much larger and busier Cairo International Airport.

Flight Time From UK: A flight from London to Sharm El-Sheikh takes about 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Tourist Information: Find more info about visiting Egypt here.

Visas & Health: If your visit will be entirely within the Sinai region and not more than 14 days, you can obtain a free Sinai Visit Pass, and a visa is not necessary. Vaccinations are not essential for visiting Egypt.


Weather and climate

Temperature: The hottest months are July and August, where temperatures are in the mid 30s (°C). . Travel in spring or autumn and you’re looking at mid to high 20s (°C). 

Best time to visit Sharm El-Sheikh: The high season in July and August has an average or 13 hours of sunshine a day but the resorts are often the busiest during this period. A good time out of season is either March to May and from October to November when the resorts are quieter.


Getting Around

By Bus: You can travel in and out of Sharm El-Sheikh by intercity buses, but the journey will be long. For intercity travel it’s usually better to go by plane, or pay somebody to take you across the Red Sea by boat. 

By Taxi: If you’re using a taxi in Sharm El-Sheikh, most of the time the cost will be lower if the meter is not used.

By Hire Car: Hiring a car is only a good idea if you’re making regular long trips or visiting remote areas. If you plan to head out into the desert, spend as much as possible to get the best available luxury 4WD vehicle you can find. Even better would be to hire a local person to take you, or go with one of the many Desert Safari operators, as driving in the Sinai is a challenge best left to the locals.

By Horse: This is not really a practical means of getting around, but it can be a lot of fun. Most riders use horses for desert treks, and if you are going to do this, it's always a good investment to take a guide with you.


Events

For clubbers: Sharm El-Sheikh is a clubber’s paradise and you’ll find loads of special themed club nights in the area.  

For fans of religious history: Take a day trip out to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St Catherine, which sits at the foot of Mount Sinai. Your hotel will have more information on booking a trip if you want to go.

For shopaholics: Sharm El-Sheikh holds its own International Festival of Shopping and Tourism every July, so get ready to indulge in some retail therapy.


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