Initially a small fishing village, Marsa Alam is developing to become one of the main tourist resorts on the Red Sea coast. It is already a beautiful location that is suitable for relaxation and honeymoon holidays with some fancy resorts. Discover more about the captivating beauty of Marsa Alam with Cairo Top Tours!
The city itself is very attractive despite being located in an industrial area dedicated to the extraction of phosphate, the country also boasts a large military base. The main attraction of Marsa Alam is obviously the sea, with its beautiful coral reefs. Tourism is constantly expanding, after the opening of the international airport the city is becoming an increasingly popular tourist center.
The coast in the surrounding area is scattered with small villages that reach El Quesir in the north. Marsa Alam is also connected to the hinterland, through an important road that crosses the desert and connects it with the city of Edfu, 230 km west, in the Nile Valley.
Among the most famous beaches in Marsa Alam, Abu Dabab Beach, which is located in Abu Dabab, and one of the rarest scenes is the water turtle, as it is a common sight for tourists who seek to see something less common, and there is also wildlife like crocodile fish and octopuses. Marsa Alam also has some domestic tourist attractions, such as Emerald Mines and Seti I Temple in Khanais.
The city suffers from a hot desert climate with more stable temperatures than places in the north such as Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh, however, Kosser is more stable and summer is cooler. Marsa Alam, Koser, and Sharm El Sheikh have the warmest night temperatures of all other Egyptian cities and resorts. European tourism, especially Italy, comes directly to Marsa Alam International Airport with hundreds of tourists who have chosen Marsa Alam for their vacation. Unlike more popular cities such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, The beauty of Marsa Alam is still protected from the harmful effects of the modernization.
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