Taba



The northernmost resort on the Sinai coast, Taba, is located on the border with Israel, which only returned it to Egypt in 1989 under sustained international pressure. Egypt after recovering the rest of Sinai has also claimed this area.


Taba is an Egyptian city that belongs to the South Sinai Governorate and is sited at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba between the mountain range and the eastern Taba plateaux on the one hand, and the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba on the other. The city has a population of 3000 people, an area of approximately 508.8 acres, and is 240 km north of Sharm El-Sheikh. It is also considered to be the busiest and most stuffed border crossing site in Egypt.

The city is located on many notable tourist attractions, including The Flag Platform, which is a memorial to the site of the raising of the Egyptian flag on the land of Taba liberated on March 19, 1989. The typical Bedouin village, which includes 198 Bedouin homes, a school, a health unit, and 60 shops and youth centers, was established with the aim of The service of Bedouin communities, especially Wadi Al-Marakh, in Taba, at a cost of up to 50 million pounds. In addition to the Taba Museum, which preserves the history of the sights of the city. It includes three halls containing more than 700 artifacts, which are an archive of the lives of the people of South Sinai, from the Pharaonic era to the modern era.

Until recently, in addition to the border guards, nothing was seen here except a bus station and a Hilton hotel near the border. Currently, in Taba, there are some cafes, restaurants, and a hotel, but most of the visitors are only passing through the two countries, Egypt and Israel.

Pharaoh Island is 10 km from the city of Aqaba in Jordan and 30 meters from the Sinai beach, and it is located with the ancient castle of Salah al-Din, which was established by the leader Salah al-Din in 1171 AD, to repel the crusades' raids, and protect the Egyptian pilgrim route through the Sinai. In 1182 AD, Prince Arnat, the owner of the Karak Fort, besieged the island with the intention of closing the Red Sea to Muslims and monopolizing the Far East trade and the Indian Ocean by seizing Ayla in the north (present-day Aqaba) and Aden in the south, and the fair Abu Bakr bin Ayoub confronted him with instructions from his brother Salahuddin. In preparation for the site of Hittin. The castle contains defensive installations, a weapons manufacturing workshop, a war meeting room, soldiers' rooms, a baking oven, grain stores, a steam bath, water tanks, and a mosque established by Prince Husamuddin Bajil bin Hamdan. The castle was built of granite firestone taken from the hill on which the castle was built.

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