South Sinai Governorate stretches from Taba (on the Gulf of Aqaba) to the north of Al-Tih Plateau following up Ras Masallah (on the Gulf of Suez) and ending up at Ras Mohammad (south). Its capital city is the El-Tor, which is located on the Gulf of Suez, 400 km far from Cairo. On its land, stands the highest of all mountains of Egypt, the Mount of Saint Catherine, which measures 2637 m in height. The main economic resources of South Sinai are driven from the quarries, petroleum extraction industry, in addition to tourism.
The governorate is privileged with a wonderful climate in summer as well as in winter. Additionally, South Sinai Governorate is considered a Holy Land for the three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). For that reason, the religious tourism is one of its biggest elements of attraction. In a charming land of geological variety, vast spaces of desert and semi-desert, contrasts of light and shade, stark mountains, vast starry sky at night, adventurers can find the ideal place to practice their hobbies. With its stunning nature, South Sinai has enchanting beaches of nearly 600 km long of fine sand, warm turquoise waters, coral reefs, teeming with marine animals and exotic multicolored fishes. The waters of the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez are ideal for practicing water sports (such as diving, fishing, sailing and water skiing).
All over Sinai, great multitudes of diving centers are awaiting to satisfy the wishes of all visitors, especially in Ras Mohammad, Sharm El Sheikh, Blue Hall (in Dahab), Taba and Nueibaa. Besides, there are uncountable resorts that provide restful and luxurious services with their centers, swimming pools, diving clubs, unique deluxe cruise trips, and unforgettable safari journeys.