Sheikh Salem Beach House is one of the most unique places to stay in Dahab, South Sinai. We are right on the beach, with the beautiful Red Sea on our doorstep, the sound of the sea from your room, we are closer to the sea than most other resorts and hotels in Dahab. We offer a wide choice of rooms, suites and even apartments and villa's to provide you with a perfect stay in Dahab.
We feature a nice video about Dahab which was made by the I
Love Dahab Team in 2007 and some of it was filmed at Sheikh
Salem House. Visit one of Dahab's most popular
Our Guest House is a small budget boutique style hotel right on the beach at the beautiful Eel Garden area in Dahab. With impressive views of Saudi Arabia, The Red Sea and the Sinai Mountains and a perfect spot to enjoy sunrises and moon rises. This is your chance to stay in the house of a real Bedouin Sheikh and get closer to Dahabs Bedouin Culture.
We offer budget rooms with views from £4 or €7 per person per night and luxurious suites from £8.75 or €13 per person per night. We are the perfect base for exploring Dahab and Sinai
Summer 2011 Offers
New offers available from 5 July - 31st August 2011. Use the contact us form or email email@example.com for the best current offers for this summer season..
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The Bedouin Lounge (orginally called The Lazy Camel Cafe) is our own beach cafe set in a unique Bedouin arisha made from wood and palm leaves. We have a choice of Bedouin lounge style seating on floor cushions or sofa style for relaxed dinning or reclining!
All our menu is prepared fresh to order
using fresh ingredients and we feature daily local
specials and our classic Bedouin sandwiches made from our
home made Bedouin bread. Our menu offers great value and
only freshly cooked food for you to enjoy right next to
the Red Sea.
We have wireless internet for use by our
guests, so come and enjoy our Bedouin hospitality during
your stay in Dahab.
New since March 2011, Sheikh Salem Beach
House and the Bedouin Lounge Cafe is home to The Dahab
Community Market. The market brings together sellers from
across Dahab which include Artisans selling locally
produce crafts, Bedouin handicrafts made by our local
women, great freshly baked cakes, breads and much more. It
is an event not to be missed, every Friday afternoon from
2pm - 7pm. Come and have a look!
Members of our facebook group can access more pictures, information, news and special offers. In 2010 we will run a free stay competition so join up now and don't miss out on some great prizes.
Other related facebook groups:
The Bedouin Lounge Cafe http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54826403342
Fair Trade Bedouin Crafts http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123461598796
Dahab in South Sinai, Egypt is one of the most unique and inspiring places in the world. Boasting magnificent natural landscapes, this is the perfect place to escape from hectic cities and busy lives.
Named 'Gold' in Arabic due to the golden
sand, by the Bedouin tribes who settled here. Dahab begun
life as an oasis and Bedouin fishing village. Later
nicknamed 'Goa of the Red Sea' and now ' the Koh Samui of
Egypt' - there is much more to Dahab than meets the eye! For
years Dahab has been an independent travellers haven. If you
love nature, adventure, relaxation and sunshine then you
will love Dahab. See our Dahab
Guide for more information on the town, its activities
and things to do.
Dahab has continued to welcome guests from
all around the world since the 18th January 2011 Revolution
in Egypt. Many visitors have enjoyed the beauty of the
region and not seen any problems or impacts of the events
elsewhere in Egypt. The only thing that has been affected is
the local peoples incomes which are reliant on tourism and
the numbers of people visiting has dropped by around 60%. We
urge people to still come to our lovely town and to support
the local people during this interesting time of oppurtunity
and change in Egypt.
We can provide up to date information about
current situation, which we monitor daily including the
latest advice from embassies and up to date travel advice
for people planning to travel to or from Cairo or elsewhere
within Egypt. If you want to ask us anything please email us
at email@example.com or use the contact us form.
We can organise your taxi transfers from Taba, Nuwebia, Sharm El Sheikh, St Catherines to Dahab or from Cairo in fully licensed luxury mini buses with experienced drivers.
Prices start from 210egp (day time hours only for 1 - 2 persons) each way from Sharm El Sheikh to Dahab for a private mini bus transfer.
We can also help you organise longer tours
of Egypt and Sinai or organise transfers from other parts of
Please see getting here for more information.
Sinai has been home to Bedouin tribes for hundreds of years and holds the secrets to living in the desert.
"Where there is water there is life" and only these people now all the places where water and the desert meet. Our bedouin culture page describes some of the secrets of the Sinai desert and life in today's Sinai.
A woman weaving a carpet in a Sinai mountain village. Bedouin handicrafts are made by the women in Sinai, using beautiful designs passed down through generations and are still made in the traditional way.
We have been doing special projects with Bedouin women in Dahab and South Sinai since 2007 including developing new designs for handicrafts and selling their work under a fair trade agreement.
There is so much to do in Dahab and most of it involves the
great outdoors and nature in one way or the other. Excellent
water sports on the Red Sea, to Desert Quad Biking, Yoga in
the mountains, Belly Dancing in the Desert, Kayaking and
much more. See our activities
pages from more information about Dahab delights.
We have teamed up with Desert Divers as partners of choice in Sustainable Tourism. Desert Divers offer all levels of Diving Courses and the best camel diving safaris in Dahab. They are 5 Star PADI Resort with over 15 years experience of organising diving in Dahab.
Courses for all levels of diving from learner to dive master and even technical courses are available in Dahab, all at excellent prices. See our water sports page for an overview.
One of our guests in 2007 made a nice video of our budget rooms on u tube. Check this out for rooms with views!
Please note that since this video was made things have changed at Sheikh Salem House including our new cafe arisha on the beach.
Dahab offers many options to learn something new or to be inspired. Here are some of the current learning and alternative things you can do during a stay in Dahab:
- Mediate and Paint Holidays with Anna Farid
- Learn to Belly Dance with Caroline Evanoff (next holiday March 2010)
- Learn Reiki level 1 - 3 with Sylvie
- Learn Tai Chi (lessons available locally)
- Create your own Pottery and Jewellery (2 day workshops and longer available)
More activities coming soon
for more information please see our cultural
activities page for more information.
Sheikh Salem House has been working with local Bedouin women who produce handicrafts since 2007. We sell items for local women and our own ranges are sold to develop further work and projects for our Bedouin community. Our office features a collection of items from all over Sinai including traditional items and modern design items made using traditional techniques.
Fly to Sharm El Sheikh from most European Cities (in around 4-5 hours) and then Dahab is one hour away -so you can be here in less than 6 hours even from northern Europe. Or fly to Taba and explore Sinai's Gulf of Aqaba coast. Cheap flights are available during low season offering the perfect chance to escape for a budget break.
A two week holiday in Dahab is possible from £380 or €460
with current flight and accommodation prices. You can make
your own holiday and explore Sinai and the Red Sea.
Public Buses run daily from Sharm El Sheikh - (about every
two hours, contact us for up to date schedules).
From Taba at 3:30pm daily
From Nuweiba at 4:30pm daily
From Cairo - twice daily 9am and 12 midnight
Dahab has excellent weather all year round, even in winter with sunshine 99% of the year you can enjoy your holiday without the risk of rain. Our weather page provides a detailed guide of the year round weather.
We are committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and working towards adoption of guidelines set out by the world trade organisation and The Travel Foundation. Our responsible tourism policy is almost complete and we are already keen recyclers and eco friendly supporters. We have been working with our local Bedouin community since 2006 and have been proud to promote the local culture to our visitors and overseas. We are members of the Travel Foundation (a uk based travel NGO) working with tourism resorts and companies to improve sustainable practises and we will soon be dedicating a web page to our work in this area.
Please make a donation to the travel foundation to help to care about the places you love http://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/index.php?id=203
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