Destinations around the world for increasing wellness and immunity : 9. Dahab

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Location: Dahab, Egypt

Destination type : Wellness Destination

Dahab is a city near dead sea.The red sea swimming is supposed to improve blood circulation. The water is believed to reduce skin inflammations also. The local belief is that the sandy beaches contain trace minerals and black sand, which can be used to treat rheumatism and arthritis. It is also believed that a swim or bath in sea water is good for people with less immunity.

History of  Dahab

  1. Dahab was a part of Nabataean Kingdom.
  2. During 168 BC–106 AD was a fishing port and a place of trade along the trade routes of the Sinai Peninsula
  3. The demise of this Kingdom came about with the death of its last King Rabbel II Soter in 106AD
  4. Later Romans captured it
  5. The city became a holiday resort during the hippie movement in 1970s

Activities for tourists at Dahab

  1. Enjoy a bath or swimming in Red sea
  2. Go for a desert meditation
  3. Traditional herbs as medicine/tea
  4. Attend a Yoga class or trans healing
  5. Tryout Reiki healing or pranic healing

How to reach there


The Sharm el Sheikh airport 88 kms aay is the nearest airport. It has flights to Cairo and international destinations like;

  1. Bahrain
  2. Amman
  3. Brussels
  4. Istanbul
  5. Jeddah etc


The best times to visit Dahab are months March, April, October and November

Season Average temperature
Winter ( November to February) 8°C to 22°C
Summer (May to August) 20°C to 37°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Mount Sinai ( 130 kms away)
  2. Nabq nature reserve ( 108 kms away)
  3. Pharaoh’s island ( 134 kms away)
  4. Coloured canyon ( 74 kms away)
  5. Naama bay ( 93 kms away)

Some hotels in Dahab for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Dahab Hotel

Octopus Resort

Seaview Hotel Dahab

Inmo Divers Home

Nesima Resort & Diving Center  

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