The Red Sea shoreline extends for more than 800 kilometers from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the border of Sudan in the south, offering an unrivaled blend of earth’s best elements. The year-round warm weather and clear skies, shimmering azure waters, and picturesque landscapes of mountains, deserts and foliage make it the ultimate holiday destination for vacationers from around the world.

Over the past three decades, new cities and resorts have been developed along the Red Sea to attract tourists from inside and outside Egypt, as people continue to search for newer and more pristine locations away from the growing congestion. Gone are the days when Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada were the principal vacation choices, as Marsa Alam is fast evolving as the new hotspot across the Red Sea Riviera.

Since the inauguration of the Marsa Alam International Airport in 2001, the city has mostly been popular among foreigners, nature and wildlife lovers and diving enthusiasts interested in discovering the magnificent and pristine diving coves, coral reefs and the underwater wildlife. There are daily scheduled bus trips between Marsa Alam, Cairo, Alexandria and Egypt’s other main cities, and every visitor agrees that the wondrous city of Marsa Alam is worth the commute. Today, the city welcomes more than 1 million annual visitors, most of who have come back to revisit the city that captivated their hearts with its beauty, tranquility and uniqueness.