Ras Sedr (Also spelt: Ras Sidr, Ras Sudr, or Ras Sudar) is an Egyptian town located on the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea coast. It is a part of the South Sinai Governorate and consists of Wadi Sidr, Abu Sidr, and Soerp. The region where Ras Sedr exits is famous for its ancient biblical times. Ras Sudr was the last point of Sinai conquered by the Israelis on 8 June 1967. The town had a deadly event known as the Ras Sedr Massacre when Israelis killed Egyptian POW.
Location of Ras Sedr Town
Ras Sedr is 200 km from Cairo and approx 60 km from the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel crossing in Suez, on the western side of the Sinai Peninsula, and almost opposite El Ain Al Sokhna on the opposite Red Sea coastline. The approach to Ras Sedr is via the main Suez to Sharm El Sheikh road through almost total desert terrain. The route extends along with dots with farms growing olives, tamarinds, and fruits.
The majority of the town and outlying districts are inhabited by Sinai Bedouins who live in Wadi Abu Sidr and Soerp. Ras Sedr comprises two residential areas bisected by the main north/south road. One side contains local housing for workers, who mainly come from the north of Egypt and the Nile Valley. The other includes private villa residences for professionals and second-holiday homes, mainly from Cairo. There is also a large souk area with many shops and services, including telephone, post office, internet services, council offices and a police station. Tradespeople of every kind live in the artisans’ souk area. There is also a small military airstrip, debating whether to build a civilian airport. The military continues to use it.
Attractions in Ras Sedr
Ras Sidr has a 95 km beach coastline that offers swimming and sea sports waters. Shallow water beaches and constantly blowing wind make Ras. Sedr is one of the best kite surfing sites in the world. La Hacienda beach resort is suitable for beginners as the wind carries the kite surfers towards the beach, not away from it. The area also attracts bird watchers as tourists can see different migrating bird species.
Köppen-Geiger, a climate classification system, classifies its climate as a hot desert (BWh).