Makadi Bay

Red Sea Riviera

The Red Sea Riviera, Egypt’s eastern coastline along the Red Sea, consists of resort cities on the western shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and along the east coast of mainland Egypt, south of the Gulf of Suez. The combination of a favourable climate, warm sea, thousands of kilometres of shoreline and abundant natural and archaeological points of interest makes this stretch of Egypt’s coastline a popular national and international tourist destination. There are numerous National Parks along the Red Sea Riviera, both underwater and on land. Several laws protect desert and marine life, and visitors may be subject to heavy fines for not abiding.

List of Resort Towns of the Red Sea Riviera

Listed in the following geographic order, from north to south:

  • Naama beach in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Dahab shoreline
  • Crusaders’ citadel on Pharaoh’s Island
  • View of El Gouna
  • Abu Tig Marina, El Gouna

On the Sinai Peninsula:

Sinai’s nearby islands include:

On the Western Red Seashore:

  • Abu Shar
  • Abu Tig (El Gouna)
  • Ain Sukhna
  • Abu Soma
  • Quseir
  • Coraya Bay
  • Alshalateen
  • Berenice Troglodytica
  • El Gouna
  • Foul Bay
  • Gamsha Bay
  • Gebel Elba
  • Gubal Strait
  • Hala’ib
  • Hamata
  • Hurghada
  • Makadi Bay
  • Marsa Alam
  • Tarabin town
  • Port Ghalib
  • Ras Banas
  • Ras Gharib
  • Safaga
  • Sahl Hasheesh
  • Serrenia
  • Shoni Bay
  • Soma Bay
  • Also, Wadi Gemal

Red Sea islands include:

  • Abu Minqar Island
  • Green Island (Egypt)
  • Mukawwa Island
  • Rocky Island
  • Shadwan
  • Also, St. John’s Island, Egypt

Safaga City

Safaga is one of the Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar (Red Sea) governorate towns on the Red Sea Riviera. The city has more than one name – Bur Safaga, or Port Safaga. The town of Safaga is one of the cities of the Egyptian Arab Republic, founded in 1911 AD and administratively affiliated to the Red Sea Governorate. It rises twenty-three meters above sea level. The city is famous for its black sand that treats many diseases, such as joint diseases, skin diseases, rheumatism, and psoriasis.

Marsa Alam City

Marsa Alam City stretches for about 540 kilometres along the shoreline of the Red Sea Riviera, Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar governorateEgypt. Also, it lies 325 km far from the nearest governorate (Aswan) in the Nile valley and 365 km to Luxor. Meanwhile, Al-Quseir borders it in the north, Sudanese borders in the south, the Red Sea coast in the east and the Aswan governorate in the west.