Sharm El Sheikh is an Egyptian tourist city, located at the junction of the Gulf of Aqaba and Suez on the Red Sea coast. It has an area of 480 km, and has a population of 35 thousand people, and is the largest cities in South Sinai. The city has tourist resorts frequented by visitors from all over the world . It is famous as one of the international diving centers; that attract enthusiasts and professionals of the sport. It also includes an international airport. It is located on the coast of Tiran and Sanafir islands. The most important areas are Ras Nasrani, Ras Umm Sid, Sharm El Mieh, Palm El Tabbel, Ras Mohamed Governorate, Nabq Bay, Dahab, Naama Bay, Asia and Africa, and more than 200 hotels and resorts, including restaurants, cafes, commercial markets, entertainment cities, nightclubs and casinos.
Sharm El Sheikh was built in 1968 and is known as the City of Peace. Since then; the city has developed rapidly to become one of the most famous tourist cities in Sinai and the world. Also is one of the most beautiful four cities in the world according to the BBC’s classification 2005. The transformation of the city into modern systems in architecture; entertainment; security and hotel services to qualify for the award organization UNESCO . It has chosen to be among the top five cities of peace worldwide among 400 international cities.