336km from Suez, 53km from Ras Mohammed. It lies on the Gulf of Aqaba, an international summer and winter resort preferred by holiday-makers to experience fishing, swimming, diving and relaxing. It has a great variety of accommodation establishments from back-packer hotels to the most luxurious resort hotels with private beaches. There are tourist villages and hotels connected with well equipped diving centres, camping sites and a youth centre. An excellent golf course overlooks the bay. Sharm El-Sheikh international airport handles large aircraft. A hydrofoil/ferry service connects Sharm El-Sheikh with Hurghada, it takes about 90 minutes.