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Marsa Alam

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Travel Warning WARNING: The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the German Auswärtiges Amt (AA) state that "There is a high threat from terrorism" in Egypt. Three South Korean tourists and their driver were killed at Taba (South Sinai) on 16 February 2014, and the group responsible has threatened further attacks. Women in particular have been subject to rising, and often violent, sexual harassment in Egypt. Female foreign travelers were not spared the experience. "An entire book" could be written about the experiences of female travelers in Egypt, according to Lonely Planet. There is also a rising anti-foreigners sentiment, for example Mervat Al-Talawy (head of Egypt's National Women Council) kicked out a European Union delegation in front of press and to the applause of Egyptian spectators.

In December 2014, a young British girl and her friend were arrested in the Cairo underground because they were speaking English showing that an environment of anti-foreigners sentiment is still on the rise in Egypt.

In January 2014, Amal Clooney was threatened with arrests by Egyptian police if she spoke about politics while in Egypt. Therefore, avoid any political discussion while in Egypt as it can lead to prison.

An American citizen (Michelle Dunne) was denied entry to Egypt as the Egyptian government claimed she did not have the proper visa to attend a conference even though she entered Egypt many times with visa issued at the airport. This is a new incident and there is no government guarantee it will not be repeated.

Despite huge attempts by the Egyptian government, according to media, very few tourists dare to travel to Egypt still.

Marsa Alam is in south-eastern Egypt. It is popualr for its quietness, it can be a perfect resort for relaxation seekers.


Marsa Alam becomes one of the famous holiday destination after the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2011. The warm climate and the moderate current helps Marsa Alam to be one of the best diving and snorkeling destinations overlooking the Red Sea.

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By Plane

Marsa Alam International Airport

By Bus

You can reach it by bus wherther from Cairo, Luxor, or Hurghada.

By Car

You can reach it from Cairo, Giza, or Alexandria, but it would take more than 10 hours driving. You can also reach it from Hurghada or Luxor, but it would take less time.

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By Taxi

You would be able to transport using the taxi.

By Bus

You can transport by bus, but it is preferred to be set by your hotel or host.

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Emerald Mines

Temple of Seti I at Khanais

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Elphinstone Reef and Dolphin House are the most worth-visiting diving sites.

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  • Iberotel Coraya Beach (Marsa Alam), Madinat Coraya, km 67 Al Quseir, Marsa Alam Road, Red Sea, Egypt, +20-(0) 65 3750 000 (), [1].  edit
  • Iberotel Lamaya Resort (Marsa Alam), Madinat Coraya, km 67 Al Quseir, Marsa Alam Road, Red Sea, Egypt, +20-(0) 65 3750 030. Iberotel Lamaya Resort is a beautiful five-star family hotel in Madinat Coraya at Marsa Alam. This all elegant inclusive resort overlooks a peaceful and unspoiled private bay that allows easy access to the water and many excellent snorkeling and diving sites.  edit


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