Nuweiba on the eastern coast of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, 70 km south of Taba and 180 km north of Sharm el Sheikh, and only 110 km from St. Katherine.
Nuweiba means, “bubbling springs” in Arabic. The 7-km long stretched settlement developed from a barren isolated place with no infrastructure into a promising and attractive tourist destination. Nuweiba is just recently discovered by tourist investors establishing hotels along the coastline connecting it with Taba in the north and Dahab in the south.
- Boats leave from here to Aqaba Jordan. The ticket office difficult to find. There is a road the runs along the outside wall of the port entrance. At the corner of the wall furthest from the port entrance, there is an intersection, and the ticket office is located accross the street to the south of port. Cost at is US$50 for the fast boat, US$37 for the slow boat. The fast boat leaves at 3pm daily. Foreigners are required to pay in US cash. There is also a 50EGP departure tax.