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Popular with wind surfers and divers, Marsa Alam is one of the growing resorts in Egypt.

Situated near the Tropic of Cancer where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea Marsa Alam has some of the most beautiful, secluded beaches in Egypt surrounded by palm trees and crystal blue waters. It almost never rains there. Summers are hot but tempered by the sea breeze when there is wind. Late autumn, early spring and winter temperatures are beautiful.
Marsa Alam has become a popular destination for divers eager to experience the magic of The Red Sea. The Samadai Reef is located just a few hundred meters off the shore. This shallow, turquoise lagoon, named also “Dolphin House”, is the permanent residence of over 100 spinner dolphins. Situated in several kilometers Elphinstone site is suitable for sea users of all skill levels, from snorkellers to experienced divers. Sightings of spinner dolphins, dugongs and hammerhead sharks are a frequent occurrence for those who venture into its waters.
During the Pharaonic era Marsa Alam became vital to the economy of ancient Egypt. For the surrounding coastal area was rich in deposits of copper, lead, gold, emeralds and semi-precious stones. The area is thought to have contained the first emerald mines anywhere in the world and was the sole source of emeralds for the Roman Empire. The "Cleopatra's emerald mine" and the Temple of Seti I at Khanais is tourist attraction nearby Marsa Alam. A tour guided camel trek is the traditional method of safari, though someone may prefer to hire a jeep or quad bike. In 2001 resort obtained its first international airport.

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