Dahab, Egypt – a new climbing destination

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Dahab, Egypt – a new climbing destination

ClimbBnB is all about sharing climbing with other climbers and Dahab, on the Red Sea coast in the Sinai desert of Egypt, is a great example of this. Dahab is a relatively new climbing destination that has benefited from visiting instructors helping the local Bedouin develop a now thriving local climbing scene. 

Twenty years ago, Dahab was a small Bedouin fishing village with a growing tourism trade based on scuba diving and windsurfing. Today, it’s added world-class rock climbing to the mix and developed a great local climbing scene. On any given weekend, you’ll find at least one group of young Egyptians on their way to Dahab to climb. And in a country with nearly 90 million people, around 60% of which are under 30, the potential for climbing is huge. 

We asked Said Khedr and Khaled Mousa to tell us about starting rock climbing in Egypt and what they love about their area.

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