Marsa Alam is a port and resort located on the Red Sea in the eastern desert, 280 kilometers south of Hurghada. After the opening of the Marsa Alam International Airport in 2001, Marsa Alam becomes an important destination for tourism from different European trips, especially from Italy.
The history of Marsa AlamIn ancient times, Marsa Alam was famous for its mountains used in mining and digging for gold and emeralds, as an ancient town dating back to the ancient Egyptian civilization is discovered in Marsa Alam by the supreme council of antiquates.
Marsa Alam is divided into two villages. The first is Bernice that is a small city located north of Al Quseir. This village is famous for therapeutic tourism. The second village is Abu El Hassan Al Shazly village, housing a famous Islamic center.
Activates in Marsa Alam
- Enjoying diving, snorkeling, and submarine trips in the Red Sea and seeing coral reefs and the wide range of underwater wildlife such as dugongs and dolphins. The levels of diving vary to be accessible for less experienced divers and experienced drivers.
- Marsa Alam includes several marinas offering the best service as Spas for relaxation and entertainment.
- Marsa Alam is famous for kite surfing and windsurfers.
- In Marsa Alam, you will be able to enjoy doing safaris in the desert and wilderness exploration.
- Marsa Alam houses many National Parks such as Gebel Elba, Hamata Island, and Wadi al Gimal, where a variety of birds and desert animals.
- Also, Marsa Alam is considered a therapeutic tourism destination.
- In addition, it has great economic importance as it contains many golds, emeralds, and marble mines.>
Several tourism projects are planned for the near future in Marsa Alam to become rival the popularity of the other Egyptian resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh.