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Taba

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Places to visit
Castle Zaman
Eilat
Fyord Bay
Pharaoh's Island
Red Canyon in Eilat Mountains
Salah El-Din castle
Underwater Observatory Marine Park

Description about  Taba


Taba
Taba is a small Egyptian town near the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba. Taba is the location of Egypt's busiest border crossing with neighbouring Eilat, Israel. Despite it consisting of little more than a bus depot and a luxury hotel (complete with casino), Taba is a frequent vacation spot for Egyptians and tourists, especially those from Israel on their way to other destinations in Egypt or as a weekend getaway. It is the northernmost resort of Egypt's Red Sea Riviera.Since Taba existed only as a small Bedouin village, there was never any real transportation infrastructure. More recently, Al Nakb Airport, located on the Sinai plateau some 35 km (22 mi) from Taba, was upgraded and renamed Taba International Airport (IATA: TCP, ICAO: HETB), and now handles half a dozen charter flights a week from the UK as well as weekly charter flights from Belgium, Russia, Denmark, and The Netherlands. Many tourists enter via the Taba Border Crossing from Eilat, Israel and a marina has been built in the new Taba Heights development, some 20 km (12 mi) south of Taba, and which has frequent ferry sailings to Aqaba in Jordan, although these are restricted to tourists on organised tours.

Castle Zaman
Located on the Taba-Nuweiba road in Al-Borqa Mountain, in the middle of what is known as the Golden Beach, 35 metres above sea level, lies Castle Zaman, famous for its golden sand, sapphire waters, colourful corals and where the mountains come right to the edge of the sea.

Eilat
Eilat is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port and popular resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba. The city's beaches, coral reef, nightlife and desert landscapes make it a popular destination for domestic and international tourism.Home to 50,072 people, Eilat is part of the Southern Negev Desert, at the southern end of the Arava, adjacent to the Egyptian village of Taba to the south, the Jordanian port city of Aqaba to the east, and within sight of Saudi Arabia to the south-east, across the gulf.

Pharaoh's Island
Pharaoh's Island or Isle of Graia refers to an island in the northern Gulf of Aqaba some 200 meters east off the shore of Egypt's eastern Sinai Peninsula.The island is 350 metres (380 yd) long north-south, and up to 170 metres (190 yd) wide. The area is 3.9 hectares (9.6 acres).

Red Canyon in Eilat Mountains
The Red Canyon in the Eilat Mountains is one of Israel’s most beautiful yet accessible hiking trails. Twenty minutes north of Eilat, the Red Canyon offers an undisturbed hike through the natural canyons. The Red Canyon gets its name from the phenomenon which occurs when sunlight hits the reddish rock that lines the canyon, giving it an intense reddish color. The rock is varied in color and in patches is shades of white and yellow.
Red Canyon Eilat

Salah El-Din castle
It is actually two castles (Northern and Southern) on Pharaoh's Island, in the Gulf of Aqaba.It was built by Salah El-din (Saladin) in 1170 AD. Castles were previously built on the island in the old Arabic era and in 1116 AD by Baldwin.The castles played a major rule in the Crusades, Mamluk and Ottoman eras.

Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park Eilat is a park, conservation centre and aquarium in Eilat, Israel. It also has an underwater observatory in the Red Sea. It is located at the south of Eilat's Coral Beach Nature Reserve.

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