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Ras Abu Galum

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Travel Warning WARNING: Because of the threat of attacks by militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the UK Foreign Office recommends against non-essential travel to southern Sinai (other than Sharm el-Sheikh).
(Information last updated Nov 2018)

Ras Abu Galum (also Ras Abu Galoum, Ras Abu Gallume) is in the Sinai region of Egypt.

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Get in[edit]

To get there from Taba, take a bus or shared taxi from Israeli Border to Nuweiba (LE 50-100 per person), then jeep off road for hour and a half (LE 100-200 per person).

To get there is more easy from Dahab, taxi to Blue hole (LE 40, then walk north along camel path for 1½ hours along the coast, then you arrive at the Bedouin camp, Sala and Sabah are one of the last ones furthest north.

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Dive! Ask one of the dive operators in Dahab to arrange a camel dive safari to Ras Abu Galoum and you won't regret it. Leaving Dahab at sunrise, you journey by Jeeps till reaching the famous Blue Hole. That's where you meet the team of Bedouin guides and camels. Once the dive equipment is loaded on the camels, the 90 minutes camel ride starts to the first dive site. After the dive, there’s time to chill out on the beach. Lunch is served then the second dive begins. As the sun starts to go down over the mountains you ride the camels back to the Blue Hole and return to Dahab by sunset. [1] [formerly dead link].

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On the edge of the National Park of Ras Abu Galoum is a bedouin Village on the beach of Ras Abu Gallume, On the North end of the beach there are two brothers Sala and Sabah who rent huts, give you three good full meals a day, all water and tea - for LE 100 -120 per 24 hours.

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