The Sinai Peninsula is an area that is steeped in history. The Mediterranean Sea lies to the north, the Red Sea is to the south, and it is Asia proper, rather than Africa, like the rest of Egypt.
After your Egypt flight, soak up the “ancientness” that seeps out of every grain of sand. It’s where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments from God and where gold was discovered during the days of the Pharaohs.
The area has long been a holy land in Christianity, Islam and Judaism as prophets, saints and pilgrims crossed the desert throughout the millennia to reach Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery. Forts left over from the Crusades now provide shade for Bedouin camps.
For those more interested in present times, a flight to Egypt provides a chance for divers and snorkellers to explore the beautiful coral reefs and abundant marine life of the Red Sea.