Toll Free    +1(888) 513-5971
  • Cairo

    Cairo

    Cairo

    The captial of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, the name means "the victorious city". As the region's principal commercial, administrative, and tourist centre.
  • Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Alexandria

    Egypt's second largest city (3.5 million people), its largest seaport and the country's window onto the Mediterranean Sea. No city in Egypt has history as rich as that of Alexandria which witnessed so many historic events and legends!
  • Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor

    Luxor hosts one third of the whole monuments and antiquities of the world. Therefore, it is considered one of the most important tourism spots in Egypt and maybe in the whole world.
  • Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan

    Aswan is the 3rd largest city in Egypt and the biggest in Upper Egypt. Aswan was the ancient Egyptians' gateway to Africa. Today Aswan is major stop for may Nile cruise ships depart from Luxor to Aswan everyday.
  • Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm Elsheikh

    Sharm El Sheikh

    Sharm is the the jewel of Egyptian tourism industry now. The city offer some of the finest places for diving and snorkeling in the world, it offers great value for money if compared with many diving spots in the world.
  • Hurhgada

    Hurhgada

    Hurghada

    Hurghada today is a world centre for sea sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. The unique offshore underwater gardens are justifiably famous amongst divers

Dahab Bedouin Festival

Dahab in Egypt is a popular tourist destination and Dahab means gold. But, as per the Bedouin residing here, Dahab hails a different origin. The word links its origin to another word meaning Time Goes. It means, when at Dahab any person loses the track of time and just indulges in the breathtaking beauty and activities this town has to offer. The local Bedouin people here sell souvenirs to tourists which are made by them.

The Dahab Bedouin Festival: the aim of organizing it

Dahab Bedouin festival is a world-famous event that is non-profit in nature. It’s a one week event where all earnings made are used for the ecological awareness programs to preserve the coral reefs and beauty of this town and around. The festival initially aims at promoting the Bedouin culture and tourism among people. The second objective is of preserving the natural beauty and environment of the place. The first of these Bedouin festivals was organized in May 2011 and since then the organizers have held monthly events to raise money that helps in keeping Dahab clean and green for all.

Know more about the festival

The area where the festival is held is a welcoming area and is a flood plain, where tea is served for free and where tourists can spend as much time as they wish, without spending any money in return. Bedouin people here offer genuine hospitality and it’s truly a hassle free experience. The activities you can indulge in are many, with much more to enjoy like the delicious food, market open all week and much more.

Dahab festival in 2014

This year, which saw the Dahab festival for third time, the festival was held for a week from 12th till the 18th of April 2014. The festival was an ideal way to know about the culture and communicate with the local Bedouin people living here. The event solely aimed at creating environmental awareness among people, while benefitting the entire community of this town.

This year the event was not held at the usual location, which is the Flood plain, due to the damages caused by the flood that occurred in March. The venue of the festival was at the entrance and exit of Mashraba, which is located on the Sheikh Ali Resort road in Dahab. The plan B surely worked without making tourists here feel any kind of disappointment due to the change in the venue.

The new theme which had been added to the festival this year was agro-tourism. And some every interesting excursions into the desert during the springtime were organized to help people enjoy thoroughly and more than the last year’s event.

What was different this year at the festival?

TAgro-tourism this year helped in promoting the other side of Sinai. Also, tourists visited Habiba organic farms, Plantations at Wadi Gheib and ate organically grown vegetables and chicken, which had all been produced locally. This could be experienced all during the week. Also, people could not just east, but buy organic food where the quality of products was truly exceptional and was sold at a very great price.

For the very first time at the festival one could experience diving with Bedouin, where the local Bedouin dive masters gave unique knowledge about the marine environment of Dahab and helped in encouraging diving with the locals. Also, to ensure Dahab stays clean and green, this year recycling art and non polluting plastic recycler was introduced. All this and much more were experienced only at the festival.

Also, there was an amazing performance by Circ Bonboni at the Ibis Styles Hotel and children activities at the Kinderhouse in Dahab. There were special healing centers named as waves of wellness, where tents were created for healers, yoga masters and masseurs in Dahab.

The one week Bedouin festival at Dahab was no less than a cultural retreat for every single visitor who came here from any place across the globe. All week people could buy organic food, freshly grown, Bedouin handicraft items, Medicinal Sinai plants and could witness the rich history of this town. Also, the specialties included the recycling art held for the first time, alongside scrumptious local cuisines cooked and served in Bedouin style with a special children area and free tea all along the days. For adventure lovers windsurfing with Bedouin was another special event at Dahab festival this year.



Related links :

Egypt Facts
Egypt Facts
Population, Age structure, Median age, Birth rate, Death rate, Net migration rate
Visit in Egypt
What to Visit in Egypt
When you visit Egypt, there are so many sites that you will want to visit
Tourist Sites in Egypt
Entrance Fees tor Major Tourist Sites in Egypt
The Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx, Great pyramid of Chepos
Travel Tips
General Travel Tips
Do you need information for travel to Egypt & searching on tips?
Egypt shopping tips
Egypt shopping tips
The Souks, or the local markets, and the larger bazaars are among the most remarkable
Abu Simbel Sun Festival
Abu Simbel Sun Festival
Temples of Abu Simbel is the sole reason for which tourists from all
Cairo International Film Festival
Cairo International Film Festival
Movies are among the most liked means of entertainment
Characters of Egypt
Characters of Egypt
Characters of Egypt is a festival held in Egypt
Cinema of Egypt
Cinema of Egypt
Egypt cinema is among the biggest one in the Middle East and people often refer it
Coptic Christmas
Coptic Christmas
Coptic Christmas is celebrated by some Orthodox Christians on the 7th of January
Dahab Bedouin Festival
Dahab Bedouin Festival
Dahab in Egypt is a popular tourist destination and Dahab means gold
Dahab Festival Water Sports
Dahab Festival (Water Sports)
Dahab in Egypt reminds of a destination that you just see in fairytales
Desert Safari Adventures
Desert Safari Adventures
Deserts occupy about 20% land area of earth and are often regarded
5 stars to 5 star deluxe hotels
Difference of 5 stars to 5 star deluxe hotels
Hotels are properties deemed to provide travelers
Egypt at a Glance
Egypt at a Glance
Egypt in Africa is a country that packs many wonders and sights
Egypt Dessert
Egypt Dessert
Desserts form an important part of any meals
>Egypt Education System
Egypt Education System
A closer look into the Egypt Education System would reveal
Egypt Famous Clubs
Egypt Famous Clubs
As a predominantly Muslim nation located in the Middle East
Egypt Famous Restaurants
Egypt Famous Restaurants
The dining card of Egypt is adorned with many famous restaurants
Travel Tips
Egypt Investment Opportunities
DEgypt, the African country, which has been a witness of many ups
Egypt Military
Egypt Military
The armed forces in Egypt are referred as the military national forces of Egypt
Egypt sound Light Show
Egypt sound Light Show
Egypt is famous for many sightseeing places and activities
Egypt Travel Safety
Egypt Travel Safety
Generally speaking, travelling to Egypt is safe and Egyptians
Egyptian Recipes
Egyptian Recipes
The Egyptian cuisine is not just flavorful, but nutritional as well
Egyptian Yoga Festival
Egyptian Yoga Festival
Yoga, an ancient science which helps in keeping the body healthy
Egypt Maps
Egypt Maps
Egypt in northern Africa s located along the red Sea and Mediterranean Sea
Egypt Travel Safety
Eid Al Adha feast
Eid al-Adha is the end of the Hajj, which is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca
Eid Al Fitr feast
Eid Al Fitr feast
Eid is an Arabic name meaning ‘festivity’, or a celebration marking happiness
Green Travel
Green Travel through Eco-Lodges
Today human beings are becoming aware about the effect their
Egypt sound Light Show
How to get to Egypt
In order to enter Egypt, a passport which is valid for six months at least
Luxor Travel Information
Luxor Travel Information
Luxor meaning ‘the palaces’, in Arabic is located on the banks of
Meet the Ex-President of Egypt
Meet the Ex-President of Egypt
Egypt or Arab Republic of Egypt has long been known as a place
Natural Therapy in Egypt
Natural Therapy in Egypt
The Egyptians had a great knowledge of medicines and they were
Overview Greco-Roman-Monuments in Egypt
Overview Greco-Roman-Monuments in Egypt
Egypt was once ruled by Greek rulers after
Red Sea Scuba Diving
Red Sea Scuba Diving
Red Sea in Egypt is popular for its crystal clear waters
Restaurants of Egypt
Restaurants of Egypt
Egypt the land of ancient monuments, rich history and diverse culture is famous
The Columns of Ancient Egypt
The Columns of Ancient Egypt
When thinking about Egyptian temples, one chief architectural
About Egypt Women
About Egypt Women
An exemption to most other old social orders, Egypt women
Travel Health in Egypt
Travel Health in Egypt
When travelling to any new destination internationally
Business Customs
Business Customs
Any person travelling to Egypt must get aware about the etiquettes
Where to Invenst in Egypt
Where to Invenst in Egypt
Egypt in north east Africa has been a country
Egypt Revoltion 2011
Egypt Revoltion
Starting in December 2010, phenomenal mass exhibitions
Egypt Hospitality
Hospitality
Egypt, the land of the pharaohs, with a rich culture, has been a popular destination
Egypt Modern Art
Egypt Modern Art
In case you are searching for a travel destination, where you can see