Dahab Festival (Water Sports)
Dahab, Egypt, is the kind of destination you imagine in fairytales or see on a breathtaking poster. The place was once just a tiny Bedouin village inhabited mainly by fishermen and visited by a few backpackers and hippies. Still, over the years, it has emerged as a unique international destination for anyone seeking a non-all-inclusive, off-the-beaten-track getaway in a North African paradise. This small town has a rich local culture, fascinating traditions, and lovely seas with astonishing coral reefs. Dahab always leaves visitors with unforgettable memories and adventures, from windsurfing, snorkeling, and various water sports to trekking and horse-riding in the picturesque landscape.
The Dahab Festival
Amazing windsurfing stunts and competitions are just some things visitors can see in Dahab during the annual Dahab International Festival of Watersports. The one-week event includes the Dahab International Festival of Culture, Desert Adventure, and the Dahab Bedouin Festival. Organizing these events together was a strategy to revive tourism in Dahab, and it has worked wonders! The festival attracts many visitors from across the globe and is a beautiful time for all.
The watersports festival showcases the local events and activities that Egyptians carry out that help attract tourists while making them aware of the rich culture and traditions followed here. The festival marks the coming together of people in Egypt and is a haven for all water sports lovers. Hundreds of volunteers come together during this time to organize the event in a great way to help tourists enjoy themselves immensely. The aqua sports organized here are all under the guidance of trained and experienced divers and professionals to ensure the complete safety of every tourist in every sense.
At Dahab, during this festive time of the year, you can jump into the water to enjoy the marvelous underwater scenes and have a breathtaking experience. Also, you can surf over and revel in thrilling windsurfing. Suppose you are interested in something other than adventure fun. In that case, you can relax and meditate, experience healing sessions, and do yoga and other dance exercises, which are enough to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul completely.
A week-long photography session is also available during the festival, where you will learn how to capture amazing pictures under the water. After mastering this art, you can even participate in the two photography competitions held here during the event. Also, for fun, there is a face painting activity where you can take photos you'll still be laughing at years later. Every year, the Dahab Watersports festival aims to get bigger and better with better and more exciting activities than the year before, so it is always worth keeping up to date on the newest, most exciting additions.
Dahab is blessed with more than fifty dive centers, which help tourists have a fantastic experience. During the festival, the area includes camps to help backpackers find accommodation easily and enjoy what they have come for fishing and snorkeling in the Red Sea!