Dahab, a former Bedouin fishing village, is located on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula, an hour's drive from Sharm el Sheikh.  It is a popular destination for independent travellers as well as friends and families. Dahab is the Arabic word for gold and is truly the most fitting description of this beautiful small town. The idyllic setting is breath-taking; the red Sinai mountains border the deep blue sea of the Gulf of Aqaba-a stunning underwater world and desert landscape. The  mix of local Bedouin culture with western lifestyles gives Dahab an extra charm not found in many other places. Bedouin men dressed in traditional white galabeyas, goats and camels roaming the backstreets, and the call to prayer accompanying the beautiful rising sun. Along the seaside promenade the western lifestyle is more prominent. Here you can relax at one of the laid back cafés with a coffee, tea, fresh fruit juice and a water pipe (shisha) in between swimming and snorkelling. The town has relaxed atmosphere and a hospitality which is difficult to find anywhere else in the world.  If you need to relax and unwind, Dahab is the right place to go.