There are plenty of local shops where you can top up on your essentials such as bottled water, snacks, toiletries etc - as well as buy dive equipment mostly cheaper than in Europe. There is a huge variety of Dive Equipment shops available – we also stock some equipment items or can at least advise you when you wish to purchase something.
Dahab is generally a very safe place and petty crime rates are low here compared to European countries. The Tourism police have a high presence in the town, most speak English and are very willing to help. You can recognize the Tourist Police in the white uniform in the summer months, which is then changed to darker colour such as dark blue in the winter months.
Dahab has plenty of doctors, excellent dentists and physiotherapists as well as a couple of hospitals. There are several pharmacies and most hotels will have a doctor on call if necessary. Remember to drink at least 2-3 litres of water each day to avoid dehydration, and in the summer or if you are a diver even much much more!
Getting around the town
In Dahab you can use any of the jeeps and pickups that act as taxis, and should charge you between LE 5 for most local journeys (10 LE – 15LE from the center to the 4-5 Star Hotels). If you want to take a bus to Sharm, Cairo or Nuweiba, then you need to take the public bus, which we are happy to help with and can also get your bus tickets for you, as well as arrange transfers from the town to the local bus station.
Local Dress code
Although a tourist area, please respect the local culture - you are still in Egypt. Dress modestly when walking around the town, bikini's in the shops and restuaraunts should be avoided and men should not walk around without shirts or t-shirt. Even though the atmosphere is relaxed and laid back the local Egyptian and Bedouin do find this offensive so you should do your best to avoid this as much as possible.