Taba is one of the most beautiful Egyptian cities located within the province of South Sinai, and this city of value and importance of historical and strategic great due to its location overlooking the borders of four key countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, and the port of Eilat approximately seven kilometers, specifically to the east, in addition to it, is located in the face of the Saudi border in a direct direction to Tabuk military base.
It is located on the top of the Gulf of Aqaba, between a series of mountains and plateaus located on the eastern side, and between the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba on the other, and away from the city of Sharm el-Sheikh about 240 km north,
It is characterized by its coastline overlooking a range of beaches, bays, lakes, as well as diving places.
Natural and tourist attractions of Taba
Taba Reserve is one of the most popular tourist destinations, with a range of caves and mountain passes In addition to valleys. The most famous of these valleys are Wadi Watir, Saljah, Sawanah Nakheel and Ein Khadra Oasis.
The most unique feature of this reserve is its containment of rare species of animals, and about 50 species of birds, in addition to more than 450 rare plants.
Gulf of Fjord
Located 15 km south of the city, Fjord Bay is a great diving spot surrounded by a beautiful natural bay filled with coral reefs and ideal for diving, especially for professionals, so divers can see many stunning sea views such as watching fish feeding on small fish as well as silverfish.
The Colored Canyon, the Colored Groove or the Canyon is one of the natural wonders of Taba. It is a labyrinth of colored sandstone that reaches some 40 meters in some places. The valley, which runs deep in the mountains of the desert, is formed by rainwater and winter torrents that have been channeled into the mountains after hundreds of years of flow. The colored valley earned its name thanks to the shades of colors covering the walls and the veins of mineral salts, which draw lines on the sand and limestone and add colors of crimson, orange, silver, gold, purple, red and yellow.
And the lake of Pharaoh 10 km from the city of Sinai, and its extension by Salah al-Din in 1171 AD, because of the raids Crusaders, and prohibited the way of the Egyptian pilgrimage across Sinai. In 1182 AD, Prince Arnat, the owner of the Quraish fort, surrounded the Red Sea to the Muslims. The Far East and the Indian Ocean took control of Ela North (Aqaba now) and Aden southward. Al-Adil Abu Bakr bin Ayoub confronted him with instructions from his brother Salah al-Din. For the site of Hittin. Hula, Hula, Hula, Houmt and Bati, the citadel of the granite firestone taken from the hill on which the castle was built.