There are government warnings about traveling to Sinai and Sharm. Would like to hear from those who have visited recently, is Dahab safe? Why/why not? Thanks.
Had a quick read of the State Department's website and didn't see any special warnings about Sharm. Sinai, apart from Sharm and its nearby resorts is often made an "essential travel only" area and Sharm's airport (just the airport, not Sharm) is on the UK's ETO list.
There are loads of safety-in-Egypt threads currently running. You should read through some to get a idea of current thinking but, to sum up, the tourist parts of Egypt are thought to be as safe or safer than anywhere.Edited: 02 September 2017, 20:21
I have driven between Nuweiba, Taba, Dahab, Sharm, Tor and Cairo loads of times.... over a period of well over 20 years, more than 400 times. I and all the other residents and visitors to the area would not feel that Dahab and the surrounding area is any more unsafe than any other part of Egypt or many parts of Europe for that matter.
Due to the vast amount of violent crimes in London this year I am very much more wary about walking around parts of London than around Dahab and its area.
There are many foreigners living in Dahab. A lovely community of all nationalities, Bedouins and Egyptains.
We wouldn't live here if we felt unsafe.
I hope that helps,
Travel there twice a year UK even though we are advised not to by our government. Feel as safe there as anywhere.
Just spend five days in Dahab with my children and husband. Everything was fine I just love it there. We go every Nivember but the day after we left there was a bomb at a mosque in North Sinai but that is so far from Dahab. I felt totally safe which is more than I can say about being in london