Marsa Alam (Arabic: مرسى علم) is a town in south-eastern Egypt, on the west coast of the Red Sea. It is currently seeing fast increasing popularity as a tourist destination and development following the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2001.
Marsa Alam is situated near the Tropic of Cancer where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea, and it has the appearance of a tropical paradise with its palm trees, mangroves and sea coasts fringed with barrier coral reefs. It has already gained a strong reputation amongst scuba divers due to its numerous and unspoilt diving sites both along the coast and offshore. Sightings of spinner dolphins,dugongs and hammerhead sharks are a frequent occurrence for those who venture into its waters.
Marsa alam is awonderful place to spent your holiday beside the amazing beaches, it is a small town but with a beautiful sights of nature the weather in (marsa alam) is great, enjoy your holiday in this magnificent small town, and you can also do a lot of sports and go snorkeling in the beautiful middle sea water see the colorful fish and There are a lot of sites when you can do diving, swimming with the amazing colorful fishes and enjoy with the spectacular views of the coral reefs, it is a magical place to have so much fun you and your family, in this amazing town you can find the peace because of the city quietness You will be amazed with the, views of the charming nature you will never be able to take your eyes of the beautiful seen.
Marsa Alam is one of the fastest growing holiday resorts in Egypt, popular with wind surfers, divers and sun worshippers fortunate enough to have discovered the resort’s remote tranquility. Although previously a small fishing village, the construction of an International Airport in 2001 has established Marsa Alam as an upcoming and exclusive holiday resort. With a host of tourism projects planned for the near future, Marsa Alam is set to rival the popularity of established Egyptian resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh.
Port Ghalib Marina
Opened in December 2005, Port Ghalib Marina offers facilities for up to 1 000 boats. Port Ghalib aims to become the leisure boating gateway to and foremost yachting port in the Middle East. Its proximity to an airport has convinced a number of hotel chains to open up establishments here, each rivalling the next in Middle Eastern-style sumptuousness.
Dive sites accessible from Marsa Alam number among the most attractive in the Red Sea for experienced divers. The preserved state of the coral reefs and presence of pelagic species are the principal draw factors. For less experienced divers, in-shore coral reefs offer the chance for hours of marine wildlife watching.