About Ras Mohammed National Park

Located about 16 km from Sharm el-Sheikh, Ras Mohammed National Park is a marine preserve filled with some of the most spectacular dive sites in the world. Declared a national park in 1983, Ras Mohammed attracts divers and snorkeling enthusiasts from world-over in droves. And it's hard not to see why. The clear waters are home to towering coral reefs (Shark Reef and Yolanda Reef are prized by divers) and a dazzling variety of fish such as dolphins, barracuda, tuna and even sharks. Not just that. The park also hosts several migratory birds such as white stork. Ras Mohammed also has great beaches to unwind, the world's most northerly mangrove forest that will have you reaching for the camera, a shipwreck, and a saltwater lake. Everywhere you turn, you will be rendered speechless by the sheer beauty of the place. The park can be visited any time of year, with waters being the warmest during June-August.

Ras Muhammad National Park, the famous national park in Egypt, is located on the joint of the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba on west and east, respectively. It is named by local fishermen because of a cliff that looks like a man’s profile. Ras Muhammad National Park is at the extreme south of the Sinai peninsula, around 12 kilometers from Sharm El Sheikh, a city on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. The National Park spreads over an area of 480 square kilometers including a water region of 345 square kilometers and remaining on land. Moreover, it also includes two islands and they are Tiran and Sanafir. The national park is the ideal place for diving along with Jackfish Alley, Shark Reef, and Yolanda Reef. 

Tourists can explore more than 1,000 species of sea fish, corals, and marine animals while diving or snorkeling. Tourists who do not want to explore underwater marine life by getting wet can get a chance to do these things on a submarine or glass-bottom boat tour. Ras Muhammad National Park is well-maintained to protect the shoreline environment including birds and mangrove forests. There is also a Shark Observatory, where people can see large reef fish including napoleons and big grouper. Another nice site within the Ras Muhammad National Park is Anemone City where the coral growth is higher than the others. The ideal time to explore the site is in the mornings. People can explore fish like barracuda and silvery needlefish along the surface of Anemone City.

 

Must See

  • Variety of fish
  • Fossilized reefs
  • Mangroves
  • Shipwrecks
  • Shark and Jolanda Reefs
  • Shark Observatory
  • Mangrove Channel
  • Main Beach
  • Khashaba Beach
  • Marsa Bareika Beach
  • Aqaba Beach

How to reach

You can drive to Ras Mohammed from Sharm el-Sheikh or you can take a motorboat. By car, it will take around 20 minutes  to 30 minutes.

By Cab: Tourists can also take a cab from Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai to reach the park. 
The distance is around 43.5 kilometers and it will take around 40 minutes to reach the spot.

Tips

  • May and October are the best months for diving and snorkeling. 
  • A vehicle is required to move around in the park.
  • Try to take the boating trips that are available. Go with trained divers. 
  • Water is clear and corals are beautiful, you will have unforgettable memories, so keep your camera with you.
  • Bring plenty of sunscreen as there are no shops within the park.
  • Try to consult government travel advisors while booking
  • Wear cotton clothes
  • Bring swimming suite 
  • Apply sun protection lotion and cream
  • November to April is the best time to explore the park
  • Early mornings are the best time to visit the park
  • Try to learn some useful Arabian terms before visiting
  • Be respectful to the authority
  • Do not litter 
  • Be polite to the other visitors

Visit Time

Sunday:      7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday:       7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday:      7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday:     7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday:          7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Saturday:      7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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Entrance Fee

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EGP 8.81

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Time you can spend

8 hours to 9 hours

 

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Weather

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