Find a cheap deal on car hire in Sharm el Sheikh and transform your sun, sea and sand holiday into an Egyptian adventure...
With hot days, lively nights, excellent beaches and a great range of accommodation and facilities, holidays in Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh are all about having a good time. Located close to the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, which stretches into the Red Sea, Sharm is a welcoming holiday destination where couples, groups and families mingle among the beaches, bars and restaurants.
Families are particularly well catered for here, with an abundance of fun facilities including a water park. The downtown area of SOHO Square provides hours of entertainment in the shape of a bowling alley, family restaurants and even an ice-skating rink. Sharm el Maya is the resort’s charming old town and a great spot for shopping.
It can take an hour to drive along this sprawling resort, which is roughly divided into the areas of Nabq Bay, Sharks Bay, Naama Bay, and Om el Seid Hill. Arranging Sharm el Sheikh car hire gives you the freedom to explore the length of the resort, as well as discovering nearby attractions. If you are a fan of snorkelling or scuba diving, renting a car puts every inch of the local seaside at your fingertips.
Many visitors opt to pick up their Sharm el Sheikh car rental when they arrive at the airport. Collection at Sharm el Sheikh International Airport (SSH) is easy and will save you the cost of resort transfers by taxi or coach. Alternatively, collect your car at a downtown car-rental office.
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This sunny slice of Egypt’s Red-Sea shoreline can be the gateway to more of this ancient and fascinating land...
Not far from the hotels, bars and beaches of Sharm el Sheikh is Ras Mohamed National Park. The park is located at the very tip of the peninsula and offers views of the Gulf of Aqaba on one side and the Gulf of Suez on the other. Equally beautiful are the views beneath the gentle waves – this is one of the Red Sea Riviera’s most popular diving sites and just one peep under the water reveals why. It takes around 35 minutes to reach Ras Mohamed National Park by road from central Sharm.
Take a long but spectacular four-hour drive into the desert and mountains of Sinai, where St Catherine’s Monastery can be viewed and Mount Sinai can be climbed. Monks created nearly 4,000 “steps of penitence” to the peak of the mountain. Alternatively, camels offer rides along the modern path and will get you there without so much effort. The Bible states that this is where Moses received the 10 commandments. Leave early in the morning to create a tiring but fulfilling day trip. There are a few hotels around the area if you fancied an overnight stay in this mystical land.
If you have time on your side and an adventurous spirit, you could drive from Sharm el Sheikh and see the Suez Canal (it’s a seven-hour drive) or journey onwards to stay in Cairo and see the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx.