Solo Female Travel in Dahab

Dahab, Egypt, is a charming coastal town nestled against the backdrop of the majestic Sinai Peninsula. Its location on the southeast coast of the Sinai, overlooking the captivating hues of the Gulf of Aqaba, makes it a haven for beach lovers and divers alike. Dahab is best known for its world-class windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving sites, including the mesmerizing Blue Hole, which is considered one of the most dangerous diving spots globally. The town’s laid-back atmosphere, golden sandy beaches, exotic marine life, spectacular mountains, and Bedouin culture offer a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion that attracts visitors from all around the world.

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Is Dahab good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Dahab generally offers a safe environment for solo female travelers. The locals tend to be genuinely helpful and respectful, there's a low rate of serious crime, and it's common to see other solo female tourists as well. However, just like any other place, it's important to exercise standard precautions, such as not walking alone late at night and dressing modestly.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

The city is not very big, making key spots and attractions easily accessible. Many locations can be reached on foot and local transportation options are frequently available. However, there might be some language barrier but people are generally helpful. Also, keep in mind that the street signs might not be very clear.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Dahab is quite fascinating with much to offer. Its charm lies in adventure sports, local culture, and breathtaking landscapes. For adventure lovers, popular activities include diving in the Blue Hole, snorkeling, windsurfing, and desert trekking. On the other hand, you can experience local Bedouin culture by enjoying a traditional meal in the desert or shopping in the town's market. With a beautiful coastline and the dramatic Sinai mountains, Dahab also promises spectacular views. However, considering your interests, Dahab might lack a bit in terms of historical monuments and elaborate architectures often associated with other Egyptian cities.
Food:

Food:Above average

Dahab offers an impressive variety of cuisines, from traditional Egyptian fare to international dishes. You can enjoy fresh seafood, delicious falafel, shawarma, and more exotic choices from Italian and Indian cuisines. Street food is also popular, allowing you to experience local culture while satisfying your taste buds. Ensure to respect local customs when it comes to eating habits. Freshness and quality are consistent, although taste might vary according to individual preferences.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Dahab is a fairly budget-friendly destination for solo female travelers. The cost of living in Dahab is generally lower than many other tourist destinations around the world. Accommodation options range from budget stays to more luxurious ones. Eating local food and using local transport can further help in keeping expenses down. However, keep in mind that negotiation is key for shopping at local markets. Activities such as snorkeling and diving have an additional cost.

Is Dahab worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 6 experiences

Things to do

4.1/5

Safety

4.1/5

Food

3.5/5

Budget-friendly

3.6/5
Valeriia

Valeriia (22)

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

I lovely place with a lot of activities. You can go diving, kite surfing, do a lot of yoga and swim in the beautiful sea. The town is very safe and it's easy to connect with a lot of digital nomad. It's not expensive as well.

Posted: July 2, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

It was really safe, everyone is there to chill and have fun. It's a really simple and down to earth place. The sea is really nice and the best thing there is to go camping or watch the sunrise. Going on group trips is really fun too.

Posted: April 19, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 1/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

I went to dahab with my friends... We decided to take a trip for girls only... From my experience, it was one of the most beautiful trips. We got to know many people and became friendswith . For me, I think that Dahab is one of the best tourist places for foreigners in Egypt, and the food, atmosphere, and people are wonderful, and there is a group We got to know them, they guided us, they helped us, and even when our money ran out, they allowed us to stay in their house I went to other places in egypt but dahab for me is the best

Posted: February 14, 2024Experienced: August, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I loved Dahab. It is definitely safe to travel alone as a female. Many great hotels and hostels, including great food. It is a great combination between a small town and a beach village. A great mix of cool local people, families, expats and tourists.

Posted: November 27, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Tuli

Tuli

Finland

Solo travel experience

Dahab is a jewel in the desert of South Sinai. Coral reef follows the coastline and the marine life is breath taking. Every day different types of workshops, yoga, arts, music. Lots of people around the world has created a community feeling to the place. Cheap and also safe, even as a solo traveller.

Posted: October 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Ria

Ria

Czech Republic

Couple travel experience

Amazing place, a mix of local Bedouin people, mainland Egyptian workers searching for the beach life, ‘hippie’ expats and tourists. The rumours are true, we intended to stay for a few days but extended our stay for almost a month. Stay in Assalah neighbourhood to get a glimpse of the real life away from the tourist crowds. Enjoy ridiculously cheap and delicious falafel and other amazing options. Spend your days snorkelling, scuba and free diving, kite and wind surfing, rock climbing and bouldering, cycling and running, hike in the surrounding wadis or simply relaxing on the stunning beaches where coral reefs reach the shoreline. In some ways it still retains its local traditions however it is extremely westernised in other ways, so you can pretty much wear what you like there without unwanted attention you would receive in Cairo etc. Webus or gobus from Cairo, Sharm etc. We arrived from Taba at the Israeli border, and took the local East Delta bus directly to Dahab. Local taxis are also relatively cheap, and don’t hesitate to rent a bike - despite first glances, it is an extremely bike friendly town, as cyclists dominate the streets.

Posted: June 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Dahab

Meet local women in Dahab who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Salma

Salma

About Me

Hey, its me Salma from Egypt after i have finished my bachelor degree i decided to move to live in Dahab as its my dream city since i was young. And yaay here iam doing what i was dreaming of and managing my own business for offering accomodation at the most incrideble spot in my city stands on my opnion🥰 Mostly iam hanging out on the beach at the morning and shaking thats ass at night it would be lovely if you have the same interests so we can hangout togther💃 As well as i do love drawing and arts, Since i moved to here iam always up to meet and get to know new people , looking forward to meet a nice cool girls around 🫣🫣

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anna

anna

About Me

Hi I'm an Italian shiatsu therapist based in dahab. I usually travel for work or for study or for self development. I'm happy to meet sisters on my journey, both for easygoing hangout or for sharing some meaningful experience. Get in touch if you pass by dahab.

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Local tips

Salma

Salma

Egypt

Hey girl,here is some local advices when ypu are coming to Dahab , 1- Dahab is so safe for solo girl travellers , they are alot here , you can walk freely all around the city during morning and night without feel any anxiouse. 2- there is not too much good places offering food at Dahab but there is enough resturants serve local egyptian food where you can still try and enjoy 3-its so easy to save money at Dahab as its a cheap country you dont have to pay alot , however there is apublic beaches and activities where you can enjoy without paying alot or even pay. 4- all Dahab is safe there is no specific areas to stay but for my opnion Assala starting from ligthouse is the best area with not much people and still close to everything ( beach, main street, services and etc. ) 5- the best way to get around Dahab is walking on foot or renting a bike, its a small city where everything is near and the farest place you can go is 30 mins away, as well taxis are super safe each have a code on so even in the worest cases you can still find the car by codes. 6-things you must do at Dahab, Snorkling where you can do ot in a different spots and all arw amazing , diving, mount mousa hiking, abu galum cambing, visit the lagona public beach. 7-neeever come to Dahab for less than a week

Posted: June 23, 2024
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Stay with locals in Dahab

Stay with local women in Dahab who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Salma

Salma

Dahab

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hey, its me Salma from Egypt after i have finished my bachelor degree i decided to move to live in Dahab as its my dream city since i was young. And yaay here iam doing what i was dreaming of and managing my own business for offering accomodation at the most incrideble spot in my city stands on my opnion🥰 Mostly iam hanging out on the beach at the morning and shaking thats ass at night it would be lovely if you have the same interests so we can hangout togther💃 As well as i do love drawing and arts, Since i moved to here iam always up to meet and get to know new people , looking forward to meet a nice cool girls around 🫣🫣

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Kay

Kay

Dahab

Can host for:

5 days

About me

I’m a 33 fur mama, trying to work my way back into women’s circles after a couple of hard years. Open to meeting up, showing you around, host you and definitely give you advice.

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