Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam is an old and small town, located in the South of the Eastern Desert in Egypt on the Red Sea. It is 790 kilometers south of Cairo and about 300 KM from Hurghada. It is also known as the fishing village, situated where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea, currently seeing speedy popularity as a touristic destination and development following by the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2001. Marsa Alam has some of the most beautiful, secluded beaches in Egypt, surrounded by palm trees, empty coves and crystal blue waters. Spend some time sunbathing in these tropical surroundings for total relaxation. The horseshoe shaped Samadai Reef is located just a few hundred meters off the shore of Marsa Alam. Nicknamed the 'Dolphin House', this shallow, turquoise lagoon is the permanent residence of over 100 spinner dolphins. While spinner dolphins are generally shyer than their bottlenose counterparts, they are still happy to swim and play with visiting scuba divers for hours at a time.

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