Dahab is a small and friendly village on the Gulf of Aqaba, South Sinai, Egypt. A northern reach of the Red Sea, it developed from a tiny Bedouin settlement to one of the most popular scuba diving areas in the world due to its extremely beautiful coral reefs. It has a very relaxed atmosphere, so ideal for a yoga holiday.
Dahab sits between the magnificent Sinai Mountains & the Red Sea, an unusual & spectacular combination.
It hosts warm weather all year round, so it's an ideal place to get away from the cold winter of Europe. It's also perfect for singles as it's considered a very safe place for women travelling on their own & so easy to meet people there.
There are two yoga classes per day, each lasting one & a half hours, generally at 8.00am & 5.00pm, with one free day per week. During the week guests are invited to join an optional Desert Dinner, an incredible experience where you can also meditate in a silence incomparable to any other.
Watch for shooting stars in a sky with a million & have dinner cooked by local Bedouin in traditional style. People are so struck they never want to leave.
You will also have the opportunity to go on a mini safari to the Three Pools diving & snorkelling site, where we practice our morning yoga session by the sea shore. Afterwards you can dive or snorkel, eat a delicious lunch prepared by the Bedouin and spend the afternoon enjoying the sun, sea & tranqility of the Sinai.
The group generally go out for dinner together a couple of evenings in the week to one of Dahab's many great restaurants.
On your day off you can visit the famous Mount Sinai and/or visit St Catherine’s Monastery, or explore Dahab's reefs. You can also go to snorkel at Ras Abu Galum, a small Bedouin village one hour north of Dahab up the coastline, either by foot or camel. Bedouin live there as they have done for centuries & it is still without electricity.
There is still plenty of time for additional activities which include diving, snorkelling, camel or horse riding, desert dinner/meditation, trekking, mountaineering and wind or kite surfing (see below).
Your accommodation in Dahab
The Dahab yoga holidays take place at The Bedouin Moon Hotel, situated on a quiet beachfront a short distance north of Dahab's Asallah village. The Bedouin Moon is a small and friendly hotel, with simple but comfortable rooms.
All rooms have A/C with either a balcony or terrace, en-suite & either sea or mountain views. We are now delighted to offer the addition of three stunning superior rooms. There is a pool with the best poolside views in Dahab, from where you can see the whole bay, the stunning scenic mountains behind you & Saudi Arabia in the distance in front of you.
The hotel has a magnificent custom built yoga room making your yoga practice special & inspirational. It is built into the foot of the mountain in the grounds of the hotel giving it a cave like ambiance, which is perfect for yoga practice considering yogis have been meditating in caves since yoga started over 4000 years ago.
You can extend your holiday for as many days as you wish! Please enquire for rates.
Yoga classes during extended stays:
Should you stay for more than one week, it is not possible to make up any missed classes during your extended stay.