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Port Ghalib is merely 10 minutes from Marsa Alam airport and it is a resort with major aspirations. Found on the Red Sea in Southern Egypt, the blueprint is create a world class integrated resort community. The centre piece of Port Ghalib will be the marina that will be capable of handling over 1,000 boats.
It’s also well-known to scuba divers who fly here to catch their liveaboards that head out from from Port Ghalib and Emperor Divers work from the Marina Lodge at one of the best hotel/diving setups you can wish to come across anywhere on the planet. The unspoilt reefs give you some fantastic scuba diving along the coastline with the popular Elphinestone Reef towards the south being a very popular scuba diving destination.
Port Ghalib is also making its mark in the entertainment world. In 2009, Beyonce performed here as part of her “I am…” tour. It was the very first time the superstar had performed in Egypt or the Middle East and her appearance was very successful. Attracting world superstars like Beyonce underlines the ambition of Port Ghalib to make their name known around the earth. All the same, it is not likely that personalities like Beyonce will be at Port Ghalib each and every week although there are still other things for visitors to do if they want a bit of adventure to relaxing in the sunshine.
As stated, Port Ghalib is a departure point for quite a few of the southern Red Sea liveaboard cruises. Day boats also operate from Port Ghalib with Emperor Divers who are located in the Marina Lodge hotel. There are a number of brilliant dive sites up and down the shoreline from Marsa Alam and unlike the more well known resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh, there are very few dive boats in the area hence nearly always your party will be the only people at the dive site. Abu Dabab is a favourite shore dive destination at the Sol Y Mar hotel towards the south. Many people come in to find the turtles feeding on the sea grass and if they are fortunate, the resident Dugong will also turn up. Abu Dabab is rather shallow consequently snorkellers can also come along as well.
For non-divers, an array of water sports is available or you’re able to only spend the days sun bathing. Tours are also available to Luxor, Cairo, the historical town of El Quseir or even a camel trading market.