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Why Fly to Sharm el Sheikh?
Year round sunshine that is less than a six-hour flight from the UK makes Sharm el Sheikh a hugely popular beach holiday destination. It also has spectacular dive sites and great opportunities for snorkelling. While some of the best reefs lie offshore, others are accessible from the beach making Sharm el Sheikh a favourite of underwater enthusiasts. This Red Sea resort is a popular package holiday destination and it is often possible to find cheap holiday and flight deals to Sharm.
Flying to Sharm el Sheikh from the UK
Sharm el Sheikh flights depart from a number of UK airports with several airlines, including a good choice of low-cost carriers, meaning it is often possible to get cheap flights to Sharm.
Direct flights depart from airports across the country, including London Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Glasgow, Exeter, Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Bristol. From London Heathrow, one-stop flights to Sharm el Sheikh go via Cairo.
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Which Airlines Fly to Sharm el Sheikh?
A good number of low-cost airlines fly to Sharm el Sheikh meaning cheap flight deals are fairly commonplace, especially if you are flexible. Flythomascook.com has direct flights departing from a number of airports including Manchester, London Gatwick, Glasgow International, Newcastle, Belfast, Bristol and Cardiff. EasyJet, Monarch, Jet2.com and Thomson Flights also offer direct flights to Sharm el Sheikh from select UK airports. From London Heathrow, Egypt Air operates a one-stop service via Cairo. At just over five hours, a direct flight from London Gatwick can save time.
Mini Travel Guide to Sharm el Sheikh
Sharm el Sheikh consists of distinct neighbourhoods which feel like mini resorts in themselves. With its many bars, souvenir shops and restaurants, Na'ama Bay is the busiest area and also the centre for Sharm el Sheik’s nightlife. Sharm el-Maya, southwest of Na'ama Bay is home to a bustling port and market.
Much tourist activity in Sharm is centred around its world-class diving and snorkeling. There are many different reefs to explore, from those just off shore, to others that are only accessible by boat. There are many dive schools and companies offering excursions to the best sites. Sharks Bay, another district of Sharm, to the north of Na'ama Bay has several resorts and is a popular snorkeling spot.
Some of the best snorkeling can be found in the Ras Mohammed National Park and many companies and hotels offer guided day trips. Other Sharm el Sheikh holiday highlights might include treks to Bedouin villages and excursions to St Katherine’s Monastery.