Egypt Taba is
a small Egyptian village in the Nordic edge of the Aqaba
golf. It is the most crowed pint from the border with
Israel. The location is small, a bus station and a luxurious
hotel with casino. It serves as a passing point for the
Israel’s tourists to the Egyptian destinations or for the
trios at the end of the week-casino and diving.
Taba has a
small population of Bedouins and had a small role in the
history, being the last territory from Sinai given back to
Egypt, in 1979, according to the peace treatise between
Israel and Egypt.
Taba was on the
Egyptian part of the 1949 armistice and it was given away in
1957 when Israel withdrew from Egypt.
Despite these, when
Israel re conquered Sinai after the 6 days war from 1967 a
hotel of 400 rooms was built in Taba.
And again, after Egypt
re gained the control of this territory after the war of
Yom-Kippur in 1973, Egypt and Israel negotiated the exact
position of the border,
Israel pretending that Taba was in
the Ottoman part of the border according to the Ottoman-British agreement from 1906, and so, Israel was in error in
the first two agreements with Egypt.
After a long fight,
the subject was given to the international commission. In
1988 the commission decided in the Egypt’s advantage and
Israel gave back Taba during the same year.
A part of the
agreement was that the tourists are permitted to visit Taba
without visa for 48 hours and in this way Taba became a very
popular tourist point.
The Taba Heights resort is situated
in the South of the city and has some big hotels like
Sofitel and Hyatt Regency.
Taba is an important diving
center for those who have experience but for
beginners, too. Another type of relaxation is a new
style of golf, on desert land. Among the
possibilities of spending the time is the
snorkeling, the spa centers, the golf, the diving in
the coral reefs, the desert safari, the camel trips,
the parasailing, the Red Sea cruises and the
quadsafari (a kind of safari with ATVs in desert).
Due to its location, Taba is a destination proper
for trips in the neighbor cities and countries. If
you want an excursion mixed with trips in Egypt and
on broad, from Taba you can go to Dahab, to the
Saint Catherine Monastery, to Eilat, to Masad and
the Dead Sea (Israel), Aquaba and Petra (Jordan).
If you want to
discover the marine world of the Red Sea, you can go in a
cruise. Taba Heights is situated at 19 kilometers from Taba`
s South. It is a resort that knew a fast expansion, with
large chains of international hotels, wonderful coral reefs
Here you can stay at the Sofitel Taba Heights
Hotel, situated at kilometer 42, Nubai Taba Resort. The
hotel facilities are: pool, sauna, restaurant, night club
and safe box. The room facilities are: air conditioned, mini