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Nuweiba Overview

Historically, the area was inhabited by two different Bedouin tribes: the Tarabin to the north, and the Muzeina, some 8 km to the south.

Nuweiba lies on a large plain measuring about 40 km2 sandwiched between the Sinai mountains and the Gulf of Aqaba.

Nuweiba Port was built in 1985 on the Gulf of Aqaba, and serves as a ferry port as well, which allows for easy travel between Jordan and Egypt.

Between the town and the port is a strip of modern hotels, catering to beach holiday makers and divers.

One km north of Nuweiba City, Tarabin village is well known for its Bedouin-style.

Nuweiba castle (or Newibah castle), built on top of the remains of a still older castle in 1893, has been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

From whatever point you start your holiday, whether by land, sea or air, getting to Nuweiba is easy.


  • Taba International Airport: 85 km, 60 min by car
  • Cairo International Airport: 450 km, 5.5 hrs. by car
  • Sharm El Sheikh Airport: 150 km, 2 hrs. by car
  • Eilat Airport (Israel): 75 km, 75 mins. by car
  • Aqaba: 120 mins. by ferry boat from Nuweiba International Port

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