Located to the North of Dahab is a stretch of coastline with small settlements and camps, the Gulf of Aqaba narrows and the mountains from Saudi Arabia start to feel as close as those in Egypt.
Ras Abu Galum is a beautiful secluded protectorate some 15 km north of Dahab. There is a Bedouin settlement on the beach and crystal clear waters for wonderful snorkelling or scuba diving. It is possible to reach Ras Abu Galum easily, first by road to the Blue Hole and then either by camel or foot along the coastal path. Easily accessible as a day trip from Dahab although also popular for those wishing to experience a night under the stars, sleeping on the beach with food provided by Bedouin hosts. Many dive centres offer dive safaris to Ras Abu Galum using camels as the main mode of transport to carry all the diving equipment.
The Blue Lagoon is an even more stunning and remote spot a further 8km north of Ras Abu Galum, famed for its stunning clear blue water and remote location it really is an escape from the modern world. Accessible from Ras Abu Galum either via 4WD, camel or hiking.
Nuweiba is the next town about an hours drive north of Dahab, once a popular destination for backpackers looking for cheap accommodation in beach camps it is now very quiet with few visitors. Some of the beach camps still remain and it is possible to sleep very cheaply in a basic hut on the beach. Many people visit Nuweiba en-route to Jordan as the international ferry leaves from Nuweiba port.