Red Sea Driving Holidays
The resorts and areas surrounding the Red Sea are popular places to visit within Egypt due to the stunning views and year-round sunshine. Whilst driving is an excellent way to explore, is it an essential that you understand the regulations and laws alongside some safety aspects of the Egyptian roads.
The Egyptian Riviera is a developing project between Taba and Nuweiba which provides tourists with an excellent place to stay alongside providing many attractions for visitors to enjoy. Alongside a number of luxurious hotels including the Hilton Taba there is a lush golf course which is open to all sport enthusiasts.
Within Taba, you can also visit the International Marina which was opened at the end of 2005. The yachting activities alongside the boat tours on offer make it an ideal way to spend the day. The charter boats which run throughout the day enable visitors to enjoy this experience at any time on their vacation.
Places to Visit
Within less than an hour’s drive from Taba you will move from the luxurious civilised regions into the wilderness of the Sinai. The coastal towns of South Sinai are excellent for tourists wishing to explore and visit some of the more traditional areas of Egypt and soak up the country’s old cultures.
One of the most popular activities which the coastal Egyptian areas have to offer is diving – Sharm el Sheikh is the most popular due to offering underwater tours daily. This area is home to the National Park of Ras Muhammas which is a famous place to enjoy water sports due to the exquisite coral reefs and lush surroundings.
Some Problems to Consider
As road accidents are a common occurrence throughout Egypt it is advisable to be cautious whilst driving around the country. The main causes of the traffic problems are the poor roads surfaces, dangerous driving as well as the lack of enforcement of traffic laws. To prevent getting involved in any accidents, it is advisable that you do not drive outside the main city as well as not driving at night. Also check the speed limits within the local areas as these can shift and change. It is also essential that you take out third party insurance in case of an accident – moreover be aware that medical facilities are limited within certain areas so it is mandatory that you drive safely.
Rules and Regulations
Within Egypt you can drive with an International driving licence for up to six months. You must wear a seatbelt when travelling in the front of a hire car vehicle. However all seatbelts should be worn at all times despite your place in the car due to the regular occurrence of accidents – you can also pick up child car seats locally.