Taba

The northernmost resort town on the Gulf of Aqaba, Taba is a popular holiday destination. It is also the border town with Israel, and you could also take a ferry to Jordan. Apart from the resorts and sea, and a casino, there is not much to see and do in this area, with the only exception being Pharaoh Island, a nice day-programme just off the coast. Along the coast, towards Nuweiba, there are many simple camps with huts on the beach, offering an alternative to the upmarket hotels.

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Map of Taba


Taba consists of two bigger hubs of high-end hotels and a less developed coast line with the Pharaoh Island. There is a road across the interior to the tunnel and Suez. The coastal route is the way to Israel and there is a border station shortly after Taba at Ras el Masri.
Main locations: 1. Taba Heights; 2. Pharaoh Island; 3. Taba; and 4. the border station.