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  Sinai | Travel to Egypt and Israel
The Sinai desert is quite arid due to the meager rainfall and the fast evaporation caused by the high daytime heat.
Sinai, the triangular-shaped peninsula of Egypt, is situated between Asia and Africa.
Its land borders are the Suez Canal to the west and the Israel-Egypt border to the north-east.
travel.goto-egypt.com /info/sinai   (1763 words)

  
 Deserts of Egypt|Egyptian Oases|Sinai desert
Egypt has all sorts of desert terrains, from sand dunes, to rock hills and mountains.
The Nile valley divided the Egyptian desert into tow big pieces, the western desert and the eastern desert.
It is extended between Nile valley, delta (west), to the red sea (east), and from Mediterranean sea, to the Egyptian Sudanian borders, and its a quite different between the western desert where it is more higher.
www.sharm-club.com /desert.htm   (782 words)

  
  Egypt: Into the Wilderness of the Sinai, A Feature Tour Egypt Story
Nothing could capture Egypt’s desert wilderness of Sinai better than that wonderful scene from David Lean’s great desert epic, Lawrence of Arabia.
In fact, Egypt’s Sinai Desert has never been a place to take lightly, the Sinai Peninsula is that inverted triangle of land which separates the Gulf of Suez from the Gulf of Aqaba.
Treks into the desert on foot, by camel, or by quad bikes with their four huge bouncy wheels are becoming increasingly popular, even with the not-so-young.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/wilderness.htm   (1817 words)

  
  JewishEncyclopedia.com - SINAI, MOUNT.
Mount Sinai is often referred to as "the mountain" (that is, the mountain par excellence), "the mountain of Elohim" (Hebr.), and "the mountain of
According to one theory, Sinai and Horeb are the names of two eminences belonging to the same range; if this be so the range became prominent in the history of the Hebrews some time before the promulgation of the Law.
The names "Horeb" and "Sinai" are interpreted to mean, respectively, "the mountain of the sword," because through this mountain the Sanhedrin acquired the right to sentence a man to capital punishment, and "hostility," inasmuch as the mountain was hostile to the heathen (Ex.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=817&letter=S   (1664 words)

  
 Tours in Sinai and Egypt- jeep safari, 4x4, camel, hiking tours. Diving in Sinai and the Red Sea. Tour to Cairo, St. ...
The Sinai Desert, considered by our guides to be the most beautiful place on earth (and they've done some serious travelling), the Sinai Peninsula is where Asia meets Africa on the Syrian-African Rift.
Moreover, the Sinai desert has a unique spirit, it is here that the sensitive traveler feels and sees the majestic force of nature.
The Sandstone Area of Sinai has little rainfall and its delicately eroded Sandstone Mountains and soft sand dunes that are home to the nomadic 'Tarabin and Mezeina Tribes' these are mainly shepherds who herd their sheep and goats according to food and water sources.
www.desertecotours.com /french/sinai_info.asp   (714 words)

  
 Sinai - Blue Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When Belgian artist Jean Berame came to Sinai in 1980, the theme song for the work he did here might have been "Don't it make your brown rocks blue." Armed with ten tons of UN-blue paint, making enormous brown boulders blue (the color of peace) was exactly what Berame did.
The result is an extraordinary installation between St. Catherine and Dahab in which the artist has used the landscape of Sinai -- once a battleground in the 1967 war between Egypt and Israel -- as a canvas to honor the realization of peace between the two nations.
The stones contrast vividly with the reds, browns, and yellows of the desert, and masterfully compliment Sinai's deep-blue sky.
www.geographia.com /egypt/sinai/bluedesert.htm   (192 words)

  
 Desert Formations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Desert pavement, is formed when all the smaller finer particles of sand and soil have been blown away by the wind.
The lower sinai was squeezed more than the upper sinai and the rock layers were folded very tightly forming a tight group we call the sinai massif.
An example of that in the Sinai, is the Tih plateau, highlighted light green on the map.
www.cacegypt.org /Sinai/homework/GREG/pages/Q1/DesertFormations.html   (675 words)

  
 Sinai Land Mines
According to figures released by the armed forces, the wars in the Western Desert and the Sinai Peninsula have left behind 33.7 million land-mines planted under 391,000 hectares.
She told a news conference that Egypt, struggling with the deadly legacy of land mines laid in its Western Desert during World War II and in the Sinai Peninsula during wars with Israel, was a critically important country.
Williams was due to visit Alamein in the Western Desert to see for herself part of the area where Egypt says Allied and Axis armies left 17.5 million land mines and other unexploded ordnance during World War II battles.
www.allsinai.info /sites/mines/minesarticles.htm   (1966 words)

  
 Sinai | The Huffington Post
The Sinai Peninsula or Sinai (Coptic: sina ⲥⲓⲛⲁ; Egyptian Arabic: sina سينا; Arabic, sina'a سيناء; Sinin in most Semitic languages, Hebrew: סיני Si-nai) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south), located in Egypt.
The report raises the concern that Egypt’s remote northern Sinai region may be serving as a transshipment zone for arms and explosives destined for militant Palestinian groups in Gaza.
Sinai peninsula three times since 2004, killing more than 100 people in attacks Egypt blames on a group of Islamists from the Sinai Bedouin community with militant views.
www.huffingtonpost.com /people/Sinai   (776 words)

  
 Safari In Egypt And Safari Tips
They are very experienced in desert travel, having worked in Sinai with the Bedouin since the area was first returned to the Egyptians in the early 1980's.
In the desert we normally sleep "under the stars", the most beautiful way to sleep in Sinai as the night skies are remarkable.
But in the desert and mountains, whether we are driving, trekking or camping, there will always be enough discreet places to disappear behind.
www.egyptianrosetravel.com /html/Safari.htm   (1043 words)

  
 Africa Stage: Kavitha Dispatch - December 8, 1999
They know the desert better than most know their own neighborhoods, and are more than happy to share their beautiful land and culture with you.
After arriving in southern Sinai and spending the morning visiting the Sinai Wildlife Project and snorkeling in the Red Sea, the 23 CAC students, five chaperones, and two Odyssey world trekkers drove out to the middle of the Sinai desert.
Sinai is a wonderful and exotic place but it has drastic changes in weather between day and night.
www.worldtrek.org /odyssey/africa/120899/120899kavisinai.html   (2687 words)

  
 EgyptSites - Sinai   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some say Sinai is named after a Lunar deity called Sin, though the true origins and history of the land are buried as deep as the canyons and wadis of its inaccessible interior.
The southern geology of Sinai was formed by volcanic action on the sea bed producing large areas of granite and basalt and bounded in the coastal region by ancient coral formations.
Sinai is a geologists paradise, but no casual visitor to the peninsula could fail to be captivated by the textures and colours seen in the vast array of mountainous landscapes.
www.egyptsites.co.uk /deserts/sinai.html   (1286 words)

  
 Warfare in the Sinai Desert with MSH
The casualties of armoured warfare in the Sinai.
To represent the folds in the desert and the confusion of smoke and dust, without the complication of dust rules, I introduced an additional factor, that is:
The desert is not all like the Sahara, much of it is uneven rocky/rough ground often covered with parches of scrub and gently undulating.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /mcnelly/msh/aiw/desert_warfare.htm   (1314 words)

  
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It is said that the apparent emptiness of the desert, without the many distractions of the big city life, helps to empty the mind of the petty bits and pieces we find filling our heads.
Visiting the desert is primarily an experience aimed at nature lovers but the benefits of it can be felt by all regardless of age and background.
You don’t have a profound understanding of the desert, religion or the Middle east to enjoy and learn through the desert, just an open mind and willingness to experience the wonder that is the Sinai Desert.
www.misrsinaitours.com /FAQS.html   (1082 words)

  
 Sinai pumice linked to ancient eruption - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
TEL HABUWA, Egypt — Egyptian archaeologists showed off white pumice Monday that they theorize was swept onto the northern Sinai desert by a tsunami triggered by the ancient volcanic eruption on Santorini island 530 miles away.
The archaeological team found the pumice while excavating at Tel Habuwa in the desert northeast of Qantara, a town on the Suez Canal nearly 95 miles northeast of Cairo.
Hawass did not elaborate on the geological tests that linked the Sinai pumice to Santorini, but said he was convinced more such lava would be found.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/discoveries/2007-04-02-sinai-pumice_N.htm   (448 words)

  
 Sinai Desert Adventure - A Group tour in the Sinai including camel trekking, jeep safari in the desert, climbing Mount ...
Sinai Desert Adventure - A Group tour in the Sinai including camel trekking, jeep safari in the desert, climbing Mount Sinai and a visit to the Pyramids.
The dramatic landscape of the Sinai is an inviting destination for the active and adventurous.
After ascending Mt Sinai (2285m.), we take a morning's camel safari into the silent grandeur of the desert and experience for ourselves the harsh conditions and stark beauty of life in the desert.
www.4real.co.uk /trips/Sinai-Desert-Adventure.html   (875 words)

  
 Salon | Once upon a time in the Sinai desert
Beyond the windows of the bus, the sandy mountains of the Sinai desert rolled by.
The Bedouin, tribes of desert nomads, have inhabited the Sinai for centuries, living lightly on the land, grazing sheep and goats, picking up and moving from water hole to oasis with the weather.
The Sinai looked untouched by time, exactly as it had looked when I was first in Egypt 15 years ago.
www.salon.com /travel/feature/1999/06/26/desert/print.html   (2815 words)

  
 Photos from Sinai Photos - Pictures from Sinai Pictures - Egypt
The Sinai Peninsula is (in my opinion) the most beautiful part of Egypt, although not a canyon, it's scenery resembles that of the Grand Canyon in some places.
Sinai saw lots of events, it is where Moses saw the burning bush, it is where the Suez Canal is, and it is witness to the bitter wars between Egypt and Israel.
Sinai is still pretty much undeveloped, and is mostly wilderness and Bedouins (I hope it stays this way).
www.ehabweb.net /sinai.html   (178 words)

  
 Sinai Services: Watersport activities and Scuba diving
Sinai Services has its roots in the very birth of Diving and Sharm El Sheikh.
Since those early days others to saw the potential of Sharm and now 30 years on Sharm is a flourishing, bustling town with on average 100 flights arriving per day with holiday makers hoping to experience some of the magic that Paul felt all those years ago.
Sinai Services also flourished over the years and Alain Sobol has led the company from strength to strength, we are now recognized to have the finest diving and watersports out lets to be found any where in the world.
www.sinai-services.com /aboutus.htm   (334 words)

  
 Desert Divers - Diving & Desert Adventure in Dahab, Sinai, Red Sea - Desert Divers, Dahab
Witness the staggering diversity of the Sinai desert, by camel or by jeep with local Bedouin guides.
The Sinai spirit is perfect for calming and centering your mind, releasing your everyday tension, and filling your soul with a profound sense of gratitude to be alive.
Quite the opposite - our diving & desert adventures bring employment to Bedouin that might otherwise be forced to forsake their way of life.
www.desert-divers.com   (625 words)

  
 Israel Yesterday & Today
The Lord came from Sinai, and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran, he came from the ten thousands of holy ones, with flaming fire at his right hand.
The area around Mount Sinai is the spot believed to be where Moses escaped from Egypt and lived for forty years with his father-in-law Jethro.
Pilgrims have made their way to Mount Sinai since at least the fourth century to visit the Monastery and to ascend the heights of the mountain believed to be the place where God revealed himself to Moses and made a covenant with the Chosen People.
www.rc.net /wcc/israel/sinai.htm   (220 words)

  
 Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab & Nuweiba Travel Destination Guide - Desert Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Expeditions into the Sinai Desert, which range from an afternoon or late night meander up Mount Sinai to a multi-day or week trek, are increasingly popular in Egypt.
Although a dangerous area to build such a conglomeration of hotels and resorts, as it’s the mouth of the valley, and could very easily be submerged in case of excessive rain and flood, the local authorities have built a dam north of Naama Bay, sealing off the wadi to protect the bay.
Mixing history and nature, Wadi Feiran, is not only one of the longest in Sinai as it covers quite a distance from the Gulf of Suez all the way to the Saint Catherine Monastery, is one of the most historically renowned Wadis, as it’s full of Biblical monuments and sites.
allaboutsinai.com /activities/activites-sinai-desert/index.php   (1089 words)

  
 8th Grade Sinai Trips   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sinai ecology treks are an exciting way for students to develop and nurture an awareness,
But this room has mountains for walls, deserts and reefs for a floor and the stars for a ceiling.
Due to the scope of the program, students, with help and the support of their teachers, are encouraged to integrate all subject areas using the Sinai as their classroom.
www.cacegypt.org:16080 /Sinai/sinai.html   (212 words)

  
 ActionAid UK: Cycle the Sinai Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Then you'll head to the Sinai desert with its array of changing landscapes and start cycling.
You will cycle past narrow wadis dotted with desert vegetation and a labryinth of colourful canyons which give way to rugged granite mountains.
One of the highlghts is a sunrise climb of Mounat Sinai, where according to the Bible, Moses received the Ten Commandments.
www.actionaid.org.uk /pop_index.asp?page_id=100454   (110 words)

  
 Sinai travel guide - Wikitravel
The Sinai Peninsula is the easternmost part of Egypt between the Mediterranean and the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, both forks of the Red Sea.
Al-Arish is the regional center of less visited Northern Sinai, close to Rafah and the border to the Gaza strip.
Others offer yoga trips to the St Katherine's area and the desert itself (http://www.yogatravel.co.uk) where the silence and tranquility is ideal for relaxation and meditation.
wikitravel.org /en/Sinai   (1050 words)

  
 Sinai desert travel guide
Sinai desert travel guide - The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and what to see
The Sinai Peninsula is a part of Egypt connecting the Continents of Asia and Africa.
Surrounded by the Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Israeli Negev desert.
www.world66.com /africa/egypt/sinaidesert   (206 words)

  
 Sinai Desert Tours with Rabia Barakat Selim - camel and jeep safaris
We toured the desert, climbed Mount Sinai by camel, stayed in a bedouin stone village, were treated to magnificent meals by one of the wives, and throughly loved the entire experience.
A chance to step outside the modern world and enjoy the richness of a life close to the land.
The Sinai is one of the least populated of earth’s inhabited areas.
www.1worldtours.com /DesertTours.htm   (353 words)

  
 Camel Riding School Nuweiba
In a sparse environment, the desert of Sinai, in a beautiful location on the beach, overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba local Bedouin will teach you about the camel and its nature.
Our aim is not only to provide the best firsthand knowledge about this interesting animal but you are also offered to learn about herbal medicine, flora and fauna and not at last about Bedouin way of life and survival in a wilderness that has not much to offer and yet is so surprisingly rich.
At a first look desert vegetation looks very sparse and yet the Sinai desert is known for its many medical plants.
www.sinai4you.com /crs   (554 words)

  
 Welcome to Linda and Paul's Home Page "Daniels' Digs"
Sinai is a wonderful place- unique really, a crossroads of some of the most ancient of civilizations the world has ever known.
Hopefully the things that make Sinai such a special place will be protected and preserved for everyone to enjoy and experience for all time.
I certainly hope so, especially for the sake of the people who inhabit the Sinai today and all the peoples of that part of the world.
www.mindspring.com /~sinai   (443 words)

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