Nuweiba

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Nuweiba
Port o Nuweiba.
Nuweiba is located in Egypt
Nuweiba
Nuweiba
Location in Egyp
Coordinates: 29°2′N 34°40′E / 29.033°N 34.667°E / 29.033; 34.667
Kintra  Egyp
Governorate Sooth Sinai
Time zone EST (UTC+2)

Nuweiba (Arabic: نويبع‎) is a coastal toun in the eastren pairt o Sinai Peninsulae, Egyp, on the coast o the Gulf o Aqaba. It is believed bi mony tae be the steid o the Exodus accoont o auncient Israelites crossin the Red Sea.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Nuweiba lies on a lairge flood plain measurin aboot 40 km2 (15 sq mi), sandwiched atween the Sinai muntains an the Gulf o Aqaba, an is locatit some 150 km (90 mi) north o Sharm el-Sheikh, 150 km (90 mi) sootheast frae Cairo an 465 km (290 mi) sooth o the IsraelEgyp border separatin Taba an Eilat. It is believed bi mony tae be the steid o the Exodus accoont o auncient Israelites crossin the Red Sea.

Nuweiba consists o fower main auries: Nuweiba Tarabin, Nuweiba Toun, The Dunes, an Nuweiba Muzeina. Nuweiba Tarabin is the northren aurie, an is made up o a thick grove o palm trees, a shallow bay, an the ruins o a Turkis fort. Inside the ruins is a well that haes historically been uised bi the Bedouins as a source o fresh water for hunders o years. Nuweiba Tarabin wis settled maistly in the 1980s when members o the Tarabin tribe residin in the aurie north o Nuweiba permanently muivit intae the aurie typically occupee'd in the simmers, an began biggin simple accommodations, which gradually turned intae mair established camps an huts as tourism picked up.[1]

Nuweiba Town wis built durin the Israeli occupation o 1971 aroond the Moshav Neviot, an marks the bundary atween the Tarabin an Muzeina tribes. The toun haes a bank, a hotel, a few restaurants, an mony camps [1]

The Dunes is split intae Duna an sma Duna, an is a link atween Nuweiba Toun, an Nuweiba Muzeina, wi mony camps an sma hotels in the aurie. The Dunes is kent for the bonnie coral reefs that are foond right aff the shore. While maist campsteids are locatit at sma Duna, Duna itsel haes remained somewha mair untouched wi the maist simple camp accommodations.[1]

Nuweiba Port wis built in 1985 on the Gulf o Aqaba, an serves as a ferry port as well, which allows for easy travel atween Jordan an Egyp.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

It's suggestit that this toun marks the location o the Crossin o the Red Sea in Biblical times. Nuweiba is short for Nuwayba'al Muzayyinah in Arabic which means waters o Moses open.

Historically, the aurie wis inhabitit bi twa different Bedouin tribes: the Tarabin tae the north, and the Maizena, some 8 km (5 mi) tae the south. Syne the Sax Day War when Israel captured the aurie, Nuweiba Toun sprung up juist 1.5 km (1 mi) sooth o Tarabeen, unner the Israeli name, Neviot. Efter the depairture o the Israelis, the toun expandit an Nuweiba Port, some 7 km (4 mi) tae the sooth, wis established an developed, wi several caur ferries now runnin ivery day tae Aqaba in Jordan bi the Arab Bridge Maritime company, an wi a sma toun growin up aroond itsel.

Nuweiba castle (or Newibah castle), built on top o the remains o a still aulder castle in 1893, haes been proposed as a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid.[2]

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Atween the toun an the port are a strip o modren hotels, such as the Swisscare Nuweiba Resort Hotel or the Hilton Nuweiba Coral Resort or Elaria Beach Resort, caterin tae beach holiday makers an divers. Ane km frae Nuweiba, Tarabin veelage as well as the Habiba Village are well kent for its Bedouin-style camps where ane can rent cheap huts.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Egypt: Tour Egypt Monthly: Nuweiba, Tour Egypt page on Nuweiba.
  2. Newibah castle - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved on 2009-03-26

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