The Visitor Centre at Ras Mohammed is of very high quality, and some time spent there will greatly enhance your visit to the area – as well as being a great source of information. The coral reefs at Ras Mohammed are recognized internationally as being among the best in the world, thanks to the National Park’s protected status, which has forbidden development of the area in order to protect the ecosystem of the reefs and the desert of the Ras Mohammed peninsula. Although very different, the desert areas and undersea world are part of a single ecosystem, dependent on each other in order to survive and flourish. You can see the full regulations at the Park, but most of it is common sense – respect your natural surroundings, and don’t take anything or leave anything behind. Ras Mohammed offers the closest tropical waters to Europe, only a few hours flying time from anywhere on the continent. Despite what many people think of when they imagine a desert as a barren wilderness, the desert areas of Ras Mohammed are rich with a wide variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. Vegetation is also rich in some parts, including a mangrove forest, and exotic and interesting plants which have evolved over millions of years to live in the harsh desert conditions. Excursions with experienced guides will let you discover  the hidden wonder of the desert. International marine biologists, seasoned scuba divers, and even Egyptians themselves consider Ras Mohammed a place which must be seen to be believed. 

* For your own security, you are required to carry your passport while in this area.


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