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Taba is a small resort town in the Governorate of South Sinai, Egypt. It is located on the Egyptian-Israeli border, in the northern tip of the Gulf of Eilat.

Taba is popular among tourists. In addition to the Egyptians here, Taba welcomes tourists from Israel, as Israelis can stay in  Taba, Nuweiba and Sharm El-Sheikh without a visa for up to 14 days.

The city has several hotels including; Hilton, Mövenpick, Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Sofitel and Intercontinental. Tourists are attracted to Taba by free diving and scuba diving. There are three dive centres in Taba - Aqua Sport, Red Sea Waterworld and Werner Lau and they run PADI diving courses.  

Taba also hosts a special type of desert golf course.

Taba is on the Egyptian side of the ceasefire line agreed in 1949.  Taba was returned to Egypt when Israel withdrew from Sinai in 1957. Later on, when Israel re-occupied Sinai after the Six Day War (1967), Taba Hotel was built with 400 rooms.

Taba was the last of the areas to be handed over to Egypt u
nder the terms of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty of 1979. In 1988, an international commission composed of one representative of Egypt, one representative of Israel and three representatives from third countries made a decision that Taba should remain in Egypt.

The most convenient way for visitors to travel to Taba is directly to Taba International Airport or via Sharm El Sheikh.




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