About Abu Dabbab

Abu Dabbab is a nature reserve, located 35 km south of Marsa Alam airport at the Red Sea. With its appealing blue waters, white sandy shore, and exquisite marine life, it is the perfect place for those who are looking to have an adventurous time with their beloved ones. Beside the exploration you can do, there is a wide range of fun filled activities you can take part in. The destination is idyllically set between the blue waters of the Red Sea and the chain of the Red Sea Sienna Mountains.

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Abu Dabbab Beach

Abu Dabbab Beach

Abu Dabbab Beach is renowned for its stunning sandy beach and exquisite marine life. It is a must visit attraction in Marsa Alam. The beach is the ideal place to relax with your friends and family, take long walks, play energizing games, dip your feet in the calm waters of the Red Sea and enjoy delicious snacks and drinks in your very own, private cabana! While divers and snorkelers are exploring the south and north coral formations of the house reef, others are taking part in a wide range of fun filled activities.

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Abu Dabbab Location

Marsa Abu Dabbab Bay is located in the heart of the southern Red Sea, specifically in Marsa Alam, Egypt, directly at the coastline, on a side road off the main coastal road on the opposite of Abu Dabbab Lodge and next to the Hilton Marsa Alam Nubian Resort and Malikia Resort. Abu Dabbab is only 35 km south of Marsa Alam airport, 34 km north of the center of Marsa Alam, 25 km from Port Ghaleb, 85 km from Wadi El Gemal National Park and approximately 260 km from Hurghada airport. It is the perfect spot to start your discovery of the natural wonders in the Red Sea as well as the mountain chain afar.

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The Perfect Spot
The House Reef

Abu Dabbab House Reef

You will find two stunning coral formation at the house reef. The southern and the northern reefs are separated by sea grass meadows, suitable for divers as well as for snorkelers. The flourishing fauna and marine life are visible from the beach. Abu Dabbab is synonymous with a profusion of colorful fishes and amazing bouquets of soft and hard corals.  Abu Dabbab is also the stomping ground of the completely harmless and innocent bow mouth guitar shark. The idyllic scene is completed by the presence of a small, coral encrusted shipwreck and a swim through canyon with an underwater cave and vivacious tunnels! 

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Turtle Bay

Abu Dabbab is reputedly known as Turtle Bay and is also home to the kind and stoical dugong, alias sea cow. Here, you will have a chance to come eye to eye with the captivating giant sea turtles. The beach of Abu Dabbab has an easy access to the water with a depth of 1 till 3 meters. It is suitable for snorkelers and good swimmers of all ages. And above all, it is perfectly suitable for both beginners and advanced divers. 

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Turtles Bay! Home of the Dugong
Eco Awareness

Eco Awareness

At Abu Dabbab, staff of dive centers and beach outlets as well as visitors are entirely dedicated to the protection and preservation of the wildlife in and around the Red Sea. Our motto has always been ‘Nature First’ and special care is taken to prevent any kind of harm to the environment and its wildlife. We are enthusiastic promoters of the Red Sea’s aquatic environmental and ecological awareness, in close harmony with HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association).

Shore Diving & Nearby Dive Sites

The house reef flows gradually into depth of 40 meters or deeper. Abu Dabbab also offers a diverse range of adventurous activities planned and arranged especially for Abu Dabbab friends! One area of the beach has been designed to moor our speedboats. They are waiting for you to cross the Red Sea towards the nearby dive sites such as Elphinstone Reef, Shaab Abu Dabbab I, Shaab Abu Dabbab II, Shaab Abu Dabbab III, Garden Reef or Om Halhala. For more information about scheduled speedboat trips from Abu Dabbab Beach to the nearby dive sites of Marsa Alam, contact us.

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Destination Management

Destination Management

Abu Dabbab Beach has been managed by Blue Ocean Dive Centers & Resorts since 2006. It is the perfect destination to start your adventures to many nearby attractions. From Elphinstone Reef to Dolphin House and the breathtaking views of Wadi El Gemal National Park and Sharm El Luli, Abu Dabbab is your top spot. For everything you’ve always wanted to know about spending quality leisure time in Egypt, we're here to show you the way. It is simply magical.