Set on the Mediterranean Sea, Sidi Abdel Rahman is a luxury resort town known for its pristine beaches and palm-lined streets. You can soak up the sun on the sand, indulge in luxury spa treatments and explore world-class dive sites.
Things to do in Sīdī ‘Abd ar Raḩmān
For most visitors to Sidi Abdel Rahman, sun and sand are top priorities. Sidi Abdel Rahman delivers with a gleaming white beach fringed by luxury resorts and a sea of umbrellas and lounge chairs. For a more relaxed scene, head west to Shaat Al Hanna, a secluded beach known for its aquamarine water.
History buffs can visit the Al Alamein Military Museum, which commemorates the famous World War II Battle of El Alamein. Inside you'll find original tankers and military equipment used in combat. You can also stroll around the cemetery to visit the graves of soldiers who lost their lives in the nearby battlefields.
For a lively street scene, head to Porto Marina, which serves as a hub for luxury yachts and cruise ships arriving from Europe. The adjacent Porto Marina Resort is home to a luxury day spa, lagoon-style pool and 18-hole championship golf course.
While the Red Sea steals the spotlight, Egypt's Mediterranean coast also offers its fair share of world-class dive sites. Local operators run trips to nearby sites like Cleopatra’s Underwater City, where you can glide among Roman columns and sphinx statues built by Alexander the Great in 300 BC.
Getting around Sīdī ‘Abd ar Raḩmān
Sidi Abdel Rahman is small and easy to get around on foot, while you’ll also find plenty of taxis and mini buses cruising the streets. Alexandria International is the closest airport, located 130 kilometres from Sidi Abdel Rahman.