T is for Taba

Taba – as seen from Salah el Din’s fortress on Pharoah’s Island, just south of the city. Located in Sinai, Taba lies on the border with Israel. The Sinai peninsula was returned to Egypt after the peace treaty with Israel was signed in 1979. However, Israel felt that Taba lay outside the jurisdiction of the Camp David Accords and it took 10 years before control of Taba was returned to Egypt. Today, it is a popular holiday destination for both Israelis and Egyptians, as well as foreign tourists. Many Egyptians traveling from Cairo stay at Taba Heights, a huge resort complex.

(And if you happen to find yourself in Taba Heights and would like a paperback copy of my book, head to the Sea Club store at the dive center.)