Bedouin Lodge Hotel is in the heart of Dahab, a small place in front of the sea. A taxi from the bus station will cost 10LE, or it is just 30 minutes walking. Then around you have a number of different restaurants, bars and dive clubs, plus a small travel agency that can organize your trips and tours. Rooms are small, clean and basic. With AC, it costs for 1,2 or 3 people 14, 20 or 26 euros. A little more expensive if you want a balcony with views of the sea. No need to take a taxi, because Dahab is very small. There are 26 rooms, and there are also options with rooms that don´t have AC.
It is a nice restaurant on the beach of Assalah, owned by two Egyptians Nader Nazmi and with great work experience developed in Italy ... There are good domesti and Italian and pasta dishes made here daily. The fish is fresh and from Dahab and the pizzas are fantastic .... It has very affordable prices, and service is exquisite ... Here you can have a nice dinner with the sea breeze at your shirt, with your feet dangling in the water. If you decide to visit this beautiful Spanish Restaurant ask for it in Dahab. It is situated next to the Hotel Sheik Salem. To contact call or email: TEL: +20 12 797 2361 E-MAIL: Daipescatori@hotmail.Com
This is a small snack joint in the back part of Dahab, in front Oum Kalsoum coffee. The food, small pita breads with falafel, salad or other fritters, all with french fries, was very good. Afterwards, I felt a little sick to my stomach but I'm not convinced the food was the reason since it was a vegetarian meal. The reason why I chose this restaurant was because the clientele were Egyptians, not tourists. They have a quiet, shady terrace where you can eat, but you need to bring a drink from the store outside, as they're not sold in the restaurant. The prices are very cheap, only 5 LE per sandwich, not even one euro. You'll need to eat two or three to get full.
Nemo's restaurant is next to Dahab's coast with an exterior part that touches the ocean. Three friends started the restaurant several years ago and the place has a good reputation. There is a varied menu, with national and international dishes. For example, they serve German dishes, since one of them lived in Germany for a few years. The seating is Bedouin with low tables and cushions. It's very nice to almost lay down there after eating and enjoy the sea breeze. They serve tapas before lunch with no charge, and after eating you can smoke shisha, Egyptian pipes.
The Chill Out is in the heart of Dahab, it is a nice cafe which has views of the ocean. It has a living room consisting of low tables and comfortable cushions instead of chairs. They serve a variety of food. For breakfast there is a great option of juices of the season, in addition to Egyptian pancakes, eggs any style, and continental breakfast. Tea and coffee are Egyptian style, if you need a large coffee you must ask for an American. Then for lunch and dinner they offer Egyptian cuisine consisting of lamb with salsa, tagines, and some international dishes. It comes out to around 15 euros per person for dinner, which is quite expensive for Egypt, but all the restaurants in the city of Dahab have similar prices.
Sakkara is an open-air restaurant at the end of the Dahab pier. It's a quiet place where that gives you a different perspective of the town's coastline. You can't hear music from the other bars. They play soft music here, a blend of Eastern and Western hits. They serve a variety of food, many of which are vegetarian lentil and chickpea based, and are very tasty thanks to herbs. Depending on the daily fishing, they have different seafood, shrimp in sauce and rice, and grilled or fried fish. The seafood dishes are more expensive, about 10 euros, while the vegetarian ones are no more than 5 euros. It is more informal than other restaurants on the coast. You eat sitting on the floor, Bedouin style. It's more of a backpacker atmosphere, and families with children.
Shark's in the middle of the town of Dahab, it is a great restaurant with an indoor room and a panoramic terrace with views of the sea. It also has an open living room facing the sea, Bedouin-style armchairs and low tables. It is open daily from 5 in the afternoon. There are stuffed pastries specialties, a bit like a calzone pizza with chicken, beef, feta and spinach, tuna and cheese ... They come with gravy and potatoes, and they are delicious. Then there is pizza, seafood, and Egyptian dishes like shawarmas and kebabs, roast or mixed. It is a happy place where the music is loud, but sometimes it was hard to converse because of the music´s volume! But you all end up dancing and you have a good time.
This bar-restaurant is named after the famous Egyptian singer Oum Kalsoum. Since it's off the main street of Dahab, it's full of mainly Egyptians, as tourists usually prefer to go to bars near the oceanfront. If you want a more authentic experience, this is your chance! if there's a soccer match, they bring all the chairs out onto the street and it's a pretty exciting atmosphere! It's cheaper than the places on the coast as well.
Al Capone is a good seafood restaurant next to the little Dahab bridge. Overlooking the sea, it has a very nice outdoor siting room. The fish plates vary with the catch of the day, but there's always shrimp and a whole roasted fish. It costs about 10 euros/person, and up to 15 if it's a rare fish. Sometimes there is lobster. There is also an interior room if it's cold. The place is perfect for a snack while enjoying the sunset. Some nights they have a DJ.
Aladdin is a famous restaurant in Dahab, near the small bridge on the pier. It has an indoor room and an open sitting room across from the pedestrian promenade overlooking the sea. In front, there's always a guy who asks you where you're from and tries to convince you to go eat at his restaurant. The food is alright, nothing special. In Dahab, eating out is expensive. The dishes are 10 euros, plus a first and a dessert, with tea to finish, making it 20 euros, a European price in an Egyptian fishing village. They serve Italian, daily seafood, and also roasts, plus Egyptian dishes. Breakfast begins at eight o'clock until noon. There are traditional and continental options. They have good fresh juices. It offers WiFi.
In front of El Mundo, there is a boy who spends the night looking for customers to bring to his restaurant. I usually can't stand that, but he struck me as a good kid and I decided to eat there. I was a little sick in the stomach, and he gave me a very bitter and strong herbal tea which tastes horrible, but the next day I felt a lot better. The menu is covers Egyptian and international dishes. The inside room is not nice, so the best bet is the outdoor lounge. While most restaurant make you sit on a cushion and eat on low tables, this place really has tables and chairs. Oceanfront tables fill up quickly around sunset. The full dinner menu is about 15 euros / person if you want meat or seafood, and a little less if you go for the vegetarian options.
Sham's is a restaurant that is near Auski Camp Dahab hostel. It faces the sea and, like most coastal restaurants, offers an assortment of fish depending on the day's catch. Overall, a big plate of fish, bread, salad, and fries goes for around 10 euros. Sham's is also a hotel run by an Austrian-Egyptian couple - they have a menu of Egyptian specialties, again, mainly seafood. They even accept euros if need be. You enter into a Bedouin tend with low tables and chairs, and have a view of the sea. It's quite nice!