A short distance from Sharm, on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, it was created in 1989. This natural park of 480 square km is characterized by a sandy soil that takes shape in the dunes, gravel mixed to fossil coral grounds and mountains of granite. Here dwell rare animal species such as the Dorcas gazelle, Nubian ibex, the red fox, white storks, herons and ospreys. Even the flora is present with 85 species of plants. The sea also provides approximately 200 species of corals, 1000 species of fish, 40 species of starfish, 25 species of sea urchins, 100 species of mollusc, 150 species of crustaceans and 2 species of turtles: the green turtle and the hawksbill turtle. Only 12% of the marine park is open to the public and from the beautiful beaches visitors can practice snorkeling and beach activities. Passport is needed to enter the park.