At the northernmost edge of the Gulf of Aqaba lies the small international border town of Taba, a picturesque beach town that in ancient times was once a stopover on the caravan route to the Fort of Aqaba. In modern times, it is best known as the last piece of land that was returned to Egypt following Israel's occupation of Sinai.
Taba is situated right on the edge of the Israeli border, which can be crossed on foot. The town is a perfect excursion point for visits to the surrounding wonders, such as Pharaoh's Island.
The coastline in this area is the most picturesque in Sinai, with bays, coves, lagoons, a fjord and an island. Taba is a paradise of deluxe holiday resorts settled in a natural scenery not many places in the world can compete with.
The coastline from Taba to Nuweiba is Sinai's most picturesque with dramatic mountain backdrops to stretches of golden beaches.