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The Red Sea

The Red Sea Fact

Length: 1900 km
Maximum Width: 306 – 354 km – Massawa (Eriteria)
Minimum Width: 26 – 29 km -Strait Bab al Mandeb (Yemen)
Average Width: 280 km
Average Depth: 490 m
Maximum Depth: 2850 m
Total surface Area: 438 x 103- 450 x 103 km2
Volume: 215 x 103 –251 x 103 km3
Gulf of Suez is a 300 km long, 50 km wide with depths ranging between 50 and 75 m.
Gulf of Aqaba is 180 km long and 25 km wide, narrow in the north and widening to the south with maximum depths of 1850 meters.

Approximately 40 % of the Red Sea is quite shallow (less than 100 m) whereas about 25 % of the Red Sea is less than 50 m deep. About 15 % of the Red Sea is over 1000 m depth. Shelf breaks are marked by coral reefs and the continental slope has an irregular profile (series of steps down to 500 m)

In 1869, the completion of the Suez Canal by a French company linked Egypt's Mediterranean and Red Sea coasts and made the country a strategic crossroads. British troops occupied the county in 1882, and it was more or less a British colony until resuming its independence in 1922.


Have you ever touched a dolphin before?

Here’s an exciting animal adventure program that allows you to meet with one of our dolphins.

You will be able to get close to one of our beautiful dolphins and have your personal photo with it. This exciting program lasts for 10 minutes and have a maximum of 5 participants per program.

  • One gift photo with the dolphin for each participant.
  • Kids under 11 years must be accompanied by a participating adult, and both must have an entry ticket.
  • Participants must be at least 120cm tall.
  • Only participants are allowed in the dolphin facility during the program.


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