Ras Sedr outdoor is an Egyptian town located on the Gulf of Suez and the Red
Sea coast. It is a part of the South Sinai Governorate, and consists of three
areas: Wadi Sidr, Abu Sidr and Soerp. The region has been known since ancient
Approach to Ras Sidr is by way of the main Suez to Sharm el Sheikh Rd through
almost total desert terrain. The road is dotted with farms where olives,
tamarinds, and fruits are grown.
Ras Sidr is 200 km from Cairo and approx 60 km from the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel
crossing in Suez, on the western side of theSinai Peninsula, and almost opposite
the resort of El Ayn An Sokhna on the opposite Red Sea coastline.
Ras Sidr has a 95 km beach coastline which offers waters for swimming and sea
sports. The area also attracts bird watchers as tourists can see different
species of migrating birds. Shallow water beaches and constantly blowing wind,
makes Ras. Sedr one of the best kite boarding sites in the world. La Hacienda
beach resort is suitable for beginners as the wind carries the kite boarders to
the beach not away from it.
The majority of the town and outlying districts are inhabited by Sinai
Bedouins who live in the areas of Wadi Abu Sidr and Soerp. As for Ras Sedr
itself, the town is made up of two residential areas, bisected by the main
north/south road. One side contains local housing for workers, who mainly come
from the north of Egypt and the Nile Valley. The other contains private villa
residences for professionals and second holiday homes whose owners are mainly
from Cairo. There is also a large souk area with many shops and services
including telephone, post office, internet services, council offices and police
station. Tradesmen of every kind can be found in the artisans' souk area.