Fodor's Expert Review Le Méridien Dahab Resort

Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

This luxury resort designed by French architect and designer Alain Jaouen offers a 21st-century oasis in the Sinai. The public areas have a simple, spacious feel right out of the late 1960s that are reminiscent of interiors from films like The Thomas Crown Affair or Goldfinger (minus the evil technological gadgets). Pale colors and straight lines dominate from the pool areas to the restaurants. The rooms line up side by side on two terraces below the main building allowing everyone a full view of the ocean. There's a contemporary cottage feel to the decor, and rooms open out onto spacious private balconies or patios. The resort's new spa opened in late 2010.


  • visually stunning property that's appeared in style magazines
  • sea views from all rooms
  • excellent cuisine at three on-site restaurants
  • no-smoking rooms


  • a taxi ride away from the fun and nightlife scene of the Masbat area
  • there's nothing else in the immediate vicinity
  • expansion planned for 2010 may mean some disruption on-site



Phones: 069-364–0425


178 rooms, 4 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted