Marsa Alam

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Marsa Alam (Arabic: مرسى علم‎ Marsā ʿAlam, IPA: `{`ˈmɑɾsɑ ˈʕɑlɑm`}`) is a town in south-eastern Egypt, located on the western shore of the Red Sea. It is currently seeing fast increasing popularity as a tourist destination and development following the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2003.<br /> Among the most famous beaches around Marsa Alam is the Abu Dabab beach. In Abu Dabab, turtles are a common sight. For tourists who seek to see something less typical, there is marine wildlife like crocodilefish and octopuses.<br /> Marsa Alam is also known as the world-class kitesurfing destination and perfect starting point to safaris.<br /> Marsa Alam also has some inland attractions, such as the Emerald Mines and the Temple of Seti I at Khanais

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