Dahab (Arabic دهب, DMG dahab) is an Egyptian town in the South Sinai Governorate. The former fishing village in the south of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt has become a popular holiday destination. In 2006, in the town of about 5,000 Bedouins and about 700 foreigners lived. The 1989 exposed on the southern beach promenade foundations belong to a lighthouse and v between the 1st and the 2nd century. . Dated AD. The ancient Nabataean connected port (see also Petra (Jordan)) was located on the ancient trade route and served as a warehouse for merchandise of the commercial city Maqnah compared to today Dahab on the Saudi side.