Nuweiba (Arabic نويبع, Nuwaiba'; letters in German and Nuweiba) is an Egyptian port city on the Gulf of Aqaba in the Sinai Peninsula. Except for some hotels there are the Bedouins beaches Tarabeen and Muzeina, so named after the respective tribe from Nuweiba. There are two ferries that run daily to Aqaba. They are used mainly by Arab truck drivers and travelers who are traveling by truck, bus or car from Libya and Egypt to Jordan and Syria, as well as by Muslim pilgrims en route to Mecca and study tour groups that Jordan and especially the want to visit Petra. The town itself grew out of the former Moshav Neviot, which was created after the Six Day War in 1971 during the Israeli occupation of the area.