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Last updated: 20 August, 2023

Hammams, or Turkish Baths, are an authentic and traditional Middle Eastern experience and there are several places to try it in Sharm (ask your hotel for recommendations).

It starts in a heated room, promoting perspiration, followed by a full body wash, exfoliation and deep cleansing, and massage. Options usually range between 1 and 2 hour treatments.

Known for their relaxing and rejuvenating properties, these baths are great for skin health and overall well-being, as well as a chance for some welcome cultural immersion.

Price from: £25
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there & doing it

There are several local hammams in th4 Sharm area, or your hotel may also offer an in-house version. Local hammams will often pick you up from any Sharm hotel (and drop you off after).

When to do it

Hammams open all year round, seven days a week.

Destination guides including or relevant to this experience

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