Sharm el-Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, Egypt, on the coastal strip between the Red Sea and Mount Sinai with a population of approximately 35,000 (2008).
Sharm el-Sheikh is known as The City of Peace referring to the large number of international peace conferences that have been held there. Before 1967, Sharm el-Sheikh was little more than an occasional base of operations for local fishermen; the nearest permanent settlement was in Nabk, north of Ras el-Nasrani ("The Tiran Straits"). In 1982, the Egyptian government embarked on an journey to encourage continued development of the city. Environmental zoning laws currently limit the height of buildings in Sharm el-Sheikh so as to avoid obscuring the natural beauty of the surroundings.
The nightlife of Sharm El-Sheikh is modern and developed, you can find a variaty of night clubs as well as discos and restaurants. The centre of Sharm El-Sheikh, called Naama Bay, situates many luxury hotels with golf courses and other leisure facilities.