Saint Catherine is a city in the South Sinai Governorate, located at the outskirts of the El Tur Mountains at the foot of Mountain Moses and St. Catherine’s Monastery, approximately 450 km far from Cairo, about 200km from Dahab on the eastern coast and 300km
There is no international Airport at St. Catherine. So, if you are out of Egypt , you can arrive at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport or Taba International Airport and drive to St. Catherine by bus.
When driving there you will witness magnificent mountain scenery of changing shapes and shades. The place is considered holy and contains rich historical and religious heritage. Mount Horeb (also called Jebel Musa) is where according to the old testament Moses, after having spent 40 days and 40 nights in the mountains, was given the Ten Commandments
The foot of the Mount seats the Orthodox Monastery of Saint Catherine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is sacred for the world’s three heavenly religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. The Monastery has been well preserved since its establishment in early 6th century which makes it one of the oldest monastic remote settlements