Nabq Managed Resource Protected Area

This is the largest coastal protected area on the Gulf of Aqaba, 600kmsq in area.
Nabq Managed Resource Protected Area encompasses a variety of ecosystems that are unique in the Sinai Peninsula.
It contains

• the most northerly stand of mangrove trees in the Red Sea/Indian Ocean complex.

• one of the largest single stands of Arak bushes in the Middle East, covering the higher dunes of the Wadi Kid alluvial fan.

• 134 plant species of which six are found only in Nabq.

• Gazelle, Nubian Ibex, Hyrax and small mammal populations.

• rich coral reef communities.

The Nature Protection Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency is working to integrate resident Bedouins into the Park’s tourism service, such as guide services, provision of camels for access to areas closed to vehicles, maintenance services, visitor interpretation, operation of camping areas, and other activities of mutual benefit.