The city of Saint Catherine in South Sinai is witnessing a significant tourist influx despite the extreme drop in temperatures, which can reach freezing levels at night with snowfall, and temperatures dropping to 3 degrees below zero at the peak of Mount Moses.
Extremely cold weather is actually a strong attraction factor for tourism!
Ramadan El Gebaly, a Bedouin guide and the keeper of the key to Saint Catherine’s Monastery, mentioned that the extremely cold winter weather during this period is a strong attraction factor for tourism. This is especially true with the meteorological forecasts predicting snowfall, leading to a surge in domestic tourism. Many tourists come to enjoy the sight of falling snow, turning the city into a white fortress reminiscent of some European cities.