The main economic
activities in marsa Alam are tourism and mining.Recently,
Marsa Alam has become a fast growing tourist city due to its
fantastic beaches, tranquility and wonderful climate and nature.
Now Marsa Alam diving sites are among the most attractive
diving sites in the
for experienced divers. Healthy coral reefs and the wide range
of underwater wildlife such as dugongs and dolphins are the
principal draw factors of the city.
Samadai reef in Marsa Alam
(also known as the home of dolphins) is one of the most popular
diving sites around the world where you can watch a large group
of harmless spinner dolphins. As a result of these
characteristics, many high-standard hotels were built in Marsa
Alam, so the city is ready for receiving more and more
visitors.Gold mining is a new economic activity in Marsa Alam as
El-Sukary Gold Mine, west of Marsa
Alam, started working few years ago. The mine is a promising
project which is expected to produce a big quantity of gold
during the few next years.
The native inhabitants of
Marsa Alam mainly belong to two tribes, ababda and Besharya, who
inhabit all around the southern area of the Red Sea Governorate.
After starting the new economic activities, many people came to
live and work in the city from around Egypt, specially