Getting Around DahabThere are two parts to Dahab: the small and newer area of Dahab City to the south, with a smattering of resort hotels at the lagoon, the bus station, post and phone offices, and a bank and Assalah, which runs along the beach and is the major tourist stretch. Assalah is further divided into three areas. The most northern part of the Masbat area begins, made up of a stretch of ‘camps’, hotels and laid-back restaurants that curve along the bay.
To the south, starting roughly at the ruins no entry is the slightly more staid Mashraba, named after the freshwater springs that apparently exist around the beach. In the center of Masbate is a small pedestrian bridge, which makes a convenient landmark and is a good place to find taxis