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|Governorate||Red Sea Governorate|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||+3|
Soma Bay is a coastal resort on the Red Sea in Egypt, 45 km (28 mi) south of Hurghada International Airport. The 10,000,000 m2 (2,500 acres), self-contained community of Soma Bay is located on a peninsula surrounded on all sides by the sea. About 5 km (3.1 mi) in length and 2 km (1.2 mi) wide, the peninsula is accessed via a 7 km (4.3 mi) private road through a single controlled entry gate.
Leisure activities at Soma Bay include Red Sea diving at its reef and other nearby diving sites. The five resorts (Kempinski, Sheraton, Robinson Club, The Cascades and The Breakers Diving & Surfing Lodge) also have access to an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course and golf academy designed by Gary Player. Soma Bay also has one of the largest spas and thalassotherapy centers in the region. Water sports are popular due to the prevailing winds which allow for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing.
Soma Bay also has several residential compounds as it has become increasingly popular with Egyptian and foreign tourists. It is prominently divided into a number of areas including Soma Breeze, Mesca, Reef Town, Wadi Jebal, Bay West, and Bay Central.
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