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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 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.
Soma Bay features some Red Sea diving with its house reef and a variety of 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 features one of the largest spas and thalassotherapy centers in the region. Water sports are particularly popular due to the prevailing winds which allow for windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing.
Soma Bay also currently houses several residential compounds as its becoming more and more popular among both Egyptian and foreign tourists. Soma bay is prominently divided into Soma Breeze, Mesca, Reef Town, Wadi Jebal, Bay West, and Bay Central; among other areas.
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