Sinai

The Sinai Peninsula, often shortened to Sinai is the easternmost part of between the Mediterranean and the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, both forks of the Red Sea.
Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Popular Destinations

is in the middle of the Sinai Peninsula, and rises 2,285 metres above sea level. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a large resort at the south tip of the Sinai Peninsula in . Photo: Svetlana Grechkina, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a town in , 85 km north of on the Gulf of Aqaba, near the southern tip of Sinai. Photo: Inkey, Public domain.

or El Arīsh is the largest city on the Sinai Peninsula, with about 165,000 inhabitants, as well as the capital of North Sinai Governorate. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Destinations

, in the eastern Sinai peninsula of , is on the border with , close to the city and airport of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is on the eastern coast of 's Sinai Peninsula, 70 km south of and 180 km north of Sharm el Sheikh, and only 120 km from St. Photo: Chris Yunker, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a town on the Sinai Peninsula, . Photo: MJJR, CC BY 3.0.

Sinai

Latitude of center
29.5° or 29° 30' north
Longitude of center
34° or 34° east
Population
597,000
Elevation
730 metres (2395 feet)
Geo­Names ID
347930

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Sinai-skiereiland
  • Afrikaans: Sinai
  • Afrikaans: Sinaiskiereiland
  • Afrikaans: Sinaï-skiereiland
  • Afrikaans: Sinaï
  • Afrikaans: Sinaïskiereiland
  • Albanian: Gadishulli Sinai
  • Amharic: የሲና ልሳነ ምድር
  • Arabic: Rawis han Sinai
  • Arabic: السيناء
  • Arabic: سينا
  • Arabic: سيناويون
  • Arabic: شبه جزيرة السيناء
  • Arabic: شبه جزيرة سيناء
  • Arabic: صحراء سيناء
  • Aragonese: Peninsula d'o Sinai
  • Armenian: Սինայի թերակղզի
  • Asturian: Península del Sinaí
  • Avaric: Синаялъул бащдаб чІинкІиллъи
  • Azerbaijani: Sina Yarımadası
  • Azerbaijani: Sinay yarımadası
  • Bashkir: Синай, Синай сүллеге
  • Bashkir: Синай ярымутрауы
  • Basque: Sinai
  • Basque: Sinaiko penintsula
  • Belarusian: Сынай
  • Belarusian: Сынайская паўвыспа
  • Belarusian: Сынайскі паўвостраў
  • Belarusian: Сінайскі паўвостраў
  • Bengali: সিনাই উপদ্বীপ
  • Bosnian: Sinaj
  • Bosnian: Sinajsko poluostrvo
  • Breton: Ledenez Sinai
  • Breton: Sinai
  • Bulgarian: Синай
  • Bulgarian: Синайски полуостров
  • Catalan: Península de Sinaí
  • Catalan: Península del Sinaí
  • Catalan: península del Sinaí
  • Cebuano: Sinai
  • Cebuano: Sinay
  • Cebuano: Sinayi
  • Central Kurdish: نیمچەدوورگەی سینا
  • Chinese: Sinai Poàn-tó
  • Chinese: 西奈半岛
  • Chinese: 西奈半島
  • Chuvash: Синай çурутравĕ
  • Croatian: Poluotok Sinaj
  • Croatian: Sinaj
  • Croatian: Sinajski poluotok
  • Czech: Sinajská poušť
  • Czech: Sinajský poloostrov
  • Danish: Sinai-halvøen
  • Danish: Sinai
  • Danish: Sinaihalvøen
  • Danish: Sinaj
  • Danish: Sinajhalvøen
  • Dimli (individual language): Nêmadey Sina
  • Dutch: Sinaischiereiland
  • Dutch: Sinaï
  • Dutch: Sinaïschiereiland
  • Egyptian Arabic: سينا
  • English: Sinai Peninsula
  • English: the Sinai
  • Esperanto: Dezerto Sinaja
  • Esperanto: Duoninsulo Sinaja
  • Esperanto: Duoninsulo Sinajo
  • Esperanto: Duoninsulo de Sinajo
  • Esperanto: Monto sinaja
  • Esperanto: Sina
  • Esperanto: Sinai
  • Esperanto: Sinaja Dezerto
  • Esperanto: Sinaja duoninsulo
  • Esperanto: Sinaja monto
  • Esperanto: Sinajo
  • Estonian: Siinai poolsaar
  • Faroese: Sinaihálvoyggin
  • Finnish: Siinai
  • Finnish: Siinain niemimaa
  • Finnish: Siinain vuori
  • French: Désert du Sinaï
  • French: Péninsule du Sinaï
  • French: Sinai
  • French: Sinaï
  • Galician: Península do Sinaí
  • Galician: Sinaí
  • Georgian: სინაის ნახევარკუნძული
  • Georgian: სინის ნახევარკუნძული
  • German: Sinai
  • German: Sinai-Halbinsel
  • German: Sinaihalbinsel
  • Greek: Χερσόνησος του Σινά
  • Hebrew: חצי האי סיני
  • Hebrew: מדבר סיני
  • Hebrew: סיני
  • Hindi: सीनाई प्रायद्वीप
  • Hungarian: Sinai-félsziget
  • Hungarian: Szináj (félsziget)
  • Hungarian: Szináj-félsziget
  • Hungarian: Sínai-félsziget
  • Icelandic: Sínaí-skagi
  • Icelandic: Sínaískagi
  • Icelandic: Sínaískaginn
  • Ido: Sinai-peninsulo
  • Ido: Sinai
  • Indonesian: Semenanjung Sinai
  • Irish: Leithinis Síonáí
  • Italian: Deserto del Sinai
  • Italian: penisola del Sinai
  • Japanese: シナイ
  • Japanese: シナイ半島
  • Javanese: Semenanjung Sinai
  • Javanese: Ujung Sinai
  • Kazakh: Синай түбегі
  • Kirghiz: Синаи жарым аралдары
  • Korean: 시나이반도
  • Kurdish: Nîvgirava Sîna
  • Ladino: Peninsola de Sinai
  • Ladino: Peninsola del Sinai
  • Ladino: Sinai
  • Latin: Paeninsula Sinaitica
  • Latin: Sinai paeninsula
  • Latvian: Sinaja
  • Latvian: Sinaja pussala
  • Latvian: Sinajas pussala
  • Latvian: Sīnaja
  • Latvian: Sīnaja pussala
  • Latvian: Sīnajas pussala
  • Latvian: Sīnāja
  • Latvian: Sīnāja pussala
  • Latvian: Sīnājas pussalas
  • Lingala: Sinaí
  • Lithuanian: Sinajaus pusiasalis
  • Lithuanian: Sinajus
  • Lombard: Sinai
  • Low German: Sinai
  • Luxembourgish: Sinai-Hallefinsel
  • Macedonian: Синај
  • Macedonian: Синајски Полуостров
  • Malagasy: Tany efitr'i Sinay
  • Malay: Semenanjung Sinai
  • Malayalam: സീനായ് ഉപദ്വീപ്
  • Malayalam: സീനായ്‌ ഉപദ്വീപ്
  • Manx: Lieh-innys Sinai
  • Marathi: साइनाई द्वीपकल्प
  • Marathi: सिनाई द्वीपकल्प
  • Mazanderani: سینا جزیره‌مونا
  • Min Nan Chinese: Se-nái Poàn-tó
  • Min Nan Chinese: Se-nái Poàⁿ-tó
  • Min Nan Chinese: Sinai Poàn-tó
  • Mingrelian: სინაიშ ჩქონი
  • Mongolian: Синайн хойг
  • Norwegian: Sinaihalvøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sinai-halvøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sinaihalvøya
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sinaihalvøyen
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sinaiørkenen
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sinai-halvøya
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sinaihalvøya
  • Occitan (post 1500): Sinai
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܣܝܢܝ
  • Panjabi: ਸੀਨਾਈ ਟਾਪੂਨੁਮਾ
  • Persian: بیابان سینا
  • Persian: شبه جزیره سینا
  • Persian: شبه‌جزیره سینا
  • Persian: شبه‌جزیرهٔ سینا
  • Persian: صحرای سینا
  • Piemontese: Sìnai
  • Polish: Półwysep Synaj
  • Polish: Synaj
  • Polish: Szibh Dżazirat Sina
  • Portuguese: Deserto de Sinai
  • Portuguese: Deserto do Sinai
  • Portuguese: Península de Sinai
  • Portuguese: Península do Sinai
  • Portuguese: Sinai
  • Romanian: Deşertul Sinai
  • Romanian: Deșertul Sinai
  • Romanian: Peninsula Sinai
  • Romanian: Sinai
  • Russian: Синай
  • Russian: Синайская пустыня
  • Russian: Синайский полуостров
  • Scots: Sinai Peninsula
  • Serbian: Полуострво Синај
  • Serbian: Синајско полуострво
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sinaj
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sinajska pustinja
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sinajski poluotok
  • Serbo-Croatian: Sinajsko poluostrvo
  • Sicilian: Sinai
  • Sicilian: Sìnai
  • Sindhi: سينائي اپٻيٽ
  • Sinhala: සීනායි අර්ධද්වීපය
  • Slovak: Sinajský polostrov
  • Slovenian: Sinaj
  • Slovenian: Sinajski polotok
  • Somali: Siinaa
  • South Azerbaijani: سینا یاریم آداسی
  • Spanish: El Sinaí
  • Spanish: Peninsula Sinai
  • Spanish: Peninsula Sinaí
  • Spanish: Peninsula de Sinai
  • Spanish: Peninsula de Sinaí
  • Spanish: Peninsula del Sinai
  • Spanish: Peninsula del Sinaí
  • Spanish: Península Sinaí
  • Spanish: Península de Sinaí
  • Spanish: Península del Sinaí
  • Spanish: Sinai
  • Spanish: Sinaí
  • Spanish: Sinaï
  • Swahili: Rasi ya Sinai
  • Swedish: Sinai-halvön
  • Swedish: Sinai
  • Swedish: Sinaihalvön
  • Swedish: Sinaiöknen
  • Tagalog: Tangway ng Sinai
  • Tamil: சினாய்
  • Tamil: சினாய் தீபகற்பம்
  • Thai: Sinai Peninsula
  • Thai: คาบสมุทรซีนาย
  • Thai: คาบสมุทรไซนาย
  • Thai: คาบสมุทรไซนิไอ
  • Thai: คาบสมุทรไซไน
  • Turkish: Sina
  • Turkish: Sina Yarımadası
  • Turkish: Sina yarımdası
  • Turkish: Sina çölü
  • Ukrainian: Синайська пустеля
  • Ukrainian: Синайський півострів
  • Ukrainian: Сінайський півострів
  • Upper Sorbian: Sinai
  • Urdu: جزيرہ نمائے سینا
  • Urdu: جزیرہ نمائے سینا
  • Urdu: جزیرہ نما سینا
  • Urdu: خاکنائے سوئز
  • Urdu: خاکنائے سویز
  • Urdu: سنائی
  • Urdu: سینا
  • Urdu: وادئ سینا
  • Uzbek: Sinay yarim oroli
  • Vietnamese: Bán đảo Sinai
  • Vietnamese: Sinai
  • Waray (Philippines): Rawis han Sinai
  • Welsh: Gorynys Sinai
  • Welsh: Penrhyn Sinai
  • Welsh: Sinai
  • Western Frisian: Sinaï
  • Western Panjabi: جزیرہ نما سینا
  • Wu Chinese: 西奈半岛
  • Yoruba: Sinai Peninsula
  • Yoruba: Sìnáì
  • Yue Chinese: 西奈半島
  • Penisola del Sinai
  • Shibh Gezîret Sînâ’
  • Shibh Jazīrat Sīnā’
  • Sinaitic Peninsula

Popular Destinations in Egypt

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.  

Escape to a Random Place

IndiaJapan
VietnamEast Asia
About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Sinai. See this page's contributions. Photo: Denis Polyakov, CC BY-SA 2.0.