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Ain Sukhna, the Arabic for "hot spring", was named after the nearby hot sulfur water springs. The springs originate at the valley of Ataka mountain, the northern most mountain in the Eastern Desert.

Sokhna town is close enough to Cairo (one hour drive east of Cairo, 40 minutes drive south of Suez city), this popular Egyptian weekend town has spectacular beaches on the Gulf of Suez, coral reefs, dolphins, fishing and water sports. It is located about 55 km south of Suez, and it is the nearest beach resort to Cairo. Some hotels in Ain Sukhna are the best on the Red Sea.