A one and half drive from Cairo. Sokhna is a stunnig week-end getaway for Egyptians. With lovely beaches and resorts, lots of water activites, close by Eastern Desert and Ataka mountain hot springs, Al-Ain Al-Sokhna is the right place to witness the vibe of Egyptian Summer. The St Anthony and St Paul Monasteries in the Eastern Desert nearby are nice places to visit.
If exploration is what you are looking for, then Ain El Sokhna should be your destination of choice. The city is a short drive away from Cairo, marking the perfect location from which to enjoy both the Pyramids of Cairo and the glorious beaches.