Sharm el Sheikh's "Old" Market is not really that old, but it does have the traditional feel of a souk, and concentrated Bedouin culture. Traders will do anything to get your attention and get you inside their shops so be prepared to be patient. Prices aren't fixed so you'll need to decide how much you want to pay and then haggle. There are a fantastic array of wares including camel hair rugs, silver jewellery, spices, teas, leather and spices.
The main tourist area of Sharm el Sheikh, Na'ama bay, boasts fabulous golf courses, beaches and the majority of the resort's nightlife, restaurants and clubs. Most of the Sharm el Sheikh hotels here are rated 5* and 5*+, although some cheaper accommodation has been developed here recently. Big name clubs, hotels, high end shops and casinos, along with the huge shopping mall all add to the luxury feel of this area.
Located to the west of Na'ama Bay, Shark Bay holds Sharm el Sheikh's more modest accommodation and you'll notice the beaches are not as slickly groomed. However, Shark Bay makes up for it with easy access to many of the wrecks off the coast, making it popular scuba diving destination. Restaurants are sparse and most people prefer to take a microbus or taxi to Na'ama Bay for the evening.
Whilst not exactly one location, the various events organised around Sharm el Sheikh by Fun Town could prove handy for keeping the kids entertained on a Sharm el Sheikh holiday. Programmes can be obtained from the town hall which details where kids events are happening, and the locations are normally scattered around Na'ama Bay. Activities that can be on offer include sand dune skiing, parachuting, horse riding, bowling and, surprisingly, ice skating!