Despite its recent troubles, Sinai has always been Egypt’s hippie commune for foreign tourists. People from all over the world flock to the peninsula to enjoy its gorgeous beaches and bask in its nature. In celebration of Sinai Liberation Day, we’ve dug up some gorgeous vintage photos of Sinai way back in the day.

Sinai 1979

Taba in the 1950s

Dahab in the 1980s

Dahab 1980s
Dahab in the 1980s
Neama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 1980s
Bedouins in Neama Bay, Sharm El Sheikh 1980s