Spare a few hours on your summer holiday in Nuweiba to visit the nearby fortress built by the Mamluk Sultan, Ashraf Al-Ghouri, in the 16th century. It is only one kilometer away from Tarabeen, the northern coastal area of Nuweiba.<br /> Sultan Al-Ghouri built the citadel to protect the Sinai region from a possible Turkish invasion and to look after the travellers and pilgrims passing through this port city. Although the fortress didn't achieve its first mission - the Turkish invasion took place a while after the fortress was built - its construction helped the local Bedouins by giving them a direct access to potable water through the fortress’ well. The fortress has been undergoing a renovation process for the past few years but it’s open to visitors.