We are a small travel company that offers various tours in Nuweiba Sinai Egypt.

It all started more than twenty years ago when Debra Hempel first became acquainted with the Sinai desert and went into the desert with a Bedouin guide named Eid Abu Ali. This first trip through the desert was the first of many more to come.

Seventeen years ago, when she took Daniel Eeuwens with her and he was also captured by the beauty of the desert, the idea gradually evolved that more people should experience this unique place. And now LivetheBedouinlife is the result of that idea..

Debra and Daniel have both been entrepreneurs since the 90s, based in Amsterdam where they work and live with their two young children. Eid and his wife Sheida live with their four children in the city of Nuweiba in South Sinai. They are highly respected members of the Muzeina Bedouin tribe and Eid has a excellent reputation as an experienced desert guide in the Sinaï. The two oldest children Ahmed & Halla also cooperate and have shaped LivetheBedouinlife together with us.

Eid & Debra Amsterdam 2012

In addition to the desert trips, we work together on the LivetheBedouinlife camp on a beautiful stretch of beach on the Gulf of Akkaba. You can find more info about this HERE .


After almost 25 years of travel experience in the Sinai desert and a friendship that has lasted just as long with Eid Abu Ali and his family, we have learned a lot about the living habits and traditions that the Bedouin tribe have respected and observed for hundreds of years. It is a population group that is known as one of the oldest tribes in our world. The followers of Jesus, as the Bible tells the story, would be of Bedouin descent.

Today the Sinai region is being developed by the government of Egypt without taking into account the needs of the Bedouin. This makes their way of life a lot harder.

We sincerely hope that the traditions and customs of the Bedouins can be preserved and that they can continue their independence and way of life.

Want to read more about the nomadic life style of the Bedouin people?
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