Abu Tig Marina was designed by Sogreah Ingenierie with a distinctive Yemeni influence. The surrounding buildings are the work of Italian architect Alfredo Freda. Located some 150 nautical miles south of Suez on the main transit route through the Red Sea. A new and larger North Basin was added to Abu Tig Marina in late 2009 and is often used as a base for long-term visitors to the Red Sea. The marina has over 240 secure and sheltered berths for boats of various sizes. Waterskiing, kitesurfing and scuba diving are all popular activities.