The area around Nuweiba is known as el-Tarabin.

It is where the Bedouins of the tribe Tarabin live. In the sixteenth century by the Mamluke Sultan Ashraf al-Ghurigebaut to protected homes and over to defend the area against the invasion. This fort was later built under the Ottoman Empire in the eighteenth century. Osman wanted to make sure the shipping lanes of the Red Sea.

Inside the fortress is a frequently by the Bedouins who live in the area that used to watertheir animals.