Hurghada

Hurghada

Things to do - general

 

The city was founded in the early 20th century, and until a few years ago it was a small fishing village. But since the 1980s, it has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for windsurfers, kitesurfers, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers. Hurghada is known for its watersports activities, nightlife and warm weather. Daily temperature hovers round 30 °C (86 °F) most of the year, during July and August temperatures reach over 40 °C (104 °F). Many Europeans have chosen Hurghada for their regular Holidays, specially during the Winter season and spend their Christmas and New Year holidays in the city. Tourism from Russia dropped drastically after the Metrojet Flight 9268 plane crash in November 2015.

Hurghada stretches for about 36 kilometres (22 mi) along the seashore, and it does not reach far into the surrounding desert. The resort is a destination for Egyptian tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe. Today Hurghada counts 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into:

  • El Ahia and El Helal, the northern part;
  • El Dahar (Downtown) is the old part;
  • Sekalla is the city center;
  • El Kawsar is the modern part;
  • El Memsha (Village road) is pedestrian road stretching over 4km.

Along the El Mamsha you find many of Hurghada’s new hotels. Dahar is where the town’s traditional bazaar, the post office and the long-distance bus stations, Go Bus and Upper Egypt Bus are situated.

The city is served by the Hurghada International Airport with scheduled passenger traffic connecting to Cairo and directly with several cities in Europe. A new terminal was opened in 2015 to accommodate rising traffic.

10 Days Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Hurghada Overland

10 Days Cairo, Aswan, Luxor & Hurghada Overland

Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, Cairo
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10 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada     

10 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada     

Hurghada, Cairo
Schedule: Everyday Tour Highlights: 2 Nights in Cairo 3 Nights in Hurghada 3 Nights on Cruise board More info
11 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada by Sleeper Train

11 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada by Sleeper Train

Hurghada, Cairo
Schedule: Everyday Tour Highlights: 3 Nights in Cairo 3 Nights in Hurghada 3 Nights on Cruise board More info
12 Days Luxury Cairo, The Nile & Red Sea

12 Days Luxury Cairo, The Nile & Red Sea

Hurghada, Luxor, Aswan, Cairo
Schedule: Everyday Tour Highlights: 3 nights in Cairo 4 nights on 05 star deluxe Nile cruise 4 night More info
12 Days Pyramids, Nile & Hurghada

12 Days Pyramids, Nile & Hurghada

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13 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Tour

13 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Tour

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14 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Tour

14 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise & Hurghada Tour

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15 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise, Aswan & Hurghada

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6 Days Cairo & Hurghada Tour

6 Days Cairo & Hurghada Tour

Hurghada, Cairo
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8 Days Egypt Budget Travel

8 Days Egypt Budget Travel

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9 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise & Hurghada

Hurghada, Cairo
Schedule: Everyday Tour Highlights: 3 Nights in Cairo 2 Nights in Hurghada 3 Nights on Cruise board More info
Day Tour to Cairo from Hurghada by Air

Day Tour to Cairo from Hurghada by Air

Hurghada, Cairo
Price per person from $ 260
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Day Tour to Luxor from Hurghada

Day Tour to Luxor from Hurghada

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Hurghada Airport Transfers

Hurghada Airport Transfers

Hurghada
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Safari Trip to Colored Canyon in Nuweiba

Safari Trip to Colored Canyon in Nuweiba

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Snorkeling at Mahmya Island from Hurghada

Snorkeling at Mahmya Island from Hurghada

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Submarine Tour in Hurghada

Submarine Tour in Hurghada

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Schedule: Everyday Duration: Approx. 2 hours Pickup Time: 9:00am – we can change the time to s More info

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.