Hurghada began to gain popularity in the tourism sector at the beginning of 1980 as a result of its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, colorful fish, and sunshine. Hurghada city currently boasts over 350 hotels and resorts, in addition to a large number of travel brokers, transportation agents, diving schools, diving centers, and safari agents. The investors started their tourism ventures in the area by constructing resorts and hotels.

Hurghada city Travel Information
Hurghada city Travel Information

Hurghada city Travel Information

The city of Hurghada is divided into three sections; the oldest of these is the El Dahar neighborhood, which also contains the largest mosque and marketplace in Hurghada. A large number of bazaars, cafes, discos, Hurghada Marina, and Hurghada Port, from which ferry boats depart for Sharm El Sheikh and Saudi Arabia, can be found in the second sector, which is known as El Sakala. The Touristic Road, which runs in front of the hotels and has a lot of bazaars, cafes, and discos, is the newest neighborhood.
Hurghada city is 6 hour’s drive from Cairo and 4.5 hour drive from Luxor. The largest city on the Red Sea is there. The Hurghada airport makes it simple to travel to the city from both abroad and from Egyptian cities. There are numerous ways to get to or from Hurghada from other Egyptian cities, including flights with Egypt Air, ferries that run between Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, or local transportation firms that run to cities like Cairo, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Alexandria, and others.

Giftun and Mahmya Islands
Giftun and Mahmya Islands

Giftun and Mahmya Islands

Giftun and Mahmya Islands are the main diving and snorkeling destinations to which daily boats carry diving parties. Hurghada has several islands far from its shore, but there are two big islands that are famous and you may do trips to them. The island is home to a stunning sand reef, a coral garden, and rare marine species. One hour of relaxation on Giftun Island is included in the agenda for these snorkeling excursions.

El Gouna, Hurghada Visit
El Gouna

El Gouna

El Gouna is a brand-new city located 25 kilometers to the north of Hurghada. It has about 18 hotels, numerous private villas, a private airstrip, and a marina. Scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing, parasailing, and snorkeling are just a few of the water sports available in El Gouna. Downtown, Tamr Henna Square, and the Abu Tig Marina are the three main locations in El Gouna that are home to stores, bars, and eateries.

Where to Go:
are daily flights to/from Cairo, so you can plan your trip there to see the Great Giza Pyramids, the Memphis region, the first pyramid (Step Pyramid), Sakkara, Dahshur, The Egyptian Museum, Islamic and Coptic sites in Cairo, the Salah El Din Citadel, Mohammed Ali Alabaster, and numerous other Cairo and Giza sites. Cairo is reachable by a vehicle as well; the drive takes about 6 hours one way.
Hurghada is located on the Red Sea opposite the Nile Valley, making it simple to travel to Qena and Luxor. Daily excursions to Luxor depart from Hurghada at 5:00 AM and include visits to the sites in the west bank valley of the kings and queens, Habu temple, Hatshepsut temple, and the east bank sites of Karnak temple, Luxor temple, Luxor Museum, and Mummification Museum. It is more convenient to take a ferry boat or airplane from Hurghada to Sharm El Sheikh, St. Catherine monastery, and Moses Mountain than to take the road.

main activities in Hurghada
main activities in Hurghada

Things to Do in Hurghada city :

The fantastic coral reefs in the sea make snorkeling and diving one of the main activities in Hurghada. There are daily boat trips to do snorkeling and diving operated by diving centers in the hotels. You can also do the Glass boat, which is good for kids as they can see the coral reefs without swimming or diving. Hurghada offers a variety of activities that you can do in the sea or in the desert. They make a stop at Giftun Island, one of Hurghada’s national parks, where they can engage in additional water activities like windsurfing, kitesurfing, and waterskiing.

One of the most exciting excursions in Hurghada is the Sindbad Submarine, which travels twice or three times daily with 44 guests to descend 20 meters beneath the surface to explore the underwater scenery and marine life of the Red Sea.
The majestic desert of Hurghada is as breathtaking as its beaches and coral reefs, so adventure lovers often choose to travel to the desert and mountains. Safari tour companies offer enjoyable excursions through the desert, including Jeep 4×4 safari trips and Quad Bike desert tours, where you can ride camels and discover more about the Bedouin culture. You will go to the most interesting dinner you can have after your journey across the desert and mountains, the Bedouin Barbecue Dinner with Bedouin music and celebration.

Frequently asked questions:

Is Hurghada good for tourists?
Hurghada, which is one of Egypt’s most well-liked tourist attractions and offers stunning beaches and ideal diving and snorkeling conditions, is situated on the Red Sea coast. Before Egypt’s tourism boom in the 1980s, Hurghada was a little fishing community similar to Sharm El Sheikh.

Hurghada is renowned for having some of the best diving locations.
Hurghada is renowned for having some of the best diving locations.

Why you should visit Hurghada?
In the Red Sea, Hurghada is renowned for having some of the best diving locations. The Red Sea’s abundant coral and vibrant fish are the main attractions for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Travelers like to visit the snorkeling and scuba diving spots at Abu Ramada Island and Giftun Kebir.

the best time to visit Hurghada
the best time to visit Hurghada

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best about Hurghada?

Hurghada boasts a massive 13 listings in Scuba Travel’s World’s Top 100 Dive Sites in 2022, making it one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Most Popular Destinations in the World for 2022. So when you add the amazing diving to the 365 days of sunshine and beach weather, it becomes clear why Hurghada is a top destination for travelers.

How far is Hurghada from the pyramids?

Hurghada and the Pyramids of Giza are 400 kilometers apart. Road mileage is 472.8 kilometers. Without a car, how can I go from Hurghada to the Pyramids of Giza? Without a car, the best method to go from Hurghada to the Pyramids of Giza is by bus, which takes 7 hours and 10 minutes and costs $13 to $20.

Does Hurghada have nice beaches?

One of Hurghada’s most stunning natural beaches, it is distinguished by its white sand and crystal-clear water, which lets tourists see the bottom of the ocean. The beach, which is on the other side of Giftun Island, is known as VIP Beach because it frequently draws high society tourists.

Hurghada have nice beaches

What is the hottest month in Hurghada City?

The average annual maximum temperature is 26 °C, rising at an average of 33 °C in August. Temperatures remain warm throughout the year.

Can you swim in the Hurghada sea?

The top Red Sea resorts in Egypt are Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada, which draw millions of visitors and water sports enthusiasts from around the world. Hundreds of different unique fish species and magnificent corals may be seen in the seas surrounding the two resorts.

you can swim in the Hurghada sea

Do people speak English in Hurghada?

Egypt’s official language is Arabic, but the majority of those working in the tourism sector in Hurghada know English, German, French, Italian, and Russian in addition to other languages.

Is the sea warm in Hurghada?

The coldest months of the year are January and February when Hurghada’s maximum temperature is around 23°C and the sea temperature can drop as low as 18°C. With a temperature of 23°C, the water in Hurghada begins to warm up in April. The water temperature will continue to rise during the next months.

the sea is warm in Hurghada

Is Cairo close to Hurghada?

Hurghada and Cairo are separated by 402 kilometers.

Can you go to the Pyramids without a tour?

Even if you’re on your own without a tour guide, going to the Giza Pyramids is a terrific idea. We provided you with some advice so that you may enjoy yourself there on your own.

How much is the entrance fee to the pyramids?

There are several choices: Giza Pyramids General Admission Tickets cost EGP 200 for adults and EGP 100 for students. (This ticket does not grant access to the Worker’s Cemetery, the Solar Boat Museum, the Great Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, or the Pyramid of Menkaure.) Giza Pyramids Including Area Tickets: Student EGP 300; Adult EGP 600.

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