A subtropical climate, sandy beaches, a range of activities and a blend of old and new make Hurghada an exciting destination that offers something for everyone. Hurghada consists of the authentic narrow streets of El Dahar, the Old Town and El Memsa, the palm-lined Village Road and the modern Sakalla to name just a few of this location’s attractive localities.
Recent redevelopment means this Egyptian city offers an excellent choice of accommodation from luxury modern hotels to traditional guesthouses. Book your holiday to Hurghada with Sunshine.co.uk and check out our fantastic flight and hotel deals.
Hurghada is the second biggest city on the Red Sea coast and has been a popular holiday destination in Egypt since the 1980s. The 20 miles of attractive coastline is particularly popular in the winter with many tourists enjoying a Christmas holiday in the sun.
As well as sweeping beaches, Hurghada is home to exciting waterparks, a fitness centre and health spas, so whether you prefer to stay active or relax a little on holiday, Hurghada has got you covered. History and culture lovers will find plenty to explore too such as grand places of worship and the mummification museum.
Sakalla offers a more modern side to Hurghada and is ideal for shopping with a great selection of stores along the boulevard. The impressive marina is great for dining with a range of upmarket restaurants and views of moored luxury yachts.
Beach Holidays to Hurghada
For a perfect beach holiday, look no further than Hurghada! The resorts of Makadi Bay, El Gouna and Soma Bay are all extremely popular due to the unspoilt sandy beaches, tranquil waters and a wide variety of beach bars and restaurants.
The calm waters are perfect for families with younger children and there are also many hotels that boast a private beach along the shoreline. A number of water sports are available such as scuba diving, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing.
Things to Do
For the adventurous, Hurghada offers plenty to explore. The city of Hurghada is known for some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs and is home to many professional dive centres. Discover colourful reefs, fascinating marine life and wrecks such as The Mohamed Hasabella, an Egyptian trawler boat, that lies south of El Mina and 34 metres deep.
If you prefer to stay on dry land, Desert safaris take you to the heart of the Sahara dunes where Bedouin tribes have travelled for over 1000 years.
Food & Drink
The city caters to international taste as well as serving delicious Egyptian cuisines like slow roasted spicy meats and local dish dawood basha (kofta balls in a rich tomato sauce). There is a wide range of restaurants to choose from including Moby Dick which serves camel steak and Little Buddha, a sushi restaurant.
When it comes to dining out, there’s something to suit every budget in Hurghada from fast food to world-class restaurants.
An entry Visa is required for Egypt and costs approximately £15 per person. Please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt before travelling.
The currency used in Hurghada is Egyptian pounds (E£). As always, we advise shopping around for the best exchange rate before your holiday.
The language spoken is Arabic. However, in the hotel resorts, many staff speak English making communication easy for English speaking tourists.
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