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Hurghada Travel Guide - Travel S Helper

Hurghada

Hurghada is an Egyptian city in the Red Sea Governorate. On the Red Sea coast, it is a major tourist destination and Egypt’s third biggest city (after Suez and Ismailia).

The city was formed in the early twentieth century, and it was a little fishing community until a few years ago. However, since the 1980s, it has been steadily expanded by Egyptian and international investors to become the Red Sea’s major beach resort. Sailors, yachtsmen, scuba divers, and snorkelers may enjoy water sports in holiday communities and hotels. Hurghada is noted for its pleasant weather, watersports, and nightlife. The average daily temperature is about 30 °C (86 °F) during the most of the year. Many Europeans, mostly Germans, Russians, and Italians, spend their Christmas and New Year vacations in the city.

Hurghada runs along the coast for roughly 36 kilometers (22 miles) and does not extend far into the neighboring desert. Egyptian visitors from Cairo, the Delta, and Upper Egypt visit the resort, as do package vacation travelers from Europe, particularly Italians and Germans.

Hurghada – Info Card

POPULATION : 261,714
FOUNDED :  1905
TIME ZONE : EST (UTC+2)
LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
RELIGION : Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%
AREA : 
ELEVATION : 14 m (46 ft)
COORDINATES : 27°15′28″N 33°48′42″E
SEX RATIO : Male: 50.22
 Female: 49.78
ETHNIC : Egyptian 99.6%, other 0.4%
AREA CODE : 65
POSTAL CODE : 
DIALING CODE : (+20) 65

Tourism in Hurghada

Hurghada used to be a modest, unassuming fishing community on the Red Sea’s edge, with a variety of beautiful beaches. Hurghada is now nearly unrecognizable from its former self, having developed to become Egypt’s most popular tourist destination, with more than 100 different hotels, many of which border the coastline.

Hurghada is known for its excellent diving prospects, and it is particularly tempting to first-time scuba divers who come to marvel at the underwater reefs and amazing marine life. Hurghada is now a major tourist destination, and many visitors combine their stay here with trips to other notable Nile Valley destinations, such as Luxor, which is just a short distance away.

Climate of Hurghada

Hurghada’s climate is subtropical-desert, with mild-warm winters and hot to very hot summers. The months of December–January–February have mild temperatures, whereas November, March, and April have pleasant temperatures. The months of May and October are hot, while the months of June through September are quite hot. The average annual sea temperature is 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit), with temperatures ranging from 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in February and March to 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit) in August.

The highest temperature ever recorded was 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit) on June 12, 2013, while the lowest temperature ever recorded was 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) on February 2, 1993.

How To Travel To Hurghada

BY PLAINHurghada is accessible through major airports in Europe and the Middle East. Prices vary depending on when you book and the airline. Most major European and Middle Eastern airlines may fly you directly to Hurghada International Airport without stopping in Cairo.If you are in Cairo, you may also...

How To Get Around In Hurghada

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTHurghada has no regular public transportation. Routes for white minivans (Toyota Hiace) known as micro buses have been developed. Locals are the primary users, yet they are simple to utilize. It costs roughly 1-2 Egyptian pounds, and they stop and go anywhere you like, with the exception...

Districts & Neighbourhoods In Hurghada

Hurghada now has a population of 248,000 people and is split into three sections:Downtown (El Dahar) is the old part;Sekalla is the city center;El Memsha (Village road) is the modern part.Sakalla is the more basic hotel district. Dahar is home to the town's major market, post office, and long-distance...

Prices In Hurghada

Tourist (Backpacker) - 34 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including:meals in cheap restaurant, public transport, cheap hotel.Tourist (regular) - 85 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including:mid-range meals and drinks,transportation, hotel.MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$0.95Tomatoes1 kg$0.43Cheese0.5 kg$4.70Apples1 kg$1.72Oranges1 kg$0.45Beer (domestic)0.5 l$1.05Bottle of Wine1 bottle$6.80Coca-Cola2 liters$1.75Bread1 piece$0.90Water1.5...

Beaches in Hurghada

Elysees Dream BeachElysees Dream Beach is a private beach that is accessible from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is situated at the boulevard's entrance, only a few meters from from Old Vic Beach. The beach has beautiful sand, mild slopes, and moderate waves. While lounging on the stylish,...

Sights & Landmarks In Hurghada

For those who appreciate the water and the beach, Hurghada offers a range of activities. Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, para sailing, and jetskiing are among the activities available. You may also take a glass boat (a boat with a glass bottom) to observe the incredible coral reefs and underwater...

Museums & Galleries In Hurghada

Hurghada is not recognized for its art galleries or museums, since people come here mostly for the sea and underwater sports, rather than for cultural tourism. There is, however, a small but intriguing Marine Biology Museum, the National Museum, and an odd café/art gallery.Marine Biology MusuemThe Marine Biology Museum,...

Things To Do In Hurghada

Hurghada has several activities that are not available anyplace else on the planet. Quad-biking hundreds of miles into the Sahara desert for tea with a Bedoin tribe, followed by camel-riding across Biblical plains to see remote and ancient wonders; diving and snorkeling around a vibrant and colorful coral reef;...

Food & Restaurants In Hurghada

Hurghada has a wide range of cuisines to choose from, including fast food, western restaurants, oriental cuisine, and many more.KFC, McDonald's, and the local fast food chain GAD are all available.Where Sherry Street splits off Sheraton Street, you can have a chicken supper for 14LE at "Brost eldik," a...

Shopping In Hurghada

Many souvenirs may be purchased from the stores located inside the main town (Sekalla high street) and along the seaside areas. The ancient down town (el Dahar) also has a broad range of bazaars at lower costs than Sekalla.First and foremost, remember to haggle everywhere except restaurants and drugstores....

Nightlife In Hurghada

Over the years, Hurghada has gained a brisk reputation for its global nightlife scene. In addition to the several clubs in the new Hurghada Marina, Papas Bar has two locations (one inside the marina, the other next-door to the Shedwan Hotel in downtown Dahr). The world-famous Hed Kandi Beach...

Festivals & Events In Hurghada

Hurghada festivals are well-known and bring the town to life, with various religious and historical events remembering the region's heritage. Hurghada's festivals are well-known and well-attended every year. These include several feasts of local saints as well as historical figures.Christmas in the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Islamic New...

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