The city was founded in the early 20th century, and until a few years ago it was a small fishing village
1980s, it has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea
|Area||It is one of the country's main tourist centers and the second largest Egyptian city (after Suez) located on the Red Sea coast..|
|Time zone||GMT +2|
|Currency||Egyptian Pound (EGP)|
|Visa requirements||No Visa needed|
Sports and nature
Hurghada has also become a favourite spot for scuba divers from around the world.Being situated
Sate your appetite for adventure during a half-day quad bike safari tour from Hurghada
On your own quad bike, you’ll travel deep into the desert and visit a Bedouin village to learn of local traditions and interact with locals
Then, climb onto a camel for a magical sunset ride followed by a barbecue dinner. Enjoy unlimited mineral water and soft drinks before returning to your Hurghada hotel by car.
Papa’s Beach Club : Drink and dance at this open air dance club, bar and restaurant on the beach. The open air club plays house and techno music most nights, with some R&B thrown in. Sip a cocktail at the bar, a table, or under a parasol on the beach. Dance under the stars or swing in a hammock in the back of the bar. Remember to wear comfortable footwear as there’s sand everywhere other than the dance floor.
Calypso Disco The club looks quite impressive and the entry fee includes a free drink, or two, depending on who you ask. There’s a dance show that’s well done but not very original
Ministry of Sound Ministry of Sound is the place to go to when you are in Hurghada, or even Egypt in general.
This popular club is an open air, 1500 person capacity venue with stunning podium dancers, fantastic DJ’s and a great sound and light system. Every night of the week there’s a different party, different decor and different music.
Culture and history
Although a town in its own right Hurgada’s current major industry is foreign and domestic tourism, owing to its dramatic landscape, year-round dry and temperate climate and long stretches of natural beaches. .
Its waters are clear and calm for most of the year and have become popular for various watersports, particularly recreational scuba diving and snorkelling
Dive sites around Abu Ramada Island, Fanadir, Giftun Kebir, and Giftun Soraya are popular. Tourists also visit shipwrecks such as the El Mina or the Rosalie Moller. The beach at Hurghada is not secluded, out to Sigala the beach is then followed by coastal holiday villages and then desert.
In a 2016 attack and again in a 2017 attack foreign tourists at Hurghada's beach resorts were targeted by terrorists attacks