Hurghada City has year-round sunshine, incredibly beautiful coral reefs and dozens of exciting attractions in a laid back, relaxed atmosphere. Even though it’s known as a top-three diving destination on the planet, it still has something for everyone, even the non-divers: beach fun, extreme water sports, clubbing and golfing are only some of the options you’ll have to choose from.
Hurghada is a luxury resort town divided by Sigala, El-Dahar and El-Memsha. Sigala is where you’ll find many seaside resorts, mid-range hotels and plenty of restaurants. South of Sigala, you’ll find luxury resorts. El-Dahar is the older charming part of town with its bountiful bazaar. El Memsha, which means the village road, is the modern part of the city. Considered the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, Hurghada is south of Suez and 550 km from Cairo.
Little Brother and Big Brother
The islands – Little Brother and Big Brother – are an all-time favourite destination among experienced divers: the two islands offer no less than 12 distinct diving sites. The islands feature spectacular wall dives, strong currents, two ship wrecks, coral reefs and amazing underwater species such as hammerhead sharks.
Cautious Diving in its Caves
The Careless Reef is justifiably one of the more popular dive sites in Hurghada, with its many coral forests and a dense population of fish, including the occasional hammerhead shark, jacks, tuna and barracuda. The reef is however famous for the large population of giant and other morays flourishing in its premises.
Best Snorkelling in Hurghada
The fantastic protected area of Sharm el Naga, a paradisiacal beach ideal for snorkelling or just relaxing in the sun. Fishes galore and exceptionally intact corals await you at this unspoilt spot of the Red Sea Riviera. The wide sandy beach slopes smoothly into the waters: an ideal feature for beginners who may be scared off by depths.
The Continuous History of Egypt
This site has aptly been named the “Aquarium”: relatively shallow and quite flat, it is home to a stunning variety of marine species: it is packed full of small reef fishes, stingrays, leopard sharks. Jacks, barracuda and small tuna can also be seen in big numbers, and you might even witness a white tip reef shark passing by.
Megaliths of the Ancients
The monasteries of St. Anthony and St. Paul are the oldest Christian monasteries; they both date back to the 4th century AD, when monks began to settle at the foot of the Red Sea mountain of Galala Al-Qibliya, in hidden cliffs and caves. Both monasteries are considered as the holiest sites of the Coptic Church in Egypt.
Listen and Watch Carefully, Shahrayar
The “Alf Leila Wa Leila” or “1001 Night” show is an event you just can’t miss on your vacation in Hurghada. The show is held daily at the open-air theatre, the performance includes sound & light effects, traditional Nubian music played on drums, horse riders and belly dancers. The show is preceded by a Traditional Egyptian dinner.