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Find out everything you need to know about holidays on Egypt’s famous Red Sea Coast. Our
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A lively holiday destination on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. Our comprehensive
guides tell you all you need to know about this fascinating destination. With its world-renowned reputation,
this is one of Egypt’s top holiday resorts, attracting visitors from around the world.


This fantastic resort it known for its crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, and sandy beaches. There’s a variety of activities for visitors, including snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, and kiteboarding.

The city also has a lively nightlife scene, with numerous bars and nightclubs. There’s also a rich history and culture, with ancient Egyptian ruins and temples nearby.

With a wide range of flights from the UK, and Egypt Holidays proving to be good value at the moment (FT.com), there’s never been a better time to visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the top activities and attractions?

Hurghada is popular for watersports. Things like snorkelling, scuba diving, and windsurfing. The Grand Aquarium is a good day out, and popular excursions include exploring the desert on a quad bike or jeep safari.

Best time of year to visit?

Between November and March, the weather in Hurghada is slightly cooler and more comfortable for outdoor activities. The summer months between June and August can be very hot, with temperatures regularly exceeding 40°C.

Popular with Uk Holidaymakers?

It’s a favourite destination for those seeking warm weather, beautiful beaches, and clear waters for swimming, diving, and even swimming with dolphins. UK holidaymakers find Hurghada an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday, and it’s extremely popular throughout the year.

What is the local currency?

The local currency is the Egyptian pound (EGP). However, many tourist areas also accept British pounds and US dollars.

Is Hurghada a safe place to visit?

Hurghada is generally a safe place for tourists, but it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions to avoid becoming a target of crime. Only book tours and activities with reputable companies.

Are there any customs or dress codes?

Egypt is a predominantly Muslim country, so even though you’re in a tourist destination, it’s important to be respectful of local customs. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting mosques or other religious sites.

What are the Beaches Like?

One of the main attractions is the stunning coastline. The beaches in Hurghada are world-famous, and many of them are located within walking distance of the town centre. Try scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, and kitesurfing in the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea.

Does Hurghada Have a Rich History?

The town’s history dates back to ancient times, and you can find numerous historical sites, such as the Coptic Church and the Museum. You can also take a day trip to Luxor, one of the most significant archaeological sites in Egypt. Or why not find out more about going from Hurghada to the Pyramids.

Is it a Quiet Resort?

Hurghada also offers a vibrant nightlife with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants to choose from. You can enjoy a drink at a beachfront bar or dance the night away at a club. There’s plenty of hotels to choose from, such as the Hilton Hurghada Plaza. The town has a diverse culinary scene, with many restaurants serving Egyptian and international cuisine.