Hurghada

Overview

Hurghada is a popular holiday destination for Europeans, especially during the winter, and some spend Christmas and New Year there. Hurghada extends for about 36 kilometres (22 mi) along the coast, but does not reach far into the surrounding desert. The resort is a destination for Egyptian tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe. El Ahia and El Helal – the northern part El Dahar (Downtown) – the old town Sakala – the city center El Kawsar – the modern part El Mamsha (Village Road) – a pedestrianised street with a length of over 4 km (2.5 mi) Many of Hurghada's newer hotels, restaurants, and shops are located along El Mamsha. Most of the newest and largest hotel resorts are located in the area between Mamsha and Sahl Hasheesh on El Mamsha. Beyond Sahl Hasheesh there are the hotels of Makadi Bay. Dahar is the oldest part of the town where the town's traditional bazaar, the post office and the long-distance bus stations (Go Bus and Upper Egypt Bus) are situated. The busiest area is Sakala, the "city center" on Sheraton Road, where there are hotels, shops and restaurants.

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The city is served by the Hurghada International Airport with scheduled passenger traffic connecting to Cairo and directly to several cities in Europe. A new terminal was opened in 2015 to accommodate increasing traffic.

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Tour details

  • Tour Type Explore
  • Price Depending
  • Categories Destination
  • Capital Redsea
  • Language Arabic, English
  • Currency EGP, USD, EUR, GBP
  • Time Zone UTC/GMT
  • Drives on the Leftside
  • Calling code +20