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Egypt Destinations > Hurghada

Hurghada  Till the late 1970s Hurghada was a small fisher village in a location that seldom attracted visitors. This changed when divers discovered the beautiful nature of the area and the crystal clear waters with its coral reefs and the multitude of fishes. In a very short time Hurghada became one of the most important tourist sites in Egypt.

Nowadays, modern hotels along a 20 km long beach satisfy the needs of any visitor. In Hurghada the offer of activities is many fold: from sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling over windsurfing to desert safaris.
Today, Hurghada is known for its broad offer of entertainment. Life often begins after sunset in Hurghada. Many clubs are frequented by the young, but there is certainly entertainment for all ages.

There is a lot going on in Hurghada with its buzzing locations and busy beaches. Divers will have to rent a boat to visit the diving sites as the coral reefs are located near the small Red Sea islands off Hurghada. Of these islands Giftun is the largest and lies about 10km from Hurghada.

The city of Hurghada is rapidly growing by embracing numerous self-contained tourist villages. To the north lies Ad-Dahar with more than half of the total local population and the most price friendly hotels and restaurants. Some kilometers to the south of Hurghada lies Siqala, a place with only a few hotels and restaurants.

Places of Interest

The Marine Biology Museum Hurghada
The Marine Museum (open from 8am to 8pm) a few kilometers north of Hurghada, offers information about sea life in and under the waters. A marine biology station and a small aquarium make a visit even more interesting.

The Hurghada Aquarium
The Aquarium in Hurghada (open from 9am to 11pm) is located at Ad-Dahar. An interesting place to learn about the variety of Red Sea fishes.

Under the silhouette of sharp edged mountains and bordering the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea lies El-Gouna, the region’s most exclusive destination. Built on clusters of islands surrounded by turquoise lagoons, El-Gouna covers an area of more than 11 kilometers of the most pristine beachfront. El-Gouna has something for everyone including secluded beaches and exclusive hotels for those seeking the getaway holidays. Desert safaris, the best diving for the more adventurous, and endless entertainment for families add to the attractivity of this place.

El-Gouna began as a romantic vision but became reality in a very short time: Starting as a small marina some years ago, El-Gouna nowadays is a vibrant, bustling town with an international flair. Private villas, luxurious hotels and many restaurants add to the high standard of this place.
But it did not stop there: El-Gouna has evolved into a town with a life and soul of its own. El-Gouna is no longer simply tourist destination but a town attracting visitors and residents from all parts of the world. Private business is thriving, giving interested investors the opportunity to invest in the industrial sector of El-Gouna which includes a brewery, a winery and a water bottling company.
El-Gouna has been carefully planned giving beauty and life quality top priority. In spite of having grown into a self-sufficient town resort with powerful infrastructure and extensive community support facilities, El-Gouna has taken great care of its surroundings and has recently been awarded to be the “environmental friendliest resort in Egypt”.

Kafr El-Gouna
The Kafr is the heartbeat of El-Gouna; a town center with countless activities during day and night. It is here, where guests and residents come together. Set on an island this town center is built in the traditional Egyptian style of inner courtyards, alleys and domes. The subtle tones of the Kafr’s pastel colored buildings give a spectacular contrast to the bright turquoise of its surrounding lagoons. The Kafr provides everything one expects of a lively downtown area; shops, art galleries, cafes, a wide selection of restaurants with local delicacies to international dining, bars, discotheques, and a cinema as well as the more practical services such as a school, travel agencies and a post office.

El-Gouna Museum
This museum focuses on ancient Egyptian history and art with over 90 exhibits including statue replicas (made by the Egyptian Cultural Investment Company), decorated stones and musical instruments. Opened in January 1996, it is designed to give tourists an insight into the ancient Egyptian culture. Facilities include three interactive computer displays giving descriptions of each exhibit, and also an exhibition hall of 52 contemporary paintings by Hussein Bikar, a well known Egyptian artist. The museum building is surrounded by souvenir shops selling small statues, books, papyrus paintings, postcards and modern Egyptian art.

Hotels in Hurghada


5* Hurghada Intercontinental Resort

Nestled in Hurghada Bay, with its own private beach facing the Red Sea, its marina, its landscaped gardens, this beautiful hotel, is sympathetically designed to fit the environment. With its 252 rooms, all with seaviews, including family rooms, suites, Ambassador rooms.

Add. : Km 48 Hurghada Safaga Rd., SOUTH HURGHADA, HURGHADA.
Tel.: 065 3260700 - 010 6019632 - 065 3260701 - 065 3260702 - 065 3260703 - 065 3260704

5* The Desert Rose Resort

The Desert Rose Resort sits comfortably among the spectacular desert mountains, south of Hurghada, overlooking the turquoise water of the Red Sea .
Its celebration of gardens and pools emit an unmatched sense of serenity. Hosting a 40, 000 m² lagoon and secluded beaches, The Desert Rose Resort ensures its precious guests privacy and peace of mind.
Add. : South of Hurghada
Tel.: 0106699382
Fax : 0106699372
Web site : http://www.desertrose-resort.com/

5* Le Meridien Makadi Bay Hotel

Le Meridien's largest resort is ideally situated on a stretch of sandy beach in Makadi Bay. is nestled between desert dunes and breathtaking mountain ranges. The bay provides a superb location for scuba-diving and snorkelling. Le Meridien Makadi Bay boasts the biggest swimming pool (640 sqm) in the Middle-East
Add. : Safaga Road
Tel.: +20 65 35 90 590
Fax : +20 65 35 90 595
Web site : http://www.makadibay.lemeridien.com/

5* Club Golden 5 Hotel

The hotel is as unique as you are to us, providing you with breathtaking events, decoration, fixtures and comfort to exceed your standards and expectations. We shall be honored to deliver to you the utmost professional 5 star service throughout our entire departments during your stay.
Add. : Safaga Road, Red Sea - Egypt - Red Sea
Tel.: (065)3447744 - 3446300-321
Fax : (065)3446307 - 3446310
Web site : http://www.golden5.com/

5* Marriott Hurghada Red Sea Resort

Located on the shore of the sparkling Red Sea, featuring 283 fully equipped seafront rooms and suites, it has a private island, two swimming pools health club, 2 lighted tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned squash courts, Italian Restaurant, Patio Cafe, Pool bar Marnet internet cafe and a meeting room from 10 to 120 people theater style.
Tel.: 02 7358888
Fax : 02 7373868
Web site : http://www.marriott-iddleeast.com/

4* Beach Albatros Hotel

This four star hotel has 321 rooms including 34 junior suites and 24 suites with a sea view. In addition to 94 bungalows with patios, there are 61 sport areas and 87 pavilions furnished to be comfortable in modern style.

Tel : 065 3464001 - 065 3464002 - 065 3464003 - 065 3464004 - 065 3464005 - 012 3986501

4* Alf Lila We Lila Village

The four star Alf Leila We Leila Village is built to resemble an Arabian palace and it is certainly luxurious enough to make their guests feel like royalty, it is built in the royalty of Andalucian castles with huge gates, marble paths, high pillars and domes.
The hotel has 222 beautiful room with with balconies facilities, all standard and Family Rooms are over looking Swimming Pool.
The hotel has 3 Large swimming pools, Sun terraces, Pool bar, Snack bar,Terrace bar,Shopping arcade

Tel : 065 3464601 - 065 3464602 - 065 3464603 - 065 3464605




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