Official language: Arabic
Time zone: UTC +2
Currency: Egyptian pound (EGP)
First hotel was founded in the city in 1956, and next ones were built with extremely fast pace, resulting in the fact that nowadays on the shore of Hurghada, at a distance of around 60 kilometres there are more than 300 of them!
If you want to feel the vibe of the city, make sure to go to the unique part of Hurghada – Dahar. Take a walk through the biggest market and visit a cafe for a real, Turkish coffee.
It is worth to use the possibility of seeing a marine day in this area. Many rentals offer boats with a transparent floor, allowing to sea amazing coral reefs.
Hurghada is a city located in the eastern part of Egypt, by the Red Sea. It is one of the most important spots on a touristic map of the world, a part of the Riviera of the Red Sea, a region in which in coldest month of the year temperature don’t fall below 25 Celsius degrees.
Hurghada is a perfect place for divers. Situated between 50 coral reefs, such as Erg Abu Ramada, Omo Gammar, Shabroor Om Gammar or South Abu Ramada. You will find there around 200 scuba diving centres, as well as many wreckages, that you can admire during swimming – among them, for instance, ships like Salem Express, Seastar or Thistlegorm.
Diving is not of course the only water sport, that can be successfully undertaken in that area. You can also try there kitesurfing, windsurfing or surfing. There are also lovely, sandy beaches and the sea of the amazing, azure colour, just perfect for resting.
Staying in Hurghada make sure to go to local market. Millions of hues on every stand definitely will make impression on you. What to focus on, being in such place? Surely on unusually aromatic spices and extraordinary tees. Regardless of what you decide on, remember, it is never worth to agree on the initial price. Bargaining over prices is inseparable part of shopping.
Due to huge interest of a village by tourists, you will find there many places worth to eat at. Very popular is Le Garage – Gourmet Burger at Abu Tig Marina, specializing in burgers. Famous for seafood is The Heaven at Hurghada Marina Boulevard, so if you are a fan of that type of dishes, make sure to go there! A restaurant that is worth visiting after twilight, is Chuchichaschtli - swiss house at El Balad. It has a huge space, dedicated to eat outside, in which vibe is provided with plants here and there and lights hanged out.