Hurghada is located on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt. A few years ago the city was just a small fishing village, but the city has continually been enlarged by investors. Their aim is to make Hurghada the largest and leading seashore resort on the Red Sea. These days Hurghada has a population of 248 thousand people and it is a popular destination for more than 96 thousand travelers every year. 

Hurghada consists of three parts; the old part, the city center and the modern part. The old part is downtown El Dahar where the largest bazaar can be found, as well as mosques, the post office and the long-distance bus station. Sekalla is the center with modest hotels and El Memsha or Village Road is the modern part of the city. Some parts of the city are still under construction. Hurghada is a modern city with no historical sites. Most of the city is filled with all inclusive resorts overlooking the beach. Near the city lie the Desert Mountains where you can take a safari trip.

Hurghada is a popular destination for numerous Europeans to spend Christmas and New Year holidays here. The city is known for its warm weather and relaxation. You can enjoy sun, sand and sea at one of the many holiday resorts. There is only one public beach along the 22 miles of beach. Unfortunately many of the coral reefs offshore have been damaged. Also popular among tourists are the city’s nightlife and the watersport activities. If you don’t like diving you can enjoy sea life at the Aquarium of the Marine Biology Museum a few miles north of the city.

Travelers to Hurghada require a valid passport and visa. A 30 days visa can be obtained upon arrival for $15 US. When you are in Hurghada, don’t forget to go to the uninhabited island of Giftun to enjoy the white beach and the magical coral reefs.