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Hurghada began life as a tiny fishing village on the Red Sea Riviera, and over the years has blossomed into a full-scale seaside resort. As well as its beautiful white sand beaches and world-class diving, Hurghada is a great place to shop and has some of the best nightlife around, with a lively waterfront packed with bars and clubs.

Things to do

Visit Hurghada’s new marina to plan a sailing excursion out to the uninhabited Giftun Island, or go scuba diving in the crystal clear depths of the Red Sea. Pick a comfy spot on the soft, sandy beaches for a little relaxation, or get involved with the water sports; Hurghada’s beach has a reputation for great water skiing and kite surfing. For family holidays, it’s well worth visiting one of the city’s nearby water sports like Makadi Bay Water World, where you can cool off on a hot day at the slides and wave pool. The city has an energetic nightlife scene, with a buzzing waterfront lined with bars and clubs.


The slightly cooler months of spring and early summer, from April to June. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 21°C in November being the high and 16°C in January and February being the low.

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Hurghada International Airport (HRG).