Temperature: Summertime average of 33°C, higher in July and August. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 21°C in November being the high and 15°C in January and February being the low.
Best time to visit: The slightly cooler months of spring and early summer, from April to June.
Hurghada experiences long, dry and very hot summers, which begin as early as April. The hottest month is July, which enjoys thirteen hours of sunshine a day but regularly peaks as high as 37°C.
Night owls: If you’re looking for sun-drenched days and parties at night, Hurghada is the best place around for nightlife.
Beach lovers: Hurghada’s gorgeous golden beach is ideal for spending hours sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling.
Water sports enthusiasts: Think diving in the crystal clear Red Sea, racing the wind on kite boards and zipping around on water skis.
Language: The language spoken in Hurghada is Arabic.
Currency: The currency used in Hurghada is the Egyptian pound.
Local time: Hurghada is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Hurghada International Airport (HRG).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further Hurghada tourist information can be found at en.egypt.travel/city/index/hurghada-city.
Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Hurghada.
By taxi: Taxis are the easiest way to get around in Hurghada, and are readily available across the city. Prices vary, although most have a fixed rate, so it’s best to negotiate the fare with the driver before you get in.
By micro bus: Micro buses are an efficient method of transport in Hurghada, cheaper than a taxi and running approximately every 30 minutes. They are a good option for getting down to the promenade and beach.
Yacht racing festival: Hurghada is a fantastic water and wind sports destination, and even hosts an International Yacht and Water Skiing Festival every summer. Crowds gather on the city’s waterfront to watch sailors and skiers fly past on the water and compete for a prize.
Film festival: Nearby Luxor hosts the annual Luxor African Film Festival every February. The festival supports and promotes African filmmakers and productions, including showings of short films and documentaries.