Hurghada is a beach city right on the edge of the Red Sea. One of Egypt’s most popular tourist beach destinations, this sunny city is packed full of things for you to do. Originally a fishing village, it’s now a thriving hub that links modern Egypt and its visitors to the extraordinary landscape. There’s plenty of things to do in Hurghada, too, whether you’re a history buff, want a family-friendly attraction or two, or simply want to relax on a beach!

Hot in the summer and delightfully warm in the winter, this is an all-year-round holiday destination. Sandwiched in between the Red Sea and the desert and sand dunes, you’ll also have the benefit of being near main roads to some of Egypt’s ancient sites.

Dive into warm, clear waters

Right on the beach, Hurghada is an excellent place to dive into the sea and go snorkelling. With a thriving marine population, seeing exotic fish here is guaranteed and you can’t miss the endless corals in every possible colour! Water sports are popular as the sea is warm whatever the season and the sea breeze keeps you the perfect temperature. There’s plenty of things to do in Hurghada for all the family, from learning to kite surf or snorkel to jumping onto the slides at Makadi Water World and eating at great restaurants.

Visit a dreamy desert island

Taking a boat trip is a must-do for anybody who fancies a visit to a desert island. Giftun Island is easy to get to from Hurghada and the white sand and pure blue water have to be seen to be believed. With beaches and water like this, you’ll be forgiven for never wanting to leave!

Explore Ancient Egypt

Visiting the pyramids in Cairo, marvel at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, and take a trip down the Nile. All of these are easy to do in a day from Hurghada. With this city as your holiday base, you can head to the huge Senzo shopping mall, hit the water park with the kids, take in the sites of Ancient Egypt, and swim in sub-tropical waters all in the same week. With these many things to do in Hurghada, it’s an ideal destination for families and couples alike.

2. Makadi Water World

Enjoy family fun at Egypt's largest water park, Makadi Water World, in the heart of the Red Sea Riviera. Choose from 50 different rides, including an adrenaline-fuelled 19m free-fall slide
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3. Senzo Mall

Get your retail therapy fix at the fabulous Senzo Mall; the largest shopping complex of its kind in the Red Sea Riviera. Escape the midday heat and browse the extensive fashion and homeware stores.
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4. Learn to scuba dive in the Red Sea

There are many reasons why the Red Sea is right up there as one of the best diving spots in the whole world. Think professional instructors; clear, calm and warm waters; and some of the most vibrant and colourful marine life that you could ever wish to set your eyes upon.
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5. Day trip to the pyramids

What’s great about Hurghada holidays is that you’re surrounded by golden sandy beaches; excellent bars, restaurants and shops; and some of the best marine life in the world. But it also serves as an ideal location to base yourself
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6. Day trip to Luxor

It would be a shame to travel all the way to Hurghada and not make a day trip to the ancient city of Luxor whilst you’re there. It’s just a four hour drive from Hurghada, which makes it such a popular excursion for holidaymakers.
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