The Egyptian resort of Hurghada has all the classic ingredients you need for some serious relaxation. Sunshine? Check. Beautiful beaches? Check. Warm, deep blue seas? Check. If you want to add a shot of adrenaline to your getaway, there are plenty of water sports to try. And, if you're travelling with children, you'll definitely need to have some daytime entertainment up your sleeve. Look no further than the Hurghada Grand Aquarium.
More than just an AquariumOpened in 2015, the Hurghada Grad Aquarium is a relatively new attraction to the area, but it's already cemented its position as one of the best in Egypt. The largest in the country and one of the biggest in Africa, it offers the chance to get to grips with an astonishing array of fish and other exciting marine creatures without getting your feet wet. In addition to the spectacular submarine exhibits, Hurghada Grand Aquarium also has some land-based attractions, including a mini-zoo, an authentically-recreated rainforest, and a traditional Arabian tent.
Meet the denizens of the deepIt's the denizens of the deep that are the stars of the show and top billing goes to the underwater tunnel. This is a specially-constructed glass tunnel that allows you to walk through the aquarium and see the sea creatures from a completely different perspective. Watch as shimmering shoals of fish pass overhead, manta rays glide effortlessly by, and nature's most perfect predator: the shark swim around.
A day out for all the familyWhile the Hurghada Grand Aquarium is a hugely entertaining day out for all the family, it included lot of educational exhibits. During your time there, you'll learn about the creatures' life-cycles, feeding habits and the ecosystems in which they exist. A perfect attraction for Attenborough's in the making, and anyone with an interest in the watery world of the planet's oceans.