Temperature: 16-30 (°C)
Whenever you head off for your holiday, you’re practically guaranteed clear skies and plenty of sunshine. The best bet for beach lovers is summertime, when you can top up your tan with highs of 33°C. Diving and snorkelling conditions are perfect at this time of year. If you like it slightly little cooler, choose spring or autumn when it drifts between the mid and high-20s (°C). It also stays warm throughout winter with temperatures in the mid-teens. The chance of rain remains low all year round, and the temperature rarely drops below 16°C even in January, the coldest month of the year.
Adventurers: Hop on board a 4x4 for an off-road jeep ride across the desert. How about a trip to a Bedouin village followed by a delicious dinner bursting with regional flavours?
Day trippers: Take a laid-back cruise to the uninhabited Giftun Island; sit back and relax on the white sand before swimming or snorkelling in the crystal-clear sea.
Families: Everyone will enjoy a glass-bottomed boat trip across the stunning Red Sea surrounding Hurghada. Keep an eye out for dolphins, rays, turtles and all kinds of colourful fish along the way.
More about Hurghada
Language: The language spoken is Arabic.
Currency: The currency used is Egyptian pounds (E£).
Local time: Hurghada is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Hurghada International Airport. Transfers to the resort of Hurghada take just 20 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The Hurghada flight time is 5.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Before your Hurghada holiday, you can find further tourist information over at www.egypt.travel.
Visa / health: Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Hurghada.
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By microbus: Flag down a microbus (they’re the white mini vans) and hop on board to travel around cheaply. The routes are fixed, but there are no allocated stops along the way so just make sure the driver knows where you want to get off.
By taxi: You’ll have no problem finding a taxi in the resort. It’s always a good idea to get a price before you start, and you’ll pay on arrival. We recommend you ask your hotel for an estimated price so you know you’re getting a fair deal. Remember to take some change with you, too.
For hobby anglers: Just as winter comes to an end, the Hurghada Fishing Competition begins in February, bringing in adventurous anglers from around the world to join in the contest. If you like your holidays to have a fishy theme, this is the time to book.
Open-air clubs: From June, this sunny resort’s nightlife scene really comes into its own. The summer fun begins with open-air clubs and beach parties, so you can party under the stars until the sun comes up.
Water sports: October sees the arrival of the Yacht Racing / Water Skiing Festival, where you can watch sailing and water sports specialists take to the Red Sea in style. Come and soak up the festive atmosphere for yourself.
Religious festivals: Ramadan (a holy month of fasting for Muslims, usually in May or June) won’t have a big impact on your holiday, as tourists are exempt from restrictions. However, the resort is likely to get busy straight after it finishes, as Egyptian families go away to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha.
For up to date advice on travelling to Hurghada, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/safety-and-security