Temperature: 33°C average. Winter temperatures are more mild with temperatures of 22°C in November being the high and 16°C in January and February being the low.
Best time to visit: Spring (March/April) and Autumn (October/November) for slightly cooler temperatures.
The weather in Makadi Bay is typical of Egypt’s climate, with long summers and soaring temperatures around July. Most of the summer stays in the high 20s to low 30s (°C), but the peak months from July to September frequently reach the high 30s.
Sun worshippers: Makadi Bay’s sun-soaked summers are best spent on its glorious white sand beaches and cooling off in the Red Sea.
Water lovers: So much of Makadi Bay is water-centric: think diving, snorkelling and sailing trips, as well as a top choice of water sports.
Golfers: Makadi Bay has its own 72 par championship golf course, set in beautiful coastal scenery in a peaceful part of the resort.
More about Makadi Bay
Language: The language spoken in Makadi Bay is Arabic.
Currency: The currency used in Makadi Bay is the Egyptian pound.
Local time: Makadi Bay is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: Hurghada International Airport. Transfers to Makadi Bay take around 50 minutes.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Makadi Bay is 5.5 hours.
Tourist Information: Further Makadi Bay tourist information can be found at http://en.egypt.travel/city/index/makadi-bay.
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 Makadi Bay.
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By taxi: Hotels have their own taxis but are generally expensive to hire, but are still the best way of venturing out of Makadi Bay to visit the larger resort of Hurghada. Local taxis are not easily available as the resort has no centre for them to congregate, you’d need to arrange a taxi pick up from your hotel. It’s best to check the fare before you get in, as not all drivers use the meter.
By shuttle bus: Many hotels provide a local shuttle bus for quick transfer into Makadi Bay or to the beach.
On foot: Makadi Bay is a compact resort so the best way to see it is to walk along the long sandy beach that stretches around the bay.
Water skiing festival: The nearby city of Hurghada is a water sports hotspot, and every summer locals and visitors head to the beach to cheer on competitors in the Yacht and Water Skiing Festival. The festival attractions water skiers and sailors from all over the country to race on the Red Sea.
Sphinx festival: If you’re interested in learning more about Egyptian culture, El Gouna hosts the annual Sphinx Festival. The event features a variety of musical performances, art exhibitions and provides insight into the country’s customs and traditions.