One of the main tourist destinations of Egypt, Hurghada is the country's second largest city located on the Red Sea's coast. It was founded in the early twentieth century and remained a small fishing village until the 1980s. Over the next couple of decades, it developed into a leading coastal resort with the entry of Egyptian and foreign investors. Today, Hurghada is visited by plenty of tourists from different parts of the world to enjoy water sports, its warm weather and a fabulous nightlife.
Food in Hurghada
The local staple is Kushari, an Egyptian delicacy that originated in the nineteenth century. It is prepared by mixing rice, lentils and macaroni. Another interesting dish to try is Gebna Makleyah or oven-fried cheese, which is served along with lemon wedges and Arabic flatbreads. Kebabs can be found at almost every restaurant in the city. You would get to savour some mouth-watering treats during your holidays to Hurghada at the Gad Restaurant.
Tourist attractions in Hurghada
Hurghada Marina is an excellent place to visit during sunset before heading to the cafes and restaurants for dinner. A visit to the Hurghada Aquarium would give you an opportunity to explore the amazing marine life of the Red Sea. Jungle Aqua Park is a fantastic amusement park in the city, where both children and adults can have loads of fun. If you wish to enjoy some relaxed moments, head to the Mahmya Beach located in Giftun Island.
Fun things to do in Hurghada
You can explore the coral reefs while snorkelling in the clear waters surrounding Giftun Islands. Wreck diving can be enjoyed in the Straits of Gubal, easily accessible from Hurghada. Non-swimmers who want to witness the abundant marine species of the Red Sea can take a submarine tour offered for tourists for about an hour. Quad biking and desert Jeep expeditions help you discover the marvellous valleys studded with acacia trees. You would enjoy shopping for local and international brands at the Senzo Mall.
Nightlife in Hurghada
For several years, parties hosted by travellers were the only source of nightlife available in this Egyptian city. Today, there are some excellent cafes, bars, discos, and clubs that offer the right doses of fun and entertainment to the tourists and locals after sunset. Colour Beach Club is one of the popular nightclubs in Hurghada, which creates a thrilling atmosphere for the partying crowds with a variety of Hip-Hop, R&B, and Trance numbers played by talented DJs.
Stay in Hurghada
Five-star hotels located close to the stunning beaches of Hurghada provide luxurious accommodations for tourists with their elegant rooms and suites that are well-equipped with all the modern amenities. Resorts in the city offer comfortable stays for those with mid-range budgets. Travellers looking out for a cheaper accommodation can stay in self-catering holiday homes. You can get to your desired location in Hurghada using mini-buses or taxis.
Festivals in Hurghada
Parties and grand celebrations can be witnessed at popular tourist locations in Hurghada during Christmas and New Year's Eve. Coptic Christmas is celebrated in January with week-long festivities. After fasting for the entire holy month of Ramadan, the local Muslims celebrate Eid-al-Fitr for three days. Hurghada International Festival is held in February for twelve days and features sporting events. The Shem al Nessim is celebrated with outdoor activities and picnics, to mark the first day of spring.
Best time to visit Hurghada
Spring from April to June and autumn from September to November are the best times to visit Hurghada. Around these times of the year, this city enjoys a warm weather with comfortable daytime temperatures that are ideal for sightseeing and other outdoor activities. The cheap holidays to Hurghada offered by Lowest2 not only include the best attractions of the city but also give you the chance to have greater savings for your trip.
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