Hurghada, founded in the 20th century, was a small fishing hamlet till a few years back. Over the years, the city has seen a lot of changes and has become a popular beach resort on the Red Sea Coast and an international center for aquatic sports. Hurghada comprises of three main centers and various self-contained tourist villages. The important centers of activity in Hurghada are Ad-Dahar, Al-Gouna, Sigala, New Hurghada, Safaga and Soma Bay.
Major Tourist Attractions
Hurghada is popular for series of highly developed water sports facilities available at the beach resort. The tourists can indulge in swimming, sailing, windsurfing, diving, deep-sea fishing and snorkeling.
Marine Biology Museum
The Marine Biology museum is a few miles to the north of Hurghada. It is a biology station and also houses a small aquarium.
The Aquarium is located towards the north in Hurghada at Ad-Dahar where you can get a glimpse of a good collection of fishes of the region.
The unique and finest Underwater Gardens in the Red Sea is a good place to observe the rare and colorful species of fishes and coral reefs.
From Hurghada, the visitors can go on excursions to the nearby islands for water sports or to admire the beauty of the islands. Enjoy swimming fishing, diving, snorkelling or at the Giftun Island, Shadwan Island, Shaab Abu Shiban, Shaab-el-Erg, Umm Gammar Island, Shasb Saghir Umm Gammae, Careless Reef, Abu Ramada, Dishet-el-Dhaba, Shaab Abu Hashish, Sharm-el-Arab and Abu Minqar Island. Enjoy day trips to Mons Porphyrites or Mountain of Porphyry, Gebel Abu Dukhan (Father of Smoke), Red Sea Mountains.
How to Reach
By Air: Hurghada is connected with many national and international cities by air route.
By Train: The Egyptian Railways operate many air-conditioned and ordinary trains to and from Cairo.
By Bus: Hurghada is well connected by bus service with several neighboring cities and towns.