Hurghada city was founded in the early 20th century. Until a few years ago it was a small fishing village but since the 1980s has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for sailboarders, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers. Hurghada is known for its water sports activities, nightlife and warm weather. Daily temperature hovers round 30 °C (86 °F) most of the year. Numerous Europeans spend their Christmas and New Year holidays in the city, mainly Germans, Russians and Italians.
Hurghada city stretches for about 36 kilometers (22 mi) along the seashore, Today Hurghada counts more than 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into main three areas:
• El Dahar (downtown) were the most of the government departments is found and also a lot of bazaars .
•Sakalla is the city center were most of the shops and cafes is found.
•Villages Road (El Mamsha) were most of the hotels and also cafes and restaurants are found.
There is also subareas Like:
•Al Kawthar ( near villages road )
•El Inter (near villages road)
•Arabia (Zahabeya) (near Dahar).
•Al Wafaa & Al Amal (near Dahar).
•Mubarak areas (1,2,3,4,5,6)
•Al Hadaba (between villages road and Sakalla)
•Old Sheraton Road a lot of cafe with sea view that you must give it a visit in day time to enjoy the view
There are plenty of diving centers. Most take you out on a day trip and make one dive in the morning and one in the afternoon. Dive sites around Abu Ramada Island, Giftun Kobra and Giftun Soghra are very popular. You can also visit shipwrecks such as the El Mina or the New Marina.
Hurghada has a subtropical desert climate with mild-warm winters and hot to very hot summers. Temperatures in the period December–January–February are warm, while November, March and April are comfortably warm. May and October are hot and the period from June to September is very hot. Sunshine hours are around 3,800 per year (one of the highest results in the world), from an average of 9 hours of sunshine / day in December to an average of 13 hours / day in July. The average annual temperature of the sea is 24 °C (75 °F), ranging from 21 °C (70 °F) in February and March to 28 °C (82 °F) in August.
Some near areas or cities to Hurghada:
A Tourist Resort located 30 km south of Hurghada dedicated only to hotels, shops and clubs. Place features good sandy beach.
Sharm El Naga
A village, around 40 km (25 mi) south of Hurghada. Its beach contains a beautiful reef cliff.
A tourist resort situated 45 km (28 mi) south of Hurghada, with various hotels.
A privately owned luxury hotel town, about 25 km north of Hurghada. Quiet and clean, the town consists of several islands separated by channels and connected by bridges. Besides 14 hotels and 3 marinas, there are also 2200 private villas and apartments, while many more are under construction. It is promoted by some as Egypt’s Venice It is built on 10 km of beachfront and has unique and diverse architecture.
El Gouna provides diving and water sports centers, horse stables, go karting, shopping arcades, bazaars, a wide selection of restaurants and bars, night clubs, an internet cafe, bank branches, pharmacies, the El Gouna international school,El Gouna national school, a nursery, a private hospital, three marinas, a library, an airport, one of several casinos on the Red Sea coast, a private radio station, a post office, a museum, real estate offices and an 18-hole golf course designed by Gene Bates with a unique aqua driving range, also has the first hanged open air restaurant in Egypt .
Extra Information about Hurghada :
• Information About Hurghada Airport
• Information About Hurghada Aqua Parks