Hurghada was founded in the early 20th century, and until a few years ago, remained a small fishing village. But today, it has gone on to become the foremost tourist resort of the Red Sea coast and an international center for aquatic sports. If it takes place in or on the water you can do it here: windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, but, above all, snorkeling and diving. The unique underwater gardens offshore are some of the finest in the world, justifiably famous amongst divers. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which may also be observed through glass bottom boats. This area has many fine accommodations, usually offering warm and efficient service. Restaurants are mostly along the main road. While in Hurghada, don't miss the museum and aquarium, with their complete collections of flora and fauna of the Red Sea.
The city of Hurghada, also known as the ‘Venice of Egypt ’, has some of the best and most renowned shopping destinations in Egypt. Most of the local crafts that are made in Egypt are the best things to go shopping for in Hurghada. The city specializes in textiles and antiques.
There are plenty of great shopping destinations in the city of Hurghada. We recommend you El Dahar and Sigala.
With its growing reputation as a holiday party town 'par excellence', Hurghada boasts a lively nightlife with numerous clubs, discos, pubs and trendy lounges, and a variety of entertainment that includes beach barbeques, karaoke evenings, foam parties and divers' parties.
Hurghada has a variety of cuisine to suit all tastes. The food available throughout the area is quite extensive, ranging from local specialties available at the town’s largest bazaar, El Dahar, to the major global food chains such as Pizza Hut and McDonald’s.