Last Minute Hurghada
by Petia Ganeva
Hurghada is located in the north-east of Egypt and is one of the most famous holiday destinations on the Red Sea. Especially for those who love sunbathing, water sports and divers, this holiday resort with an oriental feel is preferred. Fascinating sandy beaches, a beautiful, crystal clear sea blue, breathtaking underwater scenery and a wide range of leisure activities invite you to Hurghada in the summer and in the winter.
Hurghada was founded in the 20th century and is now considered to be the most important Egyptian tourist center on the Red Sea. During the last decades, the originally small fishing village established itself as the largest tourist metropolis in which today some 60 000 inhabitants live. Mainly Hurghada consists of holiday resorts, hotel facilities with swimming pools, gardens and charming, artificially constructed lagoons.
The resort town Hurghada is divided into three districts. El-Dahhar is the old town where local markets, local shops and the fish market invite you to stroll and shop. In the evening there are more enticements than tourists. The tourist district of Hurghada is called Al-Sakkala. This city area is very dynamic. Al-Sakkala is equipped with many hotel facilities, shopping centers, shops, cinemas, clubs, restaurants and nightclubs, which are open until the night or into the morning hours. Al-Sakkala is mainly visited by tourists. Al-Ahiia is also part of the 30 km-long area of Hurghada. This part of the city is located on the coastal road between El Gouna and El Dahhar and is still under construction.
Hurghada is a resort for every purse. With more than 250 hotels, the Egyptian tourist metropolis on the Red Sea welcomes holidaymakers from all over the world. From 3 star hotels with half or full board up to 5 stars Luxushotels with All Inclusive services are available Last minute Hurghada vacationers various holiday accommodations to choose from.
Hurghada’s range of leisure activities is just as varied. In addition to the obligatory sunbathing on the beach and swimming in the sea, the guests have many water sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, deep sea fishing, diving. Sailing trips and boat trips guarantee also great holiday pleasure. The leisure program includes mini golf, billiards, tennis, fitness studios, children’s pool, whirlpools, sauna, steam baths. Many wellness centers roffer hotel guests various offers for recreation and relaxation.
Hurghada is very popular among snorkelers and divers. The picturesque bays, the fine sandy beaches and the unique coral reefs with their fascinating underwater world make for countless shimmering dive sites, which make the heart of many snorkelers and divers beat faster. In addition, the sunny climate, the salty Red Sea and the fine, black sand with its minerals offer various treatment options for skin diseases such as psoriasis.
If you want to enjoy your last minute Hurghada holiday outside the beach, you have the opportunity to drink an Egyptian tea in one of the many oriental cafes and to smoke water pipes. There are several discotheques for the whole family. During your last minute Hurghada holidays you can also do active nothingness. Sights complete the Last Minute Hurghanda holiday pleasures. Particularly interesting is the Aldahaar Mosque in the old town, which can be seen because of the two high minarets from the far. Not to be missed are the Hurghada Museum, Aquarium, the port and the Coptic Church of 1922. Many local and foreign tour guides also guarantee a wealth of excursion possibilities in Hurghada and the surrounding area. The tour repertoire includes quad tours in the desert, Nile rides and day trips to the legendary Valley of the Kings.