Hurghada - Travel in Egypt

Hurghada is a small fishing village that was found in the early half of the twentieth century. However, in recent times, it has turned out to be one of the best tourists’ resorts of the Red Sea coast as well as an international hub for aquatic sports. You can enjoy a number of activities out here starting from sailing, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing, swimming, to diving and snorkeling. The remarkable underwater gardens offshore are considered to be some of the finest offshore in the world and are popular amongst divers. The warm waters out here are suited for coral reefs and rare fish that can also be observed via glass bottom boats. This region has innumerable fine accommodations generally offering them efficient and warm service. Restaurants are located along the main road. While in this village, make sure that you pay a visit to the aquarium and museum together with their complete set of flora and fauna of the Red Sea.

 

In recent times, Hurghada is referred to as party town, specifically amongst Europeans. Natives as well as others will let you known that life starts at night out here and the place is known for infinite clubs. They are specifically frequented by the young as well as people of all ages. You can find rousing parties easily along the main street together with loads of expensive and inexpensive hotels. It is also termed as a beach resort where tens and thousands of older Europeans as well as others come with their families for enjoying the sun and not to mention fun of private resort beaches. Most of these hotels provide different facilities and activities that you may never need to leave the resort. Over and above, the larger resorts have playgrounds, zoos, bars, discos, pools as well as small theaters.

 

 

 

 

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This city is under development right not. Different construction and hotels are taking place and it is expected that we will get a chance to see a number of new hotels as well. To be more specific, this is referred to as a busy section of the red sea. Safaga is located south of this village and Soma Bay together with its remarkable Sheraton is all the more closer to the south. Towards the north you will find the El Gouna, i.e. an immensely organized resort community. Together these resort and communities’ areas provide about everything that a visitor can wish for, starting from harsh parties to remote scuba diving, with golf, bowling and fishing in between. Islands close to Hurghada provide all kinds of excitement and fun. Make sure to take a day trip to Giftun Islamd for a fish barbecue and snorkeling. You can also view the red sea from a submarine. If you don’t have an eye for sea then you can go in for boutiques or just chill in the luxury holiday villages. You can also visit the Roman Mons Porphyrites remains at close by Gebel Abu Dukhan. Safaris or day trips are there for you so as to explore the Red Sea Mountains by jeep or camel. Other close by destinations and islands include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shadwan Island (snorkeling, Diving, fishing but no swimming)

 Shaab Abu Shiban (snorkeling, Diving, and swimming)

 Shaab el-Erg (fishing, Diving, and snorkeling)

 Umm Gammar Island (Diving & snorkeling)

 Shasb Saghir Umm Gammae (Diving)

 Careless Reef (Diving)

 Abu Ramada Island (Diving)

 Shaab Abu Ramada (Fishing)

Dishet el-Dhaba (Beaches and swimming)

 Shaab Abu Hashish (diving, Beaches, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing)

Sharm el-Arab (swimming, Diving, and fishing

Abu Minqar Island (Beaches and swimming).

 

Let us now take a look at the casinos of Hurghada

Hurghada Casino (at the Hurghada Intercontinental Resort and Casino)- this is the only casino that is located in Hurghada. You can try your luck in Poker, Black Jack Roulette & Slot Machines. You can also avail the Salon Prive for your personal convenience. The casino stays open everyday from 8.00pm 'till 4.00am.

 

Some of the famous discotheques out here include-

 

El Tabia Hotel Disco- it has its base in the El Tabia Hotel

Discothek "La Bamba" at the Sea Horse Hotel Hurghada- it has its base in sea horse hotel

Hilton Hurghada Plaza Disco- it is known for its remarkable live shows

Galaxy Disco- it is located in the Hilton Hurghada Resort and is a well known disco with international and oriental shows as well as cabaret nights

The Dome-  the tropical lively night at this discotheque steals the night. It has its base in the Hurghada International Resort and Casino.

 

Some of the popular night clubs out here are as follows-

Bierstube German Pub- make sure you enjoy the international drinks in in distinctive German surroundings in the "Bierstube". It has its base in the Sindbad hotels

Captain Jack's Pub and Beer Garden- it has its base in the Sea Horse Hotel

Captains Bar- nowhere will you find rhythmic live entertainment and cocktails better than this bar. It stays open from noon till 2 am and is located at the Hurghada Inter Continental resort as well as casino

Conrad International Hurghada Trocadero Bar Hurgada- this bar features live music as well as is located at the Conrad International Hurghada resort

Helnan Regina Hotel La Luna Summer Night Club- this night club is located at Helnan Regina Hotel in Hurghada.

The La Luna Night Club- it is open in the summer and is located by the swimming pool

Hilton Hurghada- it stays open in the summer and is located by the swimming pool

Hilton Hurghada Resort Pub- the pub is located at the Hilton Hurghada resort and is considered to be an English style pub with live music

Jimmy's at the Safir Hurghada- Jimmy’s conventional pub providing contemporary music as well as Karoke nights. It has its base in Safir hotel in Hurghada

Peanuts Bar- The concept of this bar was conceived for catering to the tourists and young residents of Hurghada. It is referred to as the first bar that serves draught beer. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the music is varied and pleasant. To be more specific, the staff is trained for accommodating the clientele. It is one amongst the well known bars in the city that has an approximate customer base of 200 customers.

Pub 20 Bar - it is located in the main building at the Three Corners Empire Hotel Hurghada. It is known for its live music and cozy atmosphere

The Jokers Tavern- it has its base in Marlin Inn in Hurghada

 

Following is a list of night clubs in Hurghada-

 

El Tabia Hotel Health Club- this club is located at the El Tabia Hotel

Health Club- you can now tone up or shape up your body in completely equipped fitness center that is located at the Intercontinental resort and casino. In addition to this, you can work out in the weight room as well as participate in the different aerobic programs provided. Some of the amenities included here as follows-

personalized assessment programs 

Fitness center with Nautilus equipment 

aerobics 

billiard table 

professional masseurs 

baby foot 

table tennis 

children's play area 

bicycles 

Marriott Hurghada Full Spa and Health Club- this is located in the Marriott beach resort and has a complete spa as well as health club at the hotel

Sultan Beach Resort Health Club- some of the unique features out here are as follows-

1. Aerobics

2. Stretching

3. Holistic Fitness

Sauna

Gymnasium

 

You will also find a marine museum a couple of miles north of this city that stays open from 8 am to 8 pm. It is a marine biology station and also comprises a small aquarium. The aquarium is situated south of hospital in Hurghada at Ad-Dahar. They have a variety of fish out there and are open from 9am-11pm.

Last, but not the least the different restaurants out here include-

 

Alaa El Din Café (Egyptian) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel) - B RP

Al Dente (Italian) (at the Hurghada Intercontinental Resort) - B W RP

Arena Beach Outdoor Barbecue (Snacks and Barbecue) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel) - B RP

Ali Baba Restaurant (Oriental) (at the Three Corners Terrace Hotel) - B E

Blue Sky (Breakfast and buffet) (at the Hilton Hurghada Resort) - B

Café Trottoir (Sandwiches and Snacks) (at the Conrad International Hurghada Resort) - B

Beach Restaurant (Sandwiches and Snacks) (at the Hilton Hurghada Resort)

Chez Pascale (Belgian) - B E RP

Chez Pascal (International) (at the Three Corners Terrace Hotel) - B E RP

El Khan (Egyptian) (at the Conrad International Hurghada Resort) - B

Coral Restaurant (International) (at the Hilton Hurghada Plaza) - B

El Sol (Various) (at the Holiday Inn Hurghada Resort) - B RP

El Samahi Café (Oriental) - B E

Farwa Lake (Oriental) (at the Hilton Hurghada Resort) - B

El Zahra (International) (at the Helnan Regina Hotel) - B RP

Fisherman Seafood Restaurant (at the Sindbad Hotels) - B E W RP

Fish Corner (Seafood) (at the Three Corners Empire Hotel) - B E

Ginger House (Asian) (at the Conrad International Hurghada Resort) - B

Fishy Business (Seafood) (at the Safir Hotel Hurghada) - B

Jimmy's (Sandwiches) (at the Safir Hotel Hurghada) - B

Horizon Restaurant (International) (at the Sheraton Hurghada) - B

La Casa (Italian) (at the Hilton Hurghada Resort) - B

Joker's Tavern (Sandwiches) (at the Marlin Inn) - B W RP

La Palma (Breakfast and Buffet) (at the Conrad International Hurghada Resort)

La Gondola (Italian) (at the Hilton Hurghada Plaza)

Le Keshk (Egyptian) (at the Safir Hotel Hurghada)

Le Marche Buffet (International) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel)

Lagoona (Seafood) (at the Hilton Hurghada Resort)

Lebanese Restaurant (Lebanese) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel)

Namaste (Indian)

Marlin Inn Restaurant (International)

Palm Brasserie (International) (at the Hurghada Intercontinental Resort and Casino)

Neptune Restaurant (Seafood) (at the Sheraton Hurghada)

Pizzeria (Italian) (at the Holiday Inn Hurghada Resort)

Peanuts (Sandwiches and Snacks)

Poseidon (Seafood) (at the Conrad International Hurghada Resort)

Portofino Restaurant (Italian)

Sea Grille Restaurant (Seafood) (at the Hilton Hurghada Plaza)

Pronto (Italian) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel)

Shorouk (Oriental) (at the Marriott Hurghada Beach Resort)

Shades of Blue (Coffee and Buffet) (at the Safir Hotel Hurghada)

Sultana (Oriental) (at the Three Corners Empire Hotel)

Sinuhe (Breakfast and Buffet) (at the Three Corners Empire Hotel)

The Bedouin Tent (Bedouin) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel)

Terrace Grille (International) (at the Hilton Hurghada Plaza)

The Belgian Restaurant (Belgian)

The Fish Market (Seafood) (at the Hurghada Intercontinental Resort and Casino)

The Catch (Seafood) (at the Holiday Inn Hurghada Resort)

The Pool Restaurant (Barbecue) (at the Marriott Hurghada Beach Resort)

The Fisherman (Seafood) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel)

Tuscany (Italian) (at the Marriott Hurghada Beach Resort)

Vienna Café (Tea and Desserts) (at the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel)

 

Soma Bay- This Cascades Golf Resort as well as Country Club is located on the Red Sea coast surrounding the Soma Bay development, at an approximate distance of 40 km south of Hurghada.  The course is designed by Gary Player, one amongst the popular golfers in the world. Soma Bay is also known for its beautiful beaches as well as for its location directly on the shore.  The bay receives 360 days sunshine on an annual basis and enjoys the perfect temperatures in winter (25 C) as well as in summer (35 C).

 

So, the next time you are planning for holidaying make sure to book your tickets for Hurghada. Enjoy the difference!