Once the small, fishing village, Hurghada is today's most visited tourist destination in Egypt. Inundated with more than hundred of finest hotels, awe-inspiring attractions and myriad of activities, it is the hunting with every essential ingredient for happy holidays. Millions of travellers from all over the world seek luxury packages for diving or snorkelling in the Red Sea and behold the breathtaking coral reefs and varieties of tropical fish.
They go the extra mile for taking pleasure in Hurghada's unique activities that are not to be found anywhere else on earth. Quad-biking into the Sahara desert is one such activity that makes for once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Climate and Best Time to VisitHurghada enjoys a dry and arid weather like most desert areas in the Middle East. It is not as scorching as other Egyptian cities and remains dulcet year-round making this resort town a perennial destination for holidays. However, vacationers can book packages for the summertime from June to September that features warm and breezy weather. Wintertime from December to March also makes for the ideal time to visit Hurghada.
Eating OutFood lovers who book packages to this Egyptian destination are sure to be spoilt with vast range of eating choices. From regional cuisines to international dishes, the destination has everything to satiate the cravings of tourists. Most of the eating houses are scattered all over the main road. Besides, Kastan in Street Arena Mall, Sharia Sheraton is one of the affordable eating houses for relishing seafood with Egyptian flavours.
ShoppingShopping in Hurghada makes for a memorable experience. With wide-ranging destinations, the colourful experience of souq shopping drastically segues into a sophisticated affair at posh shops. Souvenirs can be bought from the outlets strewn inside the main town namely Sekalla high street and along the beach areas. While the old downtown called el Dahar is the hub of various bazaars where haggling is the name of the game. New Marina and Sheraton Road are the stamping grounds for some luxury retail therapy.
Popular HotelsHurghada is home to hundred of accommodation options ranging from beach resorts to downtown hotels. A good number of travellers opt for packages that include flights as well as accommodation. Some of the top luxury hotels are Hurghada Marriott Beach Resort, Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, and Citadel Azur Resort that top the heap and remain the most sought-after. The White Villa, Iberotel Arabella, Triton Empire Inn and Sham's Beach B&B are among the mid-range and budget options.
Tips and AdviceHurghada is a safe destination with enhanced security measures. Looking at the slight disturbances in the past, travellers are advised to follow the advices of the local authorities and avoid large gatherings. There is no basic public transportation system in Hurghada. Taxis and white mini vans called micro bus are the major modes for getting around. One can also browse the FCO travel advice to get the know-how of the key travel aspects like visa and passport requirements before spending on packages for Hurghada holidays.