Tours | Trips | Nile cruises | Excursions | Transfers Thursday 26th September 2019
The city hurghada was founded in the early 20th century, and until recently it was a small fishing village. But since the 1980s, it has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Holiday resorts and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for windsurfers, kite surfers, scuba divers and snorkelers. Hurghada is known for its water sport activities, nightlife and warm weather. Daily temperature hovers round 30 °C (86 °F) most of the year, during July and August temperatures reach over 40 °C (104 °F). Many Europeans head to Hurghada for their regular Holidays, especially during the winter season and spend their Christmas and New Year holidays in the city. nowadays Hurghada has around 350 hotels and resort beside there are many Travel agents, Transportation Agent, Diving schools, Diving centers, Safari Agents.
Hurghadastretches for about 36 kilometres (22 mi) along the seashore. Today Hurghada counts 370,000 inhabitants and is divided into:
Along the El Mamsha you find many of Hurghada's new hotels, restaurants, and shops. Most of the newest and biggest hotel resorts located in the area between Mamsha to Sahl Hasheesh (Village road). After Sahl Hasheesh you find Makadi Bay with its hotels. Dahar is the oldest part of the town, where the town's traditional bazaar, the post office and the long-distance bus stations, Go Bus and Upper Egypt Bus are situated. The busiest area is its "city center" Sakala, which is spread along Sheraton Road. There are some hotels, shops and restaurants along Sheraton Road.
Hurghada is served by hurghada international airport with scheduled passenger traffic connecting to cairo and directly with several cities in Europe . A new terminal was opened in 2015 to accommodate rising traffic.
The village, which evolved later into what is now called Hurghada, was settled in 1905. its name taken from a plant which has grown naturally in this area. Before that time it was a fishing village. In 1913 oil was discovered in hurghada. oil production and export began in 1921 under British oil companies.
During the war between Israel and Egypt, Shadwan Island east of the city in the Red Sea, was fortified and held by Egyptian troops and used as a radar post. On 22 January 1970 Israeli troops occupied the island for 36 hours.
Hurghada is famous with its clear, crystal and calm water most of the year and have become popular for various water-sports, particularly recreational scuba diving and snorkeling.
Dive sites around Abu Ramada Island, fanadir, Giftun Kebir, and Giftun Soraya are popular.
Hurghada has a desert climate with mild-warm winter and hot summer. Temperatures in the period December–January–February are warm, but in the evening temperature may drop from average 20 Celsius degrees to 10. November, March and April are comfortably warm. May and October are hot and the period from June to September is very hot. 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.