Hurghada Travel Guide

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Hurghada Things to Do

  • Snorkeling

    Hi, I visited Makadi Bay (south of Hurghada with my wife in September 2010 mainly for snorkeling. The experience was really nice. Here is a link to a portfolio of pictures and videos of the below recommended sites: http://www.flixya.com/gallery/70775 *Oct-03-2010 still adding material to the portfolio during coming weeks I personally recommend...

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  • Scuba Diving

    Scuba diving is an activity for your whole family and you can have a lot of fun under the water also :) Do an adventure and make new memories which you and your children will never forget! My family (wife & 2 daughters: 13 years, 16 years) and me were diving with New Son Bijou Diving Center in Hurghada(www.newsonbijou.com) for 8 days, it was...

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  • Giftun Island

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is a sandy island in the Red Sea about up to one hour by small boats from Hurghada. It is not much to see there except a nice sandy beach. All what might be of interest on the island is off limits because it is a protected area. There are nice coral reefs close to the island which are great for snorkelling.

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Hurghada Restaurants

  • El Mina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Large spacious restaurant with a nautical theme and friendly staff. El Mina offers fresh seafood to you liking and I mean LITERALLY. The fish is swimming while you are ordering it! El Mina specializes in fried fish and seafood for take out too. There are also side dishes of rice, salad, bread, tahina, and babaghanouj. Fillet of Morgana Fish...

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  • Felfela

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Felfela is a chain of restaurants in Hurghada, Cairo, and Giza. We went to one called Felfela Hughada. Located on the sea shore, this restaurant has one of the greatest almost panoramic views. The style is very reminiscent of Greek islands, a lot of white wash, arches, etc. The food was quite good, though the service was slightly slow. We...

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  • MacDonald

    Well a McDonald´s is a McDonalds where ever you go in the world. There is 3 McDonald´s in Hurghada (New Hurghada, Sakkala and Senzo mall) and yes I´v went to all 3 of them:). The best service was in Senzo mall McDonalds and the worst in Sakkala. Well a Big Mac always work for me. I did try the Egyptian special- Arabian wrap and it was awful, so...

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Hurghada Nightlife

  • Papa's Beach Club/Bar

    I've been in Egypt many times, so i have a lot of good friends down there. This time i had to friends with me to Egypt; two girls about my age. One day we wen't to Papa's together with one of my Egyptian friends. He could get us in for free, because he know some of the staff there. It was kind of early when we got there (about 00.00) , so no one...

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  • Ministry of Sound

    This is one of the most popular clubs and one of my personal favourites. Every night diffrent themes but mostly house and R&B music. The club is located close to the marina and just by the beach, actually the club is on the beach and the only "proper" floor is in the toilets and the dance floor, the rest is sand. So ladies, if you want to walk...

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  • Calypso Disco

    This was the only bad night of our holiday. Me, my sister and a friend went to Calypso for a night out. We were charged 100le for entry and a free drink each worth up to 50le. We went in and it was fairly quiet for a big club. During the night we leant against another table by the dance floor but did not order any drinks from the waiters - the only...

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Hurghada Transportation

  • Buses

    Go Bus Transport is the name of the bus operating company. it used to be called El Gouna Bus Co. but they have changed it to Go Bus but still known to people as El Gouna Bus and El Gouna bus station. From Cairo you can find the station next to Ramsis Hilton Hotel at El-tahrir and there's other location in Nasr City in front of El-Seka sporting...

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  • Taxis

    There's no meter so you have to agree on the price first even before you get in the taxi, at first he will ask for a ridiculous price but will lower it after 1 second of negotiation the price depends on your negotiations skills!

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  • Mini-Buses

    Egyptians call it Micro bus and pronounce it Macro bus ! I found the Micro bus in Hurghada is more civilized than that in Cairo ! It's the cheapest way to get around the town. it costs 2 pounds and you give it directly to the driver as soon as you get in. if you are sitting in a front seat don't be shocked when another passenger ask you to pass...

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Hurghada Shopping

  • The most famous street in Hurghada

    Sheraton Street is one of the most famous streets in Hurghada. When I asked the receptionist at my hotel where to go for souvenirs shopping he recommended Sheraton Street! There you can find all kinds of Bazaars and unlike Khan El Khalili in Cairo street vendors and shops owners are not pushy and back then it wasn't crowded. I enjoyed shopping...

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  • Senzo Mall Hurghada

    There is a new shopping mall now open about a 10 minute taxi ride from town, on the airport road called Senzo Mall. It has a large Spinneys Hypermarket and many other shops, fast food outlets and a 5-screen cinema as well as a moderate sized kids play area. it the perfect place if you are self catering on your vacation, or planning a camping trip.

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  • Perfume shop Hurghada

    Perfume Shop Omar, you find this shop on the other side of Discotheek Little Buddha, Sheraton Road. They are very kindly and they don't push you to buy. They give good information about all the products, perfumes, masques and oil. You get a masque from the milk of camel for free, it is againts wrinkles. The masque has a very nice smel and after...

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Hurghada Local Customs

  • BAKSHEESH!

    This is by far the most important word in the local vocabulary. It is expected for just everything. But of course it is your personal decision for what you give it and how much. The sad fact is that in general Egyptians doing normal jobs are extremely lousy paid but that is of course not your problem. And it is not your obligation to conserve this...

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  • The Waterpipe

    Smoking the waterpipe, we tried it with an apple flavour, but personally I did not like it very much.We had most fun when my 7 years old son wanted to try this pipe. The look on his face was CRAZY !

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  • Russians in Hurghada

    Hurghada is one of few resorts of the world where Russian tourists prevail. About one million persons from Russia have visited Egypt last year. Overwhelming majority have visited Egypt through Hurghada. Many tourists like to have a rest among the compatriots. I do not concern to them. Especially I do not like to lay on a beach and to hear...

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Hurghada Warnings and Dangers

  • Taxis Fares

    Taxi drivers will always try to over charge you and rip you off. Never get in an orange cab without correct change as they will pull a fast one on you. You give them a 100LE they will say no that's a 10LE. You look down and IT IS a 10LE!! very fast rip off! Also you may agree 10 pounds on a taxi and when you reach your destination they will say...

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  • Diarrhea

    If you have a sensitive stomach, be sure that you'll catch diarrhea. You are most likely to suffer, but you can buy a local medicine called ENTOCID 1, in any pharmacy. There are some bacteria that we are not used to in Europe, and although not dangerous, they can cause you unpleasant stomach urges, 80% of the people we traveled with had that...

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  • Sun Dangers

    The sun in Hurgada is very hot,, make sure your protected from the sun stroke. A friend of mine got a sun stroke after getting a sun tan at the beach. We found a Japanese drink "POCARI SWEAT" sold at hypermarkets "Spinney's" there, after he took it his temperature started going down to normal it saved his life. If you drink it regularly it keeps...

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Hurghada Tourist Traps

  • Papyrus

    Buying Papyrus by Saladinos Description: When going to most touristic sites you will be followed and surrounded by lots of men offering you to buy their original papyrus papers. It is not an original papyrus they are liers. At Least Do This: If he is offering you a papyrus as an original one tell him No this is not Original and that you are the...

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  • Over Day To Luxor From Hurghada By Bus

    Type : Historical Trip, Culture tour, sightseeing.Length : 14HoursCity : LuxorPick up Point : Hurghada HotelsDrop off Point : Hurghada HotelsStart From65$We offer you a day tour to the largest open air museum all over the world to explore fascinating Pharaonic historical sites during your visit to Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Queen...

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  • Things to buy

    When you buy souvenirs in Egypt be ware of fake items and minor quality. Jewels, carpets or statues probably are made in China or Bangladesh. They are priced below the average prices and probably broken after a few weeks.

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Hurghada What to Pack

  • OUCH!

    I have never gone to Egypt and not gotten bit by one of the many varieties of insects waiting to gnaw on you. They usually come out in the evening until dawn. Do not forget to pack Bug Repellent (DEET) and Anti-Histimine medication for the itch.

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  • WINDY WEATHER!

    The weather in Hurghada is sunny and mild almost all year. However some days and evenings are incredibly windy. When the wind does stop blowing, the weather usually stays cool. For cooler evenings, pack a few long sleeved shirts, sweaters or a light weight jacket.

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  • A rundown of things to take

    I found my money belt (which you wear under your clothes) quite handy. I don't know how likely you are to have your bag grabbed, but if your money is in here, you'll feel safer! Good walking shoes, especially if you're going to do Cairo or quad biking. It's a hot country, but walking around in microscopic shorts and vests doesn't do you many...

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Hurghada Off The Beaten Path

  • Jeep Safari

    The last part of a day trip to Amusement Park, in the late afternoon, was reserved for the safari ride in a desert. There is large number of vehicles, "Mad Max" styled alike, and each one was provided for the four people. But there is a catch about this vechicles, each one has limited speed, maximum to 40 or 50 kilometres per hour. Those with the...

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  • Amusement Park

    The last part of a day trip to Amusement Park, in the late afternoon, was reserved for the safari ride in a desert. There is large number of vehicles, "Mad Max" styled alike, and each one was provided for the four people. But there is a catch about this vechicles, each one has limited speed, maximum to 40 or 50 kilometres per hour. Those with the...

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  • Marina

    Marina is a cozy and small seaside town. You can go from El Gouna by bus (10 minutes). There are cute shops, nice restaurants and cafes. Its a quiet town and tourists seem to be enjoying a lazy holiday. Please don't confuse it with the much bigger and known Egyptian city, Marina (300 km from Cairo).

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Hurghada Sports & Outdoors

  • Diving

    Although Voodoo Divers were not the closest dive outfit to where I was staying, I opted for diving with them based on recommendations from fellow divers and I was not disappointed. They are a relatively small dutch outfit but their boats are in excellent condition and the attention to detail was second to none. The dive guides and instructors...

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  • Snorkeling

    We was in hurghada on 22 nov 2007 and we go trip snorkeling to Giftun Island The real remarkable journey, which invited us to repeat the trip several times and every time we discover something new service was excellent and all workers Kano wonderful fresh fish and dealt We want to thank this company prince sea trips a lot and count them that we...

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  • Voodoo Divers

    Although Voodoo Divers were not the closest dive outfit to where I was staying, I opted for diving with them based on recommendations from fellow divers and I was not disappointed. They are a relatively small dutch outfit but their boats are in excellent condition and the attention to detail was second to none. The dive guides and instructors were...

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Hurghada Favorites

  • Camels

    Obviously, you will be given more than a few opportunities to get that long coveted camel ride in Hurghada, if that is your desire. These can range from a ten minute walk around the parking lot up to a full day tour out in the desert. Here a young girl awaits a fare somewhere out in the Eastern Desert...

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  • Hurghada

    I was amazed by the fact that Hurghada has over one million inhabitants. It is very fast growing town completely in a huge construction works, except for the main street where baazar and most of the restaurants are situated. Visiting city centre and strolling around during a day is like a suicide. The temperature is rising up over 40 C degrees and...

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  • Hosni Mubarak

    Hosni Mubarak is no more!!!After the Arabic spring the Egyptian autocratic system collapsed and Mubarak was imprisoned and ready for trail.At this moment elections took place and the Islamic party is the great winner in Egypt.

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