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If you're dreaming of an Egyptian summer, booking flights to Hurghada with Thomascook Airlines will see those dreams come true. As one of the most popular spots on Egypt's Red Sea Riviera, Hurgahda is no wallflower when it comes to giving holidaymakers what they want.
Everything is big, bold and beautiful in Hurghada - the beaches are stunning, the nightlife is lively and the shopping scene has something for everyone. However, while Hurghada is a popular resort for those looking for fun in the unwavering sunshine, it's also a city that hasn't lost its Egyptian vibe.
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More about Hurghada
For a taste of the traditional, the old centre of El Dahar is well worth a wander. You'll find the bazaars and eateries used by the Egyptian locals full of exotic yet affordable delights. Should you wish to explore ancient Egypt, there are several once-in-a-lifetime excursions available from Hurghada, including trips by air to mystical Cairo or a little closer, Luxor. Back by the seaside the Red Sea beckons, offering all manner of water sports for holidaymakers to enjoy.
If you prefer to be beside the sea rather than in it, Dream Beach is one of the best sandy spots. For the quiet life, Hurgahda might not be your best bet. However, if you're looking for guaranteed sunshine, lively nightlife, fantastic shops, stunning beaches and a good combination of old meets new, book your flights to Hurghada and realise the ultimate Egyptian dream.
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Top 5 things to do in Hurghada
Sunbathe with a good book on Dream Beach, one of Hurghada’s best beaches where, for a small fee, you can enjoy a taste of the lifestyle of the rich and famous, relaxing under an umbrella while the yachts pass by.
Red Sea Riviera
Hurghada offers some amazing opportunities to explore the underwater world with a snorkel or scuba kit. The Red Sea Riviera is commonly known as one of the best diving spots in the world, and you'll find a rainbow of tropical creatures darting and lurking among the beautiful coral beds.
Take a day trip to Cairo, where you can marvel at the spectacular Pyramids of Giza and the great Sphinx. Luxor is also an easy excursion, doable by road from Hurghada, where you can tick the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple and the Tomb of Tutankhamun off your must-see list.
Try some traditional Egyptian fare. Grab a falafel from a street stall or sit down in a restaurant serving up cheap authentic cuisine. Afterwards, head to a Bedouin bar to relax over a Middle Eastern coffee while you soak up the hustle bustle atmosphere of this area of Hurghada.
Sharm El Naga
After seeing the pyramids, the top activity on your Egypt to do list should be riding a camel. This can be done in many places, but for the best view, take a day trip to Sharm El Naga where you can ride along the white sandy beaches, and even snorkel straight off the beach.
10 facts about Hurgada
The ancient city of Cairo is 450km away and fascinating Luxor is a little closer at just under 300km. Both can be reached by coach or plane for day trips.
Mahmya is Hurghada’s most popular beach for its white sands which are said to rival the Caribbean, and its clear blue waters are perfect for water sports.
Giftun Island is a National Park just off the coast of Hurghada which can be reached by boat. It is a favourite place for tourists to sunbathe or snorkel.
Makadi Water World is a popular pirate-themed waterpark on the outskirts of Hurghada, perfect for a family day out.
Careless Reef is home to a beautiful coral garden rich in colourful marine life, take a diving trip and you might be able to spot a rare hammerhead shark!
The New Marina in the centre of Hurghada is home to some fantastic restaurants, bars and shops, plus a beautiful old mosque to admire.
Sharm El Naga is a famous diving spot for beginners as the beach slopes gently out to 30m, with some 80m drops for experts.
At the huge Senzo Mall you’ll find familiar shops and restaurants alongside a cinema complex - perfect for distracting the kids when the sun gets too much.
Hurghada is the perfect place to fulfil that lifelong dream of swimming with dolphins. These majestic creatures will happily frolic in the sea with divers here.
The nomadic Bedouin people live in the desert near Hurghada. Excursions to the village can be booked to catch a glimpse of this fascinating culture.