Hurghada is the perfect place for a vacation in Egypt. There are many reasons for this, but above all, many holidaymakers are drawn to this former small fishing village due to the beautiful long sandy beaches. White sand and clear water surrounded by the breathtaking Arabian desert landscape and oriental palm trees. What more do you want?
The city was only founded at the beginning of the 20th century and was only a small, unknown fishing village until the late 1970s.
The two most famous districts of Hurghada are El Dahar and Al-Sakalla. The oldest part of the city is El Dahar. In addition to the numerous hotel complexes with beautiful beach sections, you can also visit the souk, a famous market with an oriental atmosphere where you can buy souvenirs of all kinds. However, you should of course not forget to haggle when buying.
Stroll through the new harbor (New Marina), see the old fish market, and visit the El Mina mosque on our city tour in Hurghada.
The lagoon city El Gouna can only be drawn back to a short life story. This city was built in 1989 by an Egyptian entrepreneur Samih Sawiris and is quickly owned by his Orascom group of companies. Even though the city is completely modern, Egyptian building materials such as clay and natural stone were used for its construction.
And so another idea becomes a paradise on the Red Sea.
One might think that a new project is being built at the expense of nature, but far from it: During the construction of this city, a lot of emphasis was placed on nature conservation and El Gouna was the first city in Africa to receive the Global Green City Award.
Today almost 24,000 people live in the private lagoon city. The city has 18 hotels, a single golf course, two marinas, and more than 100 restaurants and bars. In contrast to many other Egyptian cities, one thing, in particular, is at home here: luxury!
In addition to Cairo, Luxor, and other cities in Egypt, Hurghada also has a museum, which has around 1,000 artifacts and monuments.
Take a small historical tour of the museum in Hurghada.
This museum offers foreign visitors to Hurghada the opportunity to explore the ancient and modern history of Egypt without having to take a separate tour to Cairo or Luxor.