It is the capital of the Red Sea coast. It is the best tourist destination to enjoy the beauty of the Red Sea because of its clear beaches and crystalline waters. The nightlife in Hurgada is wonderful. It is the best place to enjoy water sports such as diving and snorkeling, it also has many entertainment options.
It is on the coast of the Red Sea and 550 km from Cairo. It extends 36 km on the shore of the Red Sea. It 460 km2. It has 248 thousand inhabitants. It has no great history because it is a modern city.
History of Hurgada
It was founded in the 20th century in 1905. It was a fishing village where there are simple urban houses. The urban atmosphere continues to this day. In 1913 it found oil and started exporting it in 1921.
In 1980 it became a major tourist destination. Its name is because of the plants that grew naturally there or it is said because of the name of a deserted area that is called “Disha Hurgada”.
What to do in Hurghada?
Hurgada is a popular destination for tourists to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s vacations. It is famous for its colorful marine life and crystal clear waters. You can enjoy water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and watching the coral and colorful fish.
There are three areas in Hurgada; el-Dahar (the oldest area where there is a bazaar), Sigala (where there are resorts, restaurants, and hotels), and el-Memsha (modern part of town. There are also islands like Giftun Island, Shaab Abu Ramada Island, Magawish Island, and some resorts around Hurgada like el-Gouna, Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, and Sahl Hashish.
Hurgada is also famous for its desert where you can go on a desert safari with an oasis dinner.
Other destinations to visit from Hurgada
It can mix with the modern and the historical during your trip to Egypt. Modern life in Hurgada with the Pharaonic civilization in other cities like Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Cairo is the capital of Egypt where there are historical, Christian, Islamic, and Coptic sites.
It contains many mosques that is why it is called the city of 100 minarets. You can also enjoy a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan, see the beauty of the pure Nile and visit most of the temples in Egypt like Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and Abu Simbel Temple with its great festival of Abu Simbel on October 22nd and February 22nd.
Vacation organized by Jakada Tours Egypt
To enjoy the magical landscapes of Hurgada, marine life, and the nightlife, you can see our packages of a trip to Egypt and reserve more suitable for our trips.