Things to do in Hurghada

Enjoy Seaside Adventures in the Middle of the Desert in the Egyptian City of Hurghada

The seaside resort of Hughada has fishing, snorkeling, Hurghada diving, and fun on the Hurghada beach.

It lies on the coast of the Red Sea, and is surrounded by desert. Thus, besides seaside activities, there are also activities such as safaris and desert races.


Things to do in Hurghada

Beachlife & Seaside Activities

The unique city of Hurghada will be apparent to you as soon as you reach the Hurghada airport when you notice both the desert and the broad sandy beaches.

There are plenty of Hurghada excursions to choose from. The sea lends itself to all sorts of water sports activities, swimming and just relaxing in the sun. Plus you can fish, go yachting, and more. If you are so inclined, join in with the international and local yacht racing and fishing tournaments.


Desert Races

For those who don’t relish seaside and water sport activities, there is the desert lying just behind them. Activities include grueling races across the hot desert – either in competition or solo.


Safari & Ancient Pyramids

Safari excursions are popular as well. There are also guided tours across the desert to visit the ancient pyramids.



Night owls will enjoy the Hurghada nightlife, as the plentiful bars, pubs, and restaurants provide something for everyone’s taste.


When to go to Hurghada

All year there are lots of events and fun things to do in Hurghada for tourists, things such as religious holidays and historical or political celebrations. 

The months of February and October have international activities planned that draw many visitors. For instance, in February, the International Festival featuring the triathlon, is planned. Also in February is the International Fishing Festival. In October, the international Yacht Racing and Water Skiing Festival is held.


Things to do in Hurghada

Hurghada Facts

Population261 714
CurrencyEgyptian Pound
AirportHurghada Intl, Egypt (HRG)

Hurghada average temperatures

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Golf in Hurghada

The El Gouna golf course features a stunning 18 hole championship course with mountains on one side and the red sea on the other. The course was designed by Gene Bates and Fred Couples with a mission to make a great course for both amateurs as well as professionals. If you go there, you will see that they definitely succeeded.

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Water Parks in Hurghada - Pools and water slides at Jungle Aqua Park

Just outside of Hurghada you’ll find Jungle Aqua Park, as a part of a resort it is the largest aqua park in the city. Prepare yourself for a fun-packed day for you and your family! Choose between different pools and many water slides. It doesn’t matter if you are a child or an adult, everyone will have fun here! Makadi Water World is another water park as a part of a resort. This is definitely a good option for a day filled with water fun for the family as well with its pools and many water slides!

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