Hurghada Marina

Hurghada City

Hurghada City stretches for about 40 kilometers along the shoreline of the Red Sea, Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar governorate. It is located 225 kilometers far from the nearest governorate (Qena) in the Nile valley, and 446 kilometers to the south of Cairo. Ras Garib borders it in the north, Safaga tourist city in south, the Red Sea coast in east and the Assiut governorate in west.


Hurghada is one of the cities located in Al-Bahr Al-Ahmar governorate on the Red Sea coast. The present city was founded in the early 20th century. Until recently, it was a small fishing village with small population. Since the 19th century, Egyptian and foreign investors have continually enlarged the city to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Oil was discovered in the area in 1913. Although, its actual production and export only began in 1921 under British oil magnates.

Administrative Divisions

In present time, Hurghada City has three main areas:

  • El Dahar is the old Downtown
  • Sekalla is the city center and the old part of the city
  • Also, El Qura is the modern part

Beside these three main divisions, Hurghada has a number of suburbs; but, it has no villages as it is known in the cities located in the Nile Valley.

Hurghada Attractions

Hurghada City is ideal resort to spend time in. This city has yearlong sunshine, incredible beaches and crystal-like water sea. It is located at the side of the Red Sea and vast desert surrounds it. In addition, it has countless exciting attractions to explore. For ideas, see our list of the top tourist attractions and places to visit in Hurghada:

  • Abdulmoneim Riadh Mosque
  • El-Mina Grand Mosque
  • Church of St. Mary
  • Hurghada Marina Boulevard
  • Fish Market
  • Fruit Market
  • Marine Port
  • Giftun Islands
  • Hurghada Grand Aquarium
  • Jungle Aqua Park
  • Sand City
  • Mini Egypt
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Also, Little Buddha

Hurghada Activities

So, here’s a comprehensive list of the activities and things to do in Hurghada, Egypt. For your convenience, I’ve grouped these entries into five basic categories:

  • History Related/Sightseeing in Hurghada
  • Snorkeling in Hurghada
  • Diving in Hurghda
  • Sea Related Activities
  • Water Sports / Water-Related Activities
  • Also, Fun and Entertainments in Hurghada

History-Related and Sightseeing Activities in Hurghada

Hurghada is situated at 456 km from Cairo, and at 306 km from Luxor. For sure, this unique location makes it possible to do a number of history-related activities and sightseeing tours. Also, it enable tourists to visit the monuments and attractions in cites of Luxor, Sohag, El-Minya, Qena, Aswan, Cairo, Giza, Alexandria … etc.

The following is a list of the activities tourists can choose from. This list provides both the destination and the means of transportation to get the place:

Snorkeling Activities in Hurghada

Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity in Egypt, particularly at the tropical resort of Hurghada. The primary appeal to this activity is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving. It appeals to all ages because of the little effort needed.

A list of the sea activities and trips in Hurghada:

Diving Activities in Hurghada

Diving is one of Hurghada’s popular sea activities. The city offers tourists a number of interesting options to do such an activity. These options vary widely in the destination they head to, and the location they take place on. For example, diving can take place on the beach or in open sea. Diving in open sea can be done in various sea sites with colorful marine world. It lets fully explore and experience the exquisiteness of the Red Sea.

For more details about diving in open sea, you can check the following activity:

Fishing Activities in Hurghada

Fishing is one of the lovely hobbies and activities tourists practice in Hurghada. This recreational and sport activity is primarily for pleasure or competition purposes. The most common form of recreational fishing is done with a rod, reel, line, hooks and any one of a wide range of baits or lures such as artificial flies. The practice of catching or attempting to catch fish with a hook is generally known as angling.

In Hurghada, the most familiar type of angling is the one which uses line and hook. While the one which uses rod and reel is more professionally; and comes in the second place.

Here are the fishing activities you can enjoy in Hurghada:

Sea-Related Activities in Hurghada

Hurghada offers an optional to tourists who want to enjoy watching corals and fish without

To get more details on these sea-related activities, discover the following options:

Water Sports Activities in Hurghada

e concentrate, here, on the type of water sports which can be done on the water. The other types of water sports are classified under different categories in our site.

Hurghada offers a wide range of water sports to the tourists holidaying in. Usually, in all Hurghada hotels, tourists can enjoy this kind of activity. Parasailing is the most funny activity for tourists:

Desert Safari Activities in Hurghada

Desert Safari is one exciting activity you should add to your plan list if you’re going to stay in Hurghada. This safari activity combines all the fun and adventures you can enjoy in the desert. Desert safari trips range widely from being a simple camel rides to buggy driving. Hurghada offers a number of safari activities e.g. camel riding, horse riding, quad biking, jeep riding, and buggy, too.

The desert safari activities in Hurghada are as follows:

Horse Riding Activities in Hurghada

Horse riding is a favorite sport and activity in Hurghada. For pleasure, the city offers you two options for horse riding depending on the location where they can be done on. It offers this recreational activity in two environments: seaside and desert. Some tourists prefer to practice this sport by the sea; and, to ride horse in the sea itself. Other tourists like to enjoy that sport in a land environment _ desert.

If you like to enjoy horse riding in hurghada, you can check the following activity:

City Touring Activities in Hurghada

City tour is an activity of discovering the attractions and the place around you. Certainly, tourists can do such a lovely activity in Hurghada. This resort offers you a number of attractions and places to visit. These attractions are all of modern style.

Usually, city tours in Hurghada head to the most famous attractions of this city. Among these attractions, there are the marine platforms, the old marine port, the Coptic Church, and Muslim mosques.  Also, these city tours get to the fruit and the fish markets.

The following are the city touring activities you can do in Hurghada:

Beauty and Wellness Activities in Hurghada

Hurghada offers excellent solutions to all those who want to take care about their health. Fortunately, a number of spa centers are found in this city where tourist can enjoy a number of body care procedures.

The following is one of the best solutions Hurghada offers:

Entertainment and Fun Activities in Hurghada

Hurghada is a city of fun. Certainly, this city has lot entertainment activities to offer for you. Luckily, in Hurghada, you can find a number of aqua parks, aquariums, dolphinariums, and other places to visit.

The following is a sample of the activities you can enjoy while holidaying in Hurghada: