It lies 395km south of Suez, and is noted for its
magnificent summer and winter climate. The clarity
of its water made it a centre of tourist attraction
especially for divers and practicing water sports
because of the worldwide fame of its coral reefs and
rare marine life it enjoys. Visitors can watch the
exquisite underwater marine life through
well-equipped glass bottom submarines.
Hurghada has a large number of hotels and tourist
resorts of different categories, as well as well
-equipped diving centers offering facilities for
aquatic sports,in addition to restaurants and
There is also the Aquarium which houses the most
wonderful marine species especially the mermaid.
National and international fishing contests are held
in Hurghada. It is connected with Luxor by paved
road across Safaga / Qena / Luxor. Daily sightseeing
tours to Luxor can be arranged. A cruise service
connects Hurghada with Sharm Al-Sheikh, the cruise
takes 90 minutes by ferr.
The Red Sea region abounds in monuments of the
various historical eras.
Pharaonic and Roman antiquities. There is a
collection of Pharaonic inscriptions in Um AL-Fawageer
in Wadi El-Hamamat 235km south Hurghada, in addition
to Roman ruins(71 km south of Hurghada) and the
remains of Roman temples in Gabal EI-Dokhan (65km
north of Hurghada).
St. Antonius's Monastery: on Za'afarana / Koreimat
road, 50km north of Za'farana. It lies at the foot
of the mountain below a high hillock overlooking the
This monastery is considered one of the largest and
oldest Christian monasteries as its construction
dates back to the 4th century.
St. Paula's Monastery: On the Ra'as Ghareb /
Za'afarana road. Its construction dates back to the
end of the 4th century.
One of the most important Islamic monuments in the
east desert is the shrine of Sheikh Abuel Hassan
AL-Shazli,150km from Marsa Alam City. It dates back
to 656 Higri.
The tower of Sultan Selim in Al Qusseir,140km south
Hotels in Hurghada
Tel: 065-344-7744/ 22/ 344-6322
Tel: 065-354-9745/ 6/ 7
Hilton Long Beach
Holiday Inn Hurghada
La Perla Hotel
Tel: 065-344-3280/ 81
Le Meridien Hotel
Tel: 065-344-6950/ 60
Calimera Golden Beach
Tel: 065-350-2053 /58