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5 things to do in Hurghada, Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt - September 22 2021: A nice sunny day at the Red Sea in Hurghada, Egypt

Far from the pyramids and temples, Hurghada reveals a completely different atmosphere. Between palm trees, diving spots and seaside resorts, it is a "postcard" atmosphere that this Egyptian city on the Red Sea offers. An ideal destination for sunbathing and entertainment. Here are 5 things to do in Hurghada, Egypt.

1 – Scuba diving in the Giftoun Islands

Looking for exceptional aquatic fauna and multicolored corals? You are in the right place! The Giftoun Islands have sublime diving spots for all levels. However, remember to book your session well in advance! The most famous beaches where to access this type of service are those of Orange Bay, Paradise Beach and Mahmya. The water is turquoise and the sand white. Idyllic.

2 – Explore the desert

 

Hurghada Egypt January 2022 View of a man driving away on an atv quad bike in the middle of a desert near hurghada. Taking an off road adventure tour

In addition to its paradisiacal beaches, Hurghada is also known for its desert landscape. Large rocky plains stretch as far as the eye can see, and can be crossed by quad bike, jeep or horseback! The best is to opt for a guided tour. There are all kinds of guided tours at low prices. Depending on the route you take, you may well have a breathtaking view of the sea and/or access to small Bedouin villages.

3 – Doing water activities

With its many resorts, Hurghada offers a wide range of water sports activities. On the program: flyboarding sessions, parasailing (parachute towed by a boat) or mini submarine tours. Everything you need to have fun and spend time with your family, friends or partner.

4 – Stroll along the Hurghada marina

Where to walk in Hurghada at night? When the heat is off, the Hurghada marina is a nice place to stroll. You will find many restaurants where you can dine by the water, with a view of luxurious yachts. Then you can head to Sheraton Street and shop in the ultra-modern stores that line the avenue. During the day, the marina is also a departure point for boat trips. So tempted by a day at sea?

5 – Discover the El Mina mosque

Hurgada, Egypt-Jan 30, 2020: El Mina mosque minaret in Hurghada, a view from the sea, Egypt

A few steps from the marina is the beautiful El Mina mosque, inaugurated in 2012. Bordered by the Red Sea, this place of worship of 4000 m² is crowned with a golden dome of 25 meters high and has two minarets. The mosque, entirely built in white marble, is enriched inside with decorations and religious writings. Stunning! Good news, the mosque welcomes visitors every day 24 hours.