FAQ to visit Hurghada Egypt And Tourist Attraction

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FAQ to visit Hurghada Egypt and Tourist Attraction and Hotels

Here you find the answers for the most common and frequently asked questions about Hurghada Egypt.

If you don’t find the answer you are looking, leave a comment at the end of the post! 

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1. WHERE IS HURGHADA?

Hurghada is a city located on the western coast of Egypt’s Red Sea (27.26 latitudes and 33.81 longitudes) 11 metres above sea level. It’s surrounded by the desert and the Red Sea. The Red Sea Governorate is bordered by Governorates of Ras Ghareb in the North, Safaga in the South, the Red Sea coast in the East and from West both Sohag and Assiut.

The distance between:

  • HURGHADA and CAIRO is about 450 kilometres (279 miles)
  • HURGHADA and LUXOR is 300 kilometres (186 miles)
  • HURGHADA and ALEXANDRIA is 680 kilometres (422 miles)
  • HURGHADA and EL GOUNA is about 35 kilometres (21.7 miles)
  • HURGHADA and SAHL HASHEESH is 25 kilometres (15.5 miles)
  • HURGHADA and MAKADI BAY is about 35 kilometres (21.7 miles)
  • HURGHADA and SAFAGA is about 60 kilometres (37.2 miles)
  • HURGHADA and SHARM-EL NAGA is 55 kilometres (34.1 miles)
  • HURGHADA and MARSA ALAM is 289 kilometres (179 miles )

2. WHAT IS The Meaning Of  HURGHADA?

Hurghada is a city in Egypt (in Arabic Al-Ghurdaqah, الغردقة ). It is the capital of the Red Sea governorate of Egypt. Hurghada is the most popular holiday destination in the Red Sea area. Tourists all over the world come to Hurghada to enjoy the Egyptian sun and sea.

Other Red Sea Resorts close to Hurghada are El Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh and Makadi Bay.

  • Name: Hurghada, Al-Ghurdaqah, الغردقة
  • Population: 260 000 (No recent information)
  • Location: Egypt 27.26 latitudes and 33.81 longitudes

MORE TO READ:

History of Hurghada

El Gouna 

History of the Red Sea

3. FAQ : What Is The Best Time To Visit Hurghada ?

The best time to visit Egypt is between October and April, when temperatures are cooler, but still pleasantly warm across the country. This makes exploring the busy streets of Cairo .

visiting the Pyramids in the desert, and exploring ancient Pharaonic tombs more comfortable and enjoyable.

The summer season (May to September)

The Weather in Egypt
     For most people, the weather is a crucial factor in deciding when to visit Egypt. The climate is typically hot and sunny throughout the year,

and there is very little precipitation south of Cairo. Even in the wettest places (Alexandria and Rafah),

it only rains on an average of 46 days per year. Winters are generally mild, with daytime temperatures in Cairo averaging around 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

At night, temperatures in the capital can drop to 50 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. In summer, temperatures reach an average of 95 degrees Fahrenheit, exacerbated by intense humidity

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4. WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE SPOKEN IN HURGHADA EGYPT?

The official language spoken in Hurghada Egypt is Egyptian Arabic. You don’t need to speak Arabic and you get along with English, German or Russian. Most of the people working with tourists speak at least decent English, though it may take a while to get used to the Egyptian accent. Also German and Russian are widely spoken.

5. HOW TO Go TO Hurghada? FAQ

BY PLANE to HURGHADA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (HRG). Hurghada Aiport is just ten minutes away from the city centre of Hurghada. The airport is the second busiest in Egypt. Aircraft from all around the world operates to Hurghada Airport. There are 119 different routes from Hurghada International Airport to 119 different cities in 39 countries.

BY CAR a road between Cairo and Hurghada is good, but in case you haven’t been driving in Egypt before: Rent a car with a driver or take a bus or fly to Hurghada. The traffic in Egypt is crazy.

BY BUS Bus connections between Hurghada-Cairo-Luxor are good. A bus from Cairo Hurghada takes about 6-8 hours. From Luxor to Hurghada it’s about 4-5 hours. The companies with good buses operating in Egypt are GO-BUS and BLUE BUS. There are tens of daily departures.

MORE INFORMATION, SCHEDULES, TIMETABLES & RESERVATIONS: GO-BUS BLUE BUS (OPENS IN NEW WINDOW).

6. WHERE TO STAY IN HURGHADA?FAQ

There are hundreds of hotels in Hurghada from good to excellent. You find hundreds of hotel with different facilities. Most of the hotels have obviously pools, beach access, restaurants and bar. But you’ll also find a sports hotel, waterparks, themed hotels and things you can’t even imagine existing.

​The best hotels are located in Sahl Hasheesh, which is a luxury resort 25 kilometres away from Hurghada. If you don’t like to accommodate in the big hotel resort, there are also smaller hotels, Air-BnB and private rentals available in Hurghada. Whatever you want, you’ll find it from Hurghada.

THIS POST WILL HELP YOU TO CHOOSE THE BEST HOTEL IN HURGHADA: HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST HOTEL IN HURGHADA?

7. IS HURGHADA SAFE? IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO HURGHADA EGYPT?

To be honest, this question is a little annoying. But I totally understand where it comes from. The media has made it look like Egypt is the most dangerous countries to visit. Obviously, this isn’t true. I don’t think Egypt is more dangerous than any other countries. Use your common sense and you’ll be fine.

But unfortunately, no-one can’t predict what happens, where and when. Before travelling anywhere, check your governments’ travel advice.

8. WHERE CAN I GO IN HURGHADA? FAQ

There are many places to visit for FREE in Hurghada Egypt. First of all, take a tour around the city and get to know the different neighbourhoods, districts and areas in Hurghada.

Visit El Dahar Vegetable & Fruit Market, stroll down El Mamsha, have a drink in HURGHADA MARINA and check what El Kawther has to offer for you.

To read more about the city of Hurghada check this post: THE CITY OF HURGHADA

9. WHAT IS THE BEST CURRENCY TO TAKE TO HURGHADA EGYPT?

The currency used in Hurghada is Egyptian pound LE, E£. The best currency to take to Egypt and Hurghada is USD $, GBP £ or EUR €. But it’s better to use Egyptian pounds LE. while being in Egypt. The exchange rate is better in Egypt, this is why you should exchange the money after arriving in Egypt. After you arrive at Hurghada, exchange the money to Egyptian pounds LE.

You can exchange the money at the airport from bank kiosk while buying a visa on arrival. You also need to pay your visa on arrival with the U.S. Dollars, Sterling Pounds or Euros. Even if you don’t need to buy a visa, you can exchange the money from airport bank kiosk. There are also ATM machines at the airport and around the city where you can exchange USD $, GBP £ and EUR € to Egyptian pounds LE.

10. WHAT IS HURGHADA FAMOUS FOR? FAQ

Hurghada is famous for its’ year-round sunshine and the Red Sea, that offers countless different water-related activities. Hurghada is a popular holiday destination especially among scuba-divers all around the world.

The Red Sea has been chosen to be one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. Hurghada is also a very popular holiday destination among British, German and other European tourists. Most of all Hurghada is famous for its year-round sun and crystal clear waters

11. DO I NEED A VISA TO HURGHADA?

Yes, you do. You can get a touristic visa on arrival, online or through the embassy of Egypt in your country depending on your nationality.

Citizens of the European Union, the United States of America and Canada can purchase a touristic visa to Egypt on arrival or online (e-visa).

​If your reason to travel is other than tourism, contact the embassy or consulate of Egypt in your country.

More information about Visa to Egypt from this post: A VISA TO EGYPT-EGYPT VISA REQUIREMENTS FAQ

16. CAN I VISIT PYRAMIDS FROM HURGHADA?

Yes, you can! Most of the tourists visiting Hurghada want to see the pyramids while being in the country. The most popular excursions to Cairo from Hurghada are one-day trips.

Click this link you will find alot of  Tourist attraction from Hurghada 

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