Hurghada is a resort town on Egypt's eastcoast and is popular among tourists wanting to enjoy sun, beaches and snorkelling and diving. Many people come here on package holidays, but there are options for budget travellers as well.
Hurghada has a hot and dry climate with average daytime temperatures ranging from a pleasant 22 °C from December to February, to a roasting 37 °C in August. Nights average between 11 °C and 27 °C respectively. The average annual amount of rain is just 5 (!!) mm and there's 300 to 400 hours of sunshine each month. Basically, if you want to be sure of a sunny holiday, come here.
|Avg Max||21.5 °C||22.6 °C||25.2 °C||29.1 °C||32.9 °C||35.3 °C||36.2 °C||36.1 °C||34.3 °C||31.1 °C||26.8 °C||22.7 °C|
|Avg Min||11 °C||11.4 °C||14 °C||17.8 °C||21.9 °C||24.8 °C||26.4 °C||26.2 °C||24.2 °C||20.9 °C||16.6 °C||12.5 °C|
|Rainfall||0.4 mm||0.02 mm||0.3 mm||1 mm||0.04 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0.6 mm||2 mm||0.9 mm|
Hurghada International Airport (HRG) offers a wide range of international flights, as well as domestic services.
The main international cities served include Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Moscow, Kiev, Zürich, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Vienna, London, Geneva, Brussels, Kuwait, Milan, Vienna, Saint Petersburg, Paris an Helsinki, but there are many more options mainly to European cities. Cairo and Alexandria have connections as well.
|El Tabia Hotel||137 Hurghada||hotel||75|
|Golden Rose Hotel||Sheraton Road - El Sakkala square - Hurghada -Red||Hotel||86|
|Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay||P.O. Box 15. Red Sea Soma Bay||hotel||-|
|La Perla||El Hadaba Road Sakalla Area||hotel||-|
|La Residence Des Cascades Golf Resort& Thalasso Center||P.O. Box 403||hotel||-|
|LesRois Hotel||Red Sea - Hurghada - Egypt El Hadaba El Shamaleya Road||hotel||-|
|Moon Vally Hotel||138 Sheraton Street - Elsakala Aria||Hotel||-|
|Ramoza Hotel||140 Sheraton Road, Elsakala||hotel||-|
|Roma Hotel||135 Sheraton Road - Elhadaba||Hotel||73|
|Sea View Hotel Hurghada||El Cornish Street Al Dahar||Hotel||80|
|St. Maria Hotel||5 Taksim intercontinental Village Road||hotel||-|
|Swiss Wellness||Cornish (Sheraton) Road P.O.Box 359 Red Sea||hotel||-|
|The Three Corners Triton Empire Hotel||Red Sea Hurghada||Hotel||78|
|The Three Corners Triton Empire Inn||Hospital & Sayed Korrayem St., Hurghada, Red Sea -||Hotel||-|
|Luxor Hotel Hurghada||Sied Korim (Mustashfa) Streete El Dahar Hurghada R||Hotel||75|
|Three Corners Ocean View Resort||Abu Tig Marina El Gouna||Hotel||-|
|Three Corners Rihanna Inn Resort||El Gouna Resort El Gouna||Hotel||-|
|Three Corners Rihanna Resort||El Gouna Red Sea||Hotel||-|
|Dawar EL Omda El Gouna Resort||Kafr el Gouna||Hotel||-|
|Arena Inn El Gouna Resort||Kafr El Gouna||Hotel||-|
|Turtle’s Inn Resort Marina El Gouna||Abu Tig Marina||Hotel||-|
|Ali Pacha Resort||Abu Tig Marina||Hotel||-|
|Captain's Inn Resort||Abu Tig Marina||Hotel||-|
|Flamenco Beach Resort||El Quseir - Safaga Road||Hotel||-|
|Pyramisa Blue Lagoon Resort||Red Sea Hurghada||Hotel||-|
|Shams safaga Beach Resort||8 Safaga Road||Hotel||-|
|Three Corners Triton Inn||Hospital & Sayed Korrayem St Hurghada, Egypt||Hotel||-|
|Three Corners Triton Empire Beach||2 Cornish Street Hurghada, Egypt||Hotel||-|
|Roma Hurghada Resort||El Corniche St., Hurghada Red Sea, Egypt||Hotel||-|
|4 Seasons Hotel||El Dahar Dr. Sayed Koryem Street - infront of Empire||HOTEL||86|
|Hotel Sea Waves||Corniche Street, El Kayadat||HOTEL||80|
|New Cinderella Hotel||Dahar area Cournish street||HOTEL||-|
|Bob Marley Hostel||el Dahar, General Hospital street||HOSTEL||-|
|Serenity Makadi Heights||Safaga Road||Hotel||-|
Internet access is easy to find and cheap. Most cities, such as Greater Cairo and Luxor, and even smaller tourist sites, such as Edfu, boast a plethora of small internet cafés. The price per hour is usually EGP 2-10 depending on the location/speed. In addition, an increasing number of coffee shops, restaurants, hotel lobbies and other locations now provide free wireless internet access. Free wi-fi (Mobilnil) is also available at modern coffee shops such as Cilantro and Costa Coffee, where you obtain access by getting a 2-hour "promotional" card from the waiter, and if you go into almost any McDonald's, you will have access to a free WiFi connection.
See also International Telephone Calls
The international telephone code for Egypt is 20.
Egypt has a reasonably modern telephone service including three GSM mobile service providers. The three mobile phone providers are Mobinil, Vodafone and Etisalat. Principal centers are located at Alexandria, Cairo, Al Mansurah, Ismailia, Suez, and Tanta. Roaming services are provided, although you should check with your service provider. Be aware that using your home SIM card can be very expensive, especially when using internet services but also calling is much more expensive. Try to get a local SIM card for your cell phone instead. Also, it is possible to purchase tourist mobile phone lines for the duration of your stay, which usually costs around EGP 30.
Egypt Post is the national postal service in Egypt. Services are generally reliable, affordable though pretty slow, even if you send post domestically. International letters and postcards take days, if not weeks if send to the US or Australia. They do have express mail services though, but these are relatively expensive. Opening hours of post officies are mostly from 8:30am to 2:00pm or 3:00pm daily except Friday, when all of them are closed. The central ones might keep longer hours, generally until 8:00pm. You can buy stamps here, or at certain newspaper kiosks. In touristic areas, these are available at many shops as well. For parcels, it's much better to use international courier services such as DHL, TNT, FedEx or UPS.
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