The city is located on the Red Sea and consists of parts Downtown El Dahar, Sekalla and New Hurghada Tourist Area.
The main center is in Sekalla.
Language is Arabic and English are very widespread.
Sunny with very low humidity.
From April to October, the temperature between 16 and 35 degrees.
From November to March temperatures are between 12 and 24 degrees.
Temperature difference between day and night up to 10 degrees
City / Beaches
Originally a small fishing village, which has become a popular resort town on the Red Sea. The main center is in Sekalla and smaller center are in Downtown El Dahar and New Hurghada Tourist Area.
Great beaches, most are shallow.
Fantastic opportunities for snorkeling and diving.
All hotels have private beach for hotel guests.
It is not allowed to touch the corals or bring the coral out of the country
Good bus and taxi connection. Agree on the price in advance.
Several hotels offer shuttle service between the hotel and downtown.
Contact reception for times and prices.
Currency / Payment / Tips
ATMs and exchange offices in many of the hotels and downtown.
Egyptian pound is the currency of Egypt. Currency Code EGP.
EGP, EUR and USD can be used.
Limited ability to pay by card.
Tips are voluntary but very common, ca. 10% in restaurants, cleaning personnel in hotels 20-30 EGP 2-3 times per week.
Other tips on property is usually given by leaving an envelope with the desired amount per person at reception on departure.
Low prices at restaurants average price 100, - per person for dinner with drinks for.
Low prices for taxi average price of 40, - depending on distances.
Low prices on local beers and wines, interneter prices for imported spirits.
Good mobile coverage in most places.
Several internet cafes in the city.
Also available at many of the hotels at a slightly interneter price.
Hygiene / Vaccine
Good hygiene in hotels and restaurants.
Then there is another bacterial flora in Egypt could stomach problems occur.
No vaccinations are required, but we recommend our guests to consult their doctor regarding vaccination.
Tap water can not be drunk.
Important precautions is good hand hygiene, limited use of air conditioning and avoid ice cold drinks in the heat.
Pharmacy / Doctor / Hospital
Pharmacies in the center.
Physician them associated with each hotel, please contact reception for medical attention.
Hospital at center.
Restaurants / Clubs
Good selection of restaurants in the city, many local eateries and international chains.
The best restaurants are usually related to the major hotels.
Great shopping for gold, silver, papyrus, hookahs, perfumes, spices, carpets and cotton.
Bargaining is necessary, starting at 50% of the price the seller first request.
Friday is public holiday and some shops may then be closed during the day.
International Divers offer intro dives, PADI diving courses and diving day.
Water sports at the beaches.
18-hole golf course in Makadi Bay, Soma Bay and El Gouna.
Tennis courts at many of the hotels.
Horse riding and four wheel motorcycle tours in the desert.
Egypt is a Muslim country and Egyptians are usually conservatively dressed.
The hotels you can dress up as any holiday destination.