The city of Hurghada is considered to be one of the best resorts extending for 40 km on the red sea coast, it used be a small village counting on fishing and local farming, but at the early of 20th century, the Egyptian government shade the attention on the city for its geographic importance and for being a wonderful sea resort. some renovations and investments were done in 1980, and the name of "Hurghada city" came after a plant grew naturally in the surrounding areas. you may recognize Hurghada city for its aquatic sports, diving, snorkeling and beach activities, but in fact, it is not all about beach because there are some sights and landmark, it is also known for its nightlife and warm weather in which the temperature reaches most of the year 30 °C, but in the summer it reaches over 40 °C and for that it is highly visited during Christmas and new year holidays.
When Hurghada was founded?
The city was founded in the early 20th century, and until a few years ago it was a small fishing village. But after few years its evolved as the favorite travel destination for many travellers from the world.
How the temperature of the Hurghada?
Daily temperature hovers round 30 °C (86 °F) most of the year, during July and August temperatures reach over 40 °C (104 °F). So its not hot like any desert place. You can easily manage this temperature and enjoy your holidays.
How is Hurghada divided?
Hurghada counts 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into: • El Ahia and El Helal, the northern part; • El Dahar (Downtown) is the old part; • Sekalla is the city center; • El Kawsar is the modern part; • El Memsha (Village road) is pedestrian road stretching over 4 km.
History of Hurghada
Hurghada was the village, which later evolved into what is now the city of Hurghada, was settled in 1905. Oil was discovered in the area in 1913, but actual production and export only began in 1921 under British oil magnates.
Demographics of Hurghada
Total 336,800 inhabitants live in hurghada, from all nationalities globally with english, arabic, german, italian, and russian spoken fluently by many. it's quite the diverse city!
Famous Resorts near Hurghada
One of the most sought after and visited spots in the world lies 15km south of the city. The coastal town of Sahl Hasheesh is a resort town consisting of many 5 star resorts and hotels, and is hailed to be one of the most beautiful locations in all the Red Sea. It is also the only area in the Red Sea to feature 12.5km of UNINTERRUPTED and WALKABLE beach in all the Red Sea.