Fly To Hurghada
Cheap Flights to Hurghada
If you come across some old family pictures, chances are several of those childhood pictures of you smiling on a sandy beach are in Hurghada. This seaside city across the Red Sea has been Egyptians’ favorite retreat for a long time, it has also grown to become a well-recognized diving center and beach vacation spot, making it a desired destination for people all around the world. Unlike many other beach places which can only be enjoyed on a seasonal basis, Hurghada has a sunny climate almost all year round fitting conveniently in any vacation schedule throughout the year.
Everyone can enjoy a holiday in Hurghada. It offers many accommodation options starting from budget hotels and hostels to five star -out of this world luxurious- resorts. Most resorts and hotels as well as many restaurants can be found in Sekkala and South Sekkala areas.
For divers and snorkelers, Hurghada is heaven on earth with the combination of mesmerizing coral reefs and ship wreck sites. Diving is operated by various diving centers that organize day trips to known spots such as the Careless Reef, and the Abu Nuhus Wrecks.
Non divers can also enjoy their time immensely. Just sit back and enjoy the sun and sandy beaches and take an occasional dip in the clear and calm Red Sea waters. For some adrenaline pumping you can go for exciting water sports available at many beaches. Banana Boat Rides, Parasailing, and Water Skiing are some of the choices and a great way to engage the kids too.
Spend the afternoon at one of the various Spas and Wellness Centers available offering both Traditional and Modern Spa experiences and a variety of massage treatments from around the world. While in the evening you can visit the Hurghada Marina (or New Marina Sekkala), a boulevard lined up with restaurants and cafes on one side and impressive boats and yachts on the other. Another place for a good walk is El-Memsha, a modern pedestrian road.
Hurghada also has its share of the nightlife scene, offering two major hotspots: the Ministry of Sound Beach Club & HedKandi Beach Bar.
For shopping, the most interesting part is El-Dahar. This is Hurghada's old district offering traditional shopping experience.
Taxis are available everywhere to get you around Hurghada. A cheaper option is the minibus; they are far less chaotic and much safer compared to those in Cairo.
Hurghada does not stand alone across the Red Sea, many choose to go for daytrips to surrounding locations. A popular choice is a trip to Al-Mahmenya beach in Al-Giftun Islands National park. Luxurious resorts & towns such as El-Gouna, Soma Bay, Makadi Bay and Sahl Hasheesh are also within reach.
- Time Zone: UTC+2. Daylight saving time is UTC+3 starts in April, ends in September.
- Currency: Egyptian Pound equivalent to 100 piasters.
- Dialing Code: 065 from inside Egypt. Add country code +2 to call from outside Egypt.
- Official Language: Arabic. English & German are also widely spoken.
Hurghada airport comes in as the second busiest airport in Egypt after Cairo airport. It currently has one terminal serving the various domestic and European airlines. Another terminal is due to open soon. You can get to the city centre by taxi, minibus, or by the hotel shuttle if pre-arranged.
- Food and beverage: Cafe Segafredo offers beverages and light snacks, as well as some other small cafes and bars found around the airport.
- Currency Exchange: Money can be exchanged in the exchange office or at the bank located in the terminal. There are also several ATM machines.
- Lost Luggage: This should be claimed at Unclaimed Luggage Room found in the arrivals section. Airport number is 065-446-772
- Car hire: Hertz International, as well as representatives of local companies can be found.
- Airport Hub: Hurghada International (Code HRG) is a hub for AMC airlines and Nesma airlines. .