into the lower end of the Gulf of Suez, Hurghada is one
of Egypt’s liveliest and busiest resorts. And it
manages to merge the old with the new to perfection in
that its fine, modern buildings sit happily alongside
El-Dahar, the old town, which is the centre of everyday
Diving has long been the main attraction of Hurghada.
The area is renowned for its extraordinary and unique
And, for non-divers, Giftun Island is perfect for snorkelling,
and as a spot for camping. Not far from Hurghada are the
exceptional dive sites of Brothers Islands, Ras Mohammed
and the Strait of Gubal, where Thistlegorm, the Red Sea’s
most well known wreck, is found.
town also has an exciting nightlife, with many clubs,
bars and pubs; and is a good base for visiting the Monasteries
of St Anthony and St Paul.