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With a great location on the shores of the Red Sea, holidays in Hurghada centre around the 25 miles of stunning coastline lined with hotels, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Hurghada has grown from a small fishing village into a popular year-round holiday hotspot thanks to its combination of fabulous climate, terrific water sports and all inclusive hotels. Well worth a visit is El Dahar, the old part of town, with its large bustling bazaar. Hurghada is renowned as an international centre for aquatic sports, in particular scuba diving and snorkelling. The resort has an abundance of coral reefs, shipwrecks and offshore islands teeming with tropical fish to explore. What’s more, flights to Hurghada take only just over five hours from most UK airports. Add in the year-round sunshine and you have the perfect holiday destination for families, solo travellers and couples of all ages.
Hurghada holidays offer holidaymakers worldclass snorkelling and dive sites while a glassbottomed boat trip allows you to see the underwater sights without getting wet. Other water sports available include sailing, yachting, windsurfing and deepsea fishing. Holidays in Hurghada offer a wealth of nearby sightseeing excursions: take a jeep safari or camel ride in the desert, enjoy day trips to nearby islands, or take overnight excursions to the fascinating historical Egyptian cities of Cairo and Luxor.
Central Hurghada boasts a lively nightlife scene, with a good choice of bars and clubs. Most hotels have their own discos and entertainment including belly dancing and local folklore shows.
Many visitors to Hurghada choose a valueformoney allinclusive package and eat at their hotel, but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from too. With a good mix of local cuisine, international restaurants and even fast food, Hurghada has places to eat to suit every taste and budget. Egyptian specialities include koushari, kofta and kebabs. Although Egypt is a Muslim country, alcohol is available in cafestyle bars, hotels and many restaurants. A favourite Egyptian pastime is wiling away the hours in a coffeehouse (ahwa) over a game of backgammon and a sheesha waterpipe. Tea is served in glasses and comes dark and impossibly sweet; the same is true with coffee, which is taken in the Turkish style.
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