The city was founded in the early 20th century and until recently it stands as a small fishing village. Since the 1980s, it has been continually developed by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Hurghada stretches for about 36 kilometers (22 mi) along the seashore, and it does not reach far into the surrounding desert. It is known for its resorts, water-sports activities, nightlife and warm weather. With a daily temperature that hovers around 30 °C (86 °F) most of the year and it reaches over 40 °C (104 °F) during July and August this attracts most Europeans for their regular holidays, especially during the Winter season spending their Christmas and New Year holidays in the city.

Presently, holiday villages, resorts and hotels are lucrative destinations for local tourist from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt as well as package holiday tourists from Europe and offering aquatic sports facilities for windsurfers, kite-surfers, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers. 

Today 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 kilometers

Along the El Mamsha, where numerous of Hurghada's new hotels are situated.  Whereas, El Dahar is where you will find the town's traditional bazaars, the post office and bus stations such as Go Bus and Upper EgyptBus that are chartering long trips to and from the capital city-Cairo.  

Hurghada is even more accessible with direct flights connecting from Cairo and various cities in Europe via Hurghada International Airport.  An indication of exponential growth in traffic thus tourist demands. 

Foreign nationalities can easily apply for evisa via

Hurghada proffers a wonderful holiday experience with the traditional and modern Egypt getaway paired with the perfect weather.