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Hurghada as well as Luxor and Marsa Alam are living history museums in Egypt.

These three cities are positioned as three corners of a triangle in the Eastern Desert.

Hurghada, a former fishing harbour, stretches some 15 miles or so along the waterfront and is one of the foremost areas for water sports.

Marsa Alam is also found by the Red Sea coast, and tourism is just starting to make an impact.

The city of Luxor, with its jaw-droppingly beautiful monuments built by the hands of ancient craftsmen, lies 150 miles or so inland on the banks of the mighty River Nile.


Hurghada, known locally as Ghardaga, has grown from a small fishing village to an internationally renowned holiday resort town on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, famous for its underwater life and diving and snorkelling opportunities. Popular as a European package holiday destination, the town of Hurghada boasts first class hotels and all-inclusive resorts, as well as a highly vaunted nightlife. South of the town is the resort strip with hotels packed along a 12-mile (20km) stretch of beach, while within the town there are many bars, restaurants, shops and a variety of accommodation to suit all types of budget. The town's central location on Egypt's coast provides a gateway to prime diving sites throughout the Red Sea.


Arabic is the official language although English and French are widely spoken, especially in the tourist areas.


The unit of currency is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), which is divided into 100 piastres. Most credit cards are accepted in major hotels and restaurants. Visitors are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds to avoid additional exchange rate charges.

Banks are usually closed on Friday and Saturday, but private exchange bureaux, called 'Forex', are open daily and banks in major hotels are open 24 hours.

Cairo branches of the Egyptian British Bank and Banque Misr now have ATMs available that accept Visa, MasterCard and Cirrus and are quite common in the main tourist areas.


This hotel is located in Hurghada, lying close to a host of attractions in the area. Guests will find themselves in a great setting from which to explore the rich culture and history of the region. A number of shopping opportunities, dining options and..
The hotel Aladdin Beach Resort is located only 8 km from the international airport of Hurghada. The facilities include a 24H front desk, safe at the reception (extra charge), restaurants and bars, coffee shop, disco/ nightclub, outdoor pools with integrated..
The Ali Pasha hotel is a small and friendly hotel located in Abu Tig Marina, one of El Gouna`s liveliest areas. The hotel is very centrally located and appeals mainly to couples and families. All rooms feature bathroom'shower, TV, air conditioning and..
Ali Pasha Hotel features 68 rooms of which 8 have a private balcony with marina view. Rooms offer a view of the gardens, pool or marina and have a high good standard of amenities.This is a traditional hotel.The hotel has a small lobby.A modern oriental..
Hotel with private beach in the Red Sea, next to a pier and close to Hurghada city centre. Arabella Azur Resort is located 8 km from Hurghada airport and 4,5 km away from the city centre. The hotel facilities and services include 24 h reception with safe..
The Arena Inn hotel is located next to a beautiful lagoon that is accentuated by a bridge that connects downtown with the surrounding areas. The hotel complex is designed in an arabesque style that is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. This is..
The Beach Albatros Garden is located 700m away from the beach and 15km away from the centre of Hurghada. The airport is located 10km away. The hotel amenities include 3 buffet restaurants, 5 bars, night club, pool area, water slides, children's..
The Beach Albatros Hurghada is located on the beach 15 km away from Hurghada city centre. The airport is located 10 km away. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pool with bar, children's pool, sauna, gym, nightclub,..
The 150 guestrooms are spacious and come replete with fine decor, adorned by beautiful fabrics. The rooms are nicely furnished and spotlessly clean, complete with all amenities for a stress-free stay. Views of the sea and the old city are great and make..
Captain?s Inn is a boutique guesthouse situated in the beautiful Abu Tig Marina , one of El Gouna?s trendiest locations.Breakfast and dinner are provided in this hotel.This is a traditional building.The hotel has a small lobby.The hotel offers an intimate..
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