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Hurghada Holidays

Hurghada Holidays

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With over 20 miles of pristine coastline stretching along the shores of the Red Sea, this cosy corner of Egypt is well and truly a beach lover’s dream. For holidaymakers looking to let their hair down and leave their cares behind, Hurghada holidays are the perfect choice.

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Best beaches in Hurghada | Nightlife in Hurghada | Things to eat in Hurghada | Cultural holidays in Hurghada | Things to do in Hurghada | What’s the weather like in Hurghada? | Important information about Hurghada | Reviews |

Best beaches in Hurghada

Offering picture-perfect golden sand all along its breath-taking coastline, traveller favourites in Hurghada include the resorts of Makadi Bay, El Gouna and Soma Bay. So, whether you’re looking to kick back and relax on the sands or you like to get sporty during your time on the beach, the shores of Hurghada have something to offer every holidaymaker.

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Nightlife in Hurghada

For holidaymakers, nightlife in Hurghada is largely centred around in-resort entertainment, which can range from traditional dance performances to live recreations of your favourite movies and musicals. But, for those who want to get out and about of an evening, check out the Duport Pool Club in El Gouna or the Peanuts Bar in Hurghada town.

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Things to eat in Hurghada

While Hurghada definitely caters for international guests, there’s no excuse to not treat your taste buds to a delicious array of Egyptian cuisine during your stay. Tuck into a mouth-watering assortment of slow roasted meats spiced to perfection, hamam mahshi (roasted pigeon stuffed with rice), or dawood basha (kofta balls in tomato sauce) while sipping a refreshing cup of shay bil na'na (traditional mint tea).

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Culture in Hurghada

Hurghada, like the rest of Egypt, boasts a culture full of hospitality, friendliness, and strong family values. With influences from cultures all around the Mediterranean and Arab World, Egypt is a beautiful melting pot of cultures and traditions. But, no matter where you decide to stay, you’re sure to be met with open arms and a friendly face.

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Things to do in Hurghada

Take a quad bike tour of the desert

Get those engines revving with a tour around the desert from the back of your very own quad bike. While camels might be the traditional method of transport in the desert, they can’t exactly fly over the dunes like a quad bike can.

Discover a paradise island

Located just off the coast of Hurghada, the paradise island of Giftun awaits. Pack your swimsuits, snorkels and snazzy towels for a day of lounging on the beautiful sands of Mahmya beach.

Make a splash at a waterpark

Escape the heat of the day with a daytrip to the rip roaring Makadi Water World, with more than 50 (yes, 50!) waterslides, a chilled-out lazy river and a pirate-themed play area for young visitors to enjoy.

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What's the weather like in Hurghada?

With scorching hot summers that regularly hit the mid-30s and mild winters that are sitting pretty in the high teens, there’s never a bad time to visit Hurghada.


Average temp.

Sea temp.

Hours of sunshine per day

Jan24 °c21 °c8 h
Feb25 °c22 °c8 h
Mar28 °c22 °c9 h
Apr32 °c25 °c10 h
May37 °c28 °c11 h
Jun39 °c31 °c11 h
Jul41 °c32 °c10 h
Aug41 °c33 °c10 h
Sep39 °c32 °c10 h
Oct35 °c30 °c10 h
Nov30 °c27 °c10 h
Dec26 °c23 °c8 h

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Important Information about travelling to Hurghada

How long does it take to fly to Hurghada?

It takes about six hours to fly to Hurghada from the UK.

What’s the time difference between the UK and Hurghada?

Hurghada is one hour ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Hurghada?

The official currency of Hurghada is the Egyptian pound.

What language do they speak in Hurghada?

The official language spoken in Hurghada is Arabic.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Hurghada?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Ramadan in Hurghada

Please be aware that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will take place between 12/04/2021 and 11/05/2021. During this time, many cafes and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.

Customer reviews

A beautiful beach resort along Egypt’s Red Sea Coast. See what these happy On the Beach customers though about their Hurghada holiday:

Luke Thawley:

Really good holiday, was brilliant everything was organised and the transfer was brill too the hotel was perfect and the staff and ppl there were very nice so thank you for everything.

Nozrul Islam:

Absolutely amazing fantastic all round 5 star all the way

Ian Robinson:

Brilliant website to book your holidays through, nice and simple and being able to spread the payments is a godsend.

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Top Hurghada Hotels

Serenity Fun City

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Baron Palace Sahl Hasheesh

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Stella Di Mare Beach Resort & Spa

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Steigenberger Pure Lifestyle - Adults Only

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Mercure Hurghada

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Sheraton Miramar

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Albatros Beach Club

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Old Palace Resort

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Mövenpick Resort & Spa Soma Bay

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Sunny Days Resort, Spa & Aqua park

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Paradise Abu Soma Resort

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Hurghada Resorts

El Gouna

El Gouna

El Gouna holidays transport you to another world - not merely the Egypt we all know and love, with camels, palms and antiquities strewn about the gold…

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Makadi Bay

Makadi Bay

Holidays to Makadi Bay will find you taking in one of the Red Sea Riviera’s most beautiful, secluded resorts just 22 miles from the teeming city of Hu…

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Soma Bay

Soma Bay

Soma Bay holidays on the pristine, golden-silted Red Sea coast of Egypt will give you the chance to explore some of the world’s finest diving sites, w…

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