Hurghada is one of the largest and most popular Red Sea destinations in Egypt. Back in the 1980s, Hurghada was just a settlement for fishermen. Today Hurghada’s population is 380,000 inhabitants. Over the past 30 years, it evolved into a world-class tourist destination. Hurghada, with its beautiful beaches and the colorful underwater flora and fauna of the Red Sea, is a holiday paradise for divers from all over the world. Its pleasant weather and warm water all year long makes it attractive to millions of beach holidaymakers.
The Visitors of Hurghada can plan an all day trip from Hurghada to Luxor or Cairo to admire the ancient Egyptian monuments
Hurghada is known for its watersports activities, nightlife and warm weather, with a temperature of 30C (86F) most of the year. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for sailboarders, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers. Numerous Europeans, mainly Germans, Russians and Italians spend their Christmas and New Year holidays in the city. Hurghada stretches for about 36 km (22 mi) along the seashore. It does not reach far into the surrounding desert. It is a destination for Egyptian tourists, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe, notably Italians and Germans.