Districts of Hurghada
Looking at the map of the Egyptian resort, you will see that Hurghada is divided into three parts.
Names and descriptions of districts in Hurghada
- El-Dahar district: a walk along the streets of El-Dahar provides a chance to visit shops - jewelry, souvenir and artisan shops, a fruit market, catering establishments, as well as cafes where you can smoke a hookah. The main attractions of the area are a public beach, a complex “New Marina” (there is a cafe, a night club “Hed Kandi”, attraction “Vertical takeoff”, places for games, shows and performances), an aquarium (in a large aquarium you can see whitetip sharks, and in others - scorpions, turtles, parrot fish, stingrays, groupers, lionfish, octopuses), an aquarium in the hotel “Red sea life” (300 species of fish, marine invertebrates, corals, sponges, anemones live here; one of the aquariums can be scuba diving to get as close as possible to the marine life, and those who wish can dive there on a submarine with a transparent bottom), the traffic light of Hurghada ( purpose - to unload the main streets of the district from traffic jams), the Coptic church, the Abdulhasan Elshazi mosque (the height of its minaret is 40 m), “Singing Fountains” (with the onset of darkness, a show of light and water begins, lasting 30 minutes - those present will see fountains shimmering in all colors of the rainbow to the sounds of classical music), a park and a library named after Susan Mubarak. With the onset of dusk, fans of various games and fiery music should move to the coast (such games as billiards and bowling are available in hotels). And in the palace “1000 and 1 night” you can get acquainted with fabulous legends, see acrobatic and dance shows, take beautiful photos.
- Sakkala area: famous for perfumery, jewelry, souvenirs, duty-free shop ‘”Pyramid”, bowling club, El Sakia disco, Dream Beach (entrance costs about $ 8; there are bars and restaurants, and there is a trampoline and slides for children). It should be noted that Sakkala is a great place for divers, lovers of banana and boat rides (and there are also kite and windsurfing schools open here).
- New Hurghada area: this area is famous for its hotels, which stretch along the coast for 40 km. Shops and supermarkets in New Hurghada are aimed at visitors, so the prices are higher, but the assortment is familiar to Europeans. And besides, tourists wearing light dresses and shorts here will not attract too much attention..
Where to stay for tourists
Where to stay for tourists
The central area of Hurghada is not suitable for travelers who do not want to live in a busy place - there are always a lot of tourists and street vendors, which can give the impression that you are inside a bee hive. Well, those who do not consider this a disadvantage will be able to find a suitable hotel in this area..
There is a large selection of hotels in Hurghada - from 4-5-star hotels you can pay attention to “Old palace” or “Bella Vista Resort”. As for budget travelers, they may want to look at 3-star hotels - “Zahabia” or “Princess Palace”.