There’s Nowhere Quite Like Hurghada

Apart from being the second largest city in Egypt, Hurghada also has a wonderful history, rich culture, hospitable citizens, amazing landmarks, and luxurious resorts. All its attractions are found in very strategic locations and are always waiting to give you an unforgettable experience. Some of the best things worth doing seeing in this magnificent city include:

1. Make a splash at Makadi Water World

Makadi Water World stands out as the most modern and largest water park in Egypt. Its 50 slides comprise of elephant slides, a 19-metre free fall slide, mini rainbow slides, tunnel slides, and many more. Its self-service beverage and snack bars offer a wide collection of non-alcoholic drinks, ice creams, cold and hot sandwiches, pasta, and pizzas that will surely appeal to you and your children.

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2. Explore the Giffun Islands

Giffun Sughayer and Giffun Kebir are beautiful islands located about 20 kilometres from the mainland. The islands are surrounded by numerous coral reefs teeming with underwater life, explaining why they were made part of the Red Sea National Parks. Their sandy beaches offer a number of fascinating activities including snorkeling, sunbathing, and diving.

3. Shop at Senzo Mall

Senzo Mall is one of the biggest and most impressive shopping centres in Hurghada. The mall is found in the city centre, just a few minutes from the airport of Hurghada. Covering an area of about 255,000 square metres, the mall contains several stores offering a wide variety of items such as electronics, clothes, shoes, curious, jewellery, greeting cards, and furniture. In addition, it offers recreational facilities such as cinemas and other unique entertainment complexes where you and your kids can watch movies and listen to your favourite music.

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4. Spoil Yourself Inside Calypso Club

Calypso describes itself as one of best and most frequented nightclubs in Hurghada. The club is equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems, LED screens and a superb dance floor with an array of ever-changing lights. It is known to host a number of Egypt’s famous musicians and dancing competitions every week. If you do not feel like dancing, you can relax and enjoy some of your favourite alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

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5. Jump in at Diving World

Diving World Hurghada is strategically located on the headland facing the famous Giffun Islands. It is considered one of the first and most attractive diving areas in not only in Hurghada City, but also in Egypt. Boats usually leave the dock every morning to take divers to some of the most interesting diving spots. While you are under the water, you can get a chance to see the wrecks of Abu Nuhas, Thistlegorm, and the Salem Express. If you do not like diving, you can take part in the Diving World’s numerous expeditions or snorkel along the extensive barrier reefs.

Diving World’s Underwater Diving School offers a variety of diving courses including Dive Master and Open Water Diver. Diving instructions are offered in a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian.

6. Eat, Drink, and Sleep at the Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is a big 4-star hotel situated on its own private beach, about 12 kilometres from the city centre of Hurghada. The hotel offers a spacious parking area, a water slide, 2 large swimming pools, 3 buffet restaurants, a piano bar, a souvenir shop, and extensive gardens for relaxation. It specialises in Egyptian cuisine fused with a few Asian flavours.

The Grand Hotel’s more than 50 guest rooms are equipped with modern facilities such as air conditioners, music systems, coffee making facilities, free Internet access, dressing mirrors, and king size beds. In addition, the hotel offers numerous fascinating activities including tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball.

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