Travelling To Hurghada & Information

Hurghada (the second largest city after Suez) is located on the Red Sea coastline, adjacent to the southernmost tip of the Sinai Peninsula and stretches for about 22 miles (36 km). Until recently, Hurghada was a small fishing village, but today plays host to 248,000 inhabitants. Hurghada has now developed into the Red Sea’s leading seaside destination.


Climate & Temperature
Hurghada has a subtropical-desert climate, with mild-warm winters and very hot summers. The summer season, pretty much, lasts all year round.

Temperatures in the period December, January and February are moderately warm, while November, March and April is comfortably warm. May to October is hot, whilst July and August give way to the hottest periods. In fact, sunshine hours are around 3,800 per year (one of the highest in the world); from an average of 9 hours sunshine per day in December to an average of 13 hours in July.



Average annual sea temperatures are approximately 24 °C (75 °F), from 21 °C (70 °F) in February and March to 28 °C (82 °F) in July and August.


Flight Time

  • 5 hours direct from the UK
  • 3-4 hours direct from European locations
  • 6 hours direct from Scandinavia
  • 11 hours direct from US (East coast)
  • 14 hours direct from US (West coast)



  • GMT + 2 hour (Wintertime)
  • BST + 2 hours (Summertime) *

(*From the end of March to the end of April it is BST + 1 hour due to Egyptian Summertime which starts later)


Passport and Visas

  • Passports must be valid for at least 6 months
  • All visitors must obtain a tourist visa upon arrival which allows them to stay in Egypt for 1 month
  • Divers wish to dive in Conservation Areas must obtain a diving visa. Diving Visa can be purchased within Hurghada Airport on arrival


Language & Ethnicity

  • Arabic Language
  • Muslims and Christians




  • European two-pin, 220V / 50Hz


Water and Sanitation

  • Unfortunately, Hurghada is still not fully developed and water sanitation still has to be improved.
  • We advise all to drink only from bottled water and likewise brush teeth with bottled water.
  • Imodium tables are a must for holidays in Egypt so as to assist with potential Diarrhea



  • Egypt has a reasonably efficient telephony service and mobile network coverage (www.etisalat.ae)
  • Country code for Egypt is +20 or 0020
  • Hurghada code is 65
  • Dial +44 or 0044 (remove the first 0 from the area code before the number required to direct dial UK)





2 Responses to “ Travelling To Hurghada & Information ”

  1. Lenis says:

    It is best to come to Egypt, Cairo in a travel package, with a tour agent because it would give you good accommodation and organized trips. Egypt, Cairo or any other city is perfectly safe. Good hotels are Nile Hilton, Ramsis Hilton, Sheraton, Conrad, Marriott. There are other good hotels , too. It is advisable to go to another city as well, ie , Sharm, Luxor and Aswan , to see more of the country. Have a nice stay.

    • Dede says:

      The River Nile is about 6,670 km (4,160 miles) in length and is the longest river in Africa and in the world. Although it is generally associated with Egypt, only 22% of the Nile’s course runs through Egypt.In Egypt, the River Nile creates a fertile green valley across the desert. It was by the banks of the river that one of the oldest civilizations in the world began. The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile, using the soil to produce food for themselves and their animals.Egypt is situated in the northeast corner of the Africa. Covering 386,662 square miles, it is almost twice the size of France and the twelfth largest country in Africa. To the north of Egypt is the Mediterranean Sea, to the south is the Sudan, to the west is Libya and to the east of Egypt is the Red Sea.The Egyptian writing called hieroglyphics used pictures to represent different objects, actions, sound or ideas. There were more than 700 hieroglyphs. Some pictures stood for whole words.Egypt is a hot country and so people wore lightweight clothes which kept them cool. We can see what they wore from the many paintings and sculptures they left behind.Ancient Egyptian clothes covered most of their skin and were made from plant fibers such as linen.Pharaohs were the king or Queen of Egypt. Most pharaohs were men but some well-known pharaohs, such as Nefertiti and Cleopatra, were women.A Pharaoh was the most important and powerful person in the kingdom. He was the head of the government and high priest of every temple.The people of Egypt considered the pharaoh to be a half-man, half-god.The Pharaoh owned all of Egypt.

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