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1. Stroll Along Hurghada Corniche

Stroll Along Hurghada Corniche

34 km
from city center
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The corniche in Hurghada is a tourist hub as it has plenty to provide, from beaming beaches, restaurants along the coast and a pier by the sea. The Abdulmoneim Riadh Mosque and Saint Shenouda Coptic Orthodox Church are beautiful places of worship to visit at the corniche. The Desert Rose Aqua Park, Mahmya and the Hurghada Marina are also located at the corniche.

2. Day Trip to Giftun Islands

Day Trip to Giftun Islands

42 km
from city center
2 out of 24
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Giftun Islands are among the most famous Egyptian sea islands located in the Northern Reserves of the Red Sea. There are two separate islands under Giftun Islands – Big Giftun Island and Small Giftun Island. Big Giftun Island is the more popular one among tourists. The trips to the island are usually six to eight hours long and cover most tourist marine activities like snorkelling, fishing, sunbathing, and diving.

3. Scuba Diving at Strait of Gubal

Scuba Diving at Strait of Gubal

55 km
from city center
3 out of 24
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Gubal Strait is known to have the most wrecks and reefs in the entirety of the Red Sea. There are over 30 different diving sites across the strait. Here you’ll find Egypt’s most famous wreck - The Thistlegorm. There are many other well-known wrecks like The Rosalie Moller, Dunraven, Barge Wreck and The Kingston

4. Desert Safari & Bedouin Dinner

Desert Safari & Bedouin Dinner

33 km
from city center
4 out of 24
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Hurghada is known for its majestic deserts, and a safari is the best way to explore them. The desert safaris include quad bikes and venture across hidden dunes, Bedouin villages, ancient landmarks and the east Arabian desert hills, also known as Sahara Park.

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5. Diving at Gota Abu Ramada

Diving at Gota Abu Ramada

48 km
from city center
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Gota Abu Ramada is the heart of the Red Sea aquatic life. It is, in fact, known as The Aquarium for its diverse and dense marine life. The diving depth goes up to 15 metres in Gota Abu Ramada. A variety of butterflyfish, parrotfish, groupers, sweetlips, moray eels, goatfish, barracudas, stonefish and jacks can be spotted and sometimes even turtles, dolphins, blue spotted stingrays and eagle rays too.

6. Walk Along Hurghada Marina

Walk Along Hurghada Marina

34 km
from city center
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Hurghada Marina is a beautiful place with strikingly picturesque views where people usually go for a refreshing stroll and delicious food. It is located near the main street of Sakala called Sheraton Road and has two entrances. A sightseeing train keeps going around the place, which children especially love.

7. Go Snorkelling

Go Snorkelling

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At Hurghada, the waters are clear and have immense marine life for one to have the best snorkelling encounter. The Giftun Island National Park is Hurghada's most famous spot for snorkelling. Another recommendation is Makadi Bay. Here turtles, sting rays, puffers, barracuda, octopus, and morays can be found.

8. Shopping in Hurghada Souks

Shopping in Hurghada Souks

33 km
from city center
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El Souk in Hurghada is a buoyant market area and famous shopping arena for souvenirs, clothing, jewellery and food. The atmosphere is one of a kind. The produce at the market is known to be extremely rich and in a huge variety of fruits, vegetables and spices. You will find some of the best coffee shops in this area too.

9. Submarine Tour

Submarine Tour

33 km
from city center
9 out of 24
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Dive in and discover the underwater world of the Red Sea with the Middle East’s only submarine— The Sinbad. Designed for 44 passengers and 2 crew members, the submarine goes up to a depth of 22 metres.

10. Astronomical Night & Stragazing

Astronomical Night & Stragazing

32 km
from city center
10 out of 24
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Stargazing at Hurghada is the city’s prized possession and can be witnessed with the astronomical night tour. The tour begins at dusk and sets off into the calm deserts with the starry night sky. Away from the lights and noise of the city, the sky’s view is simply breathtaking and surreal.

11. Hurghada Grand Aquarium

Hurghada Grand Aquarium

32 km
from city center
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Hurghada Grand Aquarium is a popular tourist attraction that houses 24 different galleries under it. These exhibits include the marine aquarium, freshwater aquarium, rainforest, fossil museum, mini zoo, whale valley, animal zoo, Bedouin life exhibit, Arabian tent, and more. More than 1,200 marine animals of diverse species can be found there, including stingrays, eagle rays, green sea turtles, nurse sharks, and guitarfish.

12. Alf Leila Wa Leila Show

Alf Leila Wa Leila Show

34 km
from city center
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Hurghada’s 1001 Night show is hosted at Alf Layla Wa Layla - one of the oldest Arabic palaces in Egypt. Exploring the palace in itself is an exciting encounter. The show, however, itself has fire shows, sound and light shows and belly dancing. There are also many other traditional dances like Pharaonic, Nubian, Bedouin and Tanoura dancing. The Tanoura dance is performed by Sufi men.

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13. Hurghada Museum

Hurghada Museum

32 km
from city center
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The story of Egypt is narrated by over 2000 artefacts in the Hurghada Museum. There are various sculptures, paintings, inscriptions and old artefacts around the museum. The themes and exhibitions range from different eras like Ancient Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Modern.

14. Senzo Mall

Senzo Mall

33 km
from city center
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Senzo Mall is the only mall of its kind in the Red Sea area, located among some of the top luxury hotels and in close proximity to Hurghada International Airport. It has a diverse range of shops, from local brands to international ones offering the latest trendy fashion collection, home decor items, a good selection of home appliances, Egyptian handicrafts, and more products.

15. Enjoy Quad Biking

Enjoy Quad Biking

28 km
from city center
15 out of 24
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Quad biking in Hurghada is every adventurer’s wildest dream. The quad biking tours last over 3 to 4 hours with a guide that first provides important instructions and a test drive. After biking, the tour stops at a Bedouin village for some delicious Bedouin tea and other drinks for refreshment.

16. Mini Egypt Park

Mini Egypt Park

42 km
from city center
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Mini Egypt Park is an open-air museum displaying miniature buildings and models of Egypt. It has all the main attractions of Egypt, like the pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Abu Simbel temple, the famous Karnak Temple, and more. Guides are also available.

17. Sand City Hurghada

Sand City Hurghada

33 km
from city center
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Sand City is the one and only open-air museum of sand sculptures in the Middle East. There are over 42 sculptures and 17 reliefs by different artists worldwide. There are different themes in sand art, from mythology to superheroes. After visiting Sand City, there are sculpting and sand art workshops which should definitely be given a go since it is a unique and enjoyable experience.

18. Sliders Cable Park

Sliders Cable Park

26 km
from city center
18 out of 24
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Sliders Cable Park in El Gouna unfolds itself with many different attractions like an aqua park, wake park, pool club and beach. This complex is one of the largest Olympic standard cable parks in the world and the only cable park in Egypt.

19. Makadi Water World

Makadi Water World

46 km
from city center
19 out of 24
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Makadi Water World is the largest water park in Makadi, with over 50 water slides. Some of the famous slides are the black hole slide, the aqua tube slide, the twister, the space boat, the body slide, and more. There is also a surf simulator, lazy river, and a wave pool, adding to their array of fun water rides.

20. Mahmya Island

Mahmya Island

45 km
from city center
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Mahmya Island is located on the Red Sea's southern end of Giftun Islands. Its white sandy beaches and clear-as-day blue waters make it a popular attraction. One of the best beaches in Egypt; the view of the beach is truly magnificent and breathtaking. It is also popular for snorkelling and diving.

21. Al Mina Mosque

Al Mina Mosque

34 km
from city center
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Masjid Al-Mina Al-Kabir is the largest mosque in the governorate of the Red Sea and is a major tourist attraction of Hurghada. The stark white marble of Al Mina mosque and the two 40-metre-high minarets stand majestically tall on the Red Sea waterfront. The insides of the mosque are equally magnificent, complete with detailed chandeliers, elaborate niches, engraved walls, and a 25-metre-high dome.

22. Old Town Sahl Hasheesh

Old Town Sahl Hasheesh

42 km
from city center
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Sahl Hasheesh is a bay along the coast of the Red Sea near Hurghada. The area around (Old Town) Sahl Hasheesh Bay has been developed over the years to transform into a resort town. There are restaurants, hotels, apartments, shops, a long pier over the Sunken City and a gorgeous Piazza with colourful lights. There is a partially submerged artificial city with artificial reefs that attract fish and is a famous spot for snorkelling and diving.

23. Boat Tour to Utopia Island

Boat Tour to Utopia Island

65 km
from city center
23 out of 24
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Utopia Island is one of the best destinations near Hurghada for water sports activities and beach days. It can be visited on a boat ride and is popular for snorkeling, fishing, banana boat riding and sofa riding.

24. Day Trip to Luxor

Day Trip to Luxor

188 km
from city center
24 out of 24
Things To Do in Hurghada

Luxor is famously known as the world's greatest open-air museum. Located in Southern Egypt, on the east bank of the River Nile. Luxor is a beautiful city. It has some of the world's most famous temples and tombs, a sprawling desert and the famous Western Valley Ruins.

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