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Fun Things to Do in Hurghada: A Weekend Guide

The ever-popular resort of Hurghada can be found on the stunning Red Sea Coast of Egypt, and is famous for endless expanses of golden sands.

This resort isn’t just about beaches – you’ll find plenty of other things to do, like enjoying the nightlife, taking part in adventure sports, submarine journeys and discovering Egypt’s most celebrated attractions.

Hurghada Nature

Whilst the Red Sea is world famous for its outstanding snorkelling, diving and water sports, activities aren’t just restricted to the aquatic. Head inland for desert safaris, which are notoriously popular, and whether you camp beneath the stars or in a traditional Bedouin tent, it’s a privilege to experience this starkly beautiful landscape.

Those with a penchant for adventure sports may enjoy an exhilarating quad bike tour, whilst getting to grips with the rugged terrain in 4×4 vehicles is also widely available.

However, if you want to get more authentic and closer to nature, try horse riding or even camelback tours, the way it has been done for thousands of years! For a more leisurely activity, the first-class golf courses in and around the resort will certainly be appealing.

For a rather unusual way to explore the abundant and colourful marine life off the coast of Hurghada, join a submarine voyage and journey to the bottom of the Red Sea. On average, submarine tours take about 50 minutes and go to eye-opening depths of 22 metres.

Witness the beautiful coral reef teeming with life and vitality, and all without getting your toes wet. However, if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, don’t miss out; the resort is home to an outstanding aquarium.

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Hurghada Nightlife

After exciting days exploring Egypt, Hughada doesn’t disappoint going into the evening with its legendary nightlife. Rivalling major Mediterranean resorts for sheer scope and vibrancy, it attracts big-name DJs and dance-fuelled events; it’s without a doubt the top clubbing destination in the region.

You’ll find a vast selection of restaurants, lively bars and clubs providing big beats and something to suit every taste. Premier nightspots include the famous Ministry of Sound Egypt, the Hed Kandi Beach Bar and the Hard Rock Café, which spends the day as a restaurant and ends as a buzzing nightclub. Shopaholics will be in paradise in Hurghada, which is home to everything from trendy boutiques and high-end designer clothing stores, to bustling markets and bazaars where you can pick up a fantastic bargain, as long as you don’t mind a haggle.

Touring Hurghada

One of the reasons Hurghada is such a popular destination is that it allows visitors the chance to enjoy the best of both worlds. While the activities, beaches and nightlife are right on your doorstep, the resort is also the perfect base to enjoy excursions to other parts of Egypt. You’ll find that private tours from Hurghada are easily arranged with the ancient city of Luxor being the most popular.

Tours taking in the Valley of the Kings as well as the Sound and Light show at the temple of Karnak are highly recommended as they make memories to last a lifetime. Alternatively, visit the breathtakingly beautiful island of Giftun, which is a Marine National Park and has a protected status.

So, whatever you choose to do in Hurghada, know that you have a lot of options and it’s up to you how you spend your time. Whatever you do though, make sure you take photos and enjoy all the stunning views.

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The team at is pleased to bring you this guide on the lesser known things to do in Hurghada, one of the most popular resorts in the Red Sea.

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