Hurghada Travel Guide
Hurghada Local History
Until a few years ago Hurghada was a small fishing village, today it's a world-class tourist destination, for the fabulous climate and of course aquatic sports.
Glassbottom boats Aqua scope leaves from the Royal Palace Hotel for a 2 hour underwater adventure without getting wet. Spy on the fascinating underwater activities from the comfort of the deck.
Red Sea Aquarium Open 9am 11pm daily, learn to recognize the many species located on the reefs, a super outing for the whole family.
Desert Safari Many hotels run an inland safari, why not experience the desert on these guided tours. They might even take you to a Bedouin village for a cup of sweet tea (the custom is at least 3 cups or they might be offended)
Peanuts bar Great pub with friendly staff. Excellent food, good music and definitely the best Sangria in town
submitted by Karin, 06/10/05
Peanuts Very good food (dutch cook) for a fair price. Great atmosphere.
submitted by Karin, 06/10/05
SCUBA Diving for Everybody If you are going to travel to Hurghada be sure to try SCUBA diving. It is possible for a complete beginner to enjoy the fascination of the underwater world with very little hassle. There are also many programs available for experienced and not so experienced divers www.twinsdivers.com
submitted by Twins Diving Center, 09/09/05
Bedouin's Tents 'Come in and make me an offer!'Yes learn to haggle the Arab way at this shop that specializes in carpets and silks. Warning DO NOT PAY THE FIRST PRICE OFFERED. Quality bargains to be had here.
Alama Next to Waves on Sheraton Rd, Very friendly and helpful owners of this gift shop that stocks small statues, postcards, scarves etc. Next door is a papyrus shop with leather goods and jewelery
Mahmud's Perfume Shop The smell here is even more pungent than nearby McDonalds, bath oils and essences abound here. Interesting array of bottles, and they can even make up a special perfume just for you.
Hurghada Restaurants and Bars
Alaa El Din Cafe At the Sindbad Al Mashrabiya Hotel, An authentic atmosphere and traditional Egyptian fare can be enjoyed here. Daily live entertainment using old style musical instruments.
Cafe Trottoir Conrad International Hotels lovely cafe serves hot and cold sandwiches and snacks and delicious desserts.
Bella Riviera Opposite Shakespears Hotel, this small friendly cafe specializes in Italian Food as the name suggests. A good low budget alternative.
Hurghada Bars & Clubs
El Leila Wa Leila To the south of Hurghada, this club is the main venue for Russian Shows. (Eastern European ladies dancing in various states of undress) however the club is also the top destination for traditional belly dancing.
The Dome At the Inter Continental, is open from 10pm 4am. Arguably the best dance floor in town, The Dome often hosts international DJs.
The Pub At the Hilton Hurghada Hotel, This English style bar offers live entertainment every night. A good selection of drinks and snacks complete the picture.
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