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Old June 3rd, 2009, 01:59 AM   #1
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Hurghada الغردقة | Red Sea

Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a tourist center located on the Red Sea coast.

The city was founded in the early 20th century, and since the 1980s has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading seashore resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for sailboarders, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers.

Hurghada stretches for about 36 kilometres (22 mi) along the seashore, and it does not reach far into the surrounding desert. The resort is a destination for Egyptian tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe, notably Italians, Russians, Czechs and Germans. Until a few years ago it was a small fishing village. Today Hurghada counts 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into three parts: Downtown (El Dahar) is the old part; Sekalla is the modern part, and El Korra Road is the most modern part. Sakkala is the relatively modest hotel quarter. Dahar is where the town's largest bazaar, the post office and the long-distance bus station are situated.



























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Old June 3rd, 2009, 05:54 AM   #2
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Beautifull pictures shems71. I never been to Hurghada, but people tell me that it is like Sharm, only cheaper.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #3
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A typical tourist town of Red Sea
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Old August 12th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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Old September 8th, 2009, 06:37 AM   #5
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I like, maybe I should pay a visit one day.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #6
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I'll be there in two weeks!
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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #7
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Old January 1st, 2010, 09:48 PM   #8
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This was a wonderful holiday.
the weather was perfect, not too hot - not too cold

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Old January 1st, 2010, 11:03 PM   #9
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Nice to hear you had a good time!! Your welcome anytime
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Nice pics! I'm going there this Saturday with my girlfriend for a week
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I visted in 2004 apart from the beeches there wasnt much to do
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I visted in 2004 apart from the beeches there wasnt much to do
I do not agree. You have safari, diving, snorkling, Kairo, Luxor, beduins... Thats are options for a avarage tourist. In my case, I stayed in a hotel Jungle Park which have large water park, so I did not miss beach at all.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 04:37 PM   #14
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Hurghada is a Small city. so you wouldn't really expect much. now that a HUGE resort is linking up called sahal hassesh is under construction the city is doubling it's capacity and it's quality. It's the next Sharm El-Shiehk.
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 01:27 PM   #15
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This city its indeed an interesting, very nice place
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beautiful place. really clean too
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Old September 24th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #17
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Nice clear water!
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Old November 13th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #18
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Beautiful resort city! Didn't know about it, impressed.

Now see how investments can transform a place, we have the Red Sea and yet not a single of our cities can compete with Hurghada, let alone Shar el Sheikh!

Bravo Egypte!
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Wonderful.. must visit Hurghada. Hard to imagine such clear blue water is possible in the narrow sea.
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