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alziker Hurghada - A travel report by Al Ziker
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Hurghada,  Egypt - flag Egypt -  Al Ba±r al A±mar
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where is sea meet sky

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Hurghada was founded in the early 20th century and until a few years ago remained a small fishing village. But today, it has gone on to become the foremost tourist resort of the Red Sea coast and an international center for aquatic sports. You will findd

Map of Red Sea
Map of Red Sea
Today Hurghada is known as a party town, particularly among Europeans. Locals and others will tell you that life begins at night in Hurghada, with the many, many clubs. They are particularly frequented by the young, but certainly many others of all ages. One may often find a rousing party centered around the visitors from a tour group taking over the action of a particular bar. They are easy to find along the main street, along with loads of inexpensive and expensive hotels. It is also a beach resort, where thousands of older Europeans and others come with their families to enjoy the sun and fun of private resort beaches, some are all inclusive. Many of these hotels offer so many activities and facilities that one may never need to leave the resort. Often, the larger resorts have zoos, playgrounds, discos, bars, a number of pools and even small theaters. Hurghada is also a city under development. Many new hotels and construction are taking place and we can expect to see some great new hotels, restaurants and other facilities in the nearest future. Actually this is a busy section of the Red Sea in general. Safaga is just to the south of Hurghada and Soma Bay with its beautiful Sheraton is even closer to the South. To the North is El Gouna, a highly organized resort community. Together, these communities and resort areas offer just about everything a visitor might wish for, from raucous parties to isolated scuba diving, with golf, bowling and fishing in between. Islands near Hurghada offer all kinds of fun and excitement. Take a day trip to Giftun Island for snorkeling and a fish barbecue, or view the Red Sea from a submarine! When you're not in the sea you can make shopping in the boutiques, relax in the luxury holiday villages or visit the Roman Mons Porphyrites (mountain of porphyry) remains at nearby Gebel Abu Dukhan (Father of Smoke).

Favourite spots:
The sandy beaches of Hurghada
The sandy beaches of Hurghada
Day-trips or safaris to explore the Red Sea Mountains by camel or jeep are available. Other nearby islands and destinations include the Shadwan Island (Diving, snorkeling, fishing but no swimming), Shaab Abu Shiban (Diving, snorkeling and swimming), Shaab el-Erg (Diving, fishing and snorkeling), Umm Gammar Island (Diving and snorkeling), Shasb Saghir Umm Gammae (Diving), Careless Reef (Diving), Abu Ramada Island (Diving), Shaab Abu Ramada (Fishing), Dishet el-Dhaba (Beaches and swimming), Shaab Abu Hashish (Beaches, diving, snorkeling, swimming and fishing), Sharm el-Arab (Diving, swimming and fishing and Abu Minqar Island (Beaches and swimming).

What's really great:
The Aim of all Divers
The Aim of all Divers
I like all spots in Hurghada, but i recommend for you Shadwan Island, where you will enjoy with the wounderful color of water, coral reefs, and fishes. Umm Gammar island is also an other nice place to diving or snorkling. at last you should to one of the most beautiful places all over the world for divers is Shaab Abu Hashish.

Fishes of red sea
Fishes of red sea
1- Al Giftun island
2- Mountain of porphyry
3- Gabal Abu Dokhan ( father of smoke)
4- Shadwan island
5- Careless reef

Arabella, so beautiful village in Hrughada.
Arabella, so beautiful village in Hrughada.
1- Beach Alpatros*****
2- Marriotte*****
3- Holiday inn****
4- Arabella village ****
5- 3 Corners ***

1- Bedouin Village Club
2- Al Geftun Club

1- Red sea
2- Homos

Other recommendations:
1- Soma bay
2- El Gouna

Published on Wednesday September 1th, 2004

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Sat, Nov 13 2004 - 03:41 PM rating by shsmrsb

Thanks for lots of great info.

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