Best 10 Holiday Activities in Hurghada

Hurghada is a city with a lot of diversity, and tourists won’t find themselves lacking in things to do. Beaches, deserts, and theme parks offer a little something for everyone. Here are the ten best things to do in Hurghada.

1. Diving in the Red Sea

Diving in the Red Sea

This experience is the reason that tourists come to Hurghada. The marine life in the red sea is abundant and colourful, and the waters are crystal clear. Several outfits in the area can rent you the appropriate gear, or get you certified in diving if you have never dived before.

2. Sahara Desert

Sahara Desert

With the Sahara desert so close, it would be a shame not to visit. Excursions into the desert could be as short as a day or as long as a few weeks. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to see an impressive landscape and a lifestyles that starkly different from your own. Check with local tour guides to see the latest prices and departure dates.

3. Mahmaya Island

Mahmaya Island

Mahmaya is one of the nicest beach areas in Hurghada, and it’s a great place to spend time with the family. You can rent your own small beach hut, made from palm tree leaves. The beach is not too crowded, and it’s easy to get to from any hotel in Hurghada. Make sure you wear enough sunscreen; the Egyptian sun is unforgiving.

4. New Marina

New Marina

This area boasts trendy cafes and bars, and it’s a great place to take a stroll at night. Perfect for a nice dinner on the town.

5. Horseback Riding

Horse Ride

Guests to Hurghada can go on guided horseback rides through the desert. The guides will show you how to mount and ride a horse if you’ve never done it before. The experience of galloping through the sand dunes is no to be missed!

6. Careless Reef


This is an excellent place to go snorkelling. The waters are somewhat sheltered, making for a calm and clear place to see the corals and fish below.

7. Dolphin Dancers


Kids will love a stop at Dolphin Dancers. This live show happens everyday, and it involves upbeat music and dolphin tricks in a spectator pool.

8. El Dahar market

El Dahar Market

For a bit of culture, visit El Dahar market. This local area is an open air market where you can buy many local products, as well as authentic souvenirs. Be prepared to haggle with the prices.

9. Makadi World

Makadi World

This water park boasts colourful water slides, a pool, and many other water attractions for small children. A day at Makadi world Water Park would be a welcome break for the whole family.

10. Sharm el Naga Beach

Sharm el Naga Beach is perfect for a day of relaxation once you finish seeing all of the amazing places above.

Sharm el Naga Beach

Finally, endless amounts of time can be spent simply discovering the streets of Hurghada. Meeting some of the locals and seeing the areas of daily life is a fun activity in any new place. No matter how long you’re planning to stay in Hurghada, there is always something new to explore in this city.

*Photos not Mine

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