Hurghada & El Gouna

Hurghada is the undisputed favourite resort among Egyptians and visitors from around the world who love sunshine, sea and diving. At least one hundred tourist developments of varying levels of luxury stretch for twenty kilometres along the coast. The town centre, known as the Ed-Dahar quarter, has preserved a certain traditional character with a small souk and cheap hotels.

El Gouna is the first tourist development reached when heading to Hurghada from the north. Built along 10 kilometers of beachfront and spreading across a myriad of islands interlinked by beautiful lagoons, the resort’s unique architectural styles offer six luxury hotels, a golf course, shopping mall and an open-air amphitheatre.

Fact File

CapitalCairo

LanguageArabic

ClimateEgypt does not receive much rainfall, except during winter, when most rainfall is between October and March. Temperatures range between 27 to 32 degrees Celsius in summer and up to 43 degrees Celsius on the Red Sea coast. Winter temperatures average between 13 to 21 degrees Celsius. A constant northwesterly wind keeps temperatures down on the Mediterranean coast

CurrencyEgyptian Pound (EGP)

VisaA visa is required for entry to Egypt except for EU nationals travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Newiba or Taba resorts, who will receive an entry permission stamp on arrival

HealthRecommended vaccinations against Poliomyelitis, Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Egypt

Time ZoneGMT + 2