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What you'll find at Hurghada's airport

For a fantastic holiday in Egypt, there's nowhere quite like Hurghada on the Red Sea. You can book a cheap flight to Hurghada online or through your travel agent, and you'll find a modern facility when you reach the airport, though the services are somewhat basic. There is no Wi-Fi service at Hurghada International, nor do they host business facilities or information kiosks, though you'll find all you need in town, which is just 8km from the airport.

There are ample money exchange counters and ATM's in the arrival hall, and transport to town is easy by taxi or minibus from the concourse outside the airport. The minibus is relatively inexpensive although the driver waits until the bus is full before setting off for town.

Getting Around Hurghada

The best way to get around the beautiful city of Hurghada is by the local "Dollmush', a minibus that has both regular and unscheduled stops. The fare is very cheap compared to the taxis, and is regarded as the safest mode of transport in the city. Taxis are more expensive, and Egyptian taxi drivers seem to live by their own rules, so if you're just sightseeing, the minibus is the best option.

Hurghada is quite spread out as a city, and the distances between places can be much too far to walk, so try hailing a minibus wherever you see one, and if they aren't full to the gunwales, they'll stop for you and take you where you want to go.

What is there to see in Hurghada?

This beautiful city on the Red Sea is a major tourist attraction in itself for both Egyptians and foreign tourists, and a holiday there will not be complete without a cruise on the sparkling aqua blue waters of the Red Sea. There are many tour companies that offer day trips on the water, and if you're feeling game, hire a snorkel and mask and check out the amazing underwater gardens that abound. The temperatures in summer can be extreme, so be sure to pack your sunglasses and tanning lotion!

Make the most of your airfare to Hurghada and enjoy a completely different experience, book a tour into the Sahara Desert. The guides in Hurghada are experienced and friendly, and will take you to places that will live in your memory forever. Sleeping under the night sky in the Sahara is not for everyone, but if you're not too shy about roughing it a little, you'll find natural and historic treasures that are well worth the price of your cheap flight to Hurghada.

Is there good shopping and nightlife available in Hurghada?

The Sekkala district in Hurghada is a great spot to start your shopping experience, and here you'll find an assortment of shops and stalls selling souvenirs and trinkets, but the salesmen can be quite aggressive, so be wary of travelling alone unless you're confident you can handle the sales pitches without support. Haggle as hard as you can, and you'll find many bargains here. The older El Dahar district located downtown has more of a traditional Egyptian bazaar atmosphere, and of course, haggling is the order of the day here as well, like most places in Egypt.

Sekkala has many nightclubs and restaurants, though most don't really get started till nearly midnight, but they're open until dawn, so if you're a night owl you'll find a lot to keep you interested in this district. Check online or at your travel agent for Hurghada flights, and take a relaxing break for your next holiday.

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  • Hurghada Airport (Hurghada, Egypt)
    • Right now, 26 airlines operate out of Hurghada Airport.
    • Hurghada Airport offers nonstop flights to 43 cities.
    • Every week, at least 84 domestic flights and 455 international flights depart from Hurghada Airport.

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