Red Sea

Hurghada 

Hurghada lies 500 Km from Cairo and is famous for its magnificent summer and winter climate.

 Hurghada and the Red Sea coast enjoy a very moderate weather throughout the year, making it an ideal place for sea sports. Average temperature from March to November ranges from 26C to 29C, and in the hottest summer months the temperature can reach 33C. Water temperature is also very moderate, which makes it possible to practice diving throughout the year.

The main tourist attraction in Hurghada is the marine life, with lots of coral and colourful fish, which is located very close to the shore: Hurghada has some of the finest coral in the world. If you like to practice diving, then Hurghada, or Sharm El-Sheikh, are your places to go,

Hurghada also has many offshore islands, such as:

 

  • Sheduan Island 
  • Gifton Island 
  • Umm Gammae
  • Dishet El-Dhaba 
  • Abu Ramada Island 
  • Abu Minqar Island

 Hurghada today is a world centre for sea sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. The unique offshore underwater gardens are justifiably famous amongst divers. The warm waters here are ideal for many varieties of rare fish and coral reefs, which may also be observed through glass bottom boats.

 

 Safaga:

 Safaga is to be found 65 Km south of Hurghada. A marine port, connected by a cruise shuttle service line with Jordan and Saudi Arabia, Safaga city is considered an extremely important centre as special medical researches helps contribute to the potential of attracting international tourism to Safaga.

The resort is reputable for its unpolluted atmosphere, black sand dunes and mineral springs, which have acquired specific characteristics for the remedy of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

Al-Qusseir

It is 80 Km south of Safaga and is an excellent site for camping. Recently, several hotels of different categories have been established. Tourists can practise water sports. It is an important port for exporting phosphate, and is connected to Qena city by a road that is 220 Km long.

 

Marsa Alam

MarsaAlam mainly consists of two villages: Bernice, a small city located 178 kilometers to the North of Al Qausier, which is famous for therapeutic tourism and the village of Abu El Hassan Al Shazly which has a famous Islamic center and doesn't really have anything that might interest tourists. 

The Egyptian government gave special attention to MarsaAlam during the last few years because of many reasons. The first reason is that the city has the most remarkable diving and snorkeling spots in Egypt. The second reason is the weather in MarsaAlam which is moderate all year long especially in the beginning of the winter when you can swim in the sea while other people in other cities suffer from the cold weather. The third reason is that MarsaAlam is located near the Nile Valley and near Luxor in particular which makes it possible for tourists who visit Luxor to come to MarsaAlam and vice versa. 

 MarsaAlam has significant economic importance as it hosts many of the key gold and marble mines in Egypt. This is besides the MarsaAlam sea port that was developed immensely over the last few years. 

The Egyptian government was also able to discover some monuments near MarsaAlam, The fact that added a new dimension to the city. The supreme council of antiquates was able to discover a hall ancient town that goes back to the new Pharonic kingdom. This is besides the gold mines in WadiBaheria that was used since the times of the Pharos. 
 
Diving in MarsaAlam 
 he most common activity in MarsaAlam is diving. This is because the red sea is in its finest shapes and colors in this amazing city. There are many diving centers in MarsaAlam that offer modern equipment that are all imported from Europe. There are also some European diving centers that opened branches in MarsaAlam. The list of the most important diving centers in the city includes Deep South, WadiGimal, Ocean Pro and Aquarius. 
 
theQamaraya hotel hosts the oldest and maybe one of the most important diving centers in MarsaAlam. It is called pioneers diving center. The center has professional diving instructors who can give lessons in Italian, English, German and Spanish. The center provides all types of diving lessons and trips. The instructors give lessons to beginner divers and professional divers. They even have special diving spots for beginners and others for more advanced divers. 
 
The "ShaabSamadai" or the Dolphin House is the most interesting diving spot in MarsaAlam. All diving centers in the city organize one day trips to this matchless diving spot where one can view some of the oldest red sea coral formations. There is also a chance to swim besides some dolphins. This is why this spot is called " the Dolphin House". Another remarkable diving spot, but this one is exclusively for advanced divers, is the Elphinstone, which is considered one of the best diving locations in the world to view sharks. 
 
MarsaAlam 's Night life
 
there are numerous activities to be done at night in MarsaAlam. One can go shopping for example as all the sea resorts of the city have a collection of shops. These shops mainly sell gifts and souvenirs like perfumes, pharonic replicates, small statues, silver and gold jewelry, wooden handcrafts, and some Bedouin outfits and crafts. I actually bought a beautiful silver bracelet for my fiancé and its price was quite reasonable 
 
The most important product that can be bought from MarsaAlam is herbs. There are some types of herbs which are only cultivated in MarsaAlam and the area around it and you cannot find it anywhere else in Egypt. These herbs are beneficial for the health and help in curing many chorionic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
 
For tourists who prefer more energetic and adventurous activities, a lot of resorts and tourism offices offer interesting different tours. One can go in a tour to the desert in the Arabian style riding a camel, watching the bizarre rock formation in the desert, and then laying down and have tea and dinner in the Bedouin tent that will be waiting for you there. Taste the delicious Bedouin cooked dishes specially the grilled veal dishes. if you need to speed up the process, you can use a beach buggy or motor bicycle instead of the camel. 
 
Another entertaining tour is to ride a horse beside the sea or in the desert. There are instructors to teach your sons and daughters how to ride young horses. Riding horses is one of the most pleasurable activities to be done in MarsaAlam in the afternoon or maybe late at night as well. 

 

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