Orientation

Hurghada is split into three main areas. To the north is Ad Dahar, the most ‘Egyptian’ part of the city, with lively backstreet neighbourhoods and a bustling souq. Separated from Ad Dahar by a sandy mountain called Gebel Al Afish is the congested Sigala area, the heart of the place with shops and restaurants aplenty. South of Sigala is the resort strip, home to megaresorts catering to the package holiday crowd.