Top things to do

Asian in Hurghada

White Elephant

After a hot day there's nothing like a spicy and zingy Thai feast to help you sweat it out. If you let them know you can handle it, White Elephant doesn't scrimp on the heat factor either. Head here when you have a …
Bar in Hurghada

Caribbean Beach Bar

If you're looking to chill out with a cocktail right next to the sea, this palm-thatched terrace right on the waterfront has a laid-back atmosphere made for lounging. Once the sun has set there's often live music or…
Egyptian in Hurghada

Nubian Cafe

In a town where international food rules, it's nice to see someone taking a stand for Egyptian cuisine. The Nubian Cafe does flavoursome tagens (stew cooked in a deep clay pot); good mezze, including a scrumptious b…
Market in Hurghada

Ad-Dahar Souq

Hurghada's souq is a dusty sprawl of lanes crammed with shops selling silver and copper products, leather, papyrus and sheesha pipes. This is the place to put your haggling hat on and snag a bargain. It's best visit…
Egyptian in Hurghada


If you're looking for cheap, filling and tasty Egyptian staples, you can't go wrong with Egypt's favourite fast-food restaurant. The sprawling menu covers everything from falafel and shawarma to fiteer and full keba…
Dive Site in Hurghada

Gota Abu Ramada

A mind-boggling abundance of marine life is on display here, 5km south of the Giftun Islands, making Gota Abu Ramada a popular spot for underwater photographers, snorkellers and night divers. Depth: 3m to 15m. Ratin…
Dive Site in Hurghada

Umm Qamar

Umm Qamar, 9km north of Giftun Islands, is highlighted by three coral towers that are swathed in beautiful purple, soft coral and surrounded by glassfish. Depth: 10m to 27m. Rating: intermediate.
Dive Site in Hurghada

Giftun Islands

These islands are surrounded by a number of spectacular reefs teeming with marine life, including Hamda, Banana Reef, Sha’ab Sabrina, Erg Somaya and Sha’ab Torfa. Depth: 5m to 30m. Rating: intermediate.
Cafe in Hurghada

El Mashrabia

This is our favourite pit stop in Hurghada for a juice, shay or sheesha. El Mashrabia is slap on Sigala's main road, with shady outdoor seating and a dimly lit cafe decorated in a mishmash of Chinese lanterns and Ph…
Bar in Hurghada


This relaxed pub dishes up live music every Sunday and Wednesday and plays an eclectic mash of rock, blues and soul at other times. An easy-going vibe, decent bar menu and pool table make it an all-round winner.