Monday, April 6, 2009

Hurgada and tourism

Hurghada is a tourist city; located on the eastern coast of Read Sea. The chain of medium-height mountains and the desert are situated to the west of the city to add the most impressive effect to all those, who are looking for enjoying the desert activities with its all different shapes like the safari trips on jeeps cars and quad bikes. As it is so exciting activities in a vast desert with a rich nature of colors and curious life. It adds more pleasure to the stay in Hurghada as the tourists spend their time enjoying the nature of the desert riding camels and discovering the life of Bedouins with their traditions and way of life or driving jeep on the soft sand to enjoy watching the dunes while the jeep passes over it feeling the pleasure of adventure. Quads consider being so exciting, too, for everybody.

The city is well known so long time ago but the attention to the investment in it has rapidly increased since the English petroleum engineers discovered the richness of it. The star of Hurghada shined so brightly in the field of tourism since 1980's, as the city is so famous of its fair weather year-round.

Hurghada was founded in the early 20th century as a small fishing village. Today, it has become the foremost tourist resort in the governorate of the Red Sea, which is located on the coast of the red sea, and an international center for aquatic sports: windsurfing, sailing, fishing, and swimming, snorkeling and diving. The richness of the underwater life led the whole world, especially, the divers to come to Hurghada to enjoy the sea life in it. The warm waters here are ideal for many activities like diving and swimming all the year as the temperature degrees do not go below 18'c in winter. For this reason, Hurghada welcomes over than one million visitors seeking the charm of the sea.

The islands of Hurghada add more charm to the beauty of the sea here to offer more fun and excitement to the life of those who are looking for pleasure. Sea trips to these islands for snorkeling, fishing, or diving are among the activity one can enjoy while visiting these islands.

Hurghada extends for about 40 km along the seashore of the red sea. The resort is a destination of tourists coming from all the different corners of the world and is served by the Hurghada International Airport with scheduled passenger traffic to and from Cairo and direct flights to several cities in Europe. The airport has undergone massive renovations to accommodate rising traffic. It attracts the Egyptians as well to come to settle in it. Today, it got 248,000 inhabitants and became the largest city on the coast of the Red Sea.

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