Until the 1980s, Hurghada was just a little fishing village lying on the Red Sea. However, it has been enlarged and transformed by investors into the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Hurghada which stretches for some 36km along the coast is the fourth largest city in Egypt, and it is divided into three sections, namely: El Dahar which is the old downtown part, Sekalla (city center), and El Memsha the new part.
The city has a subtropical climate with a daily temperature of about 30°C and an annual average mean of 24°C, which makes it a destination of choice for many tourists from Europe who come around to spend the Christmas and New Year holiday seasons. Also, Hurghada is a haven for several water sports and activities, such as: scuba diving, snorkeling, sailboarding, and yachting.
In particular, the city is famous for its several diving sites and it plays host to the Hurghada Dive Fest (www.hurghadadivefest.com)
Hurgada is a bubbly city with a splendid nightlife and many regard it as a party town.