Sam's Exotic Travels to the Red Sea Resort of Hurghada, Egypt
Hurghada is an Egyptian city and a tourist center on the Red Sea. The city was founded in the early 20th century, and since the 1980s has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading seashore resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for sailboarders, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorklers.
Hurghada stretches for about 36 km along the seashore, and it does not reach far into the surrounding desert. The resort is a destination for Egyptian tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe, notably Italians, Russians, Czechs and Germans. Until a few years ago it was a small fishing village. Today Hurghada counts 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into three parts: Downtown (El Dahar); Sekalla and El Korra Road. The town's largest bazaar, post office and long-distance bus station are situated in El Dahar. Sakkala is the relatively modest hotel quarter and a growing number of five-star resorts are located along El Korra Road.
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