Cheap flights to Hurghada
When it comes to that good old mix of rest, relaxation and revelry, the Red Sea resort of Hurghada has a winning formula. Located on Egypt’s eastern coast, this relative newcomer in the world of sun-drenched tourist hotspots is famous for its crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches, colourful coral reefs and all kinds of accommodation.
From five star luxury to simple self catering, you’ll find whatever it is you’re looking for here. And the clientele? Well this place is popular with families, independent travellers, youngsters looking for a party and even your romantic break couples – and with beaches this good, it’s not difficult to see why.
Egyptian cotton is the best in the world and Cotton House Karkoucha offers the best value and choice in bed linen, fluffy towels, cotton accessories and designer casuals. Items are fixed price but there's no harm in having a bit of a haggle, especially for multiple purchases (next to Gad, Sheraton Road, Sekalla).
Egypt's Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. It's the same celebration, just a different calendar, so expect the decorations to be up and the parties to continue until mid-January.
El Gouna, just 30km north of Hurghada, offers a range of activities, bars, restaurants and shops, all with a Mediterranean-meets-Egypt feel. A great day out for a change of scene.
The Ghost City, a disused mining town, is located a 40-minute drive by jeep into the Safaga mountains. See the mosque, cinema, cemetery, houses, schools and mine entrances. Enjoy the desert landscape and a local meal. unique-expeditions.com