El-Gouna,Part Of The Red Sea Riviera

El-Gouna is a fabulous Egyptian tourist resort, owned by Samih Sawiris. It is located on the red sea 20 km north of Hurghada and about 380 km away from Cairo; it has its own airport. El-Gouna is one of the greenest and most environmentally friendly towns in Egypt.

El-Gouna is built around lagoons and waterways. It has about 10 km of coastline and consists of 20 islands surrounded by lagoons. El-Gouna is characterized by being a site for diving and for various water sports. And there are two main beaches in the resort, namely “Zaitouna Beach” and “Mangroovy Beach”. The resort has also a large number of waterways, which makes each house, villa, or chalet its own beach.

In the city of El-Gouna, there are many hotels and spas that start from three to five stars and are intended for tourists from Egypt and from all over the world. El-Gouna has also a Yacht club or Yacht marina to welcome the Yachts of El-Gouna resort pioneers and travelers across the sea.

Things to do in El-Gouna

El-Gouna is the ideal choice to do things filled with excitement and satisfaction. It offers guests a unique and unforgettable experience starting with:

1.Adventure Kitesurfing and Windsurfing in El-Gouna

El-Gouna is one of the most popular kitesurfing and windsurfing hubs in the world. The beaches here are more open to winds making them perfect for board sports. During this Adrenalin backed adventure, you will be with professional instructors who will give you the basics and a number of safety measures.

2. Snorkeling Tours

To explore the reefs and the red sea’s marine life without scuba diving, snorkeling is your best choice. Snorkeling is one of the best things to do in El-Gouna to enjoy the serenity between the beautiful sunshine, beaches, the rare sea creatures, and colorful coral reefs underwater. You can also snorkel from the shore, where many of the beaches in El Gouna offer this like Zaitouna Beach.

3. Scuba Diving

El-Gouna is one of the most popular destinations for diving where you will see the fabulous underwater marine life which is filled with rare creatures, colorful coral reefs, and fascinating wrecks. There are several diving schools where this happens to be your first time.

4. Swimming with Dolphins

One of the most entertaining things to do in the beautiful water of El-Gouna is swimming with dolphins. You will feel the magic of the marine life of the red sea inside the embrace of dolphins which will form with you a strong relationship. This wonderful experience will live in spirit and mind as long as you live.

5. Safari Trip

A Safari trip is one of the exciting things to do in El-Gouna where you can ride a quad bike or quad car or a camel around the desert. The sky of the desert and its nightly atmosphere will fascinate your mind and soul. You will also experience some amazing activities like a delicious Bedouin dinner. It is one of the recommended nightly things to do in El-Gouna. The Bedouins will serve a traditional food made from natural ingredients like chicken pie, rice, and Kofta in addition to Bedouin bread, followed by delicious Bedouin tea while enjoying an oriental show and folk songs under the shades of the red sea mountains.


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Sahl Hasheesh A Pearl Of Red Sea

Sahl Hasheesh resort, the newest tourist destination in Egypt. And new destination Adventure lovers and diving. To explore the beauty and splendor of the Red Sea.
Sahl Hasheesh resort stretches 12.5 km of sandy beaches on the longest bays of the Red Sea. It is located between Safaga and Hurghada. Includes a group of the most luxurious international hotels. that offer complete privacy and a relaxing atmosphere, as all hotels overlook the sea coast.
It also has two 18-hole golf courses, a marina, and its yacht club. In addition to an underwater pharaonic city, it is the first of its kind for diving lovers. Camel and horse stables are also available to take you on a desert trip.


What Distinguishes Sahl Hasheesh?

It is characterized by the purity and clarity of the atmosphere and the picturesque nature. and the possibility of staying at any time of the year. its climate is warm and the most important advantage is the ease of moving from and to it. it is 20 minutes from Hurghada International Airport. which has direct flights from all parts of Europe.


Amazing Place For Your Vacation

You can choose between many five-star and seven-star luxury hotels. Relax in one of the health clubs that fill the Sahl Hasheesh resort. which is considered the most luxurious in the Red Sea. which offers treatments, massages, fitness classes, yoga exercises, and saunas.
It is also a great place for a family holiday. as all family members will find recreational activities that please their desires and tastes. there are many events and parties. that make you reach the top of pleasure. and spend a special vacation at any time of the year.


Enjoy Diving In Sahl Hasheesh

It is one of the most beautiful diving areas in the Red Sea. where coral reefs are only about one kilometer away. And you can reach them after a boat trip that takes 5 to 10 minutes. These reefs make diving fun an unparalleled pleasure. Diving lovers can enjoy freedom and safety.
The beaches of Sahl Hasheesh are suitable for beginners. Who want to learn surface diving or deep diving. There are many diving centers that include world-class experts. And provide the visitor of Sahl Hasheesh an unforgettable experience.


Shopping Centers

As for shopping, the resort hosts several world-class shopping malls. including “Senzo” shopping center is a 10-minute walk from Sahl Hasheesh in Hurghada. and provides you with all the needs of shopping, home supplies, and clothing. As well as there are markets inside Sahl Hasheesh. Including Andalus Market and Palm Market.


10 Fun Things To Do In Hurghada

Hurghada is Egypt‘s oldest and most famous resort and It is the perfect holiday destination. It is located at the coast of the Red Sea this is a prime winter-escape destination. With yearlong sunshine and incredible beaches to explore
All in all, there are enough things to do in Hurghada. Ranging from fun stuff for kids to delightful activities for adults.
So, here’s a comprehensive list of all fun things to do in Hurghada.



1. Dive in the Giftun Islands

one of Hurghada’s most popular boat excursions, with prime swaths of white sand. Also, there are plenty of snorkeling and scuba diving activities. So you can explore and experience the exquisiteness of the Red Sea and spot plenty of fish life through the clear water. But, for those wanting to stay away from the water. There are palm shelters where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the pleasant views.


2-Explore an underwater world in a Sindbad submarine

if you aren’t a fan of diving or snorkeling, you can take a ride on Sindbad submarine that takes you to a depth of 22 meters and lets watching all kinds of marine life on the Red Sea’s beautiful coral reefs, colorful fish.

3-Enjoy Parasailing Adventure

Make your vacation even more exceptional with parasailing in Hurghada. Witness the stunning and scenic views of the Red Sea at bird’s eye level with this parasailing adventure.
Parasailing is one of the most exciting activities in Hurghada. where the parachute is attached to the speedboat and enables you to listen to see the beaches of Hurghada. its clear skies and coral reef areas while you are flying in the air.


A parachute trip in Hurghada is one of the most beautiful trips in with an exciting and wonderful experience. Where flying over the waves of the Red Sea and seeing the sea view from above.


4-Go on a Desert Safari to the Hurghada Desert

With the city being famous for its beaches and water activities, it is easy to forget the beautiful deserts.
Go on an adventurous ride through the desert as you journey in jeeps, quads, buggies, horses and even camels.
There is no better way to experience and explore the desert than going on a desert safari through the Hurghada Desert. Experience a thrilling ride through the sand dunes to a Bedouin village, where you can enjoy black tea and a ride on a camel, discover their culture. Enjoy the Hurghada desert at sunset. Explore beautiful cliffs spots and admire views of the sea and mountains at sunset.


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5- Have some family fun is at one of the big water parks.

You can spend quality time alone or with your family in one of the water parks in Hurghada. The Jungle Aqua Park is the largest water theme park in Hurghada. It includes more than 35 water games inside, besides 21 outdoor pools, and 11 swimming pools in the water games area. It also gives you the ability to compete with your friends through its large slides. Where the water slides sometimes reach a height of more than 65 feet by about 230 feet.



Makadi Water World, you can choose between 50 water attractions, swimming pools, a children’s park, recreation areas and much more, including a19m free-fall slide. There is plenty to do for both kids and adults.



6-Enjoy sunlight at the Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna

Regarded by many as one of the best places to visit if you want to enjoy the sea view while taking in some sunlight.
Take a stroll around this relaxing place and enjoy the soothing atmosphere of the Abu Tig Marina in El Gouna, about 30mins north of Hurghada city. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants around so you can settle in to eat once you’ve had your fill of strolling through this spectacular place.

7- Shopping at the Senzo Mall

Looking to go shopping? Head for the largest shopping complex of its kind in the Red Sea Riviera and browse the extensive variety of fashion and homeware stores. There are an indoor food court and an amusement park as well, ensuring your children don’t feel left out.



8-snorkeling at Mahmya Island

The beach of Mahmya should be at the top of your list of things to do in Hurghada.
Located at the Southern tip of the glorious Giftun Islands, the beach can be reached by booking a short boat trip.

Snorkeling in this area is a must, as the underwater life is bright, colorful and active and it is less crowded than in other snorkel spots. Plenty of marine life awaits in the many reefs below the water’s surface. Dozens of tropical fish and a variety of coral types can be seen off the island’s beach.

You might even spot a pod of dolphins on your boat ride so keep your cameras ready. Soak in the Egyptian sun on a white-sand beach and cool off with a dip in the calm, turquoise waters.



9-Enjoy Dive at the Omo Gamaar

One of the best diving locations with plenty of marine life, the Omo Gamaar is a must-visit for novice and expert divers alike. You can go scuba diving or snorkeling and enjoy the sights of the corals and the gorgeous sea creatures. If you want to experience the underwater life at the Red Sea, then this is one of the best diving spots.

10-Visit Abdel Moneim Riyad Mosque

If you’re an architecture lover, there’s plenty of stunning buildings in Hurghada, especially mosques.
Abdulmoneim Riadh Mosque Also called the Big Mosque. The architectural marvel that stands tall offers tourists the opportunity to connect with the culture and daily life of Hurghada. Tourists visit the mosque to see The intricate design of the mosque’s classic Islamic architecture. The minarets can be seen from long distances, and the call to prayer can be heard resonating from within its walls.



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Top 10 Snorkeling Places In Hurghada

Hurghada is an ideal destination for a quiet and relaxing break.It has features rich blue sea coasts filled with coral reef barriers. Amazing beaches, and luxurious palm trees. As a result, Hurghada has become a favorite for divers who are eager to explore many snorkeling  sites.
If you wanted to try Snorkeling. Hurghada is an ideal place to start. there are many snorkeling places, in Hurghada . But all are similar in that they contain coral reefs and fish of various colors and shapes. while you are in the depths of the sea,take a memorial photo of you among the coral reefs and beautiful fishes to make a memory with you throughout your life. know the best places to Snorkeling and dive in Hurghada.

Giftun Island

One of the most famous natural islands in Hurghada, where it is a natural reserve that includes rare and endangered marine and wild creatures such as seagulls and reptiles. it is one of the natural reserves that visitors are allowed to descend on its land and enjoy its picturesque landmarks that vary between the waters of the Red Sea and the picturesque scenery surrounding it from trees And birds.

So the island holds cruises on a daily basis because it is one of the important tourist attractions, and you can spend a whole day in it and enjoy the beautiful activities, it is one of the beautiful quiet places.

Dolphin House

This region is located in the city of El-Gouna . which belongs to the city of Hurghada. It contains more than 200 dolphins, in addition to coral reefs that are found in the depths of its sea.
Dolphins have chosen this region because it is one of the places protected from hunting, and the winds are few and help the dolphins to coexist with that climate.

Carlos Reef

The area includes a lot of diving and swimming areas full of coral and many fish, such as hammer fish, tuna, and you are expected to see giant moray eels, as well as white-edged sharks.

Juzur Abu Minqar

It includes coral reefs and fish that make it an attractive area for swimmers and divers to learn about marine life in it, especially since the island’s waters are characterized by a low level.That makes it suitable for beginners and professionals, also its depth reaches about 2 meters, and its soft sand is characterized by its ability to treat skin diseases And bone diseases, which increases its tourist position because it is a natural healing area.

Jazirat Abu Rimathi

It is one of the most common diving places in Hurghada, because it contains coral reefs and colorful fish. It an attractive diving sites for many visitors, and one of the suitable places for diving, whether for beginners or professionals, and the island is distinguished by its location near the city of Hurghada, where it is far From the city center an hour’s drive.

Magawish Island

It is one of the largest islands in the city. It includes coral reefs and rare fish that live in the depths of its sea, and is a suitable place for swimming, diving and surfing, and it is located within walking of the suitable tourist villages , which includes chalets, villas and hotel rooms at the highest level.

Shadwan Island

One of the most beautiful Red Sea islands. The island extends over an area of ​​about 70 square kilometers, with a depth of 16 km. The island includes natural features that make it an area for diving. But it is not suitable for diving in all its areas because there are some rocky places in it.

Al Fanadir

The island is located north of Hurghada, and it is one of the diving sites. In addition to the marine creatures that live in them, such as fish of exquisite colors.

Turtle Bay

It is located off the northern end of Giftun Island. It was named after this because of the presence of water turtles in it. You can see it among the reefs .

Sha`b Abu Nuhas 

It is  one of the exciting diving places. You can see the wreckage of sunken ships,The most famous of which is the American “Carnatic” ship that sank since 1869 which became one of the citizens of the coral reefs in the Red Sea. Unlike the “Guinness” ship that sank since 1983 because of The density of coral reefs.

As well as the ship “Kimon” that sank since 1978. The ship “Olden” that sank in 1987. The strange thing is that all of these sunken ships were loaded with copper. which made This area is known as Abu Nuhas.

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