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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“It is the biggest and most famous in Hurghada, shopping, games for children, restaurants and coofee shops”
  • 12 locals recommend
Entertainment
“It is in El Mamsha which is awalking area, it is a disco, good for night life”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Only best fresh seafood and sea fish. There are very delicious seafood's grill especially langoustine's grill. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Transportation
“The west bank of Luxor had been the site of royal burials since around 2100 BC, but it was the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period (1550–1069 BC) who chose this isolated valley dominated by the pyramid-shaped mountain peak of Al Qurn (The Horn). Once called the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaoh, or the Place of Truth, the Valley of the Kings has 63 magnificent royal tombs. Tickets & tours valley of the kings $50 and up DETAILS valley of the kings $320 and up DETAILS The Temple of the kings Valley $60 and up DETAILS MORE TICKETS & TOURS Details Visit website Hours 6am-5pm, last ticket sold at 4pm Price adult/student for 3 tombs LE160/80 The tombs have suffered greatly from treasure hunters, floods and, in recent years, mass tourism: carbon dioxide, friction and the humidity produced by the average 2.8g of sweat left by each visitor have affected the reliefs and the stability of paintings that were made on plaster laid over limestone. The Department of Antiquities has installed dehumidifiers and glass screens in the worst-affected tombs. They have also introduced a rotation system: a limited number of tombs are open to the public at any one time. The entry ticket gains access to three tombs, with extra tickets to see the tombs of Ay, Tutankhamun, Seti I and Ramses VI. The road into the Valley of the Kings is a gradual, dry, hot climb, so be prepared, especially if you are riding a bicycle. Also be prepared to run the gauntlet of the tourist bazaar, which sells soft drinks, ice creams and snacks alongside the tat. The air-conditioned Valley of the Kings Visitors Centre & Ticket Booth has a good model of the valley, a movie about Carter’s discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun and toilets (there are Portakabins higher up, but this is the one to use). A tuf-tuf (a little electrical train) ferries visitors between the visitors centre and the tombs (it can be hot during summer). The ride costs LE4. It’s worth having a torch to illuminate badly lit areas but you cannot take a camera – photography is forbidden in all tombs. The best source of information about the tombs, including detailed descriptions of their decoration and history, can be found on the Theban Mapping Project website. Some tombs have additional entry fees and tickets. Highlights include Tomb of Ay, Tomb of Horemheb (KV 57), Tomb of Ramses III (KV 11), Tomb of Ramses VI (KV 9) and Tomb of Seti I (KV 17).”
  • 13 locals recommend
Transportation
“A must visit for experienced scuba and free divers. World famous and world class, this is one of our favourite dive sites. Unique and exhilarating in equal parts. Be prepared to be enthralled.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fabulous place for a meal at any time, but more so during the day, as the view is breathtaking. There are a wide range of dishes on the menu, beautifully presented, very tasty, large portions. Alcohol is sold here, for those who like a drink with their meal. It's also a nice stop off place, if you are walking the coastal promenade.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Luxor Temple, which is dedicated to the Theben Triad of Amun-Ra, Mut and Khonsu. There you will see statues of Ramses the Great and the Avenue of Sphinxes. These ancient temples are a must-see for Luxor visitors.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Establishment
“alla marina di Hurghada potrete trovare diversi ristoranti e bar dove trascorrere piacevoli giornate.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“Gute Mietwagen. Buchen würde ich aber bei carflexi, Auto gibt es dann von Europcar Hurghada Stadt, oder Flughafen!”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Karnak Temples in the East Bank of Luxor, where you will find the Temple of Amon, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Karnak is a very inspiring site to visit.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A purpose built city full of attractions, bars restaurants, catamaran boat trips, events and much more. It has golf, stunning views, go karting, horse riding and a large selection of different things to see! The fish farm is one of my favourite spots and worth a day out or plan a bbq there!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“About 20km west of Sharm El Sheikh on the road from Al Tor lies the headland of Ras Mohammed National Park, named by local fishers for a cliff that resembles a man’s profile. The waters surrounding the peninsula are considered the jewel in the crown of the Red Sea. The park is visited annually by more than 50,000 visitors, enticed by the prospect of marvelling at some of the world’s most spectacular coral-reef ecosystems, including a profusion of coral species and teeming marine life. Most, if not all, of the Red Sea’s 1000 species of fish can be seen in the park’s waters, including sought-after pelagics, such as hammerheads, manta rays and whale sharks.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Plaza
“Soho Square is one of the modern landmarks in Sharm El Sheikh. It has many entertainment features such as Bars, Clubs, Ice Skating, Bowling, and amazing live shows at night”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Only best fresh seafood and sea fish. There are very delicious seafood's grill especially langoustine's grill. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A fabulous place for a meal at any time, but more so during the day, as the view is breathtaking. There are a wide range of dishes on the menu, beautifully presented, very tasty, large portions. Alcohol is sold here, for those who like a drink with their meal. It's also a nice stop off place, if you are walking the coastal promenade.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Russian Restaurant
“Offering something a little different to elsewhere in Dahab, we go here for the authentic Russian dishes and wonderful soups and salads. It's VERY popular so it's always advisable to book your table.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Fried Chicken Restaurant
Restaurant
“Bulls, one of, if not the most popular restaurant in Hurghada, opened in 1995 as a steakhouse and since then has diversified its fare by adding a European bakery, an Italian section with pizza and pasta, and an authentic Chinese and Mexican menu. Bulls is a must for everyone visiting Hurghada.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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