Known for its Coral Reefs, Hurghada offers plenty of opportunities to dive into its balmy sea and enjoy the underwater reefs and mysterious marine life. Once a small fishing village, Hurghada has reincarnated itself as one of the hotspots gleaming in the world map. The city’s economy relies heavily on tourism and many tourists chose to combine their holiday here with visits to other prominent locations in Egypt along the Nile Valley or to the nearby city of Luxor. Restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels populate its shoreline offering a melange of natural beauty and entertainment value. This resort town is situated along the Red Sea which is considered to be the best in terms of diving and snorkelling. The adventure seekers can satisfy their travel lust with quad-biking hundreds of miles into the Sahara desert for tea with a Bedoin tribe, then camel-riding across Biblical plains to see remote and ancient wonders. For those who want to spend lazy holidays can sit back at the shore and enjoy the sublime sea relishing karkaday, a drink made from an infusion of hibiscus and chi, the local version of tea, usually served in a glass offered everywhere. Not to forget the traditional “sheesha”, popularly known as hookahs, which will transfer you to a different plane altogether. Owing to its high tourism value, the city offers a lot of accommodation facilities scattered around this magical landscape. Resorts and hotels in the city abound so choosing a stay is generally not a problem. The Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, La Residence des Cascades, Radisson Blu Resort El Quseir are some of the best hotels in the town.