Hurghada is situated approximately 500 km southeast of Cairo, and extends to a narrow strip of desert along the Red Sea at about 40 km in length. The population consists of approximately 161,000 residents, including several thousand non-residents. Nearby are some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs. The town is driven mainly by tourism, trade, construction and other services. There is also a bus station (Dahar district) and there is an international airport serving approximately 6 million passengers a year, with charter flights to the Polish cities (Poznan, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Katowice and Szczecin).
The city consists of several parts, including the following :
Dahar (El-Dahar, called Downtown) - the oldest part of Hurghada, which hosts the largest bazaar of Hurghada, also comprises of a post office and a bus station.
Sakkala - higher than Dahar, is considered the city center in the southern district of hotels.
Village Road - the latest addition to the southern part consisting of the newest hotels, shops and restaurants. This is rapidly developing, making it practically a second center of Hurghada.
Sahl Hasheesh - just behind the Oberoi hotel in Safaga page, still under construction. This will be a private town, something like El Gouny, but even more exclusive.
Hurghada has a dry tropical climate - the sun shines all year round, in the coldest month, February, air temperatures during the day are 23 °C to 25 °C and more (in the sea the water is 20 °C to 22 °C). The warmest month is August with the air temperature reaching 35 °C (the water temperature rises above 28 °C). In the winter, the sea has a strong chilling wind which causes large temperature fluctuations.