The Red Sea Governorate is known for its large number of villages and resorts, especially the resorts of El Gouna in Red Sea, due to its long coastline overlooking the Red Sea, in addition to the availability of bright sunshine throughout the year.
Tourists from all over the world also visit the Red Sea in order to enjoy natural reserves, mountain ranges, valleys, and rare aquatic organisms, as well as to practice marine sports, medical and religious tourism, and search for medicinal plants, and even to visit historical monuments.
In addition to that, you can go by car to the most important areas of the Red Sea Governorate, such as Hurghada, which is the capital of the governorate, Ras Ghareb, Safaga, Marsa Alam, and El-Gouna which includes a group of best Red Sea Resorts and compounds.
For example, Hurghada is a 5-hour drive from Cairo, and in this matter we will talk in detail about everything you need to know about the Red Sea Governorate.
The Red Sea Governorate is considered one of the largest Egyptian governorates in area, as it extends over the coast of the Red Sea with a length of 1,080 km, from the Gulf of Suez in the north to the borders of Sudan in the south.
The shores of the Red Sea are one of the most beautiful in the world, with its soft white sand, unique coral reefs, marine life unmatched anywhere else, and being one of the best places in the world to practice the sport of oud.
Because of all these advantages, the governorate has a large number of the most beautiful tourist villages and resorts .
The total area of the Red Sea Governorate is about 119,000 square kilometers Red Sea has many resorts,villas, chalets and stores for sale and it is bordered by the governorates of Suez and Giza in the north, the coast of the Red Sea to the east, the northern borders of the State of Sudan in the south, and the governorates of Beni Suef, Minya, Assiut, Sohag, Qena and Aswan to the west.
The Red Sea Governorate is divided into 7 main cities, which we review together in order from north to south, namely:
Ras Gharib: The second city in the Red Sea Governorate, in terms of population and importance, after Hurghada. It is 150 km north of Hurghada, and the distance between it and Cairo is about 3 and a half hours by car
Hurghada: It is the administrative capital of the Red Sea Governorate, and it extends over an area of 40 km from the coastal strip of the western shore of the Red Sea and there are various properties for sale in Hurghada resorts.
Hurghada is 4 hours and 50 minutes by car from Cairo
Safaga: One of the famous Egyptian ports, with a length of about 60 km of beaches. It contains a large number of tourist villages, and is characterized by the black sand that is used for the purpose of treatment. Safaga is also the shortest road linking Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and it is the closest city to the Red Sea to the Nile Valley, 160 km from Qena. Safaga is about 5.5 hours from Cairo
Al-Qusayr: A city with many Pharaonic, Islamic, Coptic and Roman antiquities. It is about an hour and a half away from Cairo
Marsa Alam City: Marsa Alam is one of the well-known Egyptian tourist cities, and it is considered one of the most recent cities as well because it was established in 1995, and it extends over an area of about 38 square kilometers, and there is an airport and a marina for yachts, and it is about 274 km south of Hurghada, and 134 km south of Al-Qusayr .You can find many tourist villages in Marsa Alam
Shalateen City: The center and city of Shalateen is known for its fish, and it contains the famous Elba Mountain Reserve, and it is about 10 and a half hours from Cairo by car
Halayeb City: Halayeb turned into a city in 2014 after the Egyptian government approved development projects for the development of the Halayeb Triangle
Among the important roads,
Katameya Sokhna - Hurghada road, with a length of 330 km
Sohag - Safaga road with a length of 180 km
Qena - Safaga road, 120 kilometers long
Sheikh Fadl Road - Ras Ghareb, with a length of 90 km
Cairo - Red Sea Road, 110 km long
The Red Sea Governorate is characterized by the availability of real estate units like Commercial For Sale in Red Sea and more that covers all services needed by residents and visitors alike, and among these services are:
Ras Ghareb Central Hospital
Al Hayat Hospital in Hurghada, specifically the Intercontinental District
Al Kawthar Hospital in Hurghada
Port Ghalib Hospital in Marsa Alam
AMC Hospital in Hurghada
Safaga General Hospital
Ras Ghareb Central Hospital
Hurghada has many schools, such as:
The German International School
the French International School
the Modern Egyptian School
Rajac Language Schools
Bo Svetouch Russian Schools
Abu Ghosoub School
Sheikh El Shazly School in Marsa Alam
Zahraa and Osama bin Zaid schools in Safaga
Hurghada is also located in the Red Sea Governorate, in addition to the American University in Hurghada.
The Red Sea governorate includes many markets, malls, shopping and entertainment venues, and it has the most important international stores, restaurants, cinemas and game venues to create an excellent shopping experience
In Hurghada as an example, the most important malls are: Senzo Mall, City Center Hurghada, and Esplanade Mall, Downtown Bazaar, and Cleopatra Bazaar. As for Marsa Alam, there are: Treasure Alam Mall and Bella Mall and there are many Stores For Sale in Hurghada / Red Sea
The Red Sea Governorate contains a number of important sports clubs in which all different sports can be practiced, in many tourist areas in the governorate. It also has youth centers and social clubs in non-touristy cities, and among the most important clubs in the Red Sea: El Gouna Sports Club, Hurghada Sports Club, Shooting Club, and Senzo Sporting Club in Hurghada, in addition to diving clubs spread throughout the entire province.
There is special attention from the state directed at the Red Sea Governorate, because it is one of the most important tourist destinations in Egypt. Therefore, the governorate has wide paved roads, has pipelines to deliver gas, clean water connects it, and has a strong infrastructure.
You will not read any global list about the best areas of the world for diving without mentioning the beaches of Egyptian Red Sea beaches. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world and has rare aquatic organisms that visitors from all over the world come to see. But it is not limited to diving, as the Red Sea coast has a large number of activities and places that you can enjoy at reasonable prices such as:
There are many distinctive archaeological tourist areas in the Red Sea, including:
Anthony Monastery: The first monastery to be built in the world, and it was named after the monk Anthony, considered by the Copts to be the father of monks and the first monk in the world. The monastery is located in the Arabian desert near Properties For Sale in in Ras Gharib, and it includes 7 churches, some of which belong to the fourth century AD
The Ruins of the City of Al-Qusayr: The boats of Queen Hatshepsut set out to Punt (Ethiopia), and there are monuments in the city dating back to the Roman, Coptic and Islamic era as well. In Al Qusayr, there is a castle from the Ottoman era, called Al-Tabiya, and it has ancient cannons from the time of the Ottoman wars
The City of Mons Claudianus: The remains of the ancient Roman city, which includes walls and columns from the Roman era, and it contains the red marble that was used by the Romans and before them the pharaohs in making statues, and the ancient city is located in the northwest of Hurghada
As for the recreational areas, the Red Sea Governorate contains many of them, as well as beautiful natural reserves for those who love being at the heart of the charming nature that characterizes the governorate without others, and the most prominent of these features are:
Samdai Reserve (Dolphin House): It is considered one of the largest dolphin sanctuaries in the world, and it includes more than 5,000 dolphins of various kinds, and they live in flocks each of which includes about 200 dolphins
Wadi el-Gemal Reserve: one of the most beautiful nature reserves in all of Egypt, located south of Marsa Alam city resorts and near Mount Hamata, which is one of the highest mountains in Egypt, and includes rare species of birds and animals, in addition to the charming sand and picturesque beaches, and there are mangroves That grows in salt water.
Meteor Lake: One of the most beautiful places to go out next to the resorts of Marsa Alam, and it was taken this name because residents believe that it was formed by a meteorite falling from the sky, and the lake is a natural swimming pool with a depth of no more than 8 meters, and enjoys the purity of water in it beyond imagination
Sand Museum: One of the unique museums of its kind in the Middle East and Africa, and it consists of models of sand designed by a number of artists from all over the world, and there are statues of historical figures, cartoon characters as well as sand models of the pyramids and the Sphinx, and the museum is located in Hurghada
Mini Egypt Park: one of the most important tourist attractions in Hurghada, and it is a miniature model that includes all the historical and cultural landmarks of Egypt, and it is visited by tourists in order to get acquainted with the nature of the country and its diversity. Simbel and the High Dam in the far south of Egypt
Aquarium Exhibition: The first aquarium museum in the entire Middle East region, and through it, the visitor can wander among the marine creatures that surround it from all directions, and there are rare marine animals and includes sharks, sea turtles and marine snakes inside huge glass basins. The aquarium is located in Hurghada
It is a large and distinctive commercial mall in Hurghada, where there is a tourist walkway.
Esplanade Residence Mall has a lot of high-end shops, famous restaurants, and the most important cafes, as well as shops selling souvenirs and gifts for visitors and tourists.
It is located on Hurghada - Safaga Road and includes a large number of the most prominent hotel apartments for sale or rent in Hurghada , in addition to shops, restaurants and international cafes, and there is a children's amusement area, a tourist bazaar to display local products, and it has cinemas that support the 3D view.
The largest shopping mall in Hurghada, located in the heart of the city next to the Hilton Plaza Hotel and only 10 minutes by car from Hurghada International Airport, and 30 minutes from El Gouna compounds and resorts. It is built on an area of 30,000 square meters.
A place dedicated to serving local meals, as well as selling products that are famous for the region, and you can buy souvenirs and handcrafted accessories, and there are cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, tourist agencies and banks, and tourists see it (Aladdin Cave) because it is a small but very distinctive place that includes a lot of Shops, and there is Downtown Bazaar in El Gouna, 20 km from Hurghada.
In the Red Sea, there are many tourist villages and high-end resorts that attract residents, tourists, and visitors from inside and outside Egypt, let us mention the most prominent of these places:
Mangroovy Compound in El Gouna is famous as one of the best important tourist resorts in El Gouna, and it extends over an area of about 193 square meters, and is located near the city center, 8 minutes from El Gouna Hospital, and the resort overlooks the sea.
The project is implemented by Mangroovy Residence Real Estate Development, and it includes units of chalets, townhouses, and twin houses.
Matangi village is one of the best resorts in Marsa Alam, about 30 minutes away from Marsa Alam airport, and it has various units of apartments, apartments with gardens, and duplexes, with areas ranging from 61 square meters to 274 square meters per unit. The project is implemented by a company Orientals for Urban Development.
Selena Bay Resort Complex is an integrated resort located in the most prestigious areas of Hurghada, 5 minutes from El Gouna, 20 minutes from Hurghada International Airport. It includes various units of apartments for sale in addition to the availability of villas and townhouses, with areas ranging from 64 square meters to 340 meters Square. It is developed by Palma Group for real estate investment and development.
A resort designed in the style of the charming Greek islands, and it includes chalets with areas ranging from 197 square meters to 228 square meters. The Swan Lake Resort is located in the heart of El Gouna, minutes away from its main axes, and it is implemented by the well-known Hassan Allam Real Estate Company.
Makadi Heights Resort provides the highest levels of luxury for its residents, extending over a vast area of more than 3 million square meters, and in a privileged location just 20 minutes from Hurghada International Airport, and it has various units from chalets to townhouses, twin houses and separate villas, owned by a company Orascom Development.
Ancient Sands Compound is one of the most luxurious resorts and compounds in El Gouna, as it is located near the port, and includes various units of villas and twin houses, with areas ranging from 190 square meters to 400 square meters. It is implemented by Orascom Development Holding Company.