Tourism in Hurghada
The first hotel built in the region was Sheraton hotel on Felfela road. The main development period in tourism industry started in the 1990s and is still under process. The total number of hotels has reached today 200, including modest 2 stars accommodations and huge luxury properties on the other side.
The number of tourist arrived to Red Sea in year 2008 reaches almost 2 million. More what busiest season is considered to be from September till November and March till May. Hurghada is the biggest resort in Red Sea and cheaper than the main competitor Sharm el Sheikh on Sinai.
The Promenade (Village Road)
The second famous touristic area is called Village road (El Memsha in Arabic). More than 5 km long promenade with wide and clean walking area, mainly 4 stars hotels, famous nightclubs, restaurants with international cuisine, some mall-type shopping centers and uncountable number of shops. For a first acquaintance with Hurghada, Village road is more peaceful and less harassment for tourist than one will experience in Sakala area, but therfore as well reflects much less local culture and lifestyle than any other parts of the town. Famous spots in Village road include Esplanada Mall, Kottas mall, Duty free shop, Little Buddha nightclub and Hard Rock café.