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Have you considered Egypt as a destination for a holiday home abroad? If you haven’t, perhaps because Egypt hasn’t enjoyed great press for tourists in the past, you may want to have another look, because this resort on the beautiful Red Sea is fast becoming ‘the’ place to go when you want sun, sea and sand at unbelievable prices.

#1 – You’ll be safe in Hurghada

This is the first issue to clear up. Hurghada is nothing like Cairo. Hurghada has a small population of around 60,000 and it is known for its relaxed, tranquil environment. The only ‘protests’ you may find going on here are likely to be over who got to the sun lounger first.

#2 – You can fly direct

Yes, Hurghada has an international airport serviced by Turkish Airlines from Istanbul and from other major cities around Europe.

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#3 – It’s a great place to dive or snorkel

As many will be aware, the Red Sea is immensely popular with budding and experienced divers. It has one of the world’s largest coral reefs that is home to over 1,400 marine species. The waters off Hurghada are some of the best in the world for snorkelling, which means you don’t even have to go into full dive mode. It is also excellent for scuba diving and is rated as one of the Top 50 places worldwide for this activity where you will have the opportunity to spot sea turtles and probably a whale shark or two.

#4 – A kitesurfer’s paradise

Water sports are big here and there is a chance of suitable winds for kitesurfing almost every day of the year. If you’ve never tried this sport before, there are plenty of schools in Hurghada where you can learn kitesurfing and hire equipment.

#5 – It has five-star hotels and top class restaurants

The Kempinski in Soma Bay is one of Hurghada’s top hotels, and there are numerous restaurants ranging from those offering international cuisine to the those specialising in the local dishes. And, Hurghada is perfect for anyone who loves markets, as it has several where you can pick up exotic spices and oils to take home.

It is also worth remembering that Hurghada is a resort with excellent holiday rental potential, especially if you only plan to use a property here for a few weeks of the year. With year round good weather and a special appeal for those looking for winter sun, Hurghada has great investment potential.

Take a look at Umuzee.com’s properties for sale in Hurghada – where else will you find holiday homes with prices starting at €5,500?

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