Red Sea Governorate (محافظة البحر الأحمر) is an administrative division of Egypt, situated in the southeast part of the country, between the Nile and the Red Sea. It is a significant tourist destination in Egypt, including its capital Hurghada. This beautiful city with approximately 40 km along the Red Sea coast is a favoured holiday resort year-round, known for its warm weather, long stretches of beaches, and facilities for water sports, many provided by hotels.
Also near Hurghada there are splendid resorts including the luxurious El Gouna, Soma Bay, Makadi Bay, El Qoseir, El Mahmya and Sahl Hasheesh.
The Wadi El Gamal National Park, known as the “Valley of the Camels”, is a stunning extensive park with desert and coastal areas, and is the site of prehistoric rock art.
The Red Sea is famous for its spectacular diving spots, namely at Samadai reef. You will easily find a boat to the reef from Marsa Alam marina.
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Population: approximately 366,000 people
Major towns: Safaga, El Qoseir, Ras Gharib
Main attractions: beaches, Sand City Hurghada, Wadi El Gamal National Park, Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite, Samadai Reef, Marsa Alam
Nearest Airports: Marsa Alam International Airport (RMF)