Hurghada, Egypt - News/Useful Information/Handy Links
Tom Hanks arrives at Hurghada Airport.
He will be staying in Hurghada to shoot underwater scenes, for his upcoming movie
'A Hologram For The King'
Hopefully this will show the world, how safe and beautiful, our friendly City of Hurghada truly is.
The Weather in Hurghada
Even though you don't really need to look out of the window to see what the weather is like in Hurghada, it's always good to have a pretty reliable forecast.
Especially for planning what to pack in your suitcase, or arranging activities, like Kite Surfing or boat trips.
We always use The Weather Channel or The Met Office
You will need to know the rough exchange rate for the Egyptian Pound.
Important for judging how much spending money you need to bring.
You usually always get a much better exchange rate for your Sterling/Euros/US Dollars over here in Egypt.
A good indicator site is XE Currency Converter
Buying Duty Free in Hurghada, Egypt
To buy Imported Duty Free in Egypt, you must buy it within 48 hours of landing.
They only allow you to buy the legal duty free limit for personal use, and you must produce your passport for stamping.
After that, you can only purchase alcohol and cigarettes available locally. For these, your passport is not required to be shown.
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