Averages for Hurghada in December

Weather lowdown

Hurghada's subtropical desert climate, makes it a top holiday destination boasting warm, sunny and dry all year round. Hence, tourists from all over the world flock to soak up some winter sun, especially during the colder months back home.

December temperatures are cooler than in the summer, but still a lot warmer than the snowy UK weather. Highs of up to 22 degrees celsius are common, and overnight temperatures dip to around 12 degrees, and it...

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  • Temperature Temperature 17°C 63°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 54°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 0 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 27 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 24°C 75°F

Weather lowdown

Hurghada's subtropical desert climate, makes it a top holiday destination boasting warm, sunny and dry all year round. Hence, tourists from all over the world flock to soak up some winter sun, especially during the colder months back home.

December temperatures are cooler than in the summer, but still a lot warmer than the snowy UK weather. Highs of up to 22 degrees celsius are common, and overnight temperatures dip to around 12 degrees, and it can feel cool and windy, so pack a light jacket for the evenings.

Rainfall is a low 0mm during the month, so although it will be cooler it's unlikely it'll be wet.

You can expect to enjoy 7 hours of sunshine a day, and the sea water temperature meanwhile is an inviting 23 degrees.

Dates for the diary

Obviously there's Christmas and New Year's Eve and day to celebrate, although expect lower key festivities than you'd experience in Europe.

Victory Day on December 23rd is marked in commemoration of the 1973 Yom Kippur War between Israel and a coalition of Arab nations, which included Egypt.

Snorkelling in the Red Sea Hurghada

Spend Christmas snorkelling in the Red Sea of Hughada.

Things to do

For some last minute unique Christmas gifts for family and friends back home, head to the  El Dahar area; the old town. Hurghada's largest bazaar is located here, selling all sorts of traditional Egyptian goods and crafts such as polished brass and  handmade jewellery. It's not unusual to see a few donkeys roaming the streets, too. Don't forget to haggle; a saving of 75 per cent off the original asking price is normal in these circumstances.

For a larger choice and a more familiar shopping environment, check out the Senzo Mall, just south of the city centre. As well a standard souvenir shops, there's a supermarket which is interesting to look around and see all the local Egyptian delicacies, and there's a children's play area which is great for those travelling with little ones.

Oils in Hurghada bazaar

Shope of mixed oils in Hurghada Bazaar. Photo courtesy of Robin Kiewiet.

Where to eat & drink

Bordiehn's Restaurant is a must-visit for carnivores in search of a good meal. Situated along the new marina, this award-winning eatery boasts a varied menu full of hearty dishes such as camel steak, beef tenderloin, New York strip and rib eye steak, as well as a small selection of seafood for those who don't fancy meat. Bordiehn's Restaurant is run by German owners who have also added a number of German items to the menu.

If you find yourself craving Chinese food during your festive holiday in Hurghada, make sure you visit China Town. Known for its low prices and generous portions, this restaurant serves all your favourite Asian dishes, including spring rolls, fried vegetables, pot stickers, BBQ beef, duck with pancakes and sweet and sour chicken. If you can't finish your entire dish, the friendly servers will be happy to wrap up the leftovers so you can take them back to your hotel.

Hurghada Marina at night

Hurghada Marina at night.

Where to stay

Many hotels put on events for travellers to enjoy New Years' eve. The Club Calimera is one such hotel and hosts a new years eve gala dinner, as well as a Christmas day dinner so it's a great place for celebrating the festive period. This hotel offers rooms from just £39 per night, but expect this to rise during December.

Giftin Island Reef Hurghada

Giftin Island Reef, popular diving area in Hurghada.

December events in Hurghada

Festival

Victory Day

23rd December 2017

The Victory Day in December 23rd is celebrated all over Egypt. This day commemorates the war in 1973 between Israel and Arab nations including Egypt.

Website:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_holidays_in_Egypt

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