Hurghada: October Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||11 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||69 %|
|Rainfall days||25.9 days|
|Chance of Windy Day||78 %|
Averages for Hurghada in October
While October brings autumn weather back in the UK, it’s still very much summer in Hurghada. Temperatures range from 22 to 29 degrees celsius and there’s just 5mm of rainfall on average during the month.
You can expect to enjoy 10 hours of sunshine a day, and the sea water temperature meanwhile is bath-like 26 degrees.
Dates for the diary
The Yacht Racing and Water Skiing Festival comes to Hurghada in October. The city is one of the best places for these sports on the Red Sea due to the flat waters and shallow lagoons. The festival is quite the sight as it attracts many yachts and local water skiers. Visitors are invited to take part, but are more than welcome to simply watch the activities.
Water Skiing El Gouna. Photo courtesy of Blue Sky Travel.
Things to do
The festival is bound to have visitors craving more water sports, so why not try out some windsurfing? Red Sea Windsurfing offers a huge range of water sports in addition to windsurfing such as wakeboarding and kite surfing and operates from a number of top hotels in Hurghada including the Arabia Azur, Arabella Azur and Bel Air Azur.
Animal lovers won’t want to miss the chance to go horse riding Hurghada. This riding school takes in neglected horses and trains them so they’re suitable for riding across the Eastern dessert. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first timer, the team at Mira Farm and Horse Rescue have the perfect horse to suit your abilities. Each trip lasts around one to two hours, but full- and half-day safaris can also be arranged which take place through the mountains. Riding lessons are available for people who have no experience, as are child-friendly ponies so the little ones can join in.
Horse Riding in the Hurghada Desert. Photo Courtesy of Holly Stawarz.
Adventure seekers won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy a day out with Bike Egypt. Based in the centre of Hurghada, this company offers daily safari tours which take place on dirt bikes. The trip begins with a safety briefing, followed by an introduction to the bikes and a test ride to ensure you feel comfortable and safe. During the safari you’ll have the chance to race along the dunes and canyons, as well as exploring several Bedouin camps and green oasis where you’ll be able to stop for lunch. Full-day and half-day trips are available for individuals, couples and groups which can be tailored to suit your needs.
Where to eat & drink
A popular eatery for those in search of authentic Egyptian food, Omar Inn is a fantastic choice when it comes to dining out in Hurghada. Situated in the ideal place for simultaneous people watching and sunbathing, this restaurant offers a large menu full of Middle Eastern specialities. Diners can choose from a vast array of doner kebabs, shish kebabs, sizzling hot plates and koftas, all of which are served by friendly English-speaking staff.
Holidaymakers who want a taste of something closer to home should stop by Granada Restaurant & Pub, where you’ll find a wide variety of traditional international dishes with modern twists. Diners can choose from items such as fajitas, steaks, fish fillets, pizzas and curries, ensuring something for everyone. You’ll find a great selection of drinks available behind the bar, including very affordable cocktails.
The award-winning Shade Bar & Grill is one of the most popular bars in the whole of Hurghada. Boasting some of the best cocktails in Egypt, this bar features plenty of comfy furnishings which provide the ideal places to sit back and relax whilst the live rock band takes to the stage every Saturday. If you get hungry, take a look at their menu which is full of tempting dishes, many of which are served on a sizzling platter.
Sunset over the Red Sea, Hurghada.
Where to stay
Overlooking the Red Sea, Oasis Resort is ideal for holidaymakers seeking self-catering accommodation in Hurghada. Just a short distance away from the Hurghada airport and several beaches, this resort provides guests with access to swimming pools, restaurant, mini market, pharmacy and onsite security. Apartments are available in one-bedroom and two-bedroom sizes, both of which come with fully-equipped kitchens.
Families and couples who want to enjoy some luxury during their holiday should consider staying at Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa. Found in Sahl Hasheesh along Egypt’s Red Sea, this hotel offers plenty to see and do, including swimming pools, bars, restaurants, sauna, Jacuzzi, spa, shuttle bus, limo service, room service and boutiques. There is a choice of moderated, superior and deluxe rooms, as well as premier, steam and Jacuzzi suites available, each of which comes with luxury furnishings, terrace or balcony and full or partial sea view.
Premier Le Reve Hotel & Spa Hurghada. Photo courtesy of Pure Hotels.
October events in Hurghada
RED SEA LIVEABOARD WITH THELONGHOSE
2nd October 2015 to 9th October 2015
A breath-taking experience including underwater scenery, wall diving near Hurghada from 2nd October to the 9th. A wonderful treat of shipwrecks and coral reefs.
Afro Latin Dance festival
17th October 2015 to 25th October 2015
Afro Latin Dance Festival is a unique experience that occurs in Hurghada every year. You can expect to enjoy non-stop dancing, sightseeing, beach parties and visiting the pyramids.