Weather Averages for Hurghada in September
Averages for Hurghada in September
September sees warm temperatures ranging from 25 to 33 degrees celsius, and a very humid environment. Although Hurghada is relatively dry all year round, September is part of the ‘dry season’, which sees zero rainfall.
You can expect to enjoy 11 hours of sunshine a day, and the sea water temperature meanwhile is bath-like 27 degrees.
Dates for the diary
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of fasting. Muslims do not eat from dawn to dusk with the aim of developing devoutness and self-discipline. Keep in mind that some businesses may be affected by this religious event.
Things to do
The blue skies of August are ideal for trying out parasailing. One Sky Tours offer 10 minute flights over the Red Sea and the city of Hurghada, with each flight holding up to 3 people, so it’s a great choice for groups or families to experience the fun and sights together. Prices start from £30 per person and include hotel pickup and drop off.
Parasailing in Hurghada.
Families and couples who want to try their hand at diving should stop by Umm Gamaar. Boasting diverse marine and coral life at every turn, this site features a cave several metres below the surface which is always a popular diving attraction. Sharks and dolphins are known to frequent the area, as are lion fish, groupers, stone fish, napoleons, turtles and porcupine fish, making it a top location for wildlife lovers. Not only a place for divers, Umm Gamaar is also ideal for snorkelers, with most of the fish and rock formations visible from close to the surface of the water.
Shaab Abu Ramada/The Aquarium is another popular diving site found off the coast of Hurghada. At around 15m deep, Shaab Abu Ramada is quite flat and shallow with a collection of small coral heads to be found in the surrounding area. Most divers travel to this site for the incredible fish life which includes stingrays, nurse and leopard sharks, jacks, barracuda, small tuna and white-tip reef sharks.
Elegant Voyage offers a huge range of trips and excursions, ensuring something for everyone. The Discover the White Desert is by far one of the most popular and includes a journey on a 4x4 land cruiser with driver, multilingual guide, two lunches, mineral water, soft drinks and one night camping in the desert. You’ll see many incredible sights during the trip, including the white desert mountains, the crystal mountain, black desert volcanic canyon, tombs of the nobles and you’ll also have the chance to explore the golden mummies museum. Suitable for holidaymakers aged eight and above, this excursion runs daily from Hurghada.
4X4 Land cruisers driving through the desert of Hurghada.
Hit the beach
Make the most of Hurghada’s stunning beaches with a spot of beach volleyball at the Hilton Plaza hotel. There’s daily tournaments on the hotel’s private beach, as well as many other beach events such as swimming contests and football matches.
Hurghada Hilton Plaza Hotel's beach. Photo courtesy of Dawn Knox.
Where to eat & drink
The Heaven Restaurant is perfect for visitors who want to indulge in modern European dining. This eatery boasts a comprehensive menu, full of international dishes including T-bone steak with mushroom sauce, sushi, seafood soup and salmon fillets, amongst plenty of other options. As well as the a la carte menu, the Heaven Restaurant also offers an affordable set menu which changes regularly. If you visit the restaurant for lunch, you’ll be able to take advantage of their 2x1 cocktail offer which runs throughout most of the afternoon.
Established for more than ten years, Pita Sphinx is one of the best restaurants in Hurghada. Some of the most popular items from the comprehensive menu include pita sandwiches, grilled steaks, falafel, fish kofta and grilled lamb sausage, each of which is sure to please even the pickiest palate. Not just a place for Egyptian dining, Pita Sphinx also serves a selection of international meat and seafood dishes and oriental courses, as well as a vast array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
The nightclub Moods is a must-visit during your stay in Hurghada. Found overlooking the Red Sea, this venue hosts a top selection of events throughout the year, including parties, themed nights, live bands, solo artists and celebrity DJ appearances. Open from morning until the early hours, the nightclub plays chill out tunes during the day, before the music takes on a much more heady, party character, with a mixture of modern and classic dance tunes played until the last person leaves.
The sunset over the Red Sea of Hurghada. Photo courtesy of Jean-Paul.
Where to stay
When it comes to all-inclusive hotels, Caribbean World Soma Bay is tough to beat. Located on the beachfront, this hotel offers all-inclusive guests a welcome drink, unlimited breakfast, lunch and dinner from buffet restaurants, Italian a la carte restaurant, cakes, snacks, drinks and ice cream throughout the day/night and sports, water sports and other entertainment. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy, too, such as shuttle bus, children’s activities, babysitting services, shopping centre, internet café and swimming pools.
Grand Hotel is perfect for families and couples who want to enjoy a budget holiday in Hurghada. Only a stone’s throw away from the beach, this complex is found in the centre of the resort and offers accommodation in the form of standard and superior rooms, each of which comes with balcony or terrace, garden or sea view, satellite TV and mini bar. There are plenty of facilities available for guests to enjoy, such as swimming pools, water slides, entertainment programme, sports activities, diving club, health club, fitness centre, kids’ clubs, free WiFi access, bars and restaurants.
Caribbean World Soma Bay. Photo courtesy of Ross Hawkes.
September events in Hurghada
Bluemoon market in Hurghada
20th September 2015
Bluemoon Animal Center arranges Bluemoon Market on September 20th in Hurghada. This non profit organization displays handmade artworks in this event where a number of participants and visitors take part.