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    Mohammed, safe from what? Riots, thieves or sharks? (yes, sharks)
    If you mean the political instability which wracked the country earlier this year - then yes it is safe. Even at the height of the revolution there was no violence at the Red Sea resorts (indeed, the UK government excluded the Red Sea from its warning not to travel to Egypt).
    However in 2010 there were a series of shark attacks on divers at popular reefs. 5 people were attacked. One lost a hand, another lost a foot, and a German woman (who was just swimming, not diving) had her arm severed and died within minutes. The authorities have taken steps to improve water safety (like catching the sharks, and stopping illegal feeding) so the chances of being taken by a shark remain extremely slim.
    Heres our tips on diving in the Red Sea:
    http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/72716/Egypt/Sharks-and-Snorkelling-Egypt
    As for thieves, the Red Sea resorts are not crime-free, but are known for their relatively low crime rates.
    So is Hurghada safe? pretty much so. almost 7 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Phil seems to have covered it all... but indeed as far as safety from the instability that has been experienced in a small section of Cairo, Hurghada is and has always been safe....

    In actual fact I thought the shark attacks occurred at Sharm el Sheikh http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11925707 and don't actually recall reading of any in Hurghada. This file doesn't record any attacks in Hurghada http://sharkattackfile.info/shark-attack-queries-general/complete-shark-attack-file.asp.

    So all in all, apart from maybe some petty crime (use your common sense) I think you'll find Hurghada very safe indeed...

    all the best

    Lyndall almost 7 years ago

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    No thievs about 5 years ago

    Answered by therock via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app

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