HOST CITY HURGHADA
The city was founded in the early 20th century, and until a few years ago it was a small fishing village. But since the 1980s, it has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading coastal resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for windsurfers, kitesurfers,yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers. Hurghada is known for its watersports activities, nightlife and warm weather. Daily temperature hovers round 30 °C (86 °F) most of the year, during July and August temperatures reach over 40 °C (104 °F).
Hurghada stretches for about 36 kilometres (22 mi) along the seashore, and it does not reach far into the surrounding desert. The resort is a destination for Egyptian tourists from Cairo, the Delta and Upper Egypt, as well as package holiday tourists from Europe. Today Hurghada counts 248,000 inhabitants and is divided into:
• El Ahia and El Helal, the northern part;
• El Dahar (Downtown) is the old part;
• Sekalla is the city center;
• El Kawsar is the modern part;
• El Memsha (Village road) is pedestrian road stretching over 4 km.
The city is served by the Hurghada International Airport with scheduled passenger traffic connecting to Cairo and directly with several cities in Europe. A new terminal was opened in 2015 to accommodate rising traffic. HURGHADA – RED SEA.
HOST CITY FOR THE FINALE CAIRO
Cairo is the capital and larest city of Egypt. The Cairo metropolitan area is the largets area in Middle East and the Arab World and second in Africa with 21,3 million. Cairo is associated with ancient Egypt as the famous Giza pyramids complex and the ancient city of Memphis. Cairo´s historic center was awarded World Heritage Site status in 1979 and considered a World City with a “Beta +” classification]Today, the Egyptian capital has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Middle East and Arab World as well as the world’s second-oldest institution of higher learning, Al Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city; the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.