GRAND AQUARIUM IN HURGHADA
“Grand Aquarium” in Hurghada is an entertainment center where you can get acquainted with all kinds of marine life and exotic animals, get a lot of interesting and unusual experiences. The complex was opened in January 2015. On its territory there is a zoo, huge aquariums, a terrarium, cafes and souvenir shops. In the old aquarium of Hurghada, located in the basement of one of the hotels, there were only a few dozen small aquariums. Excursions to the new center will be especially interesting for children.
DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPLEX
You can move around the “Grand Aquarium” in different ways: along the corridors, cable ladders, and suspension bridges. The design of the complex is designed in the form of labyrinths, but it is impossible to get lost in it, as there are signs everywhere. The tour starts with a tour of the small pools with inhabitants of the Red Sea and fancy coral reefs. After visiting the first hall of the Grand Aquarium, tourists enter the zoo. Here you can see monkeys, crocodiles, boas, turtles, pelicans, flamingos.
“Aquarium” in Hurghada has 3 huge tunnels with glass walls and a ceiling filled with water, thanks to which you can watch the local inhabitants not only from the side, but also from the bottom. Amazing representatives of marine fauna swim here: octopuses, moray eels, jellyfish, giant sharks and stingrays, turtles, as well as several hundred species of fish. In Hurghada Aquarium, you can take photos of animals at no additional charge, but you cannot use a flash, as many marine inhabitants do not tolerate light very well.
One of the halls of the “Grand Aquarium” is dedicated to extinct animals. Here are the remains of dinosaurs, recovered from the found fragments. One of the most interesting and unusual is the skeleton of an ancient giant whale with a length of 21 m, in which undeveloped hind legs were found.
INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS
“Grand Aquarium” is located in the area of New Hurghada, near the airport. Before entering the complex there is a large parking lot for tourist buses and private cars. The aquarium is open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm
Tourists under the glass dome
Ticket prices in 2015 – 30 dollars for foreign tourists, 130 Egyptian pounds for the local population. Kids up to 3 years old can visit the complex for free.
“Aquarium” in Hurghada is the largest such complex in Egypt. Previously, in this city one could only look at the underwater world by sinking into the sea with an aqualung or taking a boat ride with a transparent bottom. Now, for lovers of marine fauna has opened another place where they can be in the magical underwater world.