Safaga is one of the coastal city in the governorate of the Red Sea, 53 km southward Hurghada. The main economic resources of the city are driven from the phosphate mines and tourism. Safaga has also a marine port connected by a regular cruise shuttle service line with Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
The city is famous for its clean atmosphere, black sand-dunes and mineral springs which have acquired specific characteristics for remedy of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Renowned for being an ideal place for windsurfing, Safaga hosted the 1993 World Windsurfing Championships.