Fort Arabesque

The Fort Arabesque is pulled up alongside the Red Sea, with a sandy beach and coral-filled waters on its doorstep.

This place has a whole load of highlights. For starters, it’s right by a sandy beach. Then there’s the pool scene – 4 in total – and bedrooms that come with sea-view balconies and Egyptian woven textiles.

Gardens cocoon the whole hotel, filled with palms, hibiscus and jasmine. Scattered throughout them you’ll find a handful of eateries, plus a stylish spa offering Thai massages and couples’ treatments.

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Based On 1835 reviews

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  • 3Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 445Rooms
  • 5Lifts

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners get a basket of fruit and bottle of local wine.

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Buffet meals. Ice-cream at the Windbreaker bar and beach bar 09.00-17.00.


Local alcoholic and select non-alcoholic drinks 09.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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4 outdoor pools

Overlooking the sandy beach or with tranquil views of the Red Sea. Pool's can be heated at the managers discretion.

East wing buffet restaurant

Buffet dining room with a terrace and fantastic views out to the Red Sea. You also have a chance to experience an oriental buffet once a week. And if you feel like exploring during the day, the hotel can provide a packed lunch for you on request.

Beach snack bar

No need to rush back to the hotel when you're feeling thirsty, this bar is right on the beach. Snacks are available here at set times.

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twin room with limited sea view and balcony

These twin rooms are calm with simple, clean décor and there's natural light from the patio doors. Outside you'll have a balcony with glimpses of the Red Sea. There's air-conditioning, a fridge and satellite TV also available within your room.

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Bar and restaurant employee verry friendly, you will enjoy if you DON'T do beauty center!

First day we got annoyed with how many people try to sell u trips and other things at the beach and pool area. they should'n be allowed at pool area imo. We did the beauty center which i regret so bad, at the end of the session the guy who did my feet and face made me look at my girlfriend and told me that if i did not buy his camel milk my girlfriends face would look verry bad because of the products they used on us. the good experiences were the verry friendly staff it was so nice meeting Mohammed, Mina and some others working at the bar and in the restaurant always smiling, being so nice! My girlfriend and me also enjoyed the entertainment allot most of the shows were really awesome! The whole Anubis team is really energetic and fun! the construction working was a little annoying the workers stared allot as its right in front of the adult pool which made my girlfriend feel intimidated. Local guests were a bit depressing, most of them could'n seem to smile. But that's nothing the hotel can do about. Drinks are good (branded) and food is always nice displayed and we always found something we liked but it always tasted a bit greasy and we both had diarrhea at the end of our week. Although we think its from the ice we had a couple times in our milkshakes in the beginning.More

Mathieu B, 188634

A shining star

How many times we look to the sky and see the shining stars and like to catch it?!! Now we can by visiting Fort Arabesque resort Makadi Bay. For the second year in a row, we booked for our vacation there to renew our memories there. Once we arrived, smooth, quick and professional checking in was done by the professional front office Mr. Amr who is always there for any support (a big thanks for him for all what he done). Having our family room which is big, well furnished but need to change the traditional T.V with a new LCD, and it would be great to add tea & coffee facility, the room and the bathroom are well cleaned every morning. Tip: all the rooms are over looking the red sea and the beautiful flowers and trees which covers all the resort. The beach is sandy & clean, the towels are new and fresh, and the water of the sea is crystal clear. Tip: Don't forget to take your surf rider musk and flo snorkel with you as the sea of Fort Arabesque has the advantage of having the magnifying colored coral sea and the colorful fishes around you, so there is no need to pay extra money to go and see the corals and fish anywhere else. The beach has a large bar which is opening early and close by 10.00 PM which offers soft cold & hot drinks and hard drinks (all are in cans), ice cream and snacks between meals and also if you don't like to leave the beach and go to the main restaurant, you can enjoy delicious lunch there specially the pizza. Mr. Shamandy is always there welcoming the guests with his smile. A big thanks for his efforts. Tip: If you like to try smoking SHISHA, just go there by 7.00 PM and enjoy it!!!. The pools are also clean and life guards are available and a nice cozy bar is also available at the main pool offering drinks. ( Special thanks for Mr. Armia who is looking after the guest there). The main restaurant offering the open buffets breakfast, lunch and dinner is controlled by professional staff, superiority by Mr. Mahmoud and the great chef Mr. Essam, who entertaining the guests with delicious food from around the world every night. Food variety is great and very tasty. I may suggest, it will be great to add tea and coffee or hot drinks during lunch and dinner. Having children?! Just give them great times at the kids club with Mr. Shiko & Mr. Micho to watch movies, playing, drawing and coloring. Feeling boring at night? You have 2 Choices: Try to go to the Arena , where the animation team performing a new show every night and don't forget to enjoy your drink at the arena's cozy bar, OR go to the main bar near the front office and enjoy the musician band with a singer at the open area. The high speed WiFi is available but with extra charge. Really go there and enjoy catching the shining stars of all the areas of Fort Arabesque.More

mmz04, 294201


Sad to say it was a bit better when it was rammed. Without the hussle and hassle it has lost its spark. Still the staff are superb and the food is great. Might this be the last time I come here after three (or is it four) visits? J'espère que non parce que j'adore l'endroit. More

PadiP, 190727

Small things to perfection .. yet you will enjoy ...

Just returned from a short vacation me , my sister , her Husband and 2yrs daughter, lets start with the good things & things the management need to work on them after :- " Beach" sea is marvelous , crystal clear water , sandy beach with some corals near the shore that you can watch the fish while standing, its wide beach so you will always find a place were you can enjoy the view. " Rooms" we stayed in a ground floor, might be a little dated but clean - couldn't find anything to the extend of being bothered / -ve :- chair and table outside in the balcony need to changed, floor infront of the balcony need to cleaned on daily basis. " Food" well its tasty, we have stayed on an all inclusive basis, you will always find something to eat, vegetables, fruits, pickles are always there , chicken/meat & fish, there might not be that much of dishes varieties, but tasty to eat, / -ve: - "Chesse" offered in breakfast is not good at all, main dishes in the buffet need to be duplicated so you will avoid any crowds, more barbecue required, tea & coffee need to be served with lunch and dinner or at least with dinner, otherwise its required to go to the reception for them, reception bar till 12:00 AM and after this anything is charged, a boiler in the room would have helped incase you wanted to have a hot drink in the evening but unfortunately its not available, most hotels have them available in rooms now cant remember an hotel charging for them now days!!!, Buffet require Kids corner with some dishes preferred by children, like fries, fruits etc, small chairs & tables will be great too. - "Pools" they are good & clean , couldn't find the time to enjoy them as the sea was so beautiful consumed all of our time. - " Entertainment" one singer singing every night in the reception open area part, there was an oriental show at one of the days, but no one bothered himself to tell us when, where and to join. we came to know accidentally from one of the staff and we had no idea where it was. so we missed it. - " Animation Team" don't remember i saw any, in case they are there, they need to increase their activities a bit. - " Surrounding" place is green & tidy , you will enjoy walking around. - " Internet" its almost free every where guys - please - its very strange not at least having it free at the lobby & reception area- you can charge in rooms which is okay - but in the reception !! - we have visited almost ALL Hurgadah hotels - its all free in the reception area???!!!!. I had my internet access which was okay for me. Need to send a Very Special thanks to Mr Shamandy for his courtesy & hospitality, it was very great to meet someone in the hotel who cares about the guest comfort & feedback. And to Chef Alaa for the marvelous oriental buffet night - it was extraordinary, really loved it, All in All you will enjoy your stay, we might think of repeating it for may be a longer stay. N.B concerning the Egyptian notes in the earlier comment - yes there were Egyptian there but nothing to be bothered from them at all.. i have seen nothing from what is being mentioned it the comments.More


Absolute horror

We visited Egypt for the first time expecting good things due to the reviews and things people had told us.. what we got was the complete opposite.. half of the hotel is shut due to inhabitance which nobody had made us aware of.. the majority of guests were locals and I have never in my life been more disgusted by the behaviour.. like ferrel animals splitting everywhere, urinating everywhere, children in the adult pool causing mayhem behind the adult bar helping them selves and quiet literally bullying anybody who wasn't their own, I had my cigarettes stolen off me and thrown into the water by a child who parent just watched as he laughed in my face, water splashed in my drink purposely and repeatedly.. people spitting in thee corridor outside our room, shoved about by the locals.. we spoke to one. Couple who had serious problems with these people going in their bags stealing things off them.. the food all tastes the same, I am not a fussy eater but the majority of food was hideous.. thomas cook nor did fort arabesque ever make us aware of the horrendous restoration work going on which makes you feel as if you are on a construction site.. constant banging drilling shouting... I could have relaxed more sat on market Street in manchester.. I could go on and on about how terrible the holiday was and how upset me and my partner.. please please do yourself a favour and book elsewhere because we are now down over a grand and a half all for a holiday from HELL!! I can believe at one point fort arabesque was a lovely holiday complex but not now.. save yourself the upset and go elsewhere. The only upside to the hotel was the majority of staff were really accommodating and polite (especially in the beach bar) I really did feel for the staff at this point because it was out of their hands and how do you parent somebody else child without causing offence.. we will never be returning and thomas cook have been made aware and sent over 24 videos of the havocMore

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