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All reviews egyptian life real egypt locals shop food market aimed at tourists old bazaar taxis are cheap interesting place cultural experience egyptian pounds local culture hurghada city no hassle bargains egyptians sheraton stalls
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always like to go a bit off the beaten track when we visit places.If you want to see where the locals shop go here. Souk was colourful and entertaining.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank slyviaburnett
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the real taste of egypt the bazaar with all the fruit and spices etc is a must to see very dirty and dusty but so so friendly and good fun

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank neelia572018
Reviewed 17 February 2019

We stayed at Geisum Village Resort in El Dahar area, hence got chance to explore it at night. It was the old city center, but not a happening place anymore. No access to beach for general public as all areas are owned by resorts/hotels. Better...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DurgeshRajadhyaksha
Reviewed 17 January 2019

You want to see the real world of Egypt, then visit El Dahar - it really opens your eyes as to how real Egyptions live daily

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BigBoySouthend
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Come to the old city of Hurghada - El Dahar for souvenir shopping. Much more cheaper than Sheraton Street market. In El Dahar you can find a range of items and can bargain good prices. We stayed at jasmine palace resort & spa in Sahl...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

I went here with high expectations after reading and hearing a lot of good stuff about this place and that you could purchase a lot of cheap stuff. It took us 45 minutes to reach there from our hotel and it was a total disappointment....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greeneyezdon
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

I went to El dahar on 27th of december 2018 as i wanted to see the town and market and was disappointed. I dont mind the sand in the streets or the simple life as i have been to sharm-el- shaikh and Cairo and many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank QueenFia
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Got a taxi here from Sindbad Aqua and paid 50Egp/ can pay as little as 15 but got to haggle like mad! Once out of the taxi you were bombarded with * look in my shop/free/no hassle* and all the other chirps that can be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank davidqf50
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Walking round old Dahar, was a war of attrition on my nerves,at night hardly any western people about and you are constantly harassed by the locals and followed by dodgy characters, dont waste the taxi fare, terrible experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christopher s
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This is the old town and shopping area of the Egyptian people. I was told to take a guide , it's dangerously by the hotel tour guides, RUBBISH. Trust yourself and look for bargains and haggle. It's excellent. The smell is African and the locals...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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14 August 2017|
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Response from YorkshireCouple1986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sheraton street is where you should go for all your shop. The road is a few miles long with all kinds of shops and places to eat. Plenty of fake stuff to buy, my wife bought plenty of bags and I bought tshirts. Remember... More
24 August 2016|
Response from gawav | Reviewed this property |
You should use A1 taxis as they are the most less expensive and use the meter. I would think maybe around 30 le, I use the small buses going to Dahar, they are about 1 and half le, very safe no hassle. Get A1 number from the... More
23 August 2015|
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Response from Žan M | Reviewed this property |
It should cost around 20 EGP but no more than 40 one way. But before choosing a taxi, try to find a bus that goes past Makadi bay where your hotel is located as it is reasonably cheaper than taxi. In Dahar you will see many... More