We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (274)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“egyptian life”(6 reviews)
“real egypt”(7 reviews)
“food market”(2 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
old center of Hurghada, Hurghada, Egypt
+20 128 999 9007
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Hurghada
from US$30.00
More Info
from US$22.00
More Info
from US$37.50
More Info
from US$70.00
More Info
Reviews (381)
Filter reviews
149 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews egyptian life real egypt food market aimed at tourists old bazaar taxis are cheap coptic church interesting place local shopping cultural experience egyptian pounds local culture hurghada city no hassle bargains egyptians sheraton
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 149 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Thank BigBoySouthend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
2  Thank BackPacker813316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
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
1  Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 20 November 2018

The old center in Hurghada was kind of interesting. But what remains of the beaches were sad to see. Looks like this is a forgotten city. The city stretches along the coast with some luxury hotels far away from the center. All beaches are owned...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lefa_from_Finland
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Only 15 mins drive to old bazaar , I went at 1pm bad choice as shops all open after 5pm and that’s when I got bargain on scarfs perfumes etch

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Go04446141598
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Good location and practical for a quick snack but the overall impression looks a bit dusty and not very very clean

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Toni M
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 224 nearby hotels
Palm Beach Resort
917 reviews
.04 miles away
Sultana Beach Resort
14 reviews
1.75 miles away
Bella Rose Aqua Park Beach Resort
19 reviews
2.04 miles away
AMC Azur Hurghada
125 reviews
2.26 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 411 nearby restaurants
El Zahraa Bakery & Pastry
61 reviews
4.81 miles away
miami pub
94 reviews
1.03 miles away
Romantico Restaurant and Bar
34 reviews
3.72 miles away
Bolivar Restaurant and Bar
8 reviews
4.34 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 468 nearby attractions
Osmosis Kiteboarding
59 reviews
3.71 miles away
Coptic Cathedral of Saint Shenouda
41 reviews
4.09 miles away
iQ onTour
15 reviews
.43 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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