DUTY FREE SHOPS – Allowances & Legal Drinking age

* Egypt’s duty free shops.

The duty free shops in Na’ama & Old Sharm are quite basic, I’m told (not been, personally). Directions for the one in Na’ama are as follows: Find the street with the Camel Bar on it - everyone knows it, it's called His Majesty the King of Bahrain St. Have the Camel Bar on your left & walk up the road. When you get to the T junction (you will have just come up the "stem") you'll be staring at the side wall of Jolie Ville Resort & Casino & their Italian restaurant, Zigolini's is upper level, with a jeweller, bank & perfume shop underneath. On your immediate left, on that corner, is Dananeer Steak House. Turn left & keep looking left; past Romeo jewellers & a little further on, still on the left, is the Duty Free. It's barely 2mins from when you stand staring at Jolie Ville. You must take your passport & you have to go within 48hrs of arriving in Sharm.

Flying from outside the EU to the UK (w.e.f. 1st Jan ’10) http://www.taxfreetravel.com/EU%20Dut...
If you are flying into the EU from outside the Euro Zone you are allowed to bring in the following, from January 1st 2010, provided you travel with the items and do not intend to sell them.

·           200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco

·           4 litres of still table wine

·           1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% volume or 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine or other liqueurs

·           16 litres of beer

·           60 cc/ml of perfume

·           £390 worth of all other goods including gifts and souvenirs.

There is now a new Duty Free Shop in Soho Square.It opened in January 2010.It is on the second floor next to the open air stage area.Don't forget your passports and you can only make purchases within 48 hours of landing.

LEGAL DRINKING AGE:- 18 for beer & 21 for wines & spirits, whether purchased / consumed on or off the premises. Many hotels & restaurants don’t seem to enforce this rule.