Egypt attracts tourists with ancient monuments and the sea. Shopping here does not spoil tourists with delights or super-favorable prices. There are almost no stores with brands and fixed prices. Small shops, street tents or tables with souvenirs, cotton items, beach accessories and clothing - the bulk «boutiques» looks exactly like this. Merchants break prices that were initially inflated at times. But friendliness, politeness and the ability to bargain quickly return the price from the sky-high heights to the earth. Another secret - the less interest you show in the product, the lower the price will be. Maybe it's better to haggle languidly, smile and leave, then they will run after you and throw off more, and you will do a favor and buy the thing you like.
Popular shopping areas in Hurghada
Sheraton is a colorful eastern shopping street with lots of shops. The shops open in the late afternoon and work late into the night. The most optimal solution is to be on this street after dinner at the hotel. The most famous local shop - «Karkusha». He sells good quality cotton items: bed linen, towels, bathrobes, unpretentious clothes. This is one of the few shops in Hurghada with fixed prices. Bargaining only makes sense if your purchase is large enough. Inside Le Pacha Resort is the Levi denim boutique’s. You can bargain here, too, if you take several things. Pharaoh, a large leather goods store, is located opposite this hotel. In it you can choose bags, belts, jackets, leather shoes, wallets. All this is of decent quality, unlike the goods of many surrounding shops..
Hurghada Marina Boulevard is an area predominantly for fashion shopping and wealthy tourists. There are also shops with unpretentious goods; a respectable public sometimes also buys souvenirs from seashells or beach towels. There are shops of world famous brands, art salons, luxury cafes and clubs with European management. There are no barkers and merchants running after tourists with a request to buy this or that trifle. But this is a place for beach parties with dancing to trendy music or conversations over a hookah or a cup of coffee. Also on the embankment, animators entertain guests with all kinds of shows - whether it be dancing with fire or performances of incendiary beauties. Pirates, clowns, magicians play with children. If you love karaoke - Thai or other exotic cuisine, please - everything is there to maintain your strength and mood during your shopping trips. The embankment is located a stone's throw from the Sheraton.
El Dahar is the old district of Hurghada. He does not differ in particular beauty, enjoys an ill fame - there are rumors about the danger for blondes in short skirts. All this is fiction, but it is better for girls to dress more modestly, to tie a kerchief on their head from the sun. This earns the respect of the local inhabitants. It seems that this area is one continuous oriental bazaar. Souvenirs are here at the most affordable prices, fruits and vegetables and oriental sweets are also very cheap. But one must be prepared for the excessive importunity of sellers. They can run after you, offering goods, grab your hands in an attempt to attract attention.