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El Dahar

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Address: old center of Hurghada, Hurghada, Egypt
Phone Number: 1289999007
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Private Tour: Hurghada City Sightseeing

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Immerse yourself into real Egypt

Instead of just staying within the confines of your hotel complex, get out into the 'real' Hurghada and hit El Dahar for an afternoon of markets, crazy roads and astonishing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

60% of the area is GREAT, there are CHEAP BARGAINS, FRIENDLY TRADERS & YOU DO NOT GET HASSLED (even the Locals shop there) So still go to the OLD PART, we found all we were looking for & paid 'Egyptian Prices' BUT ONCE WE REACHED TIFFANY'S BAZAAR AREA.... IT WAS HELL. That 40% area , was so uncomfortable that WE... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had read some great reviews of El Dahar and so we took a taxi from the hotel to the old town of Hurghada and pre booked the return trip. I'll admit, we weren't that prepared and didn't even have a map with us but from the minute we left the cab we were just hassled for money. As two... More 

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Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is the old Hurghada where you find the foodmarket, but also the tourist market. By the mosque you can see the day workers sitting and waiting for a job with their tools.

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Zlin, Czech Republic
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nothing special. If you want to experience a real Egypt go to Luxor. You will see real Egypt in Qena (town 50km from Luxor) from the bus.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Instead of just staying within the confines of your hotel complex, get out into the 'real' Hurghada and hit El Dahar for an afternoon of markets, crazy roads and astonishing sights. There are a number of impressive buildings and no end of interesting shops and market stalls. The food markets are the best. You won't regret it.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is an old center of Hurgada, where all tourist city starts in early 90x. Today, tourist center moved out and here you can see mostly local life. You surely should visit flea market and fruit market - it is amasing and wonderfull to see this places and this people.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Arrived here off bus from El Gouna, many shops selling many wares. It's a cheaper location for buying presents etc, replica t- shirts of good Egyptian cotton and some very well made. Not many bars but quite a few eating houses from Italian to obviously Egyptian. The main road is very busy, so be careful, many cars driving without lights... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you have been only in hotel resort in Hurghada, and you didn't visit this part of Hurghada, you can't say that you have actually been there. More egyptian and african, but safe and cheap (but still depends of the shop).

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

See El Dahar as it is, travelled here by local bus from El Gouna, see real Egyptian life as it is. Hustle and bustle of a town. Prices very reasonable for drinks etc, bus fares cheap, very safe to walk about, plenty of shops selling their wares. Take a taxi from there to Hurghada , must do.

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Remich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

...an absolute must see...love it, this is Egypt not like Disneyland for adults on Mamsha...good for a shopping tour and come back down with the feet on the ground...

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