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El Dahar

old center of Hurghada, Hurghada, Egypt
+20 128 999 9007
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“real egypt” (6 reviews)
old center of Hurghada, Hurghada, Egypt
+20 128 999 9007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to get away from the beaches, go to Dahar, typical egyptian life. Explore the souks, and haggle. While we were there we visited the Coptic church which is within walking distance of the souks.

Thank michaelcowel43c
Reviewed May 21, 2017

I visited this place according to my friends recommendations as an old Capital of Hurghada , i found it as they described for me it looks like the popular places in cairo

Thank Haidy A
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

We often go into Dahar from our apartment in El Farouz which is about 15/ 20 mins away by local mini bus, cost is around 7p english,however taxis are cheap too if you are laden down with goods.this place is always bustling, fabulous outdoor market...More

Thank Moetbubbles
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time and was a little nervous on arrival. It was great the locals were so welcoming and kind. Friendly smiles and joking. The shops were great too with the exception of 2 who were a little pushy. Stopped for a drink...More

Thank Judith D
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Very nice road to go shopping at its very long with many shops and places to eat. The main thing to do here is to haggle with the shop keepers if you intend to buy anying. We bought handbags, clothing to sand filled jars. It...More

Thank YorkshireCouple1986
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Want to visit partialy local upper Egyptian city? El Dahar is a micro sample of upper egyptian city. you can find local stores, local market.

Thank Waseem A
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Loved walking around the enormous market with the most amazing fruit stalls, fresh figs never tasted this good. There are lovely spice stalls where I purchased enough kofta spice to last me a year. Some of the local bakeries supply the freshly baked middle eastern...More

Thank tina678
Reviewed March 15, 2017

So many shops, but I found the best near the Regina Hotel on Sheraton Street. Santa Maria & Gorge for silver jewelry and lapis necklaces-owned by 2 charming brothers, and another gift shop just a few doors down. Another shop with an embroidery machine that...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Every time I visit Dahar I get the local bus, I never feel in danger. I have an apartment about 10 minutes away, I use the small buses all the time. I walk the streets talking to the locals who are very pleasant. I do...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

The real egypt. This is not aimed at tourists, but more the locals. Not once did we feel unsafe, the only thing the locals want is you to go in there shops and spend money. Very delapadated and run down, but a new cultural experience....More

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stuart n
August 14, 2017|
Response from Waseem A | Reviewed this property |
Do you mean fake brands? then you have to goto Sheraton street in downtown with many shops. how to get there, best way arrange taxi from your hotel if not. Always make sure to agree about the price before your trip.
Yoanna D
August 24, 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
August 23, 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