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“Our favourite shop in Luxor” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Habiba Gallery

Habiba Gallery
Ranked #1 of 21 Shopping in Luxor
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Owner description: A marketing outlet for quality handcraft & cotton of Egypt.Local producers are supported through the principals of fair trade. Beautiful embroidery, beadwork & hand loomed textiles are available together with hand beaten brass lamps. Prices are fixed & staff speak english. Open 10am-10pm.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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“Our favourite shop in Luxor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

We visit Luxor regularly and Habiba is always our first stop. The shop provides a haven of calm away from the hassle and bartering of the souk. Prices of the goods are reasonable and fixed. Linda is dedicated to helping women and travels to the rural villages to buy their local crafts. Her standards are high, ensuring quality products. No visit to Luxor is complete without a visit to Habiba. Keep up the good work Linda. Best wishes Mike and Margaret.

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Margaret M
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habibagallery, Owner at Habiba Gallery, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for visiting Habiba Gallery again. The women of Egypt are so happy you like their products, it is very encouraging.
Best wishes, Linda
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English first
Nokomis, Florida
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268 reviews
96 attraction reviews
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“Habiba should be your first stop before buying anything in Luxor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

Habiba is a real find. The quality is high and not the low tourist level quality for fabrics and crafts so rampant in the souk. The prices are fair trade and fixed. They are also fair and reasonable. The cotton goods are especially attractive. In January, 2013, we found some fine men’s shirts (50EP) with simple and handsome embroidery on the yoke unlike any we saw in the souk and some lovely hand woven scarves in great color combinations. To get to Habiba from Nefertiti Hotel, exit the hotel, turn left (away from the souk) and walk up to the street. Turn left again and walk south. You will see a sign pointing down a narrow street. Habiba is a few shops in from that sign. It’s open late (until 10, I think).

Visited January 2013
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4 Thank bobinathens
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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have purchased at both Habiba Gallery shops on many occasions. The young staff are very helpful and and hand embroider and bead many of the fabric items themselves. The ethnic stock of the shop is fascinating ranging from lanterns to jewellery and pottery. This shop is not to be missed!

Visited May 2012
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Thank QueenNef
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“Great place to shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012 via mobile

Found all my gifts here. Such great service and and set prices. No cheap tacky pyramids just beautiful hand made items.

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2 Thank thesoukmerchant
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Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Great shop tucked away by the souq. Good buys.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

Always visit this shop on my many trips to Luxor. There's another one near the Hilton Hotel which also has good quality products - slightly different range from the items in the shop in the souq. The owner is always great to talk to - she buys and sources the goods herself and where possible tries to deal direct with the maker of the goods. These are often women who then get to earn their own money to help themselves and their families. Lovely jewellery, boxes, scarves, towels, etc etc. Definitely worth a visit and it's a joy to go into a fixed-price shop (with air conditioning!) where you are not hassled and are just allowed to browse and buy or not buy.

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Kartouche
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