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Where to go for shopping in Hurghada? Hurghada is filled with shops, from where you can buy anything from souvenirs to shoes. Even if you are spending your holiday in El Gouna or Sahl Hasheesh you should go shopping in Hurghada. In this article, I introduce to you the best places to shop in Hurghada Egypt.
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There are lots of areas and places around the city where to shop. Therefore, it’s easier if you know where to go. This article is written to help you to know the best places where to go.
Shopping in Hurghada is an excellent holiday activity, but because of the active street vendors, it can be a little frustrating sometimes. Be open-minded and don’t take haggling too seriously. It’s part of the culture and can be enjoyable.
Shopping in Hurghada is also very cheap. Since most of the shops in the touristic areas don’t have fixed prices, you need to negotiate about the prices. Think about the price which you are prepared to pay. If you are not planning to buy anything, then there is no need to haggle. It’s just a waste of time.
Not everyone is ready to bargain about prices. For those, there places in Hurghada where you can shop without bargaining.
Next: Where to shop in Hurghada?
What are the best places to shop in Hurghada Egypt?
Like said, there are lots of shopping areas around Hurghada. The best places for shopping in Hurghada, are also the most popular ones. Remember this: The closer to the hotel and touristic areas you are, the higher are the prices.
Best places to shop in Hurghada around Sheraton Street
Whenever, I need to buy cosmetics, shoes, accessories or something special, I go straight to Sherry Street. It’s located close to me, so it doesn’t take lots of effort to go and check what’s there. Plus it’s always nice to there.
Read more about Sherry Street from here.
Sherry Street is one of the biggest side streets in Sheraton Street. Sheraton Road is the longest shopping street in Hurghada. There are also cafes and restaurants among by the street. You find everything from Sheraton Street.
Shops in Sheraton Street are for tourists and therefore the prices may vary a lot between the stores. There are no fixed prices, so prepare yourself to haggle.
The beginning of El Mamsha-promenade
El Mamsha is a beautiful walking boulevard. It’s a place where both locals and tourists shop and spend time. It’s a perfect place for a nice evening stroll. While walking by the Mamsha, you can do the shopping and enjoy the atmosphere.
There are big souvenirs shops with fixed prices and smaller shops right next to each other at the beginning of Mamsha. A good place to start shopping in El Mamsha is Mc Donalds (location). There are also good shops at the end of Mamsha boulevard.
If you like to walk, start walking from Mc Donald’s and walk to the end of Mamsha. This is what I do often.
El Dahar bazaar (Souk)
Everyone visiting Hurghada should visit in El Dahar. It’s the oldest part of the city and there you can experience real Egypt. From El Dahar you find a big souk, which is filled with things from household appliances to scarves.
Next: Shopping malls in Hurghada
Shopping malls in Hurghada
In case you don’t feel comfortable with haggling, you can still shop in Hurghada. There are a few big shopping centres in the Hurghada area, where are fixed prices. Personally, I prefer going to shopping centres, since I don’t need to buy any souvenirs or other touristic stuff.
Senzo Mall Hurghada
For me, Senzo Mall is the best place to shop in Hurghada. It is a shopping centre, located about 15 kilometres away from the city centre (location). It’s open every day from 10.00 am. until 12.00 pm.
You can get there by taxi, by microbus or Senzos own shuttle bus. I recommend Senzos own bus. Shuttle bus between Senzo Mall and Hurghada operates daily from 10.00 am. to 12.15 pm. (00.15).
Senzo bus goes through Hurghada, from El Dahar-Sakkala-Mamsha to Senzo mall and back, every 30-minutes. You can stop the bus anywhere. Last time I used it it was 4.75 Egyptian pounds/person/one way. Compared to taxi it’s very cheap.
Last time when I went to Senzo Mall by taxi, I paid 70 Egyptian pounds from Sakkala to Senzo. Going there by taxi is much easier than coming back. Orange taxis are not allowed to drive inside the parking area, so they are waiting outside next to the entrance gates.
Coming next: Restaurants and shops in Senzo Mall
So, when you leave the mall and want to take a taxi, first, you have to negotiate with a taxi guy, who gives you prices. The prices they ask for are ridiculously high. Of course, they ask at least double compared to what you paid when you came. This is the only place to get a taxi away and they know it.
This is why I recommend you to use Senzo bus. Buses are usually full, but there is always room for everyone. Bus leaves from the door, closest to Kidzo kids playing area. When you go outside, you see the place.
Restaurants in Senzo Mall
In case you are hungry, you find the international fast-food restaurants and other restaurants from Senzo mall. It’s nice to eat something and continue shopping.
Shops in Senzo Mall
Like said earlier, the shops in Senzo Mall have fixed prices. No need to haggle. Some of the shops are really expensive, but there are shops at affordable prices as well. My favourite shops in Senzo Mall are Mango, Ravin’ and DejaVu.
There are also a big toy store and KIDZO playing area for kids. This is why, kids will love the Senzo mall.
Read more: Kidzo playing area in Senzo Mall.
Also, the biggest grocery store in Hurghada Spinneys is located in Senzo Mall.
Read more about the services in Senzo Mall fro their website: SENZO MALL
Hurghada City Center Shopping Mall
The newest shopping mall in Hurghada is Hurghada City Shopping Mall. It’s located in the Arabia area, next to the Hilton hotel. From the Hurghada City Center Shopping Mall you find shops for clothing, shoes, jewellery, toys and everything else. There is also a movie theatre there.
Read about Hurghada City Center Shopping Mall from this article: Hurghada City Center Shopping Mall
Here were my favourite shopping places in Hurghada, Which places you prefer?