Shopping in Sharm Elsheikh (Self Guided), Sharm El Sheikh

The city of Sharm Elsheikh is a terrific destination for both unique and traditional goods. The famous open-air markets are a rare and splendid sight. Travel down the "old beaten path" of Sharm Elsheikh today and find out just what exactly it has to offer.
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Shopping in Sharm Elsheikh Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Sharm Elsheikh
Guide Location: Egypt » Sharm El Sheikh (See other walking tours in Sharm El Sheikh)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 3
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Author: nicole
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Old Market
  • Il Mercato
  • "Alf Leila Wa Leila" Bazar
Old Market

1) Old Market (must see)

When in Sharm El Sheikh, it might be a good idea to spare one evening for a quick check of The Old Market. Contrary to its name, the market is relatively new and was built only a few decades ago. Still, one shouldn't expect to find fancy boutiques here, as the place has an authentic rough touch to it. It sounds old and smells old world, so even if you don't want to buy anything, it’s well worth walking around just to soak up the atmosphere and get a true feel of the local culture.

Inside, you will see lots of shops, some truly dilapidated, flanking the narrow streets and alleyways, and selling traditional Egyptian paraphernalia: tobacco, jewelery, clothing, herbs & spices, and leather goods. Cowhide rugs, saffron and cinnamon, are particularly worthy of buying for their extremely good quality and cheapness. The rest of the products on sale are pretty much the same as anywhere else in Egypt, and you will have to look hard to find local handicrafts. Those patient enough may eventually succeed in spotting something one of a kind, though. The hand woven rugs are also in great demand by the tourists. Naturally, you will have to haggle tough to bring the price down, usually by as much as a half.

When done shopping, you may feel a bit of a hunger. Worry not! The Old Market is tightly packed with fish restaurants, offering an indulgent choice of fish and seafood meals in its best and simplest form. Once you quenched the hunger, there may be a sweet tooth kicking in, asking for something fruity. Again, you will find here plenty of fruit stalls selling the best quality fruits in town.

The place is probably the most authentic thing to be expected at a designated tourist resort such as Sharm el-Sheikh. The market is open seven days a week and its tastes and prices are as good as they get!
Il Mercato

2) Il Mercato (must see)

Il Mercato is a huge shopping center with a plethora of restaurants, disco's, fast-food joints, and souvenir boutiques. This is the best place for customers seeking the most famous brands and terrific quality clothes, shoes, and other accessories.
"Alf Leila Wa Leila" Bazar

3) "Alf Leila Wa Leila" Bazar (must see)

Along the walls of "Alf Leila Wa Leila," visitors will discover a row of shops and cafés. The shops specialize in local food, spices, gifts, as well as crafts. "Alf Leila Wa Leila" Bazar is truly a location where one can taste and feel the local culture.

Walking Tours in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Create Your Own Walk in Sharm El Sheikh

Create Your Own Walk in Sharm El Sheikh

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sharm El Sheikh is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sharm El Sheikh Introduction Walking Tour

Sharm El Sheikh Introduction Walking Tour

Sharm Elsheikh, a fabulous resort town renowned for its sandy beaches, clear waters and coral reefs, is also grand in terms of exotic architecture and other places of interest. If you wish to take some time off sunbathing and lounging about, follow this orientation walk and explore some key sights of Sharm Elsheikh!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 Km or 3.9 Miles