If you are in Marsa Alam you are highly advised to visit the most important place for shopping and souvenir in this magnificent city port Ghalib .
Shopping in El Quseir is infinitely more interesting with a great deal of choice and competition. There are also food markets where it's fascinating to watch the locals shop. If you want to shop for food in the market it's useful to learn the Arabic numbers as this will often help you know the price as it's often written on a card above the produce along with the Arabic for Kilo. Their numbers for two and three are very similar when hand written so you have to look carefully. You can also watch to see what someone else pays. And if the trader asks for a little more because you are a tourist then perhaps you will be anyway willing to pay although some will happily give you the produce at the correct price.
El Quseir has vast markets for souvenirs and traditional clothing, papyrus, pottery, alabaster statues, leather goods and fake designer goods (watches, bags, clothing etc).
The choice in El Quseir is a lot better than inthe hotels -(Where the shop owners have to ask high prices to cover their high rent. This occurs because hotel owners assume (possibly correctly) that tourists trapped in a resort with no competing shops outside will be forced to accept high prices.)- and it's located only about 80km north of the airport. It also has a quaint fishing harbour and compact old town which are very pleasant to wander around. Most of the souvenir shops are located in Sharia Gumhuriya which runs by the Ottoman castle and through the centre of town.
we will pick you up from your hotel in Marsa Alam by a private A.C. Car to be transferred to Portghalib city to discover the hisory of a very old city ,Porto Ghalib is located just about 5 Km from Marsa Alam international airport acting as a premier integrated resort community with a unique combination of a huge number of bazaars and gift shops selling all Egyptian products and as well imported ones . Egyptian cotton and different types of statues besides water pipes and jewelry are the most common products can be noticed there . On the other hand you will also find Several cafes and food and beverage outlets such as Costa coffee , fusion , Baskin Robbins and more , Afterwards relax with a traditional shisha waterpipe and a soft drink in the beach café. Then you will have lunch in a local restaurant, In the end of the trip, drive back to your hotel in Marsa Alam. return(about): 18:00 pm . Shopping trip at port ghalib Shopping trip at Elqusir