El Dahar, the old town in the north of Hurghada City, is where all the locals shop. And it's the best place to sniff out a bargain. Don’t stick to the main thoroughfares – you’ll be rewarded with better finds if you wriggle through the back streets. Perfumes, papyrus, Bedouin jewellery, shisha pipes, and tonnes of fake designer wear are all up for grabs. Haggling is obligatory, but to get an idea of what things really cost, cast your eyes around the fixed-price stores on Hurghada Marine Boulevard.