The Shopping one of most fantastic activities you may feel you miss during staying in Marsa Alam because Marsa Alam is a new region and actually most shopping centers only Hotel shops, there are few shops on the roads outside the hotels in Marsa Alam - and also because the hotel shops usually have to pay a very high rent to get such a privileged trading location whereas in the towns, with so much competition, shop rents are usually much lower.
A good idea is to ask us to arrange for a trip to either El Quseir - the best local town for shopping - or to Port Ghalib, where there is a vast market both in souvenirs and local products.
And if you can afford the time and the airfare Cairo's Khan Al Khalili souk is an antique hunter's heaven, providing you know how to distinguish fake reproductions from genuine oriental antiques.
El quseir know as the white Harbour,During Ptoleimaic times,El Quseir was the end the desert route from Caravans crossing the wadi Hammamat.Later the City was fortified by Sultan Selim,Untile the later century .it was the starting Point for pilgrims travelling to Mecca,Today It is a Narrow,Streets are lined with Colorful bazaar with a distinct Bedouin flavour.
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.