being a major tourist area in the Egyptian Red Sea Riviera, Dahab has lots of shops and souvenir stores lining the main boardwalk that sells everything that you need like snacks, first aid kits, cigarettes, liqour, beers, assorted souvenirs, bottled water and softdrinks and juices. most of the shops open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm eveyday.
What to buy: all the creature comforts and souvenir items and even swimming gear that a tourist will need can be bought at the shops lining Dahab.
What to pay: most of the stores here have fix prices for the goods but some stalls accept haggling
At several points in Dahab, there are 'corner stores' that sell everything from soup to nuts. Most importantly, they sell WATER! Prices, however are usually the "How much do you want to pay??" game.
What to buy: I found that in general, the stores on the beach walk are much more expensive than those just off, on side roads. I found that the big 1.5L size waters were generally about 1.5-2LE at these smaller stores. If you just hand them the money and walk away, they seem OK with it.
If you're staying near the Lighthouse, there's a side street off the beach walk that has a couple of these little stores, and you can even get some fruit. This is much cheaper than the ones on the 'strip'.
What to pay: If you're staying near the Lighthouse, there's a side street off the beach walk that has a couple of these little stores, and you can even get some fruit.
What to buy:
You can find everything in Dahab and it is a lot cheaper than other places in Sinai.
Check the jeweleryboxes, alabasterproducts, towels, t-shirts, waterpipes, etc.........
What to pay: Less than 1/2 the price asked
Shops have a wide range of clothing etc. Throughout Egypt you can buy Egyptian cotton wraparound trousers and salwar kulta outfits. In Dahab, the clothes all seemed cleaner and less faded than in a lot of the bazaars.
What to buy: A lot of shops stock thick massive beach towels in bright colours which are only LE 20 each.
Silk and cotton sarongs and scarves are other local handiwork, available in a wide variety of styles and colours.
There are lots of different t-shirts and singlets available, which are great to take back home as presents.
Crystal-clear waters of a deep-blue hue contrast with the thick foliage of the palm trees that mark the main drag of Dahab, known as Asalah or "the Mazbat."
What to buy: There are many shops selling locally crafted products and diving gear.