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1. Dahar

2. Sigala

3. Out to the islands

4. Shopping

5. Beach life

6. The other side

7. Anfish Mountain


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Saudi-style and financed mosque in Dahar, Hurghada, Egypt

Dahar's main mosque is a gift from Saudi Arabia, hence its Saudi architectural style.

Dahar is the nearest Hurghada comes its origins, a few streets are really containing pre-tourist lifestyles. Dahar is also the place with the most dubious charm, and it lacks the continuity that most visitors look for. Large open spaces are not gardens, just holes of development.
To those who imagine that the holes will soon be filled, that the unfinished houses and blocks are just months away from their inauguration, it must be said that most projects were begun in the middle of the 1990's. Hurghada suffers from reduction in tourism, and struggles to fill its present capacity. Especially the quarters a bit off the tourist scene illustrate this. The areas near the beach to the north has a spooky, empty feeling.
Bar and nightclub in Dahar, Hurghada, Egypt

Among Dahar's most popular hang-outs.

One of many souvenir stalls in Dahar, Hurghada, Egypt

By Tore Kjeilen