Must see shopping in Luxor

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    This delightful treasure trove of Egyptian crafts, near Medinat Habu on the west bank, is run by friendly Khairy and his family. Inside you'll find…

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    Run by an Australian woman who promotes the best of Egyptian crafts, Habiba sells an ever-expanding selection of top quality Bedouin embroidery, jewellery…

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    Souq At Talaat

    The wonderful weekly market Souq At Talaat, in Taref, is held opposite the Temple of Seti I. Look for locally grown fruit and vegetables, and sometimes…

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    Aboudi Bookshop & Coffeshop

    For more than a century, Aboudi has been offering an excellent selection of guidebooks, English-language books on Egypt and the Middle East, maps,…

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    A new shop a short walk from the west bank ferry landing selling a selection of original and beautifully designed objects, from pottery, wood and…

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    Next door to the Winter Palace Hotel, as it has been for generations, Gaddis has an extensive selection of books on Egypt, postcards and souvenirs.

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    The best kunafa (vermicelli-like pastry over a vanilla base soaked in syrup) and other Egyptian pastries in Luxor.

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    Abo El Hassan Alabaster Factory

    Mohamed Yousef's shop has a wide range of alabaster and other carved stone on sale. Unlike many other alabaster shops, he will admit that the stone doesn…

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    Fair Trade Centre

    This shop markets handicrafts from NGO projects throughout Egypt. It has well-priced hand-carved wood and pottery from the nearby villages of Hejaza and…

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    Sa-Re Gourmet Food

    A Franco-Belgian project that adds some class to eating options on the west bank. They raise their own ducks in Luxor to produce foie gras, rillettes and…

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    Saad Barbary Ali

    If you hanker after an old-style souvenir shop packed with dusty shelves of copper, alabaster and other Egyptian crafts, head to Saad's emporium near the…

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    Farouk Gallery

    The only real antiques shop in Luxor, recently set up on the west bank not far from the Antiquities Inspectorate ticket office. They sell a selection of…

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    Aboudi Bookshop

    Part of the same family as the Aboudi Bookshop on Sharia Maabad Al Karnak, this bookshop also has a great selection of English-language books on Egypt and…

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    A wide selection of locally produced wines, beers and spirits. They have an app for easy ordering. Drinkies is the retail arm of Al Ahram Beverages, the…

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    Fruit & Vegetable Souq

    This is the best place for fruit and veg, although the good stuff sells out early in the morning. On either side of the main street are little shops…

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    Bazaar Al Ayam

    Good place for embroidered shawls and white galabeyas (men's robes). This is where Egyptians come to shop.

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    Duty Free Shop Luxor

    Shop for cigarettes and alcohol at the downtown duty free, which has a good selection of the main brands. You need to come within 48 hours of arrival in…