Southern Nile Valley shopping

Books in Aswan

Nubia Tourist Book Centre

Good, air-conditioned bookshop near the train station with loads of books on Aswan and Egypt in English. There is another well-stocked branch in the tourist bazaar at the Unfinished Obelisk.
Arts & Crafts in Aswan

Hanafi Bazaar

With its mock Pharaonic facade, this is the oldest, dustiest and best bazaar in town, with genuine Nubian swords, baskets, amulets, silk kaftans and beads from all over Africa, run by the totally laid-back Hanafi br…
Alcohol in Aswan

Egypt Free Shop Aswan

Within 48 hours upon arrival you can buy 3 litres of duty-free alcohol here. Bring your passport.