How many cigarettes are you allowed to bring back from Sharm?
What is the security like in the airport?
When we went to Turkey they checked everyones bags and were opening them! Is it the same in Egypt?
ciggies spirits perfume all the usual priced in us$ and reasonable all currencies taken but a little chaotic
Can you buy on the way in? Do you know if they have wine...non egyptian of course as we have heard it is dire!
Don't discount Egyptian Wine completely. Admittedly, a lot of the all inclusive hotels serve rubbish, but that's the same all over the world.
You can get perfectly drinkable Egyptian wine if you look around, trust me!
And yes you can buy on your way in - and if you miss the airport you can buy the next day ( but no later ) from the duty free shop in town.
Sharm should have imported wines ( but usually a very poor selection ) but Nuweiba does nt.
I don't expect Petrus in Egypt but I do find some of the reds I have had, very drinkable! Not ice-cold though!
Do you plan not to serve any Egyptian wine in your place?
guess I ll be stuck with the local stuff. Ten years ago we were running another small hotel in Nuweiba and were serving Israeli wines ! Had a source bringing them over the border at very low prices !
off to sharm for honeymoon on 6th feb, really looking forward to it, staying in the holiday inn on naama bay for 2 whole weeks
£10 for ciggies??? was that 200?
whats the limit on how much drink and ciggies you can buy? and how many ciggs can you take home with you?
thanks in advance
btw, great forum guys
Less than five weeks to go and the excitement is building!!!
One concern I have though is Sharm airport. Usually I love to shop for duty frees whilst waiting to fly home as this seems to round off the holiday nicely. On reading the reports of the caos at sharm airport I do not think this will be possible so can some one advice me on cheapest place for cigarettes,booze and perfume?
I am fying from Birmingham never know wether to buy in birmingham or on the plane or in resort??
we got all our things at the airport at gatwick before we went. its cheaper than buying it on the plane and personally i found it too much hassle at the airport in sharm. medot.xx
Alcohol and cigarettes - again at UK airport
You can buy duty free at teh big duty free shop in the centre of Sharm - absolut vodka costs 12 USdollars per litre. Cigarettes are available. Try the Kent 9 or 6 cigarettes, with charcoal filters, from supermarkets.
On departure, you are outside EU, so only 200 cigs and 1 litre of spirits each.
There will be little stoick on your plane on your return flight, they do not restock from Egypt. Hope that helps.
Thanks for that perfume, just one more question are there any english cigs at the shop in sharm eg bensons or are they all foreign as they are to bring back home for a pressie not for me.
Returned from Sharm this morning :-( very depressing.... I have to say although I dont smoke they had different ciggies at the airport like Kent and L&Ms.... which worked out at £3 for 200 yes £3... he he we got 800 cigarettes a litre of smirnoff vodka and some tabacco at the duty free airport and we got it all for £20! Bargain. There's a decent duty free shop in Naama bay too but you have to purchase within the first two days of arriving to the resort... litre bottles of JD for £8 ... although if you want your name ciggies like L&B and Silk Cut, get them on the plane on the way out. First choice sell them at £22 for 400!
Hope this helps
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