Karnaks new shopping mall.

What is it like to live in Luxor? Share your experiences of Luxor's culture.

Moderators: DJKeefy, 4u Network

User avatar
Dusak
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 5875
Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Location: LUXOR
Has thanked: 5895 times
Been thanked: 7332 times
Gender:
Thailand

Karnaks new shopping mall.

Post by Dusak » Tue May 09, 2017 10:11 am

As I mentioned some while ago, we here in Karnak were getting a brand new hotel, just what we needed. :urm: It was going to be called The Hilltop Hotel, a bit close for comfort name wise to the Hilton. Then the owner must of suddenly realized :a17: that the two hotels Karnak had, one closed, the other near empty for most of the year, was not perhaps, a cleaver choice of expenditure. :td So, a few months back he removed these banners, now advertising that the new building would be luxury flats for both short term and long. :a4: But someone close to him must of mentioned the fact that there are already many cheap and expensive flats available in Karnak that have been empty since they had literally been constructed. :( So the owner has had a new brainwave, :a30: deciding to create a modern shopping mall, :up :up and by the looks of things housing around 20/25 units according to the new banners put up last week. The only problem is, is that Karnak is the home of local basic needs shops only, the type you would expect to see anywhere off the tourist trails. And most of these shops are family owned and run, so they need not worry about rents. And I can only guess that the rents will be quite high, going off the money spent on this building. We do not need any new restaurants :a54: as most here have been closed since rev 1, the others just about surviving on a little local trade. Mobile phone outlets we have aplenty, wedding shops, nut shops, spice and bedding shops on either side of the road. It will be interesting in the coming months to see if any new businesses take up any of the units and what their line of business will be.


Life is your's to do with as you wish- do not let other's try to control it for you. Count Dusak- 1345.

newcastle
Egyptian God
Egyptian God
Posts: 7122
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:49 am
Has thanked: 2046 times
Been thanked: 5992 times
Egypt

Re: Karnaks new shopping mall.

Post by newcastle » Tue May 09, 2017 10:40 am

We have loads of shop units for rent here in Hurghada and the surrounds.

Many have been empty since construction.

Some open, to great fanfare, only to close a few months later....possibly when the "rent free" period - which induced them to open in the first place - has expired :a80:

User avatar
Winged Isis
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 3866
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:38 pm
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 1568 times
Been thanked: 1025 times
Gender:
Australia

Re: Karnaks new shopping mall.

Post by Winged Isis » Tue May 09, 2017 10:17 pm

Dusak, is the seafood restaurant still open? Can't remember its name, but they also have an oriental one further north.
Carpe diem! :le:

User avatar
Dusak
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 5875
Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 2:29 pm
Location: LUXOR
Has thanked: 5895 times
Been thanked: 7332 times
Gender:
Thailand

Re: Karnaks new shopping mall.

Post by Dusak » Wed May 10, 2017 10:31 am

Winged Isis wrote:Dusak, is the seafood restaurant still open? Can't remember its name, but they also have an oriental one further north.
About two years ago they had a bad do of food poisoning. Since then, every time I drive past and look in it looks deserted, no lights on. There was always a front door desk with a man sat there, but the desk has gone, so can't really give a yes or no answer. I will try and find out for you.
Life is your's to do with as you wish- do not let other's try to control it for you. Count Dusak- 1345.

User avatar
Winged Isis
Egyptian Pharaoh
Egyptian Pharaoh
Posts: 3866
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:38 pm
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 1568 times
Been thanked: 1025 times
Gender:
Australia

Re: Karnaks new shopping mall.

Post by Winged Isis » Wed May 10, 2017 10:42 pm

Hmmm, doesn't sound like the same place, as there was never a man at a desk, just an empty foyer and staircase. I'll find out the name.
Carpe diem! :le:

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Mall of Egypt
    by newcastle » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:55 am » in Know Egypt
    1 Replies
    341 Views
    Last post by Dusak
    Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:52 am
  • Mall of Egypt + Snow Park
    by HEPZIBAH » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:57 pm » in Know Egypt
    6 Replies
    625 Views
    Last post by Mad Dilys
    Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:49 am
  • Discount Shopping
    by DJKeefy » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:27 am » in Know Egypt
    6 Replies
    370 Views
    Last post by Dusak
    Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:23 pm
  • Shopping? Buy Made in Egypt
    by Winged Isis » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:12 am » in Know Egypt
    13 Replies
    680 Views
    Last post by Winged Isis
    Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:48 am
  • Saturday Morning Shopping...
    by Who2 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:39 pm » in Living in Luxor
    1 Replies
    79 Views
    Last post by A-Four
    Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:14 pm