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Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air bazaar is filled with unique and exotic items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs.
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Al-Azhar Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 2 25897443
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Reviewed yesterday

I think this is a must in Cairo to see locals (and tourist ofcourse), to see the way they do commerce, to see a lot of stuff to buy (some wich are good quality, some are not). but be prepared, as it is quite chaotic,...More

Thank stefanprisacariu
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy place. It is like an Alibaba cave. You can find almost anything you may look for or not. Be prepare to bargain.

Thank Valentina S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful feast for the eyes. Don’t expect top quality, but with haggling you can take away some amazing souvenirs of your trip to Egypt.

Thank Alyssa Kathryn B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The big bazaar is very crowded with people and goods. Colorful and could be noisy. I like it here because it has the ambience that you are now in the middle-east, the bargaining with the shop keepers is kind of fun.

Thank mavis S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very busy and very narrow always streets , Be aware of the haggling and the continuous invitation from be aware of the haggling and the continuous invitation from shop owners and staff . Be very careful and vigilant for your belongings and valuables specially in...More

Thank Guide597997
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved shopping in these narrow alley ways, looking at vendors in their long traditional shirts, donkey carts bringing supplies. Some vendors are too pushy and bartering is a way if life here, but it is fun to shop for pottery, coppery, carpets, cloth or anything...More

Thank Margriet R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This market is mainly for souvenir shopping, nothing else to see here. Bunch of stuff but mostly Chinese made, not real Egyptian artwork.

Thank Gustavo C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the most annoying parts is bargaining for everything here. I would recommend Jordi’s place called Camel bazar. The prices are fixed and you can have everything from the bazaar on a reasonable price. It is placed on the second floor and just look...More

1  Thank stephanopulos
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dont be frightened. The Egyptians are really nice. A bit of banter with the shopkeepers goes a long way but ignore the freelancers who walk along with you. Pay about 2/3 asking price and everyone will be happy.

1  Thank Explorer807740
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather you are an Egyptian or a tourist visiting Cairo. If you are not living in old Cairo, the visit to Khan AlKhalili is a must. You will enjoy the ambiance the artwork the food the history the culture Everything You will enjoy Egypt

Thank KhaledS1063
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Fiona1320
20 September 2018|
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Response from akspra | Reviewed this property |
No, it will be better if you can carry the money. Though you may find ATMs on your way to market. But it’s better to keep money on hand.
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Emma0805
1 September 2018|
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Response from Emma0805 | Reviewed this property |
What I did to go to Marsa Matruh . The safest and reasonably priced way to go from Cairo to Marsa Matruh . Is by coach I’m my situation I used Go Bus Vip Ticket was 200Lb each you get a small lunch box on the bus presented... More
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Laura101460
30 July 2018|
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Response from Nidal S | Reviewed this property |
hello Laura yes its available there as i bought 1 for my sister last year , enjoy your visit
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