Khan Al-Khalili
Khan Al-Khalili
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9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
About
This vibrant open-air bazaar is a treasure trove of Egyptian culture, with bustling streets filled with local artisans and vendors. Here, you can pick up unique souvenirs like spices and perfumes, or simply soak up the local atmosphere. And don't forget to haggle for the best bargains. The best time to go is in the morning before the crowds arrive and the weather gets too hot. Take a break from the shopping and pay a visit to El-Fishawi Cafe, one of Cairo's oldest, for a cup of tea or coffee. To learn more about the bazaar's rich history, join a walking tour to discover fascinating stories and insights from a knowledgeable guide. – Tripadvisor
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  • Thomas Lukose
    New York City, New York30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit to the Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar with Family
    Despite what you see when you book trip to Egypt, Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar is FREE to visit. You can take a cab or Uber from your hotel to the Bazar and walk around. Bazaar is really big. Make sure you know where you have started from and where you are exiting. There are a lot of shops that sells verity of things. Sometimes kids will come and try to give you something (like a balloon) and it is not free. Once you take it you must pay for it. Make sure you only get things you need and Bargain with the store owners you will get a great price. There are places to eat as well. It was a great experience visiting the the Bazaar at night with my family.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Dr_Effingpot
    Hook, United Kingdom767 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a must-see Bazaar (take a local guide for a better experience)
    We visited Khan El Khalili, this time with a local guide and that made it a different experience. The hassling was much less, we got better prices for things and were welcomed into our guide's favourite mint tea shop like locals. We certainly didn't pay the tourist prices complained about on here. it's a wonderful and unique experience. This time we learnt more about the pricing variations in different parts of the area. Our Top Tip would be to go with a local as it made the whole experiencemuch more pleasant.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2023
  • herculesmom
    139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    People Watching Experience
    Walked with guide thru the narrow paths. Quite a maze and could have easily become lost. Vendors always tempting you to step inside. Guide cautioned us to stay outside and have merchandise brought to us. Haggle. Shared that many items available were not locally made but made in other countries. Visit for the experience. Have a drink at an outdoor cafe. This was more of a people watching experience than a shopping experience. Had guide steer us to shops where items were known to be made locally afterward. Very crowded tourist stop.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 September 2023
  • seetheworld010
    Sedona, Arizona1,106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oh wow! So much to see!
    Yes, you’ll get heckled a lot but the people are extremely friendly. You can’t help but enjoy them. So much to see, hear, taste, smell. Go with plenty of one dollar bills. It’s a great time. Very crowded.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Fail1
    San Diego, California139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cairo marketplace
    I went here not to buy anything, but to be a spectator. It's a perfect representation of the Cairo market experience. It's loud, it's packed with people, the shop owners barking for your attention, and getting around is made difficult by the sheer number of people, cars, and motorcycles. But it's great to see and experience once in your life. It's a bit on the crazy side, but if you go with that expectation, you shouldn't be overwhelmed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 September 2023
  • G8683VWwendys
    Minnesota243 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big Market - Lots of Stuff!
    If you want to buy an Old or musical instrument, this is the place. There is lots of the same old tourist stuff here, but also some traditional items for tourists if you have the time and energy to look. It is giant and it is hugely crowded at night. There is a great restaurant Zeeyara at the only hotel in the suq.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Andrea E
    Musile di Piave, Italy181 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    H U G E
    You can find everything. The largest and most dispersed bazaar I have ever visited before. Si trova di tutto. Il bazar più grande e dispersivo mai visitato prima d'ora.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Maniish
    Mumbai, India109 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local Market for cheap gift items
    Very crowded market selling local artefacts and gift items. If you're looking for things to gift to people then it's worth a visit, otherwise avoidable. Crowds are generally less in the morning around 11 am.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Eimear99
    Ireland2,771 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy spot!
    Visiting this very extensive street flea market with a group one evening.. it is organised chaos. Huge number of narrow streets filled with a variety of vendors trying to sell their wares. Some are extremely pushy. You cannot just browse or they will pounce! Worth a visit but pretty chaotic!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark5,206 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gold, silver, textiles, and tourist trinkets
    The colossal Khan Al-Khalili bazaar in Cairo feels like a small city, its streets transformed into a trading area for trivialities. Admittedly, it's exotic and foreign in a bustling way, so a visit can be recommended if you enjoy strolling around, feeling the Arabic bazaar atmosphere, and browsing without buying anything. The merchants all try to catch your interest, but they happily smile when you shake your head. No pressure here. As a tourist attraction, the bazaar honestly seems a bit overrated.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 November 2023
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Iftekar H
London, UK8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Not really ideal for kids. Definitely not with pushchair. The narrow streets are uneven everywhere. Good people but some of them are really pushy. They will literally force you to buy something. Haggle for everything. You can get things for less than half price of what they ask for.
Written 26 May 2024
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Jay S
Boston, MA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
It’s a maze with so many shoppes
Some of them offer a good bargain
Overall, nothing major about this market. If you have time, then goto this place otherwise not worth it
Written 16 May 2024
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TeddySoo
Singapore, Singapore134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oldest bazaar in Egypt so warranted a visit. In fact we went twice and would have had a dinner there if we had more time.

The bazaar is amazingly buzzing and crowded, full of energy, colorful sights and sounds. Suggest visit both day and night time. Totally different vibes day and night. Many interesting old shops mixed with the new, and delightful looking restaurants.

If you wish to buy anything, remember to bargain, bargain, bargain. The same item we asked in different shops ranged from 3,000 Egyptian pounds to 1,000 to 500. I read online that the basic rule is to ask for 50% of whatever price they quote you.

The human and road traffic there can be chaotic. Good to have arranged transport there and back to hotel.
Written 12 May 2024
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Nomad776797
Karachi, Pakistan12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I had an amazing tour with Mr. Mostafa Farhat. He is such an amazing guide. Being a solo woman I was full protected, guided and respected. He demonstrated his knowledge, manners and sense of responsibility. He has vast knowledge of magical history of cario. The cruise dinner such a enchanting experience. I have enjoyed the entertainment events at cruise and wonderful food. I recommend him and truly impressed with skills and sense of respect.
Written 27 April 2024
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,492 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were able to explore the Khan Al Khalili market multiple times during our stay in Cairo; firstly as part of a guided tour and then by ourselves over three days mostly in the late afternoon or night. It consists of many small alleys with a variety goods on display. The clothes were either t-shirts or fantastical and impractical. I especially liked the shops selling lamps and lights which were very colourful. Some sections are very touristy but the further out you go the more practical it becomes. We found streets of just cooking utensils.

We don't tend to buy the ubiquitous t-shirts or souvenirs any more but did buy an alabaster candle light holder from one vendor who, surprisingly, was fixed price - reasonable price up front with no discounts - and a falafel maker (though that may have been outside the market proper). I didn't find the vendors more encroaching than usual for Egypt and always felt physically safe but, for us, it was more about the atmosphere than the goods being sold. It is an excellent chance to see some of the old walls and gates of Cairo.
Written 24 April 2024
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Charlotte M
France9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A must do market although I liked the local markets more, I visited one during my Cairo food tour with Food tours by Mila. You need to bargain hard and no matter how much it seems like it was still over priced, the oils was 10-20 times more expensive than the prices I found in local markets. It's huge market though and definitely good place to buy souvenirs like magnets I enjoyed walking and learning about Islamic history with our guide.
Written 13 April 2024
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Steve P
Southampton, UK777 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Not a proper Arabian souk, more a series of narrow lanes, kind of like The Lanes in Brighton. Most of the stuff for sale is tourist tat (and it really is tat, little of genuine interest other than as a souvenir), and the Egyptian way of over-pricing is here taken to stupid excess. Anything you buy here can be bought elsewhere cheaper. There are little areas which are quite photogenic, and the stall holders are pleasant - insistent and reluctant to genuinely haggle - they will want to keep the price unrealistically high, but still smiley and pleasant.
You are going to come here because all the guide books mention this place, and you'll want your own opinion, but this is not like the souks you get in other Arab countries like Turkey and Syria. There are few locals.
Written 13 April 2024
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Helen V
Norfolk, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What an experience . We were there on the last day of Eid and it was electric with celebrations. We were among the very few ‘tourist’ visitors as it was late in their season and were approached by several younger people who wanted a selfie with us, we were a bit taken aback the first time but the locals were so friendly we just went with it. Was a really surreal experience but we were felt safe and welcome at all times
Grabbed a mint tea deep inside the souk and then pizza at Pancake House after.
Lovely end to our holiday
Written 12 April 2024
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Bill from Detroit
Troy, MI100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Chaotic and fun place to shop. If you want something, bargain and if you really really want something, bargain and walk away, you will get it! Start with absurdly low bargaining price and have fun haggling. You don't need a guide, go deep inside the market, people are friendly and they will cheat you if you are a sucker for it!
Written 11 April 2024
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Caymansky
Niagara Falls, Canada109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We booked Sun Pyramids for a half day bazaar tour. We had a great afternoon exploring and shopping in the bazaar. The guide was very kind and knowledgeable and the driver was excellent. We loved our afternoon.
Written 29 March 2024
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