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Shopping In Cairo

Cairo has countless souqs and high-end malls to satiate the shopaholic in you. It’s the best place to shop for handicrafts, glassware; gold and silver are also quite popular among tourists. Khayameya, an Egyptian tent textile decoration, fashionable head gear ‘Fez’ are a few of the famous things to buy in Cairo. Don’t forget to bargain, you stand to get better discounts with more number of purchases. 

Khan El Khalili -  For best shopping in Cairo head to Khan El Khalili. Located in old Cairo, this major shopping hub is the place to find souvenirs at reasonable rates. Jewellery boxes, stained glass lamps, copper artifacts are a few of things to buy in Cairo. 

Khayameya Market – Known for authentic textiles, this market is must-visit in Cairo. The Khayameya, a traditional fabric is used for making bed sheets, table covers, cushion covers and much more. It has Arabic topography and the blue and red pattern is still the favourite of many. 

Fokhareen Market – The ideal place for shopping for local pottery items is Fokhareen market. Located in the old Cairo area, this market has a huge variety of pottery items that cannot be found anywhere else. 

Sports Mall: Located centrally in Nasr City, Sports Mall is the best place to shop for sporting equipment. Well, it’s hard to unpack everything. Also, it is hard to stay away from sports. If you are a sports fanatic whiling away in Cairo without your sports gears, Sports Mall will be your one-stop answer to all worries. The mall houses some of the finest and biggest sports brands.

First Mall: With over 300 international stores, exquisite places for wine and dine, and innumerable entertainment options, First Mall, Cairo is Cairo’s one of the biggest and most visited mall. The mall regularly celebrates occasions, events and end of season sales. For a good bargain, choose to visit at the right time. 

Genena Mall: Genena Mall isn’t exactly an urban dream. This mall is for those people who don’t believe in splurging unwaveringly on shopping. It houses moderately expensive stores like Charles & Keith, Nike, Adidas, etc. 

Cairo has countless souqs and high-end malls to satiate the shopaholic in you. It’s the best place to shop for ha...