Interested in Egyptian-themed souvenirs and antiques? You’ve come to the right country! Jokes apart, Egypt is every shopper’s paradise. Apart from selling everything under the sun at highly bargained prices, there are also a number of high quality goods for sale. Some of the in-demand products include –
Antiques, carpets and rugs, cotton wear, leather goods, papyrus paper, traditional jewellery, perfumes, sheeshas and spices.
Remember to use your best bargaining techniques while shopping in local markets or from hawkers.
For those more interested in high-end shopping, Egypt is filled with huge malls, especially in big cities. Some popular malls are:
• City Stars Mall: Which is also the largest entertainment centre in Middle East as well as Africa.
• First Mall: With more than 300 global stores, amazing spots for go out on the town, and countless amusement choices, First Mall, is one of Cairo’s greatest and most gone by shopping centre.
Also make sure that you don’t miss out on one of Egypt's best shopping encounters – Cairo's medieval market Khan-el-Khalili. You’ll find everything under the sun here, from household goods, reproduction ‘antique’ jewellery, brass plaques and jugs, copper utensils to cotton goods.
Another must-visit place is the Spice Baazar, where the smell of cloves, coriander and cinnamon will leave you inebriated. Adjacent to it is the Perfume Baazar. In Alexandria, antique shops fill up the region around Sharia el Attareen, while in Luxor, souks are chiefly intended for visitor experiences, yet is a fun spot to meander around post sunset.
Your best bet for a good souvenir from Egypt will be alabaster vases, old books, metal and copperware, papyrus prints, leatherwork and earthenware products. Muski glass is a mainstream keepsake; this animated glass is distinguished by its air bubbles and has been hand-blown in Cairo since ages. Carpets make great purchases as well.
Interested in Egyptian-themed souvenirs and antiques? You’ve come to the right country! Jokes apart, Egypt is every shopper’s paradise. Apart from selling everything under the sun at highl...