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Address: Al-Azhar Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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+20 2 25897443

Located in the heart of Islamic Cairo, this busy and colorful open-air...

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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This was a good time. Went evening and it's full of life, the cafe we went was open to on other cafes. The live music & people like to live with enjoying whatever is available. Be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit the past enjoy by traditional foods and Shisha with tea. Becareful from offered Prices for Suviners and other stuff as i noted its increased by 50% up to 100% from other market

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Gatineau, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the cheap and cheesy souvenirs from across Egypt in one convenient location. Unless you are looking for a decorative sheesha, in which case you are in the right place, you are better off buying your souvenirs from a historical site so you can tell the recipient that you bought it at the pyramids or in the valley of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You can find any sort of gifts u are looking for accessories Gold, silver, copper , or even something not fancy.. I if u are in love with Egyptian sculptures u will find what u want there .. Rugs , Marbel Lautner or spa decores.. All ancient Egyptian outfits for family sizes.. Some old place for great pictures.. I people... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you seek for a cheap things to buy/eat, that;s a good place. But don't complain about the quality... Lots of people there so it's not easy to get through it sometimes. The sellers invite u all the time to visit their shops and buy sth. If interested, bargain a lot a lot! You will always hear trippled or doubled... More 

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South Amboy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a good time. Went evening and it's full of life, the cafe we went was open to on other cafes. The live music & people like to live with enjoying whatever is available. Be open minded to their differences. It could be amazing times.

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fun market to walk around in, very carefully and not alone, to see a typical sampling of bazaar goods.

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Tinsukia, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The bazar area of Cairo, got shops selling all kinds of things from cheap souvenirs to gold jewellery, it’s targeted both to the tourist and the locals alike, so is the prices adjusted according to customer. The area also has lots of coffee shops, the Egyptian kind, these are generally small, selling only Mint tea, Turkish coffee and Shisha. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy souq where you can buy about anything you wish. The tourist side of the souq is interesting and there are a lot of hawkers trying to sell you bags or cotton etc as well as perfumes. I have a attitude is that if I want something I walk around and look and only if I wish to visit that... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market could be a nice place to visit if the harassment from the people that work there was much less. They really don't let you enjoy since they all try to make you enter to their shops where afterwards they don't let you get out. They give tourists really high prices for things that are very low quality. We... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good insight of Egyptian handcraft in safe and secure location; verity of shops with reasonable prices

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