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    Cairo International Airport Duty Free Shops: Duty Free Shops at Cairo International Airport

    by machomikemd Written Oct 26, 2013

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    Having 3 terminals, Cairo International Airport has duty free shops in all three terminals and with National Carrier Egypt Air dominating the shops in Terminal 3, In terminal 1, where most of the International Airlines are housed, there are also a number of Duty Free Shops but less in umber than terminal 3. the shops are independently owned and offer some retail options and last minute shopping for tourists like us as they have local egyptian souvenir items as well, beside the traditional international selection of perfumes, wines, cigarettes, shirts, shoes, watches and more.

    opens: 7:00 am to midnight everyday

    What to buy: all the duty free items that you can think off as they have Montblanc, Hugo Boss, Bijoux Terner, Guess and the Egypt Air Duty Free Stalls.

    What to pay: depends on what you buy

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    Convenience Stores in Cairo: Convenience Stores in Cairo

    by machomikemd Written Oct 26, 2013

    besides having large supermarkets and hypermarkets around cairo like Carrefour, Spinney's Hyper 1 and Metro Market, Cairo also has quite a number of convenience stores around the Old City and in the newer districts and many of the hotels in the city are quite near a convenience store. most of these stores are open early from 7:00 am to around 11:00 pm (only a few are open 24 hours) where you can buy the necessary items you need, like bottle water, softdrinks, toiletries, snack foods, personal care products and a lot more and not on touristy prices.

    What to buy: all the basic items you can buy at a convenience store like bottled water, softdrinks, snacks, cigarettes, assorted juices, sandwiches and more.

    What to pay: prices are fixed

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    Coptic Cairo Shops: Souvenir Shops in Coptic Quarter of Cairo

    by machomikemd Written Oct 26, 2013

    the Coptic District of Old Cairo is one of the oldest Christian Communities in the Middle East and since it is a major touristm area for regular tourists and Christian Pilgrims who visit egpyt as a last stop to a holyland pilgrimage, there are many souvenir shops, hawker stalls and peddlers along the area and even at the narrow walkways in it. the shops sells a large variety of items, ranging from the secular like fridge magnets, shot glasses, post cards, books, paper weights, t-shirts and the religious, like crosses, rosaries, statues of saints and more.

    most shops are open from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: all the secular and religious souvenir items you can think of

    What to pay: depends on your haggling skills

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    City Stars Center: Most Luxe Mall of Egypt

    by machomikemd Written Oct 25, 2013

    This will be my shopping tips for City Stars Center

    City Stars Centre is a large Mixed Use Commercial and Shopping and Residential Complex in the Heart of Nasr City in Heliopolis District of Cairo. The City Stars Centre is the anchor of the complex and is the largest shopping mall in all of egypt, occupying more than 151,000 square meters in retail space and more than 650 stalls, two large food courts, several restaurants and coffee shops and hotels like the Intercontinental Hotel and Holiday Inn. It is patterned after the shopping complexes of Dubai and South East Asia.

    Hours

    Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 12:00 am

    Thu - Fri: 10:00 am - 1:00 am

    Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 12:00 am

    according to their website:

    Citystars Heliopolis is the first project undertaken by Citystars Properties and it is considered to be one of the first integrated urban developments in the Middle East and Europe. The complex is extended over an area of 750,000 square metres in the heart of Cairo, with a total investment of over a billion dollars. Citystars is the newest landmark in Cairo and consists of:

    Stars Centre
    Offers 650 stores over an area of 151,000 square metres, including diverse entertainment venues and spacious exhibition halls. Stars Centre introduces brands for the first time in Egypt.

    What to buy: all the items you can think off like clothes, handicrafts, local egyptian products, food, and even international clothing and luxury brands plus a lot more.

    What to pay: since this is a mall, no haggling is allowed. if you want to haggle than go to the khan el khalili

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    Flower Cotton Shop: Pure Cotton Clothing Store

    by machomikemd Written Oct 24, 2013

    egypt also is known for producing cotton and hence most of the shirts produced for souvenirs are locally made, instead of made in china! we visited one of the Cotton Cloth stores in Cairo and the name of the store is the Flower Cotton Shop in the middle of Old Cairo and the store sells assorted cotton based products like t-shirts, tank tops, blouses and even jeans, shorts and denims (non cotton ones) and some souvenir items too.

    opens: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, polo shirts, blouses, denim shorts and pants, walking shorts, souvenir items and more.

    What to pay: prices here are fixed, but you can get a discount if buying 4 or more shirts

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    Golden Eagle Crystal: Big Fragrance Shop in Giza

    by machomikemd Written Oct 24, 2013

    Golden Eagle Crytal is one big factory that occupies one whole building in Sakkara Road in Giza, beside the elevated ring road going to Cairo. the Complex also houses the Golden Eagle Papryus Shop 2 doors away. The Shop sells assorted fragrances, essences and oils which egypt is famous for and and they have a fragrance demonstration area inside where you are taught on the different fragrances and their use as aromatherapy or perfume or as incense and smell them too. you are also served free arabic tea and coffee. they have lots of different oils and fragrances being sold and are either in one kind or in combination with other essences.

    opens: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: all the oils and essences you need as perfume or aromatherapy or as incense or office (or Home) perfume.

    a 100 ml container will roughly cost 650 LE (about 100 US dollars) and 50 ml container at 340 LE (about 50 US Dollars) and if you buy 6 or more, they give you a free wooden box for your perfumes and even free oil containers (oil containers costs 50 to 70 LE if buying separately).

    What to pay: depends on what you buy. no haggling is allowed if you buy just one or two, but if you buy 3 or more, they give you discounts and even free wooden containers and oil containers.

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    Golden Eagle Papyrus Shop: Big Papyrus Factory and Shop in Giza

    by machomikemd Written Oct 24, 2013

    one of the Big Papryus Factory and shops in the Giza area is the Golden Eagle Papryus Factory, they also have a Golden Eagle Oils, Perfumes and Essence shop just Beside it. as the complex is located in one whole buidling in near the Ring Road Going to Cairo. The Shop has a small entrance but is large inside and they also do papryus making demonstrations inside and there is a large collection of papryus hand paintings with different motifs like egyptian pharohnic times, Islamic Themes, Christian Themes, Secular Themes and more. the papyrus comes in different shapes and sizes and prizes too and they accept haggling too. Most Tour buses have a stop here for tourists to have a look and buy.

    opens: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm everyday

    What to buy: all the papyus products like diaries, stationaries, assorted hand paintings with different styles, sizes and prizes.

    What to pay: depends on your haggling skills, they don't accept haggling of you only buy one piece, but if you buy 3 pieces or more, then you can haggle.

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    City Stars Shopping Center: ENJOY!

    by HebaM Updated Aug 26, 2012

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    City Stars Center is the retail and leisure component of the Citystars complex and provides a shopping and entertainment experience.The 643 store shopping center includes world-renowned diverse brand names. Stars Center is also complimentary by 2 indoor theme parks, a 21 state-of-the-art screen cinema complex, diverse dining choices. it's also the home to the indoor Khan el Khalili in case you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the real Khan el Khalili.
    It's consider the best Mall in the Country, the prices are more expensive than that in Asia.
    comparing to the Shopping Malls I've been to in South East Asia it's not that special but it's OK according to the Egyptian standers.
    The mall located in Nasr city (Non-tourist area) close to Heliopolis area. It's a bit far if you are coming from Down town. but you can take a taxi and tell the driver City Stars and he will know it!
    Just do me a favor and a avoid going there on weekends and public holidays! it's a nightmare.
    Most people don't ordinarily think of a shopping mall as a location for a truly mouth-watering meal. And yet, one of the best culinary experiences in Cairo now makes its home at the capital's famous CityStars mall. Therefore, 90% of the people go there just to dine that's why the restaurant are more than any other stores.
    There's a huge supermarket at the first floor.
    Khan El Khalili stores at lever 4

    What to buy: Ladies Wear
    Khan El Khalili stores At Level 4

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    khan el khalili down to Maidan Tahrir.: Perfumes

    by TheLongTone Updated Jan 6, 2012

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    Or should this be under 'tourist traps?'

    Joint number 1 in the Tourist Thing to Buy with papyrii are perfumes. No alcohol, my essences are 100%, I promise you as pure as my baloney. And fancy little glass bottles to put them in.

    Of course Cairo has a centuries-old tradition of perfume making thanks both to it,s status as a major intersection of trade routes but also to it's wealth resulting in a demand for luxury goods.

    Personally I don't use perfumes and dislike having smelly oil (no alcohol, just oil to dilute) smeared on me while i wait for offered you come and drink tea with me just talk no buy to actually arrive and ...no they start trying to exchange euro coins and i want to be out of there now with all my money. A cigarette is all you get.

    While loitering around Sharia Azhar my eye was caught by this discreet shop window that I was leaning into, out of the throng. Large containers of essences originating in an unlovely industrial estate in the UK. The one nearest the camera is clearly labelled 'fol' (jasmin) in Arabic (not to be confused with 'fuul' ( beans) entirely different class odf odour.

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    Attaba Market: Real Egyptian Market

    by June.b Updated Nov 17, 2011

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    The Attaba Market is a place to see if you're looking for a real Egyptian market where the regular locals are shopping. It's not that Khan El KHalili type of souk, neither the more posh-ish shops along Talaat Harb Street. This is the type of a market that you get lost and pushed and jostle the more if you go deeper.

    When I took the metro train to Ataba I emerged at the bookstalls and walk my way passing by a big parking building where there are people selling bags and luggages along the street and crossed the street to get to the start of the chaotic shopping lanes where sellers lined up their goods in a makeshift wooden carts or something selling all sorts of clothes, shoes, apparels, accessories, etc. The godds are in the middle of the streets so no vehicles and little aisles to move around but enough to examine stuff on sale.

    It's a very colourful market and you'll immediately have that local feel to it, it's not a touristic kind of souk, so dare if you can, get adventurous just go there.

    I like it though because there are a lot of old buildings and several shops mostly on the ground levels. It's teeming with activities especially during late afternoon and weekends.

    What to buy: clothers, apparel, shirts, shoes, bags, belts, food, everything you need!

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    Attaba Book Stalls: Books Haven - ancient, old, new, classics, books!

    by June.b Updated Jul 2, 2011

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    I wanted to put this one on the Things To Do list as it could be, but it's more of a shopping palce, so here it is...

    I just stumble upon this place when one day I blindly took the metro train and get off at Ataba Metro station. Upon emerging from the stairs of the station, there I was in the midst of rows upon rows of stalls selling books, magazines, all kinds of reading materials. It's kinda interesting as there are a lot of stalls in somewhat arabesque style kiosks, maybe about 4 rows of long lines of bookstalls.

    This place sells arabic books, english and other languages, old, classic, hard-tofind reading amterials, colletors' items.

    Just browse all items on display, sellers are not pushy, you can read the items on display without much touts, in fact, I find it strange -- this place makes buying more enjoyable than most shopping areas in Cairo where vendors are really annoying.

    What to buy: books, magazines, all reading materials

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    Platinum Mall, Tawheed and Nour and other shops: Shihab Street, Mohandaseen

    by uglyscot Written Jan 21, 2011

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    There are a number of shops selling women's clothes. The styles might not suit the western taste, but there are a variety of shops to choose from. Windows may be full of shoes, next door a shop with a few classy models can be seen. Browse and enjoy the experience.You may also be shocked at what is in the window of accessories and lingerie shops, remembering this is an Islamic country.

    What to pay: As much or as little as you can afford

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    3 Raids Papyrus Institute: Buying Papyrus Paintings. II

    by goutammitra Updated Dec 26, 2010

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    A funny thing happened in the shop. One of the lady sales woman in read head scarf ( see picture) asked me directly and clearly , " How many wives I have"? I don't know why she asked but she gave me a big smile , when I said one and I have lots of friends!! She has been very friendly and offered me black tea.

    I did not but anything that time from her but explained her in my country people do not have many wives except for the Moslem , some of them do have more than one wife but that number is limited. I also asked her if she has seen India? She said she has seen only Egypt, but have seen Indian movies and our ladies are very beautiful! Thanks to Bollywood movies, Indians are popular here.

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    3 Raids Papyrus Institute: Buying Papyrus Paintings.

    by goutammitra Updated Dec 23, 2010

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    In all guided tour they take you a place where you can buy the local artifact. This tour was also no exception, we were taken to the Papyrus institute after our visit to The Pyramids. The shop is located almost next to the Pyramid. They also show you how the Papyrus is made and what is the difference between a fake Papyrus painting made of Banana leaves and the genuine one. Naturally, the original ones are very very expensive often out of reach.

    I too was told to buy many paintings but I found the prices were too expensive and decided that it was my second day in Cairo, I shall buy later as I really do not have any idea about the prices.

    Then I was offered various discounts and add ons! I was about to shell out LE1200 at Rakhi's instance as she wanted Munu's picture in one of the Papyrus. When I refused to take, the prices came down to LE 800 plus an add on.

    We did buy some Papyrus paintings but at much lesser price from other shop.

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    What to buy: The Papyrus paintings.

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    3 Raids Papyrus Institute: Buying Papyrus Paintings.

    by goutammitra Written Dec 23, 2010

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    In all guided tour they take you a place where you can buy the local artifact. This tour was also no exception, we were taken to the Papyrus institute after our visit to The Pyramids. The shop is located almost next to the Pyramid. They also show you how the Papyrus is made and what is the difference between a fake Papyrus painting made of Banana leaves and the genuine one. Naturally, the original ones are very very expensive often out of reach.

    I too was told to buy many paintings but I found the prices were too expensive and decided that it was my second day in Cairo, I shall buy later as I really do not have any idea about the prices.

    Then I was offered various discounts and add ons! I was about to shell out LE1200 at Rakhi's instance as she wanted Munu's picture in one of the Papyrus. When I refused to take, the prices came down to LE 800 plus an add on.

    We did buy some Papyrus paintings but at much lesser price from other shop.

    Please go to next tip for more picture and funny story.

    What to buy: The Papyrus paintings.

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