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    Philae Papyrus Institute: ~ The Best Papyrus in Cairo ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Written Oct 2, 2005

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    The Philae Papyrus Institute was recommended to me by many people at the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel. I explained that i wanted to buy some real hand painted pictures on real Egyptian papyrus. Dont buy the rubbish that they sell in the pyramid area or in Khan El Khalli because some of it is not always genuine & it doesnt look good.

    The Philae Papyrus is a stunning shop, there are many paintings allover the walls & each picture has a code on it if you want to buy it, so you can just write it down on a piece of paper. There is also a lady there who can show you how papyrus is made which i thought was interesting. I was also given one picture for free because i shop there everytime i go to Cairo which i thought was really nice.

    What to buy: Only buy hand painted pictures on real papyrus. When you get to your hotel make sure you ask one of the staff for somewhere good to go for it. Thats when i got recommended to go to Philae.

    What to pay: The prices range depending on the size of the papyrus, prices start from 10 Egyptian Pounds for a small zodiac sign of your choice. These are great for presents. The more papyrus you buy they usually give you discount.

    This is my favourite....i bought this one first Another one of my favourites I was given this piece for free....very nice Great picture

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    City Stars Mall: Shop to you drop!

    by zanzooni Written Dec 6, 2009

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    It's not a shop, it's the largest mall in Cairo and very upscale. It has everything! And I do mean everything! Virgin Atlantic, restaurants from the US-Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Friday's, Starbucks, Rainforest Cafe, Fuddrucker's, Burger King, Cinnabon, Johnny Rocket's, Carvel, Ruby Tuesday, etc. London Fish and Chips, Wagamama, etc. And that's just some of the food...and there's plenty more to shop and do.

    What to buy: What ever you want...

    What to pay: How much do you want to spend? The sky is not the limit here.

    Outside the Mall Yes, Stop before you drop.
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  • Carpet Institute: Giza Shopping

    by pangtidor Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    When you have more time in Giza, visit a carpet institute. This is the right place to buy Egyptian carpets as it is under control and having good qualities. The ground floor usually will be the place they show the visitor how they make their carpets. It is interesting to see and even try yourself to make knots on the string to create a carpet. The first floor will be their gallery shop. Do bargain when you want to buy one (s). They know how to trap you into buying more carpets. :-))

    What to buy: Many varities of carpets.

    What to pay: They accept cash in some currencies (you may ask them) and cards.

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  • SIWA: Giza Shopping : Aromatherapy Institute

    by pangtidor Updated Mar 24, 2007

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    When you visit the store, they will give you a quick demo how the make the glass for the oil cointainers and oil burners. They will let you try the main oil and essences they have. You will be surprised to know that the perfumes actually were found in Egypt by their ancient civilization. The essence of flower perfumes claim to be 100 % of flower essence that dont evaporate and used to be diluted into 10 parts of alcohol (with one part of the essence) for the branded perfumes. The flowers are the ones growing in the oasis area of Egypt desert. It is impressing to have a visit and perhaps buy some of them.

    What to buy: You could buy essences of flower perfumes, the blend, or spice scent. You may ask their help.

    What to pay: You may pay in cash ( even with some other currencies) and by cards.

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    Abd El Zaher - Atelier de Reliure: Beautiful books

    by TheWanderingCamel Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Not a shop for books in print, but a craftsman bookbinder - beautiful albums, notebooks, etc with leather bindings and marbled papers, hand-tooled titles in gold leaf are done to your specification

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    What to pay: US$10 and up

    Handsome bookbinding

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    Shahinaz Perfumes in Giza: Scent of … Egypt

    by Diana75 Updated Nov 16, 2005

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    Similar to Papyrus factories, the Perfume factories are another tourists’ attraction in Egypt.
    The visit to a so-called Perfume factory does not offer only a pleasant way for spending an afternoon but it’s also an opportunity for buying special souvenirs for friends and family.
    The visit usually starts with a presentation of the methods for extracting the essences from flowers, the perfumes being in fact pure oils without alcohol, paraffin or other chemicals.

    What to buy: The range of essences usually includes more than 200 different scents, out of which two are extracted from specific Egyptian flowers, lotus and papyrus.
    Some examples: Jasmine flower, Ramses II, Papyrus or Secret of the Desert (called also Egyptian Viagra).
    For a more special gift, the store offers also a wide range of bottles with different shapes (ex.: camel).

    What to pay: Price: 1 ounce (35 g) – LE 80- (USD 14-)

    Shahinaz Perfumes in Giza Shahinaz Perfumes in Giza
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    GREAT HATS!!

    by cazz38 Written Jun 11, 2005

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    Nothing in Egypt is really expensive,they like you to barter with them it makes their day,whatever price they say go lower,its like a game and you get used to it after a while.At this stall the girl was making Egyptian hats with a machine there was even tiny ones hanging on the branches.

    Making the hats.

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    City Stars Shopping Centre: Vegas Style Shopping in Cairo

    by SabrinaSummerville Updated May 12, 2007

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    City Stars is the name of the amazing new complex that has been built in the heart of Heliopolis, and it truly deserves its designation as a bright star on the horizon of Cairo. It's enormous, and glamorous, and will equal or better anything you have seen anywhere - yes, even in America.

    In addition to more than 250 shops, the centre houses restaurants, cafes, indoor ornamental pools, giant palm trees, flowers, and water jets. The shops are of every kind and description and command five levels of shopping space. The top floor has a section called Khan el Khalili, which is modelled on the very famous Cairo market of the same name and where, as in the market, you must bargain for your purchases. All other shops, well, they would be on the higher level of Egyptian expense (but as Egypt is a very inexpensive place, even the expensive shops are great value for money).

    Outside it looks like a very pleasing and extra glamorous version of the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas.

    Towers rising perhaps 20 or more stories into the sky flank the shopping area. These towers house offices (Star Capital), apartments (Star Living), several cinemas, the Intercontinental Hotel, and a Holiday Inn which was still under construction in May 2007.

    What to buy: You can buy anything whatsoever that you might want in this centre.

    What to pay: Expect to pay a bit more than in the street shops, but purchases are still terrific value.

    Dramatic Entrance to City Stars
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    EGYPTIAN ART.

    by cazz38 Written Jun 11, 2005

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    In Egypt you can buy some stunning pictures made from papyrus,we visited a lovely shop where you could pick the picture you wanted and they would put your name on it as well,they gave us a sheet of paper with the Egyption alphabet on.My son chose this picture of his birth sign and had his name put down the side of it.

    papyrus picture.
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    SOUVENIRS.

    by cazz38 Written Jun 11, 2005

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    I know some people think the local children are a nuisance( the police did)but i thought they were wonderful,we bought so many things from them necklaces,bookmarkers stamps,coins, ornaments etc.You can find them selling all these things outside the main attractions.I think they are just trying to earn a living and their prices are really cheap.

    Earning a living.

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    Bashayer: Cheap souvenirs!

    by DunaKal Written Feb 9, 2004

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    I found this shop by coincidence in 2002 and ever since I shop for all my souvenirs and home accessories from it.
    I believe it has better prices than most touristic places(such Khan El Khalil)though the prices are fixed,,but it`s very well priced,
    it serves locals not tourists only.
    It has another branch in Sharm El Shiekh too.

    What to buy: I bought lamps,rugs,paintings,pictures,wallets,and earrings.

    What to pay: good prices

    Bashayer shop
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    The Tentmaker's Souk: Beautiful textiles

    by TheLongTone Updated Feb 10, 2008

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    The shops line either side of a decrepit but largely intact three-story high covered souk that David Roberts would have recognised.

    What to buy: The stalls of the Tentmaker's Souk sell only two things: beautiful applique cotton work, typically abstract 'arabesque' patterns or foliate designs, in fabulous sophisticated colourways: and rather cheaper but broadly similar printed cottons. This is the stuff you sometimes see, faded and tatty, masking scaffolding or building sites, or more properly used to make a pavilion for some festivity or other.

    Virtually everything else you'll encounter in the markets seems to be entirely bogus. These, however, are things you might want in your home simply because they are lovely.

    What to pay: Prices start at about LE30 for an cushion-cover and (surprise) increase according to size.

    Prices among the stalls seemed pretty uniform & non-negotiable. You might negotiate a small discount for a number of items, but that's about it. They're pretty cheap in any case.

    My prices may be a little out of date-I bought mine in 2003- but I do know that the goods will stand a medium hot wash without running or bleeding!

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    Souvenir Shop: Shopping in Old Cairo

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 21, 2007

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    There is a large souvenir shop just close to the Abu Serga. You may buy almost everything you can see in Cairo museums and Egyptian sights including a Tutankhamun mask!

    And it looks even better than the original! Ha-Ha!

    You may watch my video-clip from my personal channel on YouTube: 1 min 03 sec Egypt Cairo Old Souvenir Shop 2007

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    Papyrus Museum: Be prepared to Pay for Papyrus

    by SabrinaSummerville Written Feb 6, 2006

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    When I first visited Egypt I just couldn't resist buying up hundreds of little souvenirs. To me, each one was more unique than the next.

    In particular I fell in love with the Papyrus that were being sold in the markets and hotels of Sharm el Sheikh, and I paid quite a bit of money for some of the finer ones.

    However, in retrospect I know I should have waited until I reached Cairo. We had a guide there and she brought us to one of the big Government shops and the Papyrus museum, where the pieces were truly works of art. There is just no comparison in the quality. I bought two really good pieces here and, when I got home, they were the only two I held onto myself.

    Be just a little bit wary, as even here they will tempt you with promises of a free piece with every one you buy. However, they end up persuading you to take, instead, a second superior piece at a substantial discount. The thing is, you really are getting something worth having.

    What to pay: For a really good piece by a well known artist, be prepared to spend from the upper hundreds (euro) and more.

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    "SHAHINAZ PERFUMES": Buy the real perfume

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 31, 2004

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    So, this is the place where you can buy essences of the most popular perfumes. We paid 140 Egyptian Pounds (7 E.P. = 1 Euro) for three 0,05 l bottles and we got one for free. You just have to mix it with alcohol (1:7 for Eaue de Toilette or 1:14 for after shave) or use it like that.

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