Egypt Shopping

  • Shopping
    by machomikemd
  • Shopping
    by machomikemd
  • Shopping
    by machomikemd

Egypt Shopping

  • Khan el Khalili

    Cairo Shopping

    It is the place to buy typically oriental souvenirs and handmade crafts. Atmospheres of this traditional market with the labyrinth layout of the streets gives visitors o lot of pleasure and impression what medieval markets once were like. This is the place to train your negotiation skills, traders speak all known languages and if you are from...

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  • local open markets

    Alexandria Shopping

    On a few occasions during my stay I found myself wondering a local market, not sure of the name, but I am sure there are similar markets throughout Alexandria. They were alive, with local people doing their shopping, men sitting outside cafes smoking their "hubbly bubblies", shop keepers trying to encourage you into to buy their goods. This was...

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  • Supermarkets

    Cairo Shopping

    There are two main supermarkets, or "Markets" as they're called in Cairo. In my area of Zamalek, I visit the two main suppliers of Metro and Alpha. These are typical supermarkets with aisles and many international brands. Don't expect any items to be organised in specific areas as one would expect, you have to actually walk the entire shop to find...

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  • shopping

    there are a lot of things to buy for your friends, family etc. Pyramids figure, papirus, isis figure etc. you can buy something as gift. water pipe, papirus, backgammon, value stone, silver, gold blanket etc.

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  • It's shopping time!

    On every corner you can find many different kinds of shops.The people who are working there are very polite..I can say TOO MUCH so they will not leave you until you buy something!! Souvenirs,clothes, shoes,perfumes,leader,gold...... REMEMBER : ALWAYS NEGOTIATE FOR BETTER PRICE EVERYWHERE!!

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  • fair trade Goodies Cairo Egypt NO HASSLE...

    I found a Shop in the Zamalek area of Cairo that sells beautiful fair trade Egyptian products like Alabaster pots & dishes, good quality Papyrus and plenty of enchanting jewellery and home décor crafts handmade by different artisans in Cairo Egypt…wish I could buy them :(I loved the variety, the fact the shop is clean and has non intrusive customer...

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  • handicrafts- applique cushion covers

    There are a number of shops which sell handmade crafts. Women are particularly skilled at making hand sewn tablecloths, doilies, or applique cushion covers in traditional colours and designs. I have even bought beautiful tea towels and scarves made by women. There is an outlet in Zamalek but I can't remember where exactly it is. Shops in Khan el...

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  • Hajj clothes and linens

    On the Khan side of the Husseini-al-Azhar foot bridge, go into first large shop. Hajj clothing is much cheaper here than over the internet or outside Egypt. Upstairs they sell men's and women's pilgrimage (hajj) clothing. The men's is in a little sac, and you can buy belts (white) with a money pocket, white plastic crocs, etc Women's in a...

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  • Jewelry in Dahab

    Clean and well lit. The quality of the jewelry here is better than the other shops you will visit. Remember, you get what you pay for and if you want some cheap jewelry then don't worry about where you shop. I found the gemstones (no diamonds) to be good quality for the price you are paying. The staff are friendly and you can usually work a deal...

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  • Papyrus and Perfume in Cairo

    While everyone and his brother has a shop that will sell you these things, this shop is truly unique in that the starting price is lower than any other place I found and you can still barter to get an even better deal! Clean and well lit the owner is very friendly and low pressure - a relief after some of the high pressure salesmen out there in...

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  • City Life

    Store keepers are a bit pushy but don't let them intimidate you to buy if you don't want to. I think my favorite things to buy in Egypt are scarfs, there are real cheap and 100% cotton.

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  • Cool Stuff

    Nomad is really a store for tourists & now has an outlet inside the Marriott Gezira (a small one) but a larger shop just outside, walk down the Nile south a block and it is up in an apartment buildling - that's the Nomad Gallery and there are two other small outlets at the Hyatt and downtown (Nile) Hilton (I haven't been in these two). I always...

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  • supermarket assala

    I dont know if it is cheap here but there is a lot of choice. like about 4 brands of juice i liked the del monte very much but it cost 10 lE. bottle of water 1 1/2l cheapest is 2 LE.Candybar like mars or galaxy cost 4 LE. They have coca cola normal, light and zero dont know the price but think 8-10 LE.Very nice to know the have a ATM at front.They...

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  • Aggressive Vendors

    The vendors at the cultural sites in Egypt - esp. Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan - are very aggressive, to the point that you don't want to even browse through their market stalls. I had read on this and other travel sites to say "La Shoukran" - Egyptian for No Thank-you. But this seemed to have no effect whatsoever. On my second day I was enlightened by...

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  • Arabic Numerals Price Tag

    I rarely see a price tag in Egypt. If you do, what kind of numerals you expect to see & know what you should pay ? I learned something from my Egypt trip about arabic numerals. I used to think Arabic Numerals are like 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.....WRONG ! I am so shallow, I don't know there is an"Eastern Arabic Numerals" that actually used in Arab countries...

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  • bargins

    the markets are great fun if you like a bit of a barter, and they can be found every were Egyptian oils are some of the finest in the world and you can really pick up some good ones for next to nothing to what you pay back at home, try and find the ones that a native to Egypt such as lotus flower oil. Also getting a local tailor to make your...

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  • shopping in cairo

    Do all your shopping in cairo and not luxor..although alabaster is made in luxor it is still cheaper in khan el khalili market and you get better choice too...in luxor they ask for double the price for everything ..khan market is just amazing......not just the shopping but also the feel of the market is amazing you need to bargain a lot...we...

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  • Talaat Harb, A fun and Busy area for...

    MOM- "Honestly, I rather stay in a CLEAN budget hotel in Talaat Harb rather than the Marriott in Zamalek or the Le Meridien in the Giza Pyramids!" The mom is right! Talaat Harb is a superb area! Do you just love window shopping? Worried that it's all deserts and pyramids only in Egypt? Well, don't be! For in Talaat Harb, there'll be LOTS of it!...

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  • For the Shoe Fanatic! (Don't Expect Too...

    MOM- "I've never seen a city that sells so much shoes!" For the Shoe Fanatic: What's a city that sells millions and millions of shoes? You'll be surprised: Cairo is one of them! True! It seems that as of May 2005, everybody in Cairo just LOVES shoes! Just step any where in Talaat Harb and just look at every store and what do you see? Shoes!...

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  • Where are the Supermarkets in Cairo?

    MOM- "I can't believe THIS is the supermarket!" (Referring to a very small store that sells food) Yes! Believe it or not, there are NO (I didn't see any) mega supermarkets in the ff. areas: Talaat Harb Area, Arkadia Mall, Horreyya mall, Downtown Cairo, Khan el Khalili, Zamalek (I only saw a small expensive imported food store (that sells cadburies...

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  • Where are the Malls of Cairo?

    BROTHER- "I don't believe Cairo has NO malls! That is a lot of B.S! It's a big city with many flights! There's gotta to be even at least one mall! And I don't mind walking 5 hours in the hot sun, taking the taxi the whole day just to look for a mall THAT HAS an English bookstore and video games in Cairo!" MOM- "Michael, if there's no malls, then...

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  • Best Bazaar in Egypt!

    There's no bazaar in Egypt that's as big, wild, energetic and bustling with tons of souvenirs, gold, jewelry, shirts, spices, handcrafts, people smoking sheeshas and so as Khan el Khalili! This mega labyrinth colored with ancient Medieval architecture tops the best bazaar in Egypt! DAD- Now, this is more like it! It's so exciting! MOM- I don't like...

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  • Souvenir Hunter: An Odd Guide for you!...

    BARGAINING SKILLS AND SUCCESS RATE IN EGYPT: (Based on experience)1.) If you scream like a crazy broken record- you'll win! (80%+ discount after a long period of time)2.) If you're shy, just keep quiet and walk away, you'll also win! Who said shy guys are losers? (80%+ discount in a short period of time! )3.) If you beg and cry like a drama queen,...

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  • Souvenir Hunter: An Odd Guide for you!...

    Love souvenirs? Then you'll definitely love Egypt! There's no shortage of souvenirs here! DAD- "Souvenirs here even outnumber the food supplies!" Only problem is-It CAN be a challenge to buy souvernirs if you're on a budget! Here's an odd but useful guide: WHAT MAKES IT CHALLENGING:1.) Many salespeople (Virtually all were men) here are so smart!...

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  • No hassle or haggle???

    I have not seen window signs like this in Cairo, only in Luxor. Whether it actually means that you won't be harassed into buying or the shop does not allow bargaining, I guess it's best to assume both. It can be found in souvenir stores, jewelry shops, souks, etc.

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  • American University, Book lovers will...

    Along my way in Egypt I ran out of English books to read. Cairo seemed to have little bookstores and not much titles. Suddenly we ventured to the American University and my prayers were answered. Inside the American University there were tons of books! From novels to Lonely planets to kid titles until you go crazy looking at all the titles! The...

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  • Do NOT pay the first price they tell...

    There are a lot of shops that basically have the same stuff and they will hassle you as soon as even look at a shop...:-)Negotiate till the end of times and you will still have paid too much but that is a charm in itself.You are always getting a dicount or a special price for a special friend.Walking away helps to get them sell it to you at the...

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  • Shop till u drop!!!

    You can find almost everything here. From leather sandals, bags, belts and papyrus painting.My favourite buy was perfume bottles, they are so beautiful and also tea cup sets.I have to say I went crazy shopping here. Sandals, perfume bottles, perfume, tea cup, papyrus paintings and vases. from US$1.00 and above

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  • How to bring back your sheesha

    Alibaba has a few shops tucked in a alleyway. When bringing back you sheesa pipe it will be packed in a bag that you can carry on. be careful to remove the pipecleaner and the charcoal because the airlines will take it away. Pack those in your checked luggage

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  • Nerfertiti

    Well I just thought everyone should get this hand-craved Nerfertiti if they get the chance to! They are sold at touristy areas and in my opinion best bought from those pesky locals with much bargaining skills of course. I got mine for 4CYP(Cypriot Pounds) down from 12! Still a ripped off though but I really wanted it! They are a bit heavy if you...

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  • Ghalebiyas/Jalabiyas - tradtional...

    Arabic/Egyptian Clothes....which are real cool even to wear back home. I bought a few as it makes for a nice hostess gown/long dress when having a cocktail/dinner party at home or visiting friends.Lots of other stuff available too - glass perfume bottles, hubble-bubble sets, lots and lots of souvenirs to take back home for yourself or give away...

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  • Stick to the museum

    The souvenir shops in the Cairo Museum are your best bet for souvenirs. Sure, they are more expensive than the markets, but at least you know you're buying genuine articles. For example, a market or street seller will flog you "papyrus" which is really banana leaf, or "gold" which is just tin with gold paint, and so on.The Museum naturally also has...

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  • Run the gauntlet

    We were taken to a big market, the name of which I forgot, although there must be several.It was a real cultural experience, although not the most comfortable of my life. It was like running the gauntlet, with touts haranguing us from both sides to try to get us into their stores. If ignored, they ran through a raft of European languages to try to...

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  • Papyrus

    As I have told you, you can find papyrus on every corner, but here is where you get the quality. There are all different sizes and themes painted on them. From ancient Egyptian history to modern themes. You can even have your name incrypted in kartusha on a papyrus here. The prices are from 40 LE and up. It is way more expencive than on the...

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  • Alabaster

    Alabaster is something that Egypt is famous for and it is the cheapest in Luxor. Plus there is a great offer of different objects. There are two sorts of alabaster figures: handcrafted and industrial production. Of course, there is a huge difference in price.

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  • Souvenires

    This is a bazaar in Cairo. There isn't a thing you can't find in here: cotton, a souvenir, gold, silver, make up (I recommand "kohel", a black powder women use for eyes, but not as an eye shadow, but as an eye-liner a "kajal"), papyrus, clothes... As people in my country would say "From a needle to a locomotion". You must be very careful, because...

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  • Shopping in the desert?

    There, in the bedouine village, was a litlle “shop” selling all different sorts of things. There you could find interesting rocks, herbs and things that we’ve been told are made by the village inhabitants out off what the nature has to give them. So there, we found a “necklace” with a heart shaped pendant of pure “natural plastic” all with "MAde in...

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  • Cotton? Spices? You name it, they have...

    Souvenirs can be found on every step in Egypt. Hurghada is no different. There are several shops with famous egyptian cotton, papyrus, alabaster, silver, spices etc. But once you step out of Hurghada’s touristic centre and enter those places where tourists rarely (or never) visit, you get to see what is it that this country has to offer. It is not...

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  • Shopping in Egypt

    The markets, streets of Egypt are filled with vendors.The items we most indulged ourselves with were attar (perfumed oils), papyrus paintings (as gifts- and to make it fancier- frame it when you get home), and some miscellaneous things at the pyramids.Make SURE you bargain!And don't allow yourself to get 'sucked' in and 'suckered' by aggresive...

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  • Perfume bottles

    Glass perfume bottles are exclusively hand blown, becoming beautiful works of pure art. In all shops, you must haggle while in others the price will be set. Today, these bottles are most numerous in the famous Khan el-Khalili market, where one may find every shape, size, color and ornamentation of such bottles. Of course, they are also available in...

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  • Shop Flop

    I'm normally a shopaholic, but I didn't find much to tempt me in Egypt. We didn't do much more than visit the gold/perfume/papyrus/alabaster shops with our tour group and trawl the bazaars, but I don't think we missed out on much. Many of the clothes/shoes were poorly made/dirty, but we did buy some beautiful bead/malachite necklaces for a...

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  • El bazar Kalili

    Khan el Kalili es el mayor bazar de Egipto y, probablemente, de todo el continente africano. Allí puedes encontrar toda clase de artesanía local. Si no eres muy amante del regateo y no te defiendes bien en inglés, pregunta por Jordi, allí todos le conocen. Él habla castellano y tiene precio fijo en todo. Por cierto, el mercado está abierto las 24...

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  • Baskets

    Around Cairo, and probably in small town markets, the work of basket -makers can be purchased. At one time I had a vast collection of different types of baskets [until my husband got rid of them in my absence on the grounds that they collect dust!], and am still fascinated at the skill of the craftsmen. Some weave the grass so fine a grain of sugar...

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  • dont bue from anyone!!!

    Papyrous, but be carefull. you can buy ONLY in the original stores. not from anyone for example in the street!!! if this happen you will have a nice paint made from bananas!T shirts. Egypt has the best wool all over the world. guarantee 100 %Perfums. all the firms like armani , channel, calvin klain, and a lot of them are made in Egypt.you can...

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  • HANDICRAFT

    Over the past couple of decades, the water pipe has become omnipresent in daily life in Egypt. Smoking shisha is no longer just a characteristic feature of Ramadan nights or the fetish of a few. Today, an increasing number are inhaling the molasses, including students, affluent professionals and even women. Is it simply a raging fad reaching its...

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