Cairo is home to an amazing array of lively street markets, also called souks, that offer a wide assortment of wares ranging from tents, tea sets to clothing to ornate rugs and other accessories.
Here are six wonderful street markets in Cairo you need to check out with your family and
friends. Don’t forget to buy gifts from local business stands!
1- Khan el Khalil
Khan el-Khalili is a famous bazaar and Souq in the heart of Cairo filled with unique and wonderful items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs.
2- Street of the Tentmakers (Sharia Khayamiya)
Khayamiya is where you the renowned Egyptian tents are made and where you’ll find yourself in dozens of small streets filled with truly local shops that are mostly selling unique textile products.
3- Birqash Camel Market (Souq al-Gamaal)
Discover local life on a private tour of Birqash, the biggest market for camel meat in Africa. Everyone there is very helpful and the sights and sounds are amazing.
4- Suuq el Ataba
An assortment of goods is available, but the area is especially known for its wide selection of clothes, bags, scarves, electronics, bathroom items, and accessories.
5- Tent Market
If you want to see how traditional items are made without the hassle of visiting different markets, this place is for you; it is one of the oldest bazaars of old Cairo. It specializes in artistically made tents, table cloths, cushions, and many more.