Cairo is famous for its bazaars, which are a crucial part of the daily life of the city.
The Top Ten Cairo Markets guide is a list of ten of the best bazaars in Cairo. It includes the real famous ones such as Khan al-Khalili bazaar and the Street of the Tentmakers, which are both situated in Islamic Cairo, as well as lesser known local bazaars such as al-Muski and the extraordinary Friday Market.
Top Ten Cairo Markets also includes bazaars where you can shop for fabric and Egyptian cotton, get your hands on some fresh local produce, buy a musical instrument or even a camel!
Some of the Top Ten Cairo Markets are very touristy, whereas others are geared solely towards the needs of locals. All are safe to visit, though if heading into a local bazaar it is sensible to pay attention to how you are dressed and how you conduct yourself.
Be prepared for sights, sounds, smells and crowds that you may not be used to, but don't be afraid to simply dive in and get lost.
Oh yeah, and don't forget to haggle!
Day 1 - Cairo
Off Hussein Square
(Across from El Azhar Mosque)
11211 Cairo, Egypt
Beneath al-Tonssy Flyover, between the southern City of the Dead and Khalifa
Azbikaya Gardens, Ataba Metro station
Muhammad Ali Street
Al Ataba Square
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