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Shopping in Cairo

  • Abd El-Zaher Bookstore-the last bookbinding company in Cairo that has been open since 1936 and sells leather-bound diaries, sketchbooks, photo albums, and journals; 31 Shar’a al-Sheikh Mohemmed Abdu
  • Anglo-Egyptian Bookshop—a bookstore opened in 1928 that has a great selection of books including a notable nonfiction collection and is a good source of English-language books; 165 Shar’a Muhammad Farid
  • Arkadia Mall—a large mall with over 500 stores and an arcade; Corniche-al-Nil
  • Azza Fahmy—a top Egyptian jewelry designer who sells motif-inspired pieces; First Mall, 35 Shar’a Giza, 2nd floor, shop 205
  • City Centre Ma’adi—a mainstream mall with international names such as H&M and Zara, a pharmacy, an American-style food court, a supermarket, a movie theater, and a play zone for children; Maadi/Katyama Ring Road
  • Fair Trade Egypt—a shop that sells handmade items designed by 2,300 artisans who work in Egyptian cooperatives; 27 Shar’Yahia Ibrahim, 1st floor, Suite 8
  • Khan-al-Khalili—a medieval outdoor market which has been a traditional meeting place for Cairo’s citizens for centuries and sells items such as jewelry, lamps, spices, clothes, textiles, and handiworks among others
  • L’Orientaliste Books—a bookstore that sells Cairo’s best stock of books, antique maps, prints, lithographs, and antique postcards in French, English, and Arabic; 15 Shar’a Qasr-al-Nil
  • Festival City Mall—offers a variety of famous designers and an indoor food court
  • City Stars Mall—a decent mall with attached InterContinental Hotel and international fashion brands as well as two movie theaters and an amusement park; Omar Ibn El Khattab St. off El Nasr Road, Heliopolis, Cairo
  • Mall of Arabia Cairo—Egypt’s biggest mall with international brands, a cinema complex, playground, and musical fountain; Juhaynah Square
  • Mashrabia Gallery—a contemporary art gallery with quality pieces by Egyptian artists; 8 Shar’a Champollion
  • Mit Rehan—an Egyptian furniture store with traditional Egyptian pieces and Western pieces; 13 Shar’a Mara’ashly
  • Oum El Dounia Gallery—offers handcraft and books with Egyptian handicrafts; Road 23 off El Nadi Street behind Dina Farms Supermarket
  • Nomad Gallery Egypt—sells a variety of authentic Egyptian products reasonably priced; 14 Saray Elgezira Street, 1st Floor (next to Tunisian Embassy)
  • The First Mall Cairo—a high-end mall with over 200 boutiques that sell jewelry, designer clothing, and housewares as well as featuring a gym, spa, and hair salon; First Residence Complex, 35 Shar’a al-Giza

 

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