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Souq Al-Khayamiya “Tentmakers’ Market”

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Souq Al-Khayamiya “Tentmakers’ Market”

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After seeing the most intriguing ancient landmarks and sightseeing, one of the most fun activities you can do in Egypt is going on a shopping excursion. In Egypt, there are dozens of unique bazaars, open-air marketplaces, and stores in various locations, and one of the most fascinating is the spectacular Souq Al-Khayamiya “Tentmakers Bazaar.”

Souq Al-Khayamiya is located beyond the Fatimid Cairo’s southern walls, across the street from Bab Zuweila. There used to be several marketplaces in the region that sold a variety of things, but now the tentmakers are the only ones left. Following your visit to Bab Zuweila, you will see a short alley ahead of you with a high roof. During your holiday in Egypt, you will encounter merchants that specialize in selling textile products in that alley, and you will find hundreds of fascinating things to look at and buy.

What Does the Souq El-Khayamiya Have to Offer?

There are many wall hangings, beautiful tapestries and rugs, and stunning multicolored canvases that are painted with amazing patterns that depict the Islamic era in the Souk of Al-Khayamiya. For a long time, the tents offered at that market have been utilized for special events and outdoor activities such as funerals, holiday festivities, store openings, and wedding feasts.

It is the last remaining covered market in Cairo, and that is not all; the crafts made there are quite precious and of good quality, and they are sold at reasonable costs. You will discover a variety of textile pieces that are cheaper than those found at Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. If you wander through some of Cairo’s well-known districts, you will undoubtedly see some of those tents and hear some loud music and celebration sounds on the streets and avenues of Old Cairo.

What Should You Expect When Visiting Khan El-Khalili Bazaar?

Because of its magical, shiny baubles and amazing goods that attract tourists from all over the world, Khan El-Khalili Bazaar is the largest and most colorful crowded market you will ever witness in Egypt, especially with its breathtaking spice market that includes the best fresh spices you will ever find, in addition to the largest perfume market that has numerous essential oils’ scents. You’ll find gold merchants and antique shops inside the market, both of which are stocked with precious works of art. Additionally, there are various fabric stores and carpet sellers who sell practically everything you could want to buy while in Egypt.

So, while on vacation in Egypt, don’t miss the opportunity to explore these magnificent marketplaces and bazaars that contain everything you would need when walking throughout the gorgeous country of the Pharaohs. Make sure you have a local tour guide with you when purchasing such products in order to acquire them at reasonable costs and avoid being duped by locals, as you deserve to enjoy the finest vacation ever. You may also take one of our magnificent Cairo day excursions, which include visits to the Giza pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, the Khan El Khalili bazaar, and many other interesting locations.

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My boyfriend and I, and our dearest mutual friend, booked the 7Days-6Nights tour. In short time, we visited Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor sailing down the down the Nile, pit stopping to see key sites at these location – and so much more!!! We got to know the ancient and modern egypt in depth thanks to Hani’s impressive knowledge. He also enlightened us on the people and their beliefs and went as far as showing us what a typical life looks like. I cannot express the level of personalized service Hani offered us. He was flexible to adapt to our requirements and added sites to our schedule that was not part of the tour simply to ensure we were 100% satisfied with our experience in Egypt.

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Nille cruise,Luxor and Aswan where amazing sites to see, specially when you have with you the best tour guide in Egypt .Hamada was absolutely fantastic, lots of information and some of them not spoken by others. This guy was not only a simple tour guide for us, he became a good friend also. Was a one in lifetime experience. Highly recommend Fun Tours. Really a great experience.

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Hamada was incredible! So knowledgeable and kind. He had information about every item, street corner, and relic we looked at. Any questions we had, he had answers! He even made sure to give us tips while walking through the crowds so that’s we would feel more comfortable when being approached by vendors. Oh and the food?! He took us to the best places! Delicious food!! We tried Egyptian fried chicken, falafel for the first time, the best shawarma in the city (we love food). We even got to meet his beautiful wife and children and try some “French” Egyptian coffee in their home! Truly made friends for life!! We’ve promised to host him and the family when they travel to America for the first time! Such an incredible experience, and Hamada (and family) made it that much more memorable and amazing!

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Excellent trip to historic sites with no one else around. We came to see Egypt while most places still had COVID19 fears. The staff at Egypt Fun Tours were professional, safe, and great to deal with. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and entertaining. I feel like I just got a a year of Egyptology in the last week and we had all the sites to ourselves due to COVID19. While people are shutting down and staying home you should feel safe to come explore with Egypt Fun Tours and have the place to yourself.
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Trip of a lifetime!! COVID SAFE!! Knowledgeable guide who loves to share the magic of Egypt with tourists. Friendly and accomodating. This company goes to the extreme to make clients feel welcome and help you. Family company who takes good care of their support staff. Must book the 7 night trip which gives you a great feel for all of the history in upper and lower Egypt. The guide is an expert photographer and historian. He knows so much about each site and the culture. You MUST take this guide to teach you all about Egypt!

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