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Jun 8, 2010 - Cairo    2 Comments

Khan El-Khalili Bazaar (Cairo, Egypt)

Hours of Operation: Open daily.

Admission: Free to get in – how much you spend on Egyptian souvenirs is up to you!

Get There: The bazaar can be reached quite easily by taking the metro to Ataba station, and then a quick walk along Al-Muski street to the entrance of Khan El-Khalili. The bazaar is located off Hussein Square (across from Al Azhar Mosque). Like many places in Cairo, taxis are also readily available to bring you to your destination.

The Khan El-Khalili Bazaar is the most visited tourist market in Egypt. Almost any kind of souvenir can be bought here, but high quality items can also be found.  Venture out of the tourist market and you’ll find bustling local trade, including: Islamic clothes, scarves, belly-dancing equipment, furniture, water-pipes and of course gold, silver and jewels.  Haggling is the rule of the day, and merchants used to tourists often state very high prices at first. Be prepared to bargain!

Be Aware

Khan el-Khalili is infamous for its pickpockets. Stay on your guard in crowds, and don’t keep your money or travel documents in your pockets.


  • [...] The square just before the entrance to the mosque is one of the most convenient entrance points to the Khan El-Khalili. [...]

  • [...] any visitors and deserves at least a couple of days exploring.  Attractions include: The Citadel, Khan El Khalili, Sayyidna al-Hussein Mosque, Al Azhar, Sultan Hassan Mosque, and the Gayer-Anderson [...]

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