Suuq el Ataba
Suuq el Ataba
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eastbird
104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
this is for sure the biggest Local market in the Middle east , it is not a street or road , no we are talking about an area , all lanes are full of people selling and buying issues , you cannot see every thing in one day , this area ( Attaba) has some specialty tendency , you will find area for shoes , area for clothes , area for antiques , area for home decorations , area for home appliances , here you can buy in retail or wholesale , cheaper than you can dream , just Bargain as hard as you can as a rule , some times it fails as the price is already cheap enough
HOW TO GO ?
simply you have 3 options
1- Metro , you will go to Attaba station and Go on ( 2 LE ticket = about 0.12 USD only)
2- Bus as Attaba has one of the biggest public bus stations in Cairo usually 1-2 LE only from any where in public transport system and higher in private sector but still amazingly cheap
3- Taxi , Uber , or creem all will be good enough

at night there is national theater in same square , with nice shows ( in arabic) and cheap tickets (average 3 USD)

Finally believe or not , but I bought I new leather black shoe , good quality with 4 USD
and the less quality you can get it 2-3 USD
Written August 14, 2017
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NanoSoli
Cairo, Egypt131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Family
The Attaba souq, or Attaba Market, it is a market in down town of Cairo, where you should go very early, by cap, if you have a car there is a very big park building inside the market, be careful for your money as it is like any crowded market in the world, avoid June, July, August as weather is already high "34C" so if it is your vacation time, so take an umbrella, and be there at 8am...sellers r there since very early, anyway, the market has several streets coming from the main one, each is specialized in selling special item... like if you are looking for jewelery beads and accessories... all in one street, if you are looking for bathroom items and accessories ask for the specific street, you will walk a lot, buy a lot, it is a little China... but managed by Egyptians, u can find very cheap gifts, pajamas, Egyptian belly dancers suit, very cheap jeans, plastic followers... I went there to buy some tools for my jewelery making project,and found all what I need,people r helpful, but a lot of bargains! in all cases, prices already r cheap, I always go there to buy all unfounded items in normal malls or hyper market, and i don't bargain. Enjoy
Written July 10, 2012
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HRS_6
Kluang, Malaysia1,601 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
You could find wholesale shops in Attaba (Musky St).
It is easily accessible; by Metro(1 LE anywhere in Cairo), bus(1LE) or mini bus.
I found the cheapest things are ladies' sock(the best one is Sandy brand), cotton abaya, darbuka(goblet drum), pyjamas etc.
Written April 6, 2014
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Riyaado
Johannesburg, South Africa136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Tour guides were very reluctant to take us to Suuq el Ataba.
They'd rather take tourists to Khan el Khalili or to shops where tourists get ripped off with prices and goods from China.
My wife and I went on our own with a taxi. Streets of shopping from clothes, fabric, souvenirs to household appliances and so much more. Experience local culture with little or no tourists with variety through this buzzing 'maze'. The place is crowded but very safe and well worth it!
Written April 9, 2019
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fatima O
Pretoria, South Africa19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Thoroughly enjoyed the local market. A bit noisy though. Can get nice jewelery, abayas, Kurtas, clothing, shoes, bags etc
Written July 9, 2022
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maryam jamila m
106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
That's just the place to be if antiques are what you are looking for. Remember to bargain.. They hype prices all the time..
Written October 21, 2014
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Ako Fred
Nairobi, Kenya88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Visited the place on 3 occasions. Sellers very honest and friendly. Best place to buy clothes and shoes. Don't buy electronics as most are cheap imitations. At least the some of the sellers are honest enough to tell you that the electronics(phones) are imitations. I used the Metro to access it.
Written September 3, 2015
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leilalouise2018
Cairo, Egypt6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
Huge market with everything you may need! Scarves, bags, electricals, kitchenware... Note that goods are not necessarily of good quality, ths is not a market for handmade crafts or similar but for cheap, imported things. No need to bargain, prices are set and very affordable to begin with. I bought scarves for 20 LE (1€) and various hair accessories for 5 LE (0,25€) each. Do go, mix with locals and enjoy the atmosphere!
Written October 5, 2018
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