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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....More
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...More
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...More
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...More
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.
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...More