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Oum El Dounia ("Mother of the world",the arabic nickname given to Egypt) is a world of charm, colours and culture dedicated to handcrafts and books. Discover the nicest Egyptian handicrafts coming from all over the country. Handmade items are...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Rd 23 off El Nadi st, behind Dina Farms Supermarket | Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
The shop was recommended to us by prior visitors as a place with sourced quality Egyptian made souvenirs & it was that exactly. We chose several Egyptian textile items & giftees back home were very pleased. Recommended! Enjoy.
Worth visiting when you're nearby; we found 4 or 5 items that were perfect as souvenirs to bring home for friends and family. Our favourite of the several similarly positioned gift shops that we visited.
+ Very good value
+ Good variety of...More
Tried to find the store in Maadi and could not find the place. We called the listed phone numbers and the Maadi listing and there was no answer. Whoever answered the downtown store phone number said it was a wrong number. Hopefully the store actually...More
Date of experience: October 2018
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oumeldounia, Directeur général at Oum El Dounia Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018
The Maadi branch has been closed but the main branch in Tahrir is open 7 days a week from 10.00 am till 10.00 pm. The address is 3 Talaat Harb st, 1st floor, the second building from Tahrir sq. Our phone number is 23 93...More
Came here upon recommendations from which I read on line. Living in Cairo I see so much craft which is of poor quality and made for the masses. Oum el dounia has well made items and are unique. Well worth the effort to visit and...More
It's hard to find Egyptian-made products in Egypt. They buy from China just like everyone else, so it's fun to find a store where everything is made by locals. Wonderful selection of housewares, fabrics (really beautiful selection), glassware, books and clothing. Fantastic place to buy...More