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Oum El Dounia Gallery

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Quality Egyptian Made Souvenirs ...

The shop was recommended to us by prior visitors as a place with sourced quality Egyptian made... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2019
David B L
Los Angeles, California
Hidden store in Cairo

Good prices and good qualities. Even locals buy things here when they look for souvenirs. The store... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
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Feb 1, 2019
“Quality Egyptian Made Souvenirs ...”
Jan 7, 2019
“Hidden store in Cairo”
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
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Rd 23 off El Nadi st, behind Dina Farms Supermarket | Downtown, Cairo 11511, Egypt
+20 2 23938273
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Good prices and good qualities. Even locals buy things here when they look for souvenirs. The store is well supplied with different sorts of items.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jvelascoypunto
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Overall: 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. Pros: + Very good value + Good variety of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sobbuh
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Excellent staff and great atmosphere. You will find local ceramics, glass items, cushion covers etc. Great place for buying souvenirs but slightly expensive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank leilalouise2018
Reviewed August 12, 2018

nicely locate shop in down town Cairo. Full of authentique Egyptian handicrafts, at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank asserhamdy2018
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mooncake1969
Reviewed January 21, 2018

its a gallery in an apartment a bit difficult to find...but for me it was worth visiting the place...I bought very nice small hand towels, candles, small bag and cards.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank raniaBahrain
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Oum el Dounia is a gem when you need to find beautiful presents from Egypt to bring home or if you want to find some Egyptian decorations for your house - all is Egyptian made and prices are good

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank 999hellec
Reviewed March 16, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank SandraLikesToTravel
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Yasmin C
March 4, 2019|
Response from David B L | Reviewed this property |
I’d suggest that you continue to attempt to contact the neat gallery as your items would fit in nicely. They are local so it may take some time for them to respond though. Good luck!