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Birqash Camel Market (Souq al-Gamaal)

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Barqash, Imbaba, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

This was one of the highlights during my visit to Cairo. When I read about it, I knew I had to go. It all seemed so chaotic. The camels are mainly sold for their meat so keep this in mind if you are a vegetarian....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Catherine I
Reviewed February 1, 2019

First of all How to get there: take an uber and tell the Uber driver to ask somebody because the GPS and Google Maps they both do NOT work, there are new roads to get there so it is better if the Uber driver asks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BegoniaPR
Reviewed May 19, 2018

After seeing the poor shape of camels in the tourism sector, I wanted to see some decent camel flesh. I went on a Sunday as I heard Fridays and Sundays were the busiest. Lots of camels! I can't believe that they haul them in small...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CFEIII
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Want to do a once in a life time adventure while in Dubai take in the Camel Market 2 hours out side of Dubai. This is a memory making event that you will never forget. You will see more Camels than would ever believe all...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Doug M
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Birqash market is.Just a 45 minute (60km) drive away from Cairo take a bus from Tahrir station who is going to Nazlet el Mansoriah -the ring road Down the stairs then you will find cars waiting the riders to going to the market Market ticket...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank belalsala7
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We grabbed a Cab, and asked to be taken to the camel market in Birqash. Two hours later, our driver found it. The trip there was as interesting as the market itself. We went on a off day, I think it was Saturday. We were...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Got up early on a Friday to travel the hour journey out of Cairo. Beautiful morning, even saw a rainbow over the pyramids. We have a trusted taxi driver we use a lot so travel was easy. I would not recommend going on a tour...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank tmm01
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a slice of traditional life, visit the camel market. It's off the beaten path but if you're in Cairo for longer than a few days, I recommend it. As other reviews stated, the people at the market are cordial if...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We hired an uber driver to take us to this camel market outside of Cairo. Go early as much of the action is over by 12:00. This is a wild and crazy market experience. Not for the faint of heart or slow reacting. Camel do...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Norm W
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The Birqash Camel Market is truly an amazing experience and a must see for anyone who likes to do things off the beaten path. I visited on a Friday morning in August 2016 around 8:15am with my husband and baby (in a carrier). We happened...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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David G
November 28, 2016|
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Response from Norm W | Reviewed this property |
Yes go early.