Specialty Shops in Cairo

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Gift & Specialty Shops in Cairo

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  • Marion R
    1 contribution
    We were in Egypt and our tour guide took us to Mamluk jewelry store. We had an amazing time selecting some well deserved pieces of jewelry. Noha and her dad were very helpful. I even had the opportunity to help engraved my name on the pendant. Please check them out when you visit Giza.
    The best part of the shopping experience was learning the meaning of my name one letter at a time. The descriptions were on point, and I am proud to wear my necklace with my name and the meaning.
    Written May 16, 2023
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  • Eman S
    Augusta, GA3 contributions
    Nasar and his family were very entertaining and informative . We had a great experience and highly recommend it!
    Written May 29, 2023
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  • MeganMZ
    Chicago, IL22 contributions
    I was recommended this shop by a friend and I am SO glad we visited. I love knowing the goods have been sourced from local artisans as opposed to overseas and that they are fair trade. While I loved my experience shopping at the local markets, they could sometimes get overwhelming, and after a while you started to notice that all the goods being pushed on you pretty much looked the exact same. Not at Nomad! Unique and beautiful, high-quality goods. Definitely will go back if I make it to Cairo and Zamalek again!
    Written April 13, 2023
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  • Robb H
    Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar23 contributions
    Great shop, well worth the effort to find!!

    We bought three rugs and a bunch of scarves. Very very good price!! The owner threw in a free duffel bag for the plane!!

    GREAT SPOT!!
    Written May 6, 2022
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  • Hoang Minh H
    1 contribution
    The best shop in Egypt to buy gifts!

    I am from Vietnam, very satisfied with my travel experience in Egypt and I will introduce my friends and relatives visit here to explore and experience the unique culture of this country. And if you are looking for beautiful Egyptian gifts like mine, this is the place for you.
    Mr. Ahmed the owner is great he not only introduces souvenirs but also shares the unique beautiful stories behind it, very useful for whatever you need!
    I am highly recommend you to visit this store for your experience!
    Written April 28, 2023
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  • Maurizio3030
    Cairo, Egypt1,544 contributions
    We took an Uber from the Sofitel and it only took 10 min and cheap. It was a pretty spot to find. The shop is upstairs and you ring a bell to get in. The worker was helpful and there was a wide array of local artisan works from pottery to Macrame. If you are looking for those this is a spot to check out.
    Written February 3, 2021
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  • Charles T
    Cologne, Germany30 contributions
    The presentation was ok but where all the oils and Parfums came from could not be verified. I personally don't think it's legit quality at all. Therefore the high prices of the oils and Parfums are not justified. Even for Europeans. I recommend not to buy anything. But the owners are nice and friendly and they offer you free drinks like Tee and water. We are in Egypt so you have to expect these kind of scams.
    Written April 15, 2023
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  • Chrisdelo63
    Minneapolis, MN247 contributions
    After two days of having one pair of clothes for my wife, we Uber’d to the Mall. This place had everything from a Careefoure (like Walmart) to HM to many specialty stores you find in America. She was able to pick up a couple outfits, shoes bathing suit so we can continue our stay while we wait for a miracle.

    Oh yah, did I mention Starbucks?
    Written July 3, 2018
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  • Juliana M
    7 contributions
    We had breakfast here, it's one of the few real authentic cafes that you can find in Cairo.
    Food and juices were fresh and very tasty. you should visit at least once
    Written October 20, 2022
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  • Sarbanii Chakravarty
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India86 contributions
    The art of creating a papyrus is magnificent..... this museum houses all papyrus paintings and is sooooo colourful and vibrant that... it will leave you completely admirable.... the souveniers are quite expensive but its always a one time buy and a lifetime treasure.....
    Written November 1, 2016
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  • Joe S
    Cairo, Egypt67 contributions
    The place is very artistic, very beautiful
    needs more people to see it and appreciate it
    It's infront of sufi so you could do both and have a good day!
    Written April 19, 2017
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  • Mo R
    16 contributions
    Terrible experience. They overpriced everything because we weren’t Egyptian (a common theme in Cairo in places that don’t post prices!) & the staff was extremely rude & unapologetic for the rip off attempt. We left without buying a thing - never again.
    Written May 30, 2021
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  • Joe F
    1 contribution
    This gallery place is a sham. They lied a painting that glows in the dark only to be told after I returned to the state that you have shine a light on the painting for few minutes each time you want it to glow in the dark.
    I wouldn't do any business day ever again and wouldn't recommend any one else.
    Written April 19, 2023
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  • scheherezadeVA
    Rockville, VA57 contributions
    I have known Mahmoud Ab Del Ghaffar since 1983. He is an honorable gentleman who sells quality goods at reasonable fixed prices. No high pressure, stay as long as you like and browse around to your heart's content. With Al Hussein Mosque to your back and walking down the main street into the Khan, Mahmoud's Al Wikalah home goods textile shop is on the right, further down on the left if the Al Wikalah Belly Dance "super store". 4 stories of belly dance heaven, with plenty of comfortable seating for dutiful non dancing traveling companions to relax in a quiet relaxed setting while you shop. Mahmoud and his sons are courteous and you can shop peacefully, at your own pace. They will help you if asked but will never intrude on your shopping. If you need a custom costume they can also help with that and arrange for fittings with their lady tailors. They can also tell you where to see folkloric dance and who is dancing where and when. Even non dancers will find lovely beaded fashion scarves and accessories that they just have to have. Al Wikalah is always my first stop when I arrive in Cairo.
    Written June 10, 2017
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  • Sumi07
    India58 contributions
    They have gifts of different price ranges like a pyramid of cheap quality or good one. You dont have to hop skip different places to buy gift items. You can find all that you need under one roof. Ali was extremely helpful and kind in showing us the various items.
    Written March 6, 2023
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