Shopping in Egypt

Destinations in Egypt for the shopaholics

 

While on a trip one of the favourite things to do is to indulge in some retail therapy. It not only satiated the shopper in you but also gives you a chance to explore and collect the local specialities, fashion and other peculiar items of the place which can be cherished as a souvenir forever.

 

Egypt is a Eurafrasian nation which spans over Northeast Africa and Southwest Asia. It is majorly located within Nile Valley, and the civilisation resides near thebank of Nile River. The Mediterranean country has the largest population in North Africa which makes it the 15th largest populated country in theworld. The territory of Egypt is that of sprawling 1010408 sqkms. The capital of Egypt is Cairo. The country has ample heritage monuments, pyramids, and temples which attract travellers and benefits Egypt Tourism.

 

Egypt shopping places are mostly that of small and local markets offering their local items, be it clothes, shoes, Handicraft or other items. One can’t expect to shop from Lavish Malls as the major attraction for tourists will be the small flea markets.

 

The famous spots for shopping in Egypt are:

 

Khan El Khalili
Ask about the famous shopping destinations of Egypt and the obvious answer will be Khan El Khalili market located in thecapital city of Cairo in Hussein district. The 500-year-old ancient market is the storehouse of gifts and souvenirs. Travelling deep inside the narrow lanes of market one can also find finest of local jewellery and artefacts made from glass, copper, and brass.

 

Local Open Markets
These markets can be seen in almost every city and district of Egypt which offers local specialities, food items, fruits, vegetables and spices along with gift items and artefacts.

 

Friday Market
These markets are held every Friday at Citadel. It is famous for second-hand products from Cairo.

 

Alexandria
It is yet another local market famous for amazing artefacts and antiques.

 

El Arish
Located at Northern Sinai, the place is famous for people who come and sell fantastic handmade goods.

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