Khan el-Khalili

Address: El-Gamaleya, El Gamaliya, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

The market is an essential component of the daily life of people in the Arab world. When you travel in Cairo, try to make time for Khan el-Khalili to experience the local life.


Khan el-Khalili is located in the historical centre in Cairo. It is buzzing both inside and outside of the market. The many products, tourists and local people packed everywhere will have you lost among alleys. When you walk into the well-lit market, you can hear shop owners calling you to their shops here and there, and smell the scent of different spices. Shops selling clothes, accessories, lamps, shishas and more are all over the place.


You may want to try out the specialty hummus at the street food vendor, and test your haggling skills when buying statuettes, silverware, belly dancing costumes and more for souvenirs. Don’t forget to have a sip of the traditional Arabic tea or coffee at the famous El Fishawy Cafe to relax a bit before you leave!