Shopping & Nightlife

From mega-malls with famous international brands from all over the world to traditional bazaars with souvenirs of every shape, size, and color, and souqs (marketplaces) bursting with the freshest fruits, vegetables, and aromatic spices, shopping in Egypt is a unique experience enriched with diverse stores and shopping centers that cater for your every need.

Make sure to leave room in your luggage for these unique Egyptian souvenirs

  • Colorful, handwoven kilims (traditional Egyptian rugs)
  • Handmade Siwan salt lamps and home accessories
  • Handmade pottery and ceramics from Fayoum, colorfully decorated with unique designs
  • 18k gold cartouches adorned with Pharaonic hieroglyphics or jewelry featuring the iconic key of life (also known as an ankh)
  • Replicas of your favorite ancient Egyptian statues and artifacts
  • Bright blue beads or the Hand of Fatima (also known as hamsa) to ward off the evil eye, in all iterations, shapes, and sizes, including jewelry and wall hangings
  • Pharaonic artwork illustrated on delicate papyrus sheets in bold colors
  • Silky soft, 100% Egyptian cotton sheets or towels

Cities that Never Sleep

What all Egyptian cities share is a vibrant nightlife with endless activities to enjoy. Take a brightly lit felucca ride down the Nile, ride a horse-drawn carriage through winding city streets, dance to popular Egyptian music in one of the many upscale clubs scattered around each city, sip mint-infused tea at a local qhwa (café), or simply take a walk down any bustling city street.

Egypt’s two major urban cities, Cairo and Alexandria, offer a multitude of fine dining options, and many of the restaurants along the Nile offer dinner and a show—so you might just catch a colorful folkloric tanoura show before or after your meal! The dazzling sights and melodious sounds of the city will all compete for your senses, giving you an authentic Egyptian experience.

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