15 Places To Buy Egyptian Handicrafts & Souvenirs From

As generous as we Egyptians are, we all have been through this situation where we are about to travel somewhere out of Egypt, and we really wanted to buy some Egyptian souvenirs for our family & friends, or have a visiting friend who wants to buy an Egyptian souvenir or a gift to take back home, but were in the dilemma of where to get nice Egyptian souvenirs and handicrafts from without getting into the haggling hassle. Here is a list of 15 places where you can get the best stuff the Egyptian market has to offer.

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Oum El Dounia

Downtown Showroom

  • Where: 3 Talaat Harb Street
  • Contacts: (+20) 2393 8273
  • Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM till 9 PM

Maadi Showroom

  • Where: 23 Street, off El Nadi St, behind Dina Farms supermarket
  • Contacts: (+20) 2753 0483
  • Opening hours: Daily from 9:30 AM till 8:30 PM

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Asfour El Nil (L’Oiseau Du Nil)

  • Where: 23 A Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek
  • Contacts:  (+202) 2735 1458, or 010 9555 7754
  • Opening hours: Daily from 11 AM till 10 PM, Friday is off

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Nevin Altmann

  • Where: 3 Hassan Assem Street, Zamalek
  • Contacts: (+2) 012 1119 7337
  • Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM till 5 PM and from 8:30 PM till 10:30 PM

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Nomad Gallery

Zamalek Showroom

  • Where: 14 Saray Elgezira St, 1st Floor
  • Contacts: (+20) 2736 1917
  • Opening hours: Daily from 9 AM to 8 PM

Maadi Showroom

  • Where: 20 El Sherifa Dina St(Rd 78), Maadi Sarayat
  • Contacts: +202-2380-9194
  • Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM till 8 PM

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Turath

  • Where: 114, 26th July Street, 3rd shop from the corner of Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek
  • Contacts: (+2) 012 0699 7337
  • Opening hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 AM till 10 PM, Sunday from 10 AM till 4 PM

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Markaz Egypt

Maadi Showroom

  • Where: 1B, Rd 199 & Rd 233 Intersection, Degla
  • Contacts: (+20) 2754 7026 or (+2) 010 0240 5858
  • Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM till 7 PM

Zamalek Showroom

  • Where: 4, Omaret el Yamany Street (close by Beano’s Cafe), 1st floor
  • Contacts: (+2)  010 0240 5857
  • Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM till 9 PM

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Style Treasure

  • Where: It’s an Online Store
  • Contacts: 00202-24885999 or info@style-treasure.com

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Kaf Fatma

  • Where: 8 Road 213, Degla, Next to Crave Restaurant, Maadi
  • Contacts: (+20) 2521 0008, (+2) 012 2233 3426, and (+2) 011 1994 6444
  • Opening hours: Daily from 11 AM till 10 PM

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Fair Trade Egypt

Zamalek Showroom

  • Where:  27 Yehia Ibrahim, Apt 8, 1st floor
  • Contacts: (+20) 2736 5123
  • Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM till 8 PM

Maadi Showroom

  • Where: 12 Rd. 205 Degla
  • Contacts: info@fairtradeegypt.org
  • Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM till 8 PM

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Qousqoza7

  • Where: It’s an Online store
  • Contacts: qousqoza7@gmail.com

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Jozee Boutique

  • Where: 12 Mubarak St., Ard El Golf, 2nd floor, Apt #7, Heliopolis
  • Online Store: Check their website
  • Contacts: +(2) 010 1041 0010
  • Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays from 2 PM till 9 PM

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Egyptian Handicrafts

Maadi Showroom

  • Where: 4 Road 21, inside CSA
  • Contacts: 012 2224 1708 | 012 0005 2448
  • Opening hours: Daily from 9am till 7pm, Saturday from 9am till 2pm, and closed on Friday

Khan Misr Touloun Showroom

  • Where: At Khan Misr Touloun (facing Ibn Touloun Mosque)
  • Contacts: 012 2224 1708 | 012 0005 2448
  • Opening hours: Daily 10am till 5pm, Sunday is off

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Mounaya Gallery

  • Where: 14 El Montazah St., Zamalek
  • Contacts: (+20) 2737 7726 / (+2) 010 0888 2686
  • Opening hours: Daily from 11 AM till 8 PM, except Friday from 12 noon till 8 PM

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BELARABY

  • Where: 21 Isshak Yacoub St., off El-Nozha St., Almaza, Heliopolis
  • Contacts: (+2) 0122 60 55 666
  • Opening hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 AM till 10:30 PM, except for Friday from 1 PM till 10:30 PM

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Wady Craft Shop

Zamalek Showroom

  • Where: Inside All Saint’s Cathedral: 5 Michel Lutfallah Street
  • Contacts: (+20) 2735 4350 or (+2) 012 2294 0643
  • Opening hours: Daily: Winter from 9 AM to 5 PM & Summer from 9 AM to 6 PM

Maadi Showroom

  • Where: Inside St. John the Baptist Church: the corner of Port Said and Road 17
  • Contacts: (+2) 012 2923 7936
  • Opening hours: Daily: Winter from 9 AM to 5 PM & Summer from 9 AM to 6 PM

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Bonus: The Handicrafts Section at Omar Effendi Store inaugurated on July 9th, 2015

Now that you know some great places to buy Egyptian Handicrafts from, do you have any other suggestions, or idea? Please let us know in the comments below :)

Happy Shopping! 

*Important Notice: All images are from the official websites, or social media accounts of the mentioned stores, and shops.

Our Readers Comments

  1. To7fa! Fi kaman Bashayer in mosadak street & mall of arabia :)

  2. There are Wanas gallery and AbnG at zamalek and also Bashayer at Dokki

  3. There’s also Nagada in Dokki near Mesaha Sq., and Mamluk in Zamalek near Alfa.

    • Hey Hala, thanks for the addition…
      Mamluk near Alfa? mmmm, was in this area last night but didn’t notice it, will check again :)

  4. There is also Emzo art , it’s an online store , they really do unique necklaces and bracelets

    • Hey Salwa,
      Will include it in another post, but wouldn’t now reveal what it would be about…stay tuned 😉
      Thank you for the addition 😀

  5. Gallery Al-Qahira
    Bahgat Aly st Zamalek

      • Wanas Concept Store ( egyptian designers, artists)

        Wanas Art & Design Hub ( for art and fashion workshops and events)

  6. Any idea abt places like these in alex

    • Yes! There’s one really nice store in San stefano ! It’s an an apt on the first floor in a building and has tons of cool stuff ! As I remember it was called ebn el balad. Just turn right before u arrive to the toy shops on the tram way. You ll find lots of signs to guide you.

    • Gallery Teatro Eskendrya, behind cinema amir

  7. Soon I will open my w.i.passions gallery in Fustat. You can find samples from my work in my
    website: http://wafaaism.wix.com/wipassions
    and
    facebook page: facebook.com/w.i.passions
    Hope you like my work from photography and hand painted gallabeyas and include them to your post. You can order stuff from both addresses.
    Thank you

    • Thanks for the update, I tried to call you so many times with no success. Will remove the zamalek showroom right away :)

  8. Hello, if in the future you pass by in Sharm el sheikh you more then welcome to visit us!
    Natural handmade Treasures of Egypt

    Hand made jewelry and much more!

    also you can find us on facebook under : Natural Handmade Treasures of Egypt

    Regards Marjolein

  9. Altay, Ismail mohamed street near Sami amin shop,zamalek

  10. Great post, thanks!
    There is also sami amin, of course…
    and also zomorroda in heliopolis. Abou bakt el seddik st, after McDonald’s

  11. I would like as well to inform you that a new brand of Design Objects handmade in Egypt is born in Cairo:
    TakeCaire.
    Take Caire is a start-up promoting Design in the egyptian handcraft sector, co-founded by a team of two professionals, Sylvie Blanchet, interior architect and designer and Emilie Kartsonas, architect and film maker.
    We aim to integrate innovative processes and design services to local traditional skills, creating opportunities for communities of artisans in Cairo and all over Egypt
    We started to display our lines in showrooms and we sale as wel upon request. Just browse our website , enjoy and contact us.!

  12. Egyptian handicrafts/ khan misr Tulun also has a branch inside CSA MAADI! It should be mentioned here that owner Maryse Ismael was the very first to open these kind of beautiful handicrafts shops in Egypt. You do not need to pay entry to CSA when you just want to visit the shop.

  13. Thank you Passainte for including Mounaya Gallery in your article . We try our best to showcase Egyptian artisans and designers . Your editorial is very useful in connecting us with other designers and new additions to the market .
    All the best :)

    • Thank you Passainte for including Mounaya Gallery in your article. We try to our best to showcase Egyptian artisans and designers.
      Your editorial is very useful in connecting us with other designers and new additions to the market.
      All the best :)

      • My pleasure @Mounaya Gallery 😀
        It saddens me how our lovely handicrafts are underrated, therefore someone had to mention the best places to purchase them.
        Best of luck :)

  14. Bashayer in city stars, mall of Arabia, Dokki and part of ABnG pretty much covers all Egyptian handicrafts!

  15. There is also Tee Bee in road 231-Degla-Maadi .. I love the place and have wonderful handicrafts

  16. Cairobox for fineart and hand craft

  17. Passainte this is awesome, I struggle so much to find local beautiful hand made products for tourists (I work in Sharm) and this is extremely helpful, thank you so much, great list!

  18. I like the gift shop @ St. John the Bapist Church in Maadi and the Tent Makers Souk, Khayamaya (sp?)

  19. You forgot Home and Beyond in Zamalek

    • yes, Altai & Balady as well :(
      Thanks for the addition Karim 😀

  20. Can i find this products outside Egypt? if not Can i help?

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