It’s easy to dismiss Khan al-Khalili as a tourist trap, what with all the heavy-pressure touts and made-in-China trinkets. But Cairenes...
Congested and fabulous, the market street known as Sharia al-Muski begins in the khan (where it’s formally called Sharia Gawhar al-Qaid)...
The part of Sharia al-Muizz just north of Khan al-Khalili’s gold district is known as Bein al-Qasreen, a reminder of the great palace...
Probably the oldest ahwa in the city, and certainly the most celebrated, Fishawi’s has been a great place to watch the world go by since...
Khan el-Khalili Restaurant & Mahfouz Coffee Shop
The luxurious Moorish-style interiors of this restaurant and adjoining cafe are a popular haven from the khan’s bustle. The place may be...
Lonely Planet review
In business since 1948, the Atlas family specialises in silk kaftans and slippers. You can also order the fabric by the yard, or in custom-tailored clothing.