Market in Alexandria

Souq District

At the western end of Midan Tahrir, the battered, grand architecture switches scale to something more intimate as you enter the city’s main souq district. It’s one long, heaving bustle of produce, fish and meat...

Market in Alexandria

Anfushi Fish Market

In a city that devours more fish than a hungry seal, you’d expect to find a pretty impressive fish market – and Alexandria delivers. Located at the northern tip of Anfushi this market bustles daily with flapping...

Market in Alexandria

Souq Ibrahimiyya

This is one of our favourite markets for peeking into Egyptian life. Down several tiny, covered side streets near the Sporting Club, it’s packed with fresh produce, piles of still-wet seafood and stalls selling...

Antiques in Alexandria

Attareen Antique Market

Antique and junk collectors will have a blast diving through the confusion of backstreets and alleys of this antique market. Many items found their way here after the European upper class was forced en masse to...

Mall in Alexandria

City Center Mall

A 20-minute drive south of the city, this is one of Alexandria's largest malls and includes the massive supermarket Carrefour that sells everything from groceries to TVs. There are various cafes and restaurants,...

Antiques in Alexandria

Sayed El Safty

Probably the most interesting antique shop in the city. Well worth a browse with a wide variety of antiques and plenty of good junk.

Drinks in Alexandria


Takeaway beer is available in the city centre at this aptly named place. It also delivers.

Books in Alexandria

Al Maaref Bookshop

This centrally located bookshop has a small English-language section that includes titles on Egypt and Alexandria.