About Tentmakers Market

The ‘Street of the Tentmakers’ is one of the medieval specialty quarters. It gets its name from the artisans who produce the bright fabrics used for tents. Khayamiya is a type of decorative textile used for decorating tents across the Middle East. It is available in the tentmakers market. There are a lot of options to choose from in the market. A walk through its historical alleys will provide a plethora of options for good retail therapy.

Must See

Artwork, beautiful textile variety designs, embroidery work.

How to reach

One can choose to hire a taxi. You can also board the subway from any part of Cairo, and deboard at Bab El Shaaria metro station. From there, all you need to do is rent a taxi to reach the market, since the market lies approximately 1.9 kms from the station. 


  • You will get a variety of textile goods.
  • The crafts produced here are affordable and of good quality.
  • Prices of textile pieces here are more reasonable than at Khan Al-Khalili.
  • The market is closed on Sundays and hence you need to be aware of this.
  • Preferred time of visit is the holy month of Ramzan.

Visit Time

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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