Khan was named after Khalili Sultan Jahreks al-Khalili, one of the Mamluk Sultans, who founded it in 1382 AD, more than 620 years ago on the ruins of the tombs of the Fatimid caliphs in Egypt, known as the soil of saffron. In terms of her visit and reluctance and lighting and charity days of the Fatimid caliphate.

When Jharks wanted to build this khan, he dug up the “saffron soil” and threw his bones on the hills outside Cairo, apologizing that the Fatimids were infidels because they belonged to the Shiite sect.

Al-Mu’izz Deen Allah had brought with him the coffins of three of his predecessors and buried them in his tomb, where he and his successors were also buried.

The Khan el-Khalili neighborhood is one of the thirty-eight markets that were distributed during the Mamluk days on the hubs of Cairo, and is located in the center of the old city any one have too see this khan if he want to make

Ancient Egypt Tour Package

The Arab historian al-Maqrizi says that the khan is a large square building that surrounds a courtyard and resembles an agency.

In the spring of the second year 917 AH / July 1511 AD demolished the Sultan Ghauri Khan Khalili and established his place hawals and shops and Roboa and agencies reached by three gates. These were demolished and the shops were rebuilt.


Khan al-Khalili is located on a street parallel to al-Mu’izz Street of the Fatimid Din Allah. It is home to two of Egypt’s most famous mosques, the Al-Azhar mosque built during the Fatimid era, and the Hussein Mosque, which has a great place in the hearts of Egyptians, who have a strong passion for the Prophet’s family.

The description

Khan al-Khalili is characterized by the large number of adjacent shops next to each other in intense familiarity sold everything that the tourist wants to buy from Cairo ranging from artifacts Pharaonic imitations craftsmanship and meticulous accuracy, through the brasswork and Arabesque that snatches the eye when it falls on them, ending with abayas and belly dancing That attracts tourists of all nationalities to acquire one or more pieces and silver shops, which includes the finest silver artefacts that you will find only in Khan al-Khalili and is very popular with Arab and foreign tourists. Leather and copper products have a designated place in the Khan not only for tourists, but it is also one of the purposes of the representatives of the field who come to the Khan to buy historical clothes and accessories that appear in historical works such as swords, brass helmets and belts.

The goods in Khan are displayed in the style of Old Cairo, where markets were close and lanes filled with shops offering the same goods at varying prices.

Al Khan Industries

The khan includes traditional and traditional crafts, hundreds of workers and craftsmen who work in handicrafts and handicrafts such as carpets, swimming, crystal, papyrus, gold and silver jewelery and pharaonic amulets.

Known for selling fine gold, silver, copper and pharaonic artifacts, handicrafts, various stones and accessories, leather goods, natural herbs and incense, and stained glass, baladi glass and hookahs (Arab shisha), which became the most famous products of Khan al-Khalili.

There is a place dedicated to leather and copper products and historical accessories such as swords, brass helmets and belts. The prices of these products vary according to their sizes and materials starting from 20 pounds and up to thousands of pounds.

Incense is imported from Sudan, incense sticks imported from Saudi Arabia, smoke Almstka which people believe to prevent the eye and envy, and incense, called “jaws and jaws,” meaning that those who smell it go irrevocably contract. Papyrus with hieroglyphics, amulets, icons, spinning poems, and engravings tells the story of Isis and Osiris. The pools of various types, including made with olive seed and plastic called “morning light” and made of turquoise, coral, amber and sandalwood.