We are in the heart of the city center, the historic district of Cairo. The buildings date back from the 20s and 30s of last century, although it has been rather neglected. The street of Al Alfy retains at least one major commercial dynamism, like many pedestrian streets. The cars just happen to be at the end, in the plaza of the same name. In the tourist shops you can find everything, women's clothing, shoes, souvenirs, books, ice cream. Families stroll through during the night until very late in this area, so you can see that it is quite safe. If you lift your eyes a little higher than the shops, you will see the ancient splendor of the buildings, now black with dust and pollution. You can enter a courtyard to visit them as well, they are fine buildings that the rich left behind to go to live in Heliopolis.
The area of the artisans who make the tents of the Bedouin is next to the Bab Zuweila, in Cairo. Now the they are making smaller tents and souvenirs for tourists, but before it was a very important point of business, in the medieval city of Cairo. It is one of the oldest streets in the city. There were huge tents, or suradeq, with specific reasons, very finely made and each with a different meaning. Usually geometric designs in bright colors, red, green, blue or yellow, everything is done by hand, it is awesome. However, the tradition is being lost, but some craftsmen can teach you how to do it. The street is one of the last covered streets of the city, before they had a thousand.