Sheikh Abdull; Perfumes Palace & Handcraft Glass is an essence exhibition-shop-factory in which a bit of history is explained and we were offered to smell different scents, above all the most typical being papyrus and lotus. Also the man who explained the essences claimed to see people's auras and to be a teacher of Raiki and aromatherapy. Therefore the visit was the extremely interesting because the group was doing divination, and speaking Castilian pretty well so there were no language problems. More than once he got the colours with his divinations.
Near the Coptic Cairo neighborhood, when you go into the street of Salem Saleh, there is a kind of large scale complex called Souk Al Fustat. It's on the corner of Emam Hassan al Anwar street. It has a good selection of handicrafts from all regions of the country. It is named after Al Fustat, the ancient city here, when Cairo was limited to just a small neighborhood. There are about 50 shops and you have to barter for good prices. You can find lamps, dishes, painted wood ... many souvenirs to take home. The products are better quality than in Khan el Khalili, but also more expensive. There is a small cafe inside too. The place is open every day until 10 pm.
Not a great souq, but this great shop has all the basic stuff you would want to bring home if you have little time, and can only visit this neighborhood. You need to haggle, the prices are generally half of what is advertised. They sell tourist books, with images of churches from the neighborhood, which are interesting to visit if you have a guide to accompany you. There are statues, postcards, fabrics ... And also papyri. The place is in one of the old houses of the fortress of Babylon.