The Souk al-Gomaa is one of the traditional outdoor markets catering to the everyday needs of Cairo residents. The souk is open every day, but on Friday -- the first day of the Islamic weekend -- the market is packed with shoppers. Sellers mind their stalls and hawk their wares, while people congregate to socialize and shop.
The Souk al-Gomaa is one of the traditional outdoor markets catering to the everyday needs of Cairo residents. The souk is open every day, but on Friday -- the first day of the Islamic weekend -- the market is packed with shoppers. Sellers mind their stalls and hawk their wares, while people congregate to socialize and shop. - 

Shopping in Cairo -- old and new