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Old September 28th, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Does anyone know if US dollars can be used in the Khan Al Khalili bazaar in Cairo? Do we need to have Egyptian Pounds at all?
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Old September 28th, 2008, 02:20 PM
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They took US$ 2+ years ago when we were there.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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US dollars worked fine (as of Feb 2008) for most small souvenirs in the market. (Be aware, though, that a lot of the items being sold are actually "made in China"....go figure.) For larger purchases, I suggest using a credit card to get a more favorable rate of exchange, as well as having an avenue to pursue should anything go wrong.
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Does anyone know if US dollars can be used in the Khan Al Khalili bazaar in Cairo? Do we need to have Egyptian Pounds at all?

In my experience I have found that I have always been able to buy cheaper in the Bazaar using Egyptian Pounds rather than US.
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