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Egypt Duty Free Shops

Each passenger who arrives in Egypt has the option of using the duty free shops within 48 hours after each arrival in Egypt, up to a maximum of four arrivals per calendar year for non-Egyptians. A passport to prove the time of the arrival must be presented by the owner.

Each passenger is entitled to up to US$ 200 worth of consumable items duty-free. If you buy goods above $ 200, you pay duty on the amount above $ 200. Liquor and cigarettes are available as well as food, perfume, cosmetics and many other things.

On arrival, at the airport duty free shops, 4 bottles of wine or spirits (or 3 bottles and 1 case of beer) and 4 cartons of cigarettes may be purchased there. If you go to the duty free shops in town, only 3 bottles of wine or spirits (or 2 bottles and 1 case of beer) and 3 cartons of cigarettes may be purchased.


In Cairo, besides the airport shops, the most accessible shops are:

Airport Terminals. Flexible hours.

Cairo Sheraton Hotel, Giza. Hours: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm, daily. (Limited selection).

Misr Foreign Trade Co, Maadi Digla, 14 Road 233 (close to CAC). Hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, daily.

Egypt Duty Free Shop Co,, Maadi, Road 218, beside Digla Market. Hours: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm, daily (in the summer, which is from the last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in September), and 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, daily (winter).

Egypt Duty Free Shop Co, Mohandessin, 106 Gameat el Dowal el Arabia Street. Large building at the south end of the street, just south west of Mohy al-Din Abou al-Ezz Street (see map at the end). Hours: 9:30 am -9 pm daily (summer), and 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, daily (winter), except for being closed during Friday prayertime. Ramadan’s hours: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

City Stars Center, Nasr City (biggest mall in Cairo), off Tariq Al-Nasr St. (Autostrade).

Please note that during the fasting month of Ramadan the working hours change.

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