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Curated Cairo: Female Entrepreneurs in Art & Design

This half day tours ticks half a dozen boxes! You will meet inspiring women who have built successful businesses in the art and design space, and which are deeply involved with authentic Egyptian culture and expression. You will get to see some of the finest curated items in Cairo's stunning art and design world, and you avoid all need to buy plastic Chinese made souvenirs from tourist markets, instead returning home with artefacts to be treasured for all time.

Step beyond Egypt’s antiquities and into one of contemporary Cairo’s most upscale neighbourhoods, flush with the best of Egyptian art and design delights. Focusing on successful female entrepreneurs, we visit four establishments, each of which has a story to inspire. Our curated collection typically includes Egypt’s first modern and highly successful bookstore (think the equivalent of Barnes & Noble in the US, or Waterstones in the UK); the finest Egyptian cotton and linen incorporating traditional artisan techniques; Egyptian jewellery reflecting pharaonic and arabesque designs; and a boundary pushing photographic art gallery. In each place we visit, we are greeted by the women behind the business, or their senior representative, and will hear about their entrepreneurial journey and the meaning of what they have built.  This is a very special and off the beaten track experience – please do ask about including it in your tour.

Why Pomegranate?

  • Tailor made itineraries
  • Deep local knowledge
  • Expert guides
  • Outstanding style & service