The charm of the Levant… the beautiful colors of the East, the magical world of 1001 nights and Sherazad, that’s how you feel when you first enter Alef Gallery in Zamalek (Cairo – Egypt). Those were also our same feelings when we first stepped in the small world of Alef Gallery in Zamalek, it’s that same beauty that attracted thousands of travelers to Cairo centuries ago.The entrance of the gallery may seems like any gallery in Cairo, but this one is completely different. It is like a small museum of Art.
From the moment you walk in, you feel it’s a museum for the REVIVAL of the Egyptian & Middle Eastern Art. Egyptian art through all its different periods, Pharaonic, Coptic, Islamic, Ottoman. Everywhere you look, the details are amazing. You will never want to leave because your eyes will be busy looking to the portraits on the wall, the art pieces, even the ceiling and the coverage of the air conditioner; it’s all full of Details!
We were surprised to know that everything in that place is 100% Egyptian made and handmade!! Nothing is imported, everything is made in Egypt! What a proud!
The place is owned and managed by Loulia and her Mother. Loulia is half Egyptian (from her mother side) and half Iraqian from her father’s side. She studied Art in London then went to Paris to continue her studies in art in “Ecole d’art de Paris”. Later she returned to Egypt to help her mum with her mission of reviving the Egyptian Art…
Alef gallery opened in 1991. International magazines wrote beautiful reviews about Alef Gallery “Marie Claire” “Vogue” “A&K”.
That place definitely worth a visit!
14 Mohamed Anis St, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt (Very close to Hilton Zamalek)
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
Closed on Sunday and month of August.
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN