really nice lively area within the khan khalili area of Cairo ,really a must see place that is rich in authentic Egyptian style ,fun place to walk and enjoy the local life with cafes surrounding the midan
It is called Midan Al Hussein due to the famous Al Hussein mosque in this area that has KHAN AL KHALILI famous Bazar, I suggest you go there with a tour company because it is crowded and hard to go to by yourself
Been there with my family. inside you can see people praying. My Aunt went to the women's side and said the Shia women were praying , and cried while hugging the silvery cage. it was an intense moment.
its a god public place infront of the masjid. a lot of food courts are here. a nice public place, where people meets and eat and socialize. its part of the islamic cairo. at night it gets very bright and busy.
If you visit the Khan al Khalili you will know Midan Hussein - a focal point for hustlers, touts, guides, traders of all kinds and harassed tourists. Great to get a snack or drink in one of the restaurants nearby, pick up some incence mixed to your personal preference, buy something weird and wonderful or just drink in the atmosphere....
This is a nice place to give you the essence of real cairo!
You get to see the garment market cross the road, the Hussein masjid behind you, and Khalili Bazar near by.
During Ramadan the whole place would be crowded, somehow people come for religious purposes.
Year around the place is nice for taking nice photographs and get some...