Readers' tips to souks, The Guardian

Been there readers recommend their favourite souks across the Middle East and Africa, and what to see and do once you're there.

The tent makers' market in Cairo is famed as the last roofed souq in the city, but it is so much more than that.

Walk slowly along the street and you will see each booth is adorned with beautiful hand-sewn furnishings which range in size from huge wall hangings to cushion covers. In many of the shops you also find men sewing these intricate designs while they wait to welcome their next customer.