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Back to School Essentials Guide

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Back to School Essentials Guide
written by
Nelly Ezz

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It’s hard to believe that summer is over, and we are already thinking about our kids being back at school.  There are so many things to remember for back-to-school season, and sometimes it’s easy to forget a thing or two. We’ve rounded up the best back-to-school stores around Cairo to help you get the ball rolling; from the basics like pencils, pens, and notebooks to school bags, art supplies, and lunch boxes – we’ve got you covered!

Bakier Stationary 

Talk about elevating your back-to-school shopping experience; Bakier’s website is pretty user-friendly and delivers right to your doorstep. For example, if you go to “Shop by Category”, you can find everything you need under “School Supplies”. From waist bags, drinks bottles, and lunchboxes to general stationery supplies, school bags, and calculators. You can order online and track your order –or visit any of their branches in Maadi, Heliopolis, Point90, Mall of Arabia, and Mohandseen. 


Originally, Hamley’s is a British international toy retailer. However, besides the fantastic selection of gifts, toys, games, and puzzles they offer, they also have some school supplies during the back-to-school period. Check out their backpack collection amongst many other essentials in their City Stars, Mall of Egypt or Cairo Festival City branches. Their opening hours are 10 AM – 11 PM and 10 AM- 12 AM on Thursday and Friday.


Are you looking for good reading material and stimulating stories for kids of all ages? Look no further; Utopia is a publishing house and bookstore that caters to everyone. You can find bedtime stories, encyclopedias, and puzzles for younger ones, or German and English course books for older kids. You can visit their headquarters in Mohandseen or browse through their website.

You can also reach them on 01116060000 for more information.


This stationery store is every artist’s dream come true. You can find all the supplies you need, particularly art supplies, notebooks, stationery, and pencil cases. Alwan’s branches are everywhere around the capital, open from 10 AM – 10 PM in New Cairo, Mohandseen, El-Fagala, El-Haram, Heliopolis, Nasr City, Zamalek, Downtown, Sheikh Zayed. You can also call their hotline 19275 or visit their website to order online. 


Another great local stationery brand that makes our lives easier with an extensive collection of back-to-school offers and supplies. ElMayeergy’s website has a section for School Products with everything you might need, from backpacks and lunch boxes to stationery and drinking bottles. Find a branch near you in any of those areas: El-Fagala, Nasr City, Madienety, New Cairo, Dokki, and inside GUC University. They’re open from 9 AM- 11 PM – or check out their website for online ordering.

Our Kids

The renowned kids’ store that was rebranded and returned stronger than ever is still holding its ground with its selection of toys, games, clothes, and supplies. On their website, under the “School” tab, you can browse through school supplies, school bags, flasks, lunch boxes, and even ready school sets. Our Kids delivers within 72 hours in Cairo and Giza – or visit their stores in Sheikh Zayed, 6th of October, Al Rahab, Nasr City, and Dokki open from 11 AM – 11 PM daily.