Qayet Bey's decorative entrance
After years of negligence and encroachment Wekalet (Caravanserai) Qait Bey in El-Gamaleya area in historic Cairo is to be restored with the aim to develop it into a Mameluke hotel.
The Caravanserai, like many other Islamic monuments in heavily populated areas throughout Cairo, is suffering from encroachment, negligence and mistreatment from area inhabitants.
Old photo of the Qayet Bey building
This includes storage and commercial buildings which sold merchandise and provided accommodation for merchants and their clients.
On top of these windows are another row of windows provided with networks of iron grills. The entrance consists of a recessed wall containing an opening for the door.
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