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Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center

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Address: 3 Mohamed Abdo St, Cairo, Egypt
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Discover Cairo: Cairo By Night Including the Best Sufi Tanoura Show in Egypt
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Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri

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Amazing building hosting an excellent evening of music and dance

We went and watched a tanoura dance show at this centre and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Cairo. The dancers and musicians were colourful and vibrant. It was an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Caz C
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Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went and watched a tanoura dance show at this centre and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Cairo. The dancers and musicians were colourful and vibrant. It was an amazing insight into culture and art. The building itself is interesting set in the heart of the Islamic community in Cairo.

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Glencoe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Of course, it being Cairo, the event started much later than advertised and tempers among the audience were wearing thin by this point - but it was a good event in a lovely venue (though very cold in February, especially during the over-long wait). A very well-restored caravanserai, well worth seeing on its own, and of course set off very... More 

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1 Thank shaggyd0g1
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to this show several times and always bring our guests when they are visiting Cairo. Make sure you check the days and times for the show because they change with the seasons. We have taken our young daughter (3 years old) and she was mesmerized. It is located right in the heart of Cairo's nightlife, so be... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our tour company made a mistake and we ended up spending an extra day in Egypt - something we didn't mind at all because it allowed us the time to see the Whirling Dervishes at the Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center. This is an amazing, life changing experience that should not be missed when you go to Cairo. Beautiful performance... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The most famous Tanora Show at Wekalet El Ghouri is a must do when you visit Cairo-Egypt. the show is 1 hour, tickets for Egyptian is 5LE and 30LE (3$) for foreigners. The place is in midtown Cairo next to Azhar and Hussin Mosques, Khan Khalily the famous souvenirs market and El Moez st. the oldest street in csiro with... More 

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Hurghada, Egypt
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

It's a very amazing place and the tanora show was great. Everyone 'including our 2 years kid' enjoyed the night show and we will go there again for sure if we are to travel to Cairo in the future.

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Thank Osama H
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

The wekala has a Tanoura show every Saturday, Mondays & Wednesday 7:30 pm (doors open @6:30)... Go early coz seats are limited and tickets sell out quickly. We went during Mawled Elnabawi (a special time for Sufis especially); the show was lovely and the atmosphere in Khan ElKhalili (close by) were festive! After the show I recommend walking around Khan... More 

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Thank Karim M
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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

The wekala has a Tanoura show every Saturday, Mondays & Wednesday 7:30 pm (doors open @6:30)... Go early coz seats are limited and tickets sell out quickly. We went during Mawled Elnabawi (a special time for Sufis especially); the show was lovely and the atmosphere in Khan ElKhalili (close by) were festive! After the show I recommend walking around Khan... More 

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Thank Jbeblawi
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

The Wekala is a caravansarai. A place where Mediaeval traders would rest, spend the night and rest their mules and horses. Today it's a picturesque setting for the Tanoura dance. The folkloric twirling dervish dance. An offshoot of the original Sufi dance that originated in Turkey, the Egyptian version is more vibrant. Here the skirts are colourful, the singing is... More 

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1 Thank Sherine K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

We were advised to go at see the Al Ghouri - Tannoura Dance troop. We went on a Wednesday doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30. It's a tricky place to find, it's best to have a driver or good set of directions. We arrived at 7:00pm entry fee was 30 Egyptian Pounds for tourists. Even at that time... More 

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