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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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One of the most amazing spiritual experiences of my life. DON'T MISS SEEING THE WHIRLING DERVISHES!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SandraLikesToTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 Thank Andrew402_13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Wekalat alghory is located in alazhar area, it provides a tanora show in a sufi festival, it's very interesting for all attendees. its provided in a low prices and the place is very cool and so I advice all to see this show.

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1 Thank Mohamed M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

It's a well known Egyptian folk dance usually performed in Egyptian Sufi festivals, by Al Tannoura troupe for cultural Heritage. It's a spiritual type of dance with great songs full of adoration and love to Allah. They use to perform in the cultural and archaeological " Sultan Al-Ghuri Complex" 3 days a week, Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays. I think the... More 

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Zhangjiagang, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

The show is at Wekalet El Ghouri opposite Khan el-Khalili (3 Mohamed Abdo Street, Off Al Azhar street, Al Dar Al Ahmar) The show cost 30 LE per person and is not free as some people seem to think. The performance starts at 19:00, but you should go to get tickets at the latest by 18:30. When we attended the... More 

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