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Al Hazar | Muhammad 'Abduh Street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

I was entranced with each and every aspect of this show,to think that this form of expression is still vibrant after all the hundreds of years since its inception was to me the best experience so far in Cairo.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank steve w
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

So this is a review of the whirling dervish show. My partner and I attended because we were looking for something off the beaten track that would give us more cultural insight into Egypt. We originally thought the show might be a bit kitschy or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

The main dancer in this show was unbelievable. He danced around, whirling on the spot for over 20 minutes! The traditional music accompanying the dancers were professional performers that added another level to the show.It was obvious that some the guests had been to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Absolutely amazing show of Sufi Whirling in a historic building which is around 1,000 years old. The live music and singing were also traditional and of the highest quality. The show is about 2 hours and was part of our group tour so we didn't...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EileenMtShasta
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Dervish dancers - Energetic and fascinating spectacle - well worth seeing. Even if you have seen it before, the routine changes and the performers relish the regular returners amongst the audience. Hugely absorbing performance of a dance that brings the performers closer to their god....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We have friends living in Cairo, and they took us to see this show. They have been here for 10 years and take all their guests to see this show. They never tire of it. It is truly amazing. Music and dancing an just great...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Art H
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Wekalat El Ghory is in the heart of a remarkable touristic place , right next to Al Azhar Mosque. The show included spiritual and folklore music, and tannoora show. U can get ur tickets an hour before the show not earlier, u can stay inside...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Me and my friend went there as a suggestion from our hostel and it became one of the top things we made in El Cairo. We had to go in advance, because it gets crowded and we didn't want to miss it, and it was...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank paskiala
Reviewed September 23, 2017

I visited the performance Sept 23 2017 and enjoyed it very much. We arrived at about 6.45 or 6.50 PM with our Egyptian guide, there was no queue. There is one price for foreigners, one price for Egyptians, no discount for students. The front lines...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank nikica
Reviewed July 19, 2017

it,s really nice place with all kinds of art , you can find all in one place songs or dances or painting or printing

Date of experience: December 2016
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yes, once you across the entrance gate you'll find an office for the ticket then enter the check gate to inside the theater to have a chair to sit. the ticket costs 30 EP per-person.
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