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Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

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 well by the whirling dervish dancers. Show much longer than advertised - if you go, be prepared for a long event. Worth seeing - a stunning and memorable dance, but "rough edges" to the venue (start time, advertising of duration) could be improved upon.

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank shaggyd0g1
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

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 sure to spend some time walking around before and after the show.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed March 16, 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 of prayers to G-d, music, drumming, costumes, dance, and the lovely, ecstatic faces of the male performers. Don't miss this. It is one of the - many - incredible experiences that is Egypt.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 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 building built from 1000 years ago. The wekalet is built in the year 1505 A.D and turned to a theater to present Egyptian folklore arts, the Tanora show is played 3 days a week, Sat., Mon. and wednesday from 7.30pm, 1st to come 1st to set, they sell 200 tickets only so better to go early to get ticket and get front sest. You will love the show (look at pics) .

Date of experience: August 2016
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