Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center

Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center

Wekalet El Ghouri Arts Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Daniela P
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Is a old islamic school, that now is used for shows. We went there to see the Tannoura dance. We arrived more than one hour in advance because we didn't know how it worked. Office ticket opens at 6.30pm and the show starts one hour later. You cannot reserve, there are seats, but it is first come first served. Price 90 egyptian pounds ( for foreigners) You can go on your own, it is not necessary to hire a tour. Very unique and nice experience of local traditional dance and music.
Written 19 June 2023
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Navy K
Santorini, Greece35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
They operate 3 times a week Saturday,Monday and Wednesday. This was the most authentic tour I had after my Cairo local tour "food tour by Mila" which was wonderful way to explore Egypt real life, In Ghouri Arts you ride a time machine to see how Egyptians life was like hundreds years ago, the tanoura show was very nice as well especially for those who haven't been to Turkey or watched Derwish shows before
Written 24 April 2023
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Dave_Polpetta
Brussels, Belgium117 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
They changed the show time and ticket sales time for Ramadan, but they didn't change their signs, so many people came at 6:30 instead of 8:00. The lady selling tickets did not speak a word of English, so she didn't realize that the signs were wrong. She kept pointing to the sign, thinking that it said 8:00 but it really said 6:30.

If you want to sell tickets to foreigners, make sure your signs are correct, and have a ticket seller that speaks a little English.
Written 17 April 2023
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tuende_pamoja
Muscat, Oman22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
An amazing musical and visual experience! The Tanoura troupe performs live music and the traditional whirling dance with colorful weighted skirts that take on a life of their own. Mesmerizing and beautiful. Performances on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights from 7:30 pm to nearly 9:00 pm. But get there early! Ticket sales start at 6:30 pm but when we arrived right at that time, there were already about 30 people in front of us. We still got a good seat near the front and enjoyed the show immensely. Tickets are currently 94LE for non Egyptians and 15LE for Egyptians. Worth every guinea! Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates live music and is interested in Sufi practice.
Written 21 January 2023
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MinouDelCairo
Cairo, Egypt45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We love to go to Wekalet El Ghouri especially to watch the Tannoura show that it's really one of a kind show!
The place is very well maintained and displays the beauty of Egyptian architecture.
The tannoura performance is an hour show: instruments solos and spiritual band singing and the other half of the show is the whirling dervishes dance! the show runs every Saturday/Monday/Wednesday at 7 PM and we have to be there minimum one hour ahead to buy the tickets (the sold out quickly).
Highly recommended!
Written 24 August 2020
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Peter J
Sassocorvaro, Italy10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Superb show! Impressionant! A must!
Music from an other world.
Be there not later than 6 P.M. and pay 75 EGP for the ticket.
Written 23 February 2020
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Vic S
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The performance was amazing. It consists traditional musical instrument and dances. One tip is you must be there early, the seats, especially those facing the stage directly, run out in very short time even in cold winter.
Written 2 February 2020
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IntrepidExplorer55
British Columbia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was the favourite part of my Cairo visit. It was incredible, words don't do it justice. Breathtaking.
Written 6 December 2019
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Simbal09
London, UK158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Wikala Al Ghouri (various spellings) is a 16th century building adjacent to Khan Al Khalili which now offers an atmospheric venue for the superb 20-strong Tanoura Sufi dance troupe which provides a lively and thoroughly engaging music/dance show for 75 minutes on three evenings each week. It is very popular so arrive at 6.30pm to buy tickets and grab a seat before the start at 7.30pm. Video recording is prohibited whilst photographs can be freely taken. Children and young teenagers are likely to become bored quickly so it may not be for them whilst the intricate hand movements on the musical instruments and the dancing and gyrations of the musicians will captivate those who relish a lively cultural experience. Non-Egyptians pay LE83 for the very enjoyable performance.
Written 24 November 2019
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Kaey A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The show operates on alternative days and the tickets are quite cheap, the catch is you need to get to venue at least 1 hour before to be near the front of the line to obtain the best seats...must see attraction...its opposite the KhalAl markets...after the show go around the corner for some great tasting Egyptian kebabs
Written 18 September 2019
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