The Definitive Guide to Living in the Capital , Cairo , Egypt

Cairo’s Weekend Guide
written by
Nada Medhat

The problem with a box of chocolate isn’t only that you don’t know what you’re getting into, it’s also that you can’t possibly eat all of the chocolates; at some point, you just have to choose. Weekends aren’t that different, too many options, which is a great thing; increases the likability of finding something tailor-made for you, but overwhelming without a guide. That’s where we come in to save the day.

Arts & Culture


Aya Tarak’s Exhibition at Kodak Passageway 

Aya Tarak’s newest exhibition, Token, is all about our obsession with consumption as a society and its effect on the Egyptian community. 

You can visit the exhibition daily from 4 to 10 pm until December 22nd. Click here for further details. 

Emaar Family & Friends Clubhouse Christmas Party at UpTown Cairo

The spirit of christmas is slowly wrapping itself around us, but never stronger than with Emaar Misr’s Christmas’ party at Uptown Cairo this weekend. Shopping from the best local brands, carnival for the whole family and a bunch of entertaining activities, it has got it all.

The event will take place from 1 pm until 9 pm. Make sure to send Emaar Misr a private message on its Facebook page to get your invitation and confirm your attendance. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.

Stand-up Comedian Ali Quandil at El Sawy Culturewheel 

Ali Quandil is flying through fame for his sense of humor and performances that are guaranteed to make you laugh. Not once this weekend, but twice; two performances back to back at El Sawy CultureWheel.

The first performance starts at 4 pm, with its tickets costing EGP 120. While the second one starts at 8:00 pm, with tickets costing EGP 150. 


Bayt Yakan Art Exhibition 2021

It’s all art this weekend at Bayt Yakan. Various artists specializing in everything from ceramics and wood to brass and silver are showing their work. The exhibition is running until the 18th of December.

Opening is Thursday 16th of December, from 5 to 8 pm. However, on The 17th and 18th, the exhibition will start at 11 am and close at 7 pm. For more details, visit the event



Three Wisemen ft. SeifO, Ahmed Eid, Omar Sherif at Cairo Jazz Club 

Cairo Jazz Club is celebrating with Christmas with electronic beats from Three Wisemen ft. SeifO, Ahmed Eid, and Omar Sherif.

For reservations, message Cairo Jazz Club on Facebook between 12 pm to 8 pm.


Asia Madani at Cairo Jazz Club 

We all need something different every once in a while, and this weekend, we get it! The Sudanese Asia Madani will be gracing the stage with her band to share uplifting Sudanese folk tunes.

For reservations, message Cairo Jazz Club on Facebook between 12 pm to 8 pm.

Bodo at The Tap West 

Saturday is your last moment of relaxation before you start the week once again, and with Bodo’s acoustic tunes at the Tap West, you can relax while still enjoying stunning music!

Reserve your table by messaging The Tap West 



Ali El Helbawy at El Sawy Culturewheel

Ali El Helbawy will be performing his amazing “Mersal Le Habibiti” alongside other songs at El Sawy Culturewheel this Friday.

Tickets start from EGP 90. You can book them through the website.


Disco Misr at Zamalek Theater

Zamalek Theater is housing Disco Misr with their amazing funk and disco tunes this weekend, so make sure you don’t miss it!

Concert starts at 7 pm. Visit Tickets Mall to buy your ticket.



Rowing For Beginners at Nile Dragons Academy 

Want to try a new sport but don’t know where to start? Not a problem! Nile Dragons Academy has got you with its Rowing For Beginners this weekend!

The event takes place on the 17th and 18th of December.  For more details and reservations, call them on 01110010117, or visit the event on Facebook.

Ride at Maadi Corniche with Bescletta

Ride your bicycle with Maadi’s amazing greenery as your backdrop this weekend. A great chance to refresh!

For more information, click here, and make sure to reserve your spot through this link.