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Cairo Weekend Guide: Bye-bye Sahel, Hello Cairo!

Cairo Weekend Guide: Bye-bye Sahel, Hello Cairo!
    written by
    Cairo 360

    If you’ve had to
    give up the beautiful North Coast beaches this weekend, don’t be too sad; the J.W. Marriott pool in Mirage City
    has a ‘beach’ complete with sand, a wave pool and a promise of beach-like fun just
    a short drive away.

    After a day of
    sand and sun, head over to Cairo Jazz for the Urban Preachers’ live rock ‘n’ roll show this Thursday, featuring powerful female vocals and a trip down memory lane to the best of Stevie, Whitney and Prince. Across the 15th May bridge, take in some hip hop at Sawy Culturewheel’s Word Hall with a line-up of local hip hop talent. If you’re in more of a classic mood, Sawy’s Wisdom Hall hosts a performance of Om Kolthoum favourites by
    musicians Darat
    El Ayam and Hayaret Kalby
    .
    This week also marks the launch of the Arab
    Music Festival
    at the Cairo Opera House, as well as the Le Model exhibit at Cordoba Gallery, featuring works by fifteen
    Egyptian artists.

    On Friday, get your electro
    dance mix fix with DJ Ramsi at Cairo
    Jazz Club, but be sure to get there before 11PM; afterwards, the front door gets uncomfortably crowded. El Sawy Culturewheel has a packed schedule on Saturday, with
    everything from alternative rock to traditional oud performances.

    This week, we
    swooned over Vendome‘s French
    cuisine menu, and determined that a little decadence never hurt anyone– browse
    Beymen department store’s between-season sales rack
    at the Four Seasons Nile
    Plaza and reward yourself
    with something pretty. If that’s not enough for luxury, be sure to check
    out our recent competition for a lavish
    night for two
    at the new Kempinski Hotel.

    Additionally, we have your
    carnivorous cravings covered with our recent list of Cairo‘s juiciest burgers, as well as a few
    innovative ideas of what
    to whip up in the kitchen
    for some summertime snacks.

    Between
    sunbathing, gourmet dining and plenty of arts as well as entertainment around town, you
    now have no excuse to not have a fantastic time out this weekend.

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