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Cairo Weekend Guide: Explore and Enjoy

Christmas Bazaar Culture music nightlife weekend guide
Cairo Weekend Guide: Explore and Enjoy
written by
Aminah Keevy

Image credit: Bazarna

While we welcome the weekend, it’s important to find time for rest and recuperation as well as fun. So as we head into this winter-holiday season, take notice of the unique, short-running events that are particular to this weekend, in addition to the regular concerts, parties and workshops. Highlights include Christmas bazaars, the Cairo Jazz Festival, and a climate run! Find what you’re looking for here:


Art & Culture

Winter Bazaar at City Centre Maadi

Open Thursday through Saturday, the Winter Bazaar has a variety of vendors ready to sell out winter goods and goodies! Head over through the weekend between 10 am and 11 pm.

Via Winter Bazaar

Bazarna POP-UP Winter Market at Downtown Katameya

Open on Friday from 11 am to 10 pm, the Bazarna pop-up market is back to bring you local talents and winter products! Enjoy music and food as you check out the stalls.

Exhibit Registration

Via Downtown Katameya

Christmas Bazaar at All Saints Cathedral

Shop ’til you drop and find all those Christmas gifts at once at the Christmas Bazaar on Friday. From crafts and jewellery to handmade house products and clothing, you can find anything! The best bit 一 all proceeds go to charities! The bazaar runs from 11 am to 3:30 pm, and entry costs 20 LE.

Via All Saints Cathedral

Concerts & Productions

Nuno Campos Quartet at Cairo Jazz Festival

Head to the AUC Cultural Center for an 8 pm performance from the Portuguese quartet, Nuno Campos. Tickets cost 125 LE.

For details, call 02 26151000


Via Tickets Mall


Bahgaga at El Sawy Culturewheel

What could be better than five women on stage mixing and mashing music and comedy? Head to Zamalek on Friday night for a 6 pm show that is certain to entertain. Tickets cost 80 LE.


Via Bahgaga


Hazem Abd El-Nasser Flamenco Quartet at Room Garden City

The art space and cafe hosts Hazem Abd El-Nasser this Thursday for the debut performance of his flamenco album. Accompanied by a flamenco quartet, it’s sure to be a fun, upbeat night. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the show starts at 9. Tickets cost 150 LE.


Via Room

Novo, Nedz, Issa and Assouad at Cairo Jazz Club

Thursday night will be filled with RnB and hip-hop jams at CJC this week. Before Novo’s live album launch, Nedz will open with fresh beats and after, Issa and Assouad will end the night spinning the decks. The show starts at 9 pm!

For reservations, message CJC on Facebook between 12 pm and 8 pm.


Adam’s Apple at The Tap East

Head to The Tap in New Cairo on Thursday night for some feel-good acoustic tunes from Adam’s Apple.

For reservations, call 01060000869.

Via The Tap East


DJ Feedo at The Atrium

Dance along with Nile FM Radio host DJ Feedo as he curates a set like no other at The Atrium Bar & Restaurant in Maadi.

For reservations, call 02 25192451 or 01010917745

Via The Atrium


Dance Fever at Cairo Jazz Club 610

Soulmotion Dance Studio will celebrate its 8th anniversary of dance and community at CJC610 on Saturday! The party starts at 2 pm and lasts through the evening until midnight. Head in their direction to see six different dance performances as well as enjoy the usual atmosphere of Cairo Jazz Club.

For reservations, message CJC610 on Facebook between 12 pm and 8 pm.

Via CJC610

Bohemian Project at Room Garden City

In the mood for Brazilian melodies? The Bohemian Project takes the stage on Saturday evening at the Room Art Space and cafe, starting at 9 pm.

For details, call 01000681539 between 11 am and 7 pm.

Via Room


Drum Circle at Gusour Cultural Center

Interested in body percussion? Check out the drum circle workshop at the Gusour Cultural Center inside the All Saints Church. Sessions begin at 6 pm and 7:30 pm, and the ticket costs 50 LE with an extra 20 LE if you need to borrow a drum.

For more information, call 01012226710.

Via Gusour Cultural Center

Violin Workshop at El Sawy Culturewheel

Ever wanted to learn how to play the violin? Courses are offered in Zamalek through November, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The subscription cost is 450 LE and includes four hour-long lessons throughout the month.

For more information, visit Facebook.

Via Azamba


Thai Yoga Massage Training at Osana Family Wellness Center

From Osana comes an intensive training course over Friday and Saturday for Level 1 Certification in Thai Yoga Massage. Learn how to execute and implement special skills from Thai-certified massage trainer, Hala Metwaly, like full-body massage, pressure points, and stretching. Each day runs for six hours, beginning at 12:30 pm.

For more information, visit the Osana website.

Via Osana Wellness


Climate Connection Run at Zed Park

Head to Sheikh Zayed on Friday morning to run in support of climate change awareness and protecting the environment! The distance may be 2.5km or 5km with a start time of 8 am, meeting at 7:30 am.

Register here.

Via Zed Egypt