Cairo Weekend Guide: The Long Eid Holiday Edition
Or more like, ‘hello to those of you left’. Yes, another Eid is upon us and many are already en route to Egypt’s coasts. But with so many poor souls stuck in Cairo for the long Eid weekend, the city’s venues have come up trumps with some pretty sweet events.
At El Sawy Culturewheel, local band, AfroNoubia, take to the stage with their unique blend of reggae and Nubian music, and there’s another performance of puppet theatre piece, Om Kolthoum Back on Stage.
There’s more puppetry, meanwhile, at Downtown’s Tahrir Lounge with El Pergola Puppet Theater, who perform Balad El Abyad x El Eswed.
Things pick up on Saturday, with Fairmont Nile City kicking off their Eid celebrations with sultry songstress, Noha Taha, performing at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge.
Mahmoud El Leithy is usually in high-demand during Eid and the shaabi singer is the night’s entertainment at Heliopolis nightclub, Cavallini.
For a more traditional evening, you can check out the whirling dancers of the El Ghouri Tannoura Dance Group at Wikalet El Ghouri.
At the Cairo Conrad Hotel, Lebanese Nights at rooftop bar, El Mojito, sees more belly-dancing, courtesy of Farida – and then again the three following days.
Meanwhile, there’s more live music at El Sawy Culturewheel with popular alternative band, Black Theama.
It’s a busy few days for Ahmed Harfoush, who is back at Zamalek’s Riverside for a special Eid gig on Monday, while Noha Taha makes her second appearance of the holidays at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge. Also at the Fairmont Nile City, Laila, jiggles her hips at Bab El Nil.
God bless extra-long weekends. For more on what’s happening across the city this Eid, check out the Cairo 360 events calendar. Happy Eid!