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Cairo Weekend Guide: What do Do in Cairo This Eid

Cairo Weekend Guide: What do Do in Cairo This Eid
    written by
    Salma El-Shaffei

    Now that
    Ramadan is coming to an end, we’re all thinking of what to do in Eid in Egypt. While some of us will head out
    to El Gouna and Sharm for partying, or to Dahab or Nuweiba for a relaxed
    weekend, many of us will be staying in Cairo. Got nothing
    planned? Here are some suggestions:

    Entertainment: On Thursday September 9th, Mohammed El Sawa will perform contemporary
    Egyptian songs at the Sawy Culturewheel,
    while Friday September 10th marks
    the return of life to the Cairo Jazz Club with DJ
    KZ
    spinning an uplifting set of house beats to get you in the Eid mood.
    Masters
    at Funk
    will keep the upbeat pace going on Saturday, September 11th with
    an all-night
    set at the Cairo Jazz Club, while the
    popular and funky Black
    Theama
    will perform alternative Egyptian songs at the Sawy Culturewheel
    at 9PM.

    The CJC
    will take it down a notch on Sunday, September 12th with Michelle
    Rounds
    chilled jazz and soulful reggae. Across the Nile, Mohamed
    Adaweya
    (yes, he’s the son of Egypt’s most notorious shaabi
    singer Ahmed Adaweya) will perform a selection of his latest releases as well
    as his earlier hits.

    Hit the Gym: Many of us have gained our fair share of weight
    during Ramadan and don’t know what to do about it. Although we’ve been trying
    to find time for the gym during Ramadan, deep inside we know how much of a
    failure that has been. If you can’t
    bring yourself to work up a sweat, try swimming a few laps at one of the best
    swimming pools in Cairo
    .

    Eat Your Hearts Out: Fine, so we said hit the gym, but
    that doesn’t mean you should miss out on the glorious sweets surrounding you
    this Eid. A few places that must be checked out for sweets are Abdel Rahim Koueider, Salé Sucré, Al Samadi, Mandarine Koueider and, last but not least, La Poire.

    Spoil Yourself: It’s about time we all start going back to our hectic
    lives. If going back in time sounds appealing to you, then you should
    definitely head out to the Giza
    desert on September 12th. You’ll be spending the day living like Bedouin
    ancestors did, riding camels or horses, putting your tent up, and searching for
    primary life essentials in order to survive. For more information, check out Eid Bedouin Day.

    So if for
    any reason you are staying in Cairo
    during Eid, take advantage of the empty streets and sunny weather, and enjoy
    yourself.

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