Friday, April 18, 2008

Sufi Performance at Wikalat al Ghuri

The tannoura / sufi dervish performance has moved from the Citadel to the Wikalat al-Ghuri at Khan el Khalili.

Timings :
Its held twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 8:30.

Directions :
Get off at Al Azhar mosque. Then turn your back to the main road, with the entrance to Al Azhar mosque on your left walk straight ahead till you reach the roadside restaurant at the dead end. Turn right and walk straight down. Cross the vegetable market and a smaller wikalat before you reach the Wikalat of al Ghuri.

Price :
The performance is free.
Regular entry into the wikalat for non Egyptians is about 10 or 15LE as far as I remember, but this is waived for the Sufi performance.

The performance is wonderful and even more fun if you can catch it during Ramadaan.



Rhonda said...

Hey Kim! You know I have been to Cairo three times. Wanted to see this performance so much! I tried to get the details and still to this day have not seen a whirling dervish! If I get back for another visit, would you go with me? Please! Hope you are doing ok. Take care. Rhonda

Kim said...

Sure Rhonda, if I am in Cairo at that time :)

glad to know that your mum is doing better.

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