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Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe

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Address: Wikala Al-Ghouri | Giza, Cairo 12151, Egypt
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Worked as tour guide and egyptologist since 1996 carry diploma in...

Worked as tour guide and egyptologist since 1996 carry diploma in egyptologist and licence from the ministry of toursim .able to give any tour guidance for all of egypt north or south of egypt

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Private Islamic Cairo and Tannoura Sufi Dance Show In Wekalet el Ghouri
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Fantastic performance

The Tannoura performance is incredible. We attended with 15 study abroad College students, and we all absolutely love every minute of it, from the traditional instruments... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Doug M
Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tannoura performance is incredible. We attended with 15 study abroad College students, and we all absolutely love every minute of it, from the traditional instruments (featuring amazing solos) to the "whirling dervish" style dance, it was all impressive. And at 30 Egyptian pounds (less than 2 US$), this is one of the best value for money performances you'll get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the must to do or see in cairo. sadly it takes place only thrice a week. starts from 730 pm and u got to be there by 630 pm to get a ticket and place for sitting otherwise by 7 pm the sits will be sold out. its just a walking distance from Al Azhar masjid and u... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had its moments but they were few and far between, each of the acts was stretched too long making them boring although all of them ended on high note. Normally they give about 20 minutes for each act to play out with the last 5 minutes being the highlight, this means sitting through 15 minutes of mediocre play first.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This performance was so mesmerizing that we went to see it twice: once at the beginning of our 2 1/2 weeks in Egypt and once at the end. It is that good. To grab the best seats, go an hour early.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Seems no tourists know about this traditional show in Cairo we were the only foreigners there. This dervish show is very professional, both musicians, singer and dancers are at the top. Twice a week, no reservation, go one hour before they start to get the best seat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Located just across the road from the Khan Al-Khalili and having shows 3 times a week, the Al-Tannoura Classical Sufi Dance performance is a classical theatre and performance which every visitor to Cairo should watch. From the venue, which is a medieval Egyptian / Islamic building to the sheer dedication of the performers, this 90 minute show is only available... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a must-see if you want to experience a unique (and disappearing?) part of Islamic culture. This is not only about the dancing (whirling dervishes) but also about the drumming, music and singing that induces the trance-like state of the performers. The whole event has a positive and authentic vibe - not concocted solely for tourists, as was evident... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I watched Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe in my first day in Cairo. It was a good opportunity to be in touch with a folclorical Egyptian dance. The show was different of everything I've ever seen, especially because there were only men dancing. They seem to really have fun during the whole show. I recommend this attraction for people who... More 

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Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A must see if you're in Cairo. No wonder it's very popular, the performers are very talented. We enjoyed the shows and performance. The show starts at 7:30 PM, and if you want to find a good seat, it's better to reach there earlier. The tickets are inexpensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

You may not go only once, but twice and thrice.Colorful, amazing music, nice place that takes you into the very depths of history. After you visit the famous market of Khan El Khalili, you just cross the street into Wekalat Al Ghoury to watch this unforgettable show

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