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3alganoob Music Festival

Egypt's only modern music festival, this three-day feast at Tondoba Bay, 14km south of Marsa Alam, features the country's most interesting independent bands in every genre from electronica to alternative rock. Campi…
Cultural in Siwa Oasis

Siyaha Festival

For three days around October's full moon, Gebel Dakrur is the scene of the Siyaha festival. Thousands of Siwans gather to celebrate the date harvest, renewing friendships and settling any quarrels that broke out ov…
Film in Alexandria

Alexandria International Film Festival

The Alexandria International Film Festival takes place every November and is a key event in Egypt's cinematic calendar. Independent filmmakers from across the world showcase their work here. The main venue is the Bi…
Performing Arts in Cairo


Going from strength to strength, this three-week contemporary arts festival draws the focus on Downtown Cairo with both local and international acts staging music and dance events, as well as an art, film and litera…
Film in Cairo

Cairo International Film Festival

One of the longest-running cultural events in the Arab world, this annual festival celebrates film from across the world but with a focus on Arab and African contributions. As well as the festival competition, with …
Cultural in Luxor

Moulid of Abu Al Haggag

The town’s biggest traditional festival is the Moulid of Abu Al Haggag, a raucous five-day carnival in honour of the nearest thing Luxor has to a patron saint, a 13th-century Sufi leader, Yusuf Abu Al Haggag. It tak…
Religious in Cairo

Moulid of Sayyidna Al Hussein

On the square in front of the Mosque of Al Hussein, this Sufi gathering celebrates the birthday of the prophet’s grandson. If the crowds get too intense, you can watch from one of the rooftop cafes. It’s near the en…
Music in Cairo

Cairo Jazz Festival

A three-day celebration of jazz, bringing acclaimed local and international musicians to Cairo. Most performances are held at the venue halls of the GrEEK Campus as well as the Cairo Jazz Club.
Film in Cairo

Panorama European Film Festival

A celebration of art-house cinema, with a program of film screenings from Europe and across the Arab world (many showing with English subtitles) at venues throughout central Cairo, including cinema Zawya.
Music in Cairo

Citadel Festival

Some of the biggest names in classical Arab music, plus more contemporary artists, perform at this two-week festival which is organised by the Cairo Opera House. Performances take place at both the Cairo Opera House…