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…
Sports in Luxor


In January each year a marathon is held on the west bank. It begins at Deir Al Bahri and loops around the main antiquities sites before ending back where it began. There is also a junior 5km run and a 10km walk-and-…