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Because Egypt is not only about pyramids and ancient sites...

check out all the cultural events in cairo during your stay (singers, folk bands, jazz, live music, opera, dance, art galleries...)

Followed by very good adresses for shopping, marked price, hassle free and made in egypt 



For many cultural events see the following site
The french cultural center (CFCC) organises many events:
     cinema, music, theatre…
El Tanbura Hall Egyptian Folk music
(tel: 23926768/ mail: info@elmastaba.org)
Group RANGO every Thursday at 9.30 pm
20 egp entrance fee 10 min walk from the hotel
For monthly events, movies.... in cairo
El Sawy culturewheel 
 Under the 15th of May bridge on Zamalek island (about 10 to 15 egp by taxi)
 http://www.culturewheel.com/eng  go to “calendar” to see all the events
For cultural shows (opera, dance, music, arts..) check out the OPERA HOUSE (about 15 min walk from the hotel)
  For buying egyptian products, without being pestered (marked price and noone to follow you around to bother you)
here are trusted places
OUM EL DOUNIA:  10 min walk from the hotel
3, talaat Harb street, 1st floor
23 93 82 73
High quality Egyptian handcrafts, bedouin silver, jewellery, books, postcards, cd......
open every day from 10am to 9pm
facing entrance of Ibn Tulun Mosque (about 10 egp by street cab)
great place with many many treasures, egyptian handcrats, gifts, jewellery, blown glass work, you will find a lot of different ideas, ideal for bringing gifts back
tel 2365 22 27
open from 10 am to 5pm every day except sundays
in zamalek (about 10 egp by taxi)
27 yehia ibraheim Street
open from 9 am to 8 pm all week
and from 10 am to 6pm on fridays
bedouin embroidery, bed spread, brass necklace, cotton scarf, nubian basket.....

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