Tanoura Folkloric Show in Cairo

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Tanoura Dance in Cairo

Tanoura dance, often referred to as Sufi whirling, is a kind of dance that has its roots in Egypt and is connected to Islam's Sufi heritage. Adherents of a little-known Islamic order, Sufi dervishes, execute this mesmerizing and contemplative dance.

A must-see on top of the Cairo things to do in terms of a cultural experience that is not to be skipped. "Al Tanoura Heritage Band" is one of the most important folkloric bands in Egyptian history, it performs alongside various musical instruments, such as the oboe, drum, and Rababa, which makes the atmosphere different and wonderful to attend, and the band's activity began in February 1988 and currently includes 50 members, When they previously participated in many national events inside and outside Egypt, and the program of external cultural exchange, in addition to the main international festivals.

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Cairo Top Tours representative will pick up you to enjoy seeing this real example of Egyptian live Tanoura performances during Cairo Day Trips that you don't want to skip is the Tanoura Sufi dance show in Cairo, The idea of Tanoura is based on the wrapping and rotation the same as if the dancer celebrates the universe and the life cycle. our English-speaking representative will meet you whether in Cairo or Giza hotel to transport you to experience the highly unusual show chosen among our Egypt Day Tours top activities. Get enchanted by the show and that extends to one hour and a half-hour of a folkloric Sufi dance which takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. at the end of the show, you will be transported to your accommodation or have leisure time at Khan El-Khalili grand bazaar to enjoy a hot mint-tea on one of the most live cafes in Egypt.
You can book this tour through one of our Cairo Layover Tours or Cairo Day Tours from the Airport.



1 Person

$100 Per Person

2 - 3 Persons

$64.99 Per Person

4 - 6 Persons

$54.99 Per Person

7 - 10 Persons

$50 Per Person

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It is an Egyptian "Tanoura" show inspired by the mystical practices of the dervishes, which has turned into popular folklore, presented in many places in Egypt, including the archaeological Ghouri Palace Theater, which dates back to Sultan qansuh Al-Ghouri, the last Mamluk sultan in Egypt.
"I choose the colors and shapes that adorn theTanoura myself," said Mohammed Adel, who inherited the art of tanoura dancing from his father and grandfather, on Al-Mu'izz Street next to the Thuraya neighborhood, moments before he took to the stage with his purple skirt decorated in green and yellow colors.

According to some, Tanoura can be described as an evolved representation of Sufi whirling dervishes, an important part of Sufism, known for its mysticism and spiritual mode of worship.

Cairo hosts a lot of Tanoura Folkloric Shows, especially in the evenings in the entertainment venues and in the tourist regions. Wekalet El Ghouri in Islamic Cairo, El Dammah Theater in the Al-Azhar neighborhood, and certain Nile River cruise ships that include supper and entertainment packages are a few of the well-liked places to see the performance.

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