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Egyptian Museum of Civilization to Open Next Year

Egyptian Museum of Civilization to Open Next Year December 30, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
According to this report by Al Masry Al Youm, Farouk Hosni – Egyptian Minister of Culture – recently announced that the new Egyptian Museum of Civilization will be opened in September 2011. The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is situated in Fustat, not far from the Religion Compound...

Ten Tweeps You Should Follow to Find Out What’s Going On in Cairo

Ten Tweeps You Should Follow to Find Out What’s Going On in Cairo December 16, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
If you’re visiting Cairo, you’ll want to know what’s happening in the city. These ten organizations tweet about events you may want to check out. Some of the accounts are still establishing themselves, but are worth following nonetheless. In a later post, I’ll follow up with...

Friday Photo: Attaba Market Area

Friday Photo: Attaba Market Area October 8, 2010 | Photo Friday, Things to Do | Read More
It’s been a while, but here’s another Friday Photo offering. This is a picture of the Attaba market area taken from above, presumably from the al-Azhar flyover. The photo is CC licensed and was shot by tinou bao. Attaba is an insane area in Cairo, a series of interlinked markets where if...

How to Haggle Like a Black Belt

How to Haggle Like a Black Belt September 16, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Haggling is common in Egypt, as in much of the rest of the world, and it’s a given that shoppers will haggle over prices, especially – though not exclusively – in the bazaars. Some people love it and some people loathe it, but as a visitor to Cairo, you are gonna have to do it! The things tourists...

Eid al-Fitr in Cairo: The Skinny for Visitors

Eid al-Fitr in Cairo: The Skinny for Visitors September 8, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Eid al-Fitr is the festival that celebrates the end of Ramadan. “Eid” means celebration, festival or feast, so Eid al-Fitr translates as the festival of breaking the fast. (The other main Eid in Egypt is Eid al-Adha, the feast of the sacrifice, which happens later in the year.) Eid al-Fitr takes...

Cairo Events Week Beginning 29th August 2010

Cairo Events Week Beginning 29th August 2010 August 29, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So we’re into the third week of Ramadan now, and there’s quite a lot of traditional music happening around Cairo. Here’s a few picks for some good stuff to check out. Unless otherwise noted, performances begin at 9.30 pm and are free. As always, for fuller listings see iCroc.com (also available...

Ramadan in Cairo: What Visitors Need to Know

Ramadan in Cairo: What Visitors Need to Know August 9, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Ramadan begins sunrise on 11th August 2010. Here are a few things travellers to Cairo should bear in mind. What is Ramadan This is just a brief summary; for more details, check out the Wikipedia link referenced above. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, the month in which the Quran was...

Cairo Events: Week Beginning 1st August 2010

Cairo Events: Week Beginning 1st August 2010 August 2, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Here’s some of the stuff going down in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile) and Cairo360.com. Festivals Until 10th August The 20th Citadel Festival for Music and Singing is taking place at the Citadel. The festival has four outdoor stages, and the...

Five Cool Cairo Markets You Might Not Know

Five Cool Cairo Markets You Might Not Know July 30, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Cairo is famous for its [insert cliché here… I favour “bustling”] bazaars. But everyone has heard of places like Khan al-Khalili and The Street of the Tentmakers. Here are five you might not know. The Friday Market What is it and why is it awesome? A huge, weekly market between the Citadel...

Cairo Events: Week Beginning 25th July 2010

Cairo Events: Week Beginning 25th July 2010 July 25, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
So here’s a selection of some shenanigans going on in Cairo this week. For fuller listings, check out iCroc.com (also available on your mobile) and Cairo360.com. Sunday Cocoon playing at Cairo Jazz Club – Latin and Popular Jazz band. Monday Double Egyptian Hip-Hop bill at al-Sawy Centre: Egy Units...