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Amid the special spirit Ramadan brings in Egypt, one cannot miss spending a day of the holy month at one of Cairo’s most sacred districts, Al-Hussein area. In the heart of Old Cairo, the district combines between the cherished Islamic places of worship and one-of-a-kind entertaining atmosphere. Stepping inside the area before the Maghrib …
In the vacant space of Darb 1718, spring’s cold breeze surrounded hundreds of loyal fans who passionately spent their afternoon waiting for one of their favourite bands, Wust El-Balad, to release its latest album, “Bantalony El-Jeans” (My Jeans Trousers). “Bantalony El-Jeans” is the latest musical album the soft rock band meets their fans with, after …
Graffiti project aims to beautify the ancient cemetery and cheer up its residents
Photos by Mahmoud Nasr
50 storage rooms caught fire Wednesday morning
The campaign mainly focuses on saving Islamic and Coptic buildings that have not been under maintenance
Both streets will be open to pedestrians only starting from 30 June
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) will coordinate closely with Egyptian institutions to help restore the site.
Old Cairo makes for a very interesting place, filled with photographic opportunities
Old Cairo craftsmen keep old working practices alive, but challenges arise from the global market.
Historic street famed for high concentration of Medieval Islamic monuments and architecture
Many historical monuments have been suffering from negligence and disregard, and the old weaponry market is a prime example of this
As the evening advanced, the musicians and entertainers also took advantage of the surrounding stone halls. The music of drums, tablas and oriental flutes filled the halls of the souk as a procession of musicians marched around, occasionally stopping for the crowd following to gather around them.