Travel Guide


Mouled celebration

Summer Mouleds

The most prominent religious festivals which tourists experience in Egypt are the 'mouleds'. These are incredibly lively processions that take to the streets of Cairo on the birthdays of various holy men. Although the festivals are not officially part of the Muslim faith, mouleds...  see full details

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel Festival

The Sun Festival at Abu Simbel takes place twice a year, in February and October, in celebration of Ramses II's birthday. When Ramses II built his temple he carefully positioned it so that on his birthday and the date of his ascension to...  see full details

Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo International Film Festival

Cairo enjoys a reputation as the 'Hollywood of the Middle East', with a cinematic tradition dating back as far as the 1930s. The Cairo International Film Festival began in 1976 and is accredited by the same prestigious organisation that accredits the Cannes, Berlin, and...  see full details