The wekala has a Tanoura show every Saturday, Mondays & Wednesday 7:30 pm (doors open @6:30). Around 5.30 pm, Egypt Fun Tours representative will pick you up from your Cairo address/home/hotel or airport and transfer you to Wekalet El Ghoury to attend the Tanoura Show which is a caravansarai, a place where Medieval traders would rest, spend the night and rest their mules and horses.
Today it's a picturesque setting for the Tanoura dance. The folkloric twirling dervish dance. An offshoot of the original Sufi dance that originated in Turkey, the Egyptian version is more vibrant. Here the skirts are colourful, the singing is forceful, and the musical instruments include mostly percussion, wind pipes, and the rababa, which is the ancestor of the violin. The atmosphere is historical, like stepping back in time. The performance is lively and energetic. A totally uplifting evening. The show starts at 7.30 pm, but we need to be there at 6.00 pm to get the tickets. It is a 2 hours show. Sufi show in which you watch in the first part performers with array of musical instruments like Duf, or tambourine, to the Oud (a stringed instrument), and flute. After solos by various singers, a vocalist, known as the muezzin, appears on a balcony, and sings of spirituality. The second part is the Sufi Tanoura dance, derived from the moves of whirling dervishes that are part of a Sufi ritual. You will be picked up and transferred back to hotel.