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It's Belly Dance time

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At Abu El-Sid
Tonight we wanted to check out some Belly-dance. For this we’ve chosen the Seramiris InterContinental, where the famous Dina is dancing (one of the top belly dancers in Egypt). But before we went to Abu El-Sid restaurant, in Zamalek for a nice dinner and, of course, another sheesha (love that stuff).
There we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine together with Molokheya (me), and Circesian Chicken in Walnut Sauce (Fatima) in a really nice beduin-like atmosphere. That was absolutely great, we love egyptian food.
After our dinner we took a taxi to the InterContinental to see the dancing Dina. Downside of that was the miniumm charge of the nightclub, of 400LE each (around 50 bucks) and we were close to skip that. But then we said, „Hey, when do we have to chance to see one of Egypts most famous belly dancers?“.
Mezze
So we jumped in, and odered a fruit plate and a bottle of 2005 Pouilly Fumé (Steve?). After 90 minutes or so listening to live music and some singers, the famous Dina hit the stage and showed us a great performance over the next 60 minutes. When we first saw her, both Ewa and me were like „Holy Shit!“. But see the photos and the upcoming video for yourself, you’ll know what we mean
(By the way, talking about the interior of the nightclub, we now know where german table dance bars gather their inspiration from :))
We really enjoyed the show and left at around 3am and walked back to the hotel. We must say, that even in the middle of he night, we feel very safe in the streets of Cairo so far.
Hossam says:
belly dancing festival occurs at pyramisa hotel everyyear in Giza ..
Posted on: Oct 06, 2008
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At Abu El-Sid
At Abu El-Sid
Mezze
Mezze
Circesian Chicken
Circesian Chicken
Molokheya
Molokheya
Abu El-Sid
Abu El-Sid
Fatima smoking a sheesha with our …
Fatima smoking a sheesha with our…
Dancing Dina
Dancing Dina
Dancing Dina
Dancing Dina
Cairo
photo by: vulindlela