Afternoon Activity Options

the artistic suburbs

Tour this visionary community housing project in the slums of Cairo.

Architectural Home Tour

Visit the stunning home of Cairo architect Tarek Labib.

25 Jan Television Studio tour and taping


Welcome Reception at Saraya Lounge, Marriott Hotel 

Day One


Walk to Tahrir Square         

Walk from the museum through the streets of Cairo to the famous Tahrir Square.

Speaker session at cafe riche 

Hear from Jawad El Nabulsi, a young revolutionary leader, at a legendary café that is home to the intelligentsia of Cairo. 


Lunch at Arabesque


opening night reception

Hear from Mounir Fakhry, Minister of Tourism, at Salon Royal, Marriott Hotel

dinner at abou el sid

DAY two


street party at darb 1718, old cairo

Meet Moataz Nasreldin, a successful Egyptian artist who started a neighborhood cultural center to help young artists develop their craft. 

breakout activity: walking tour to coptic cairo    

Meet with Father Sarabamone at the Santa Barbara church.


speaker session at sultan hassan mosque

Hear from Moez Masoud, a modern-day evangelist and popular media personality.

speaker sessionS at salon vert, marriott hotel

Hear from Mohamed Diab (filmmaker) and Seif Fahmy (business leader) on topics from the art/business of Egypt's filmmaking industry, and the current and future economy of Egypt. 


home dinners

Local Cairo residents host friends and small groups of AFAR guests in their homes.

Late Night at Sequoia 

Home dinner guests and their hosts meet up for late night cocktails.

Day Three


Speaker Session at La Bodega

Tarek Labib, a leading architect, gives a talk in a café housed in a building reminiscent of a 1930's French brasserie.


Speaker Session at El Sawy Culturewheel

Various talks at this vibrant cultural center with speakers Mohamed El Sawy (founder, Culturewheel), Bassem Youssef (comedian and heart surgeon), and Riham Bahi (women's rights activist). 


Final Night Celebration, The Pyramids at Giza

This farewell party features plenty of food and festivities, including a live performance by one of Egypt's hottest contemporary bands, Massar Egbari