Cairo Scene: A new way to plan your weekend

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Launching earlier this week was, a new website that along with others launched earlier this year (Cairo360, yala7wy, Cairozoom) highlight several things about new social habits: Cairo residents want to be constantly kept up to speed about what events and parties are happening in town and where. They want a forum to gossip about it and want to see pictures taken of themselves and others post party.

Mid summer, was launched with restaurant reviews and feature stories about events and activities taking place in the city. has shocked and amused people with text messages sent in by people commenting about everyday matters and nightlife in Cairo.

Since its launch last February, has been present at every party and society do to take photos of guests and party goers.

Yet, whether it was deemed as a novelty or necessity, Cairo Scene launched to offer users a forum to announce upcoming parties, and in a vein similar to Twitter, update in real time on the site how the party or event is and whether it’s recommended to come join.

The website defines itself as “a comprehensive guide on only worthy events.” Users can email the website to announce parties to add them to the calendar and track the buzz generated about a particular upcoming event by posting comments and reading others’.

Though still in its early stages, the website could be successful should Cairo’s residents take advantage of the forum that encapsulates submitting suggestions, reviews, and comments all in one space.

One of the site’s founders, Adam Mowafi, says, “Cairo Scene will potentially help the party scene in Egypt to grow as it presents a space for news and honest reviews of the nighttime culture to be posted. One of the biggest obstacles for a burgeoning nighttime culture is the fact that it’s hard for news to spread about upcoming events.”

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