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Al o to fy o umi g h tb ec o n f u s e dj u s ta sIwa swh e ni t c a met ou n d e r s t a n d i n gwh a tr e v i v i n gt o u r i s mme a n s . Eg y p ti so n eo ft h et o pt o u r i s td e s t i n a t i o n si nt h e wo r l d ;p e o p l ef r o ma l la c r o s st h ec o r n e r so ft h eEa r t h c o meh e r et od i s c o v e rt h eI s l a mi ch i s t o r y , t h eAn c i e n t Eg y p t i a nmo n u me n t s , t h er i c hf o l k l o r e , a n dmu c h , mu c hmo r e . Th er e v o l u t i o nu n i n t e n t i o n a l l yc h a n g e d a l lt h a t , a n dn o wo u rg o a li st od i gu pa l lt h eh i d d e n g e mst h a ta r et u c k e da wa yi nt h ec o u n t r y ’ sr u r a l a r e a s . " Wea r eb r i n g i n gi tt ot h es u r f a c e , a n dd o i n gi t a t AUCs ot h a ts t u d e n t s , Eg y p t i a n s , a n de v e nf o r e i g n e r sc a na t t e n d , "s a i dSe r o u g y . Th i si sa ne v e n tt h a th a sn e v e rh a p p e n e db e f o r e , wh e r en o to n l yan e wi d e ai so r g a n i z e db u ta l s oa h u g en u mb e ro fp e o p l ewi l la t t e n d . Th e r e f o r e , s e c u r i t yi st h ema i nc o n c e r n . Th i se v e n ti st op r o v et of o r e i g n e r sEg y p ti sf u l lo ff u n , r i c hi nc u l t u r e , a n dv e r y s a f e . “ Wea r ea t t r a c t i n gav e r yl a r g es e g me n to fp e o p l e , ” s a i dSe r o u g y . “ Wh a twea r ea c t u a l l yd o i n gi saf e s t i v a lal o to fp e o p l ed on o tr e c o g n i z ei na d d i t i o nt os e c u r i n gt h ee v e n t . ” Ast h eTh e a t e r&Fi l mCl u b , wes p o k et ot o u r i s mc o mp a n i e ss u c hJ WTa n db r o k ead e a l wi t ht h e mt oi n c l u d et h eMo u l i di nt h e i rt o u r i s tp r o g r a msd u r i n gt h ee v e n t . Se r o u g ya n dt h eTh e a t e r&Fi l mCl u bc r e wh a v eb e e nwo r k i n go nt h i se v e n te v e rs i n c e t h e yg o tt h ei d e a . I tt o o kt h e mamo n t ha n dah a l ft or e a c hwh a tt h e yh a v e . Th e ywe n tt o r u r a la r e a s , El Hu s s e i n , a n dl o t so fo t h e rp l a c e swh e r et h eMo u l i du s u a l l yt a k e sp l a c e . Th e r et h e ya s k e df o rt h ea r t i s t swh oma n a g et h i n g si nMo u l i d sa n du s u a l l yp u l lo f fp e r f o r ma n c e sd u r i n gt h ee v e n t . Su c hp e r f o r ma n c e si n c l u d ed a n c e s , t h r o wi n gk n i v e s , c l o wn s , a n dc h a n t e r s . " I tt o o ku sa ne n o r mo u se f f o r t , g o i n ge v e r y wh e r et of i n dt h e s ep r o f e s s i o n a l sa n ds p e a k i n g t ot h e m, "s a i dSe r o u g y . “ Th emo s ta ma z i n ga r t i s t swi l lb ep e r f o r mi n g ;t h e ya r et h eo n e s wh oh a v ead e e pme s s a g ea n dh a v eat h e met oh e l pi nr e p r e s e n t i n gt h eMo u l i d . ” 1 8

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