Experience the Moulid of Abu el-Haggag in Luxor
Luxor is undoubtedly one of the most magical and intriguing places in Egypt, if not the world.
Often referred to as the largest open museum on the planet, the region has more than its fair share of historical landmarks for visitors to explore.
Thanks to its warm climate, there is never a bad time to take a luxury holiday in Egypt, although some travellers may be tempted to book a trip in July, as this is when one of the country's most important street festivals goes ahead.
The Moulid of Abu el-Haggag is held two weeks before the start of Ramadan every year and it is a celebration of Luxor's Patron Sheikh.
Staged over two days, the event is an extremely vibrant affair, with activities such as horse racing, traditional dancing and musical performances taking place across the area.
Like any decent carnival, there is also a parade through the streets, with many of the floats taking the shape of boats, as this represents a journey that ancient priests made between temples in Karnak and Luxor thousands of years ago.