Vacation Vibes: Egyptian Comedy Movies That Bring That Summer Vibe

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy some light-hearted movies set in sunny vacation spots. These Egyptian comedies take place in popular summer destinations like Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and the North Coast.

Packed with humor, romance, and adventure, these movies are like a trip down memory lane, and watching them again will take you back to those sunny summer days.

Sana Oola Nasb

In the Egyptian comedy film “Sana Oola Nasb,” Khaled and Ahmed, both university graduates, face unemployment. They turn to scamming, targeting elderly female tourists in Hurghada. However, their plans change when they meet and fall in love with two young women.

Influenced by the lifestyle in Hurghada, they choose to give up their scamming ways and pursue a genuine tourism business instead. Released in 2004 and directed by Kamla Abouzekri, the movie delves into themes of unemployment, deception, and redemption.

Short w Fanela w Cap

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The movie “Short W Fanela W Cap” is an Egyptian comedy released in 2000. Directed by Saeed Hamed, it stars Ahmed ElSakka, Sherif Mounir, Ahmed Eid, and Nour in prominent roles.

The story revolves around three pals who work as tour guides in Sharm El Sheikh. When Khaled assists the daughter of a minister to escape her authoritarian father, chaos ensues. This leaves Abdel Mon’em and Asfour to handle the fallout while Khaled falls in love with the minister’s daughter.

Mixing humor, adventure, and romance, “Short w Fanela w Cap” highlights the camaraderie among the characters against the stunning backdrop of Sharm El Sheikh.

Ga’alatny Mogreman

In the Egyptian movie “Gaalatny Mogreman” from 2006, directed by Amr Arafa, a young woman ”Ghada Adel” tricks a simple guy ”Ahmed Helmy” into pretending she’s been kidnapped.

She actually kidnapped him and imprisoned him in a chalet on the North Coast to hide from her dad. She does this to get money from her rich dad, who’s very tight with his cash, so she can get back the inheritance her mom left her that he’s holding onto.

The film looks at lying, wanting money, and family stuff, as the characters deal with what happens because of what they do and how they get along with each other.

Tomn Dastet Ashrar


Released in 2006 and directed by Ramy Emam, in “Tomn Dastet Ashrar,” Mayo, portrayed by Mohamed Ragab, is a skilled con artist who decides to leave his life of crime.

Determined to start anew, Mayo is confronted by his old gang, led by Khaled Saleh’s character, who refuses to let him go so easily. However, his former gang members are unwilling to let him go and pressure him into participating in one last major heist.

The film is a blend of comedy and suspense, featuring a range of memorable characters such as the charming Mayo and the beautiful Hanan. 

These Egyptian comedy films provide a nostalgic journey back to sunny vacation days and the lighter side of life.

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