If you've had to give up the beautiful North Coast beaches this weekend, don't be too sad; the J.W. Marriott pool in Mirage City has a 'beach' complete with sand, a wave pool and a promise of beach-like fun just a short drive away.
After a day of sand and sun, head over to Cairo Jazz for the Urban Preachers' live rock 'n' roll show this Thursday, featuring powerful female vocals and a trip down memory lane to the best of Stevie, Whitney and Prince. Across the 15th May bridge, take in some hip hop at Sawy Culturewheel's Word Hall with a line-up of local hip hop talent. If you’re in more of a classic mood, Sawy’s Wisdom Hall hosts a performance of Om Kolthoum favourites by musicians Darat El Ayam and Hayaret Kalby. This week also marks the launch of the Arab Music Festival at the Cairo Opera House, as well as the Le Model exhibit at Cordoba Gallery, featuring works by fifteen Egyptian artists.
On Friday, get your electro dance mix fix with DJ Ramsi at Cairo Jazz Club, but be sure to get there before 11PM; afterwards, the front door gets uncomfortably crowded. El Sawy Culturewheel has a packed schedule on Saturday, with everything from alternative rock to traditional oud performances.
This week, we swooned over Vendome's French cuisine menu, and determined that a little decadence never hurt anyone– browse Beymen department store's between-season sales rack at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza and reward yourself with something pretty. If that's not enough for luxury, be sure to check out our recent competition for a lavish night for two at the new Kempinski Hotel.
Additionally, we have your carnivorous cravings covered with our recent list of Cairo's juiciest burgers, as well as a few innovative ideas of what to whip up in the kitchen for some summertime snacks.
Between sunbathing, gourmet dining and plenty of arts as well as entertainment around town, you now have no excuse to not have a fantastic time out this weekend.