Cairo Weekend Guide: Student DJ Semi Finals, Friday Brunch, Christmas Events More!
Everyone’s scrambling to do their holiday shopping, freaking out about New Year’s Eve or just trying to stay cosy and warm. Whichever of the above you are, stay calm – it’s the weekend.
On Thursday, the first Student DJ 2014 Semi Final takes place at the Omar El Khayyam Boat between Nour Fahmy and Marwan Akl, with Tamer Auf on opening duties and Belgian-Italian producer, Aeroplane, headlining.
CJC welcomes back Screwdriver for a night of the rock, pop, funk and blues covers, while Darb 1718 hosts Project Dahab; a festival of sorts featuring live entertainment and other surprises. Dokki bar, Alchemy, hosts the whiskey-inspired, Molten Amber, while Lorna of Cairo makes her way to the stage at After Eight.
There’s plenty going on at Fairmont Nile City, meanwhile, with Noha Taha leading ABBA Night at Saigon Restaurant & Lounge, Napa Grill hosting another Seafood Festival and belly-dancer, Leila, performing at Bab El Nil.
How does Friday brunch sound? Conrad Cairo Hotel, Cairo Marriott Hotel, Fairmont Nile City’s Napa Grill, and Le Meridien Cairo Airport all offer different selections of delicious cuisines for you to enjoy with the whole family, while The Garden hosts another edition of the wonderfully simple Fridazed brunch, featuring unlimited burgers, hotdogs, beer and wine, with DJ AK on the decks.
In the evening, Richard R makes his debut at CJC, before Special K takes over the deck with deep house and electronica, while VENT hosts the fifth and last edition of Paris-Kasr El Nil featuring Habiba Effat.
Riverside welcome sibling DJ Duo Gawdat for another edition of Riverdeep, while Maadi’s Tipsy Teapot starts the Christmas celebrations early with the Xmas Send-Off featuring DJs Ben and Steve Faulkner.
There’s more at Fairmont Nile City, as Saigon Restaurant & Lounge celebrates Frank Sinatra’s birthday with Ahmed Harfoush and O Bar welcomes DJ duo, Aguizi & Fahim. Meanwhile, Sahara front-man Ezz El Ostool makes his way to the After Eight stage for a Rai-infused night of music.
Last but not least, AUC’s Holiday Book Fair kicks off, offering thousands of books stating at 10LE
On that busy island that people hate to love and others love to hate, Zamalek Market is bringing together local vendors for health-conscious shoppers looking for locally-grown fresh produce.
These are just a few of the events happening across the capital – check out the Cairo 360 events calendar for more. Have a great weekend!