New Year’s Eve in Cairo: Bidding Farewell to 2015 at the Top Hotels in Egypt’s Capital
While many lament how busy Cairo is on New Year’s Eve, instead of choosing to either spend it home in some capacity or just skip the whole thing altogether and a good, early night’s sleep, there are ways you can enjoy the turn of the year without resorting to pushing and shoving through crowds – it’s true, we promise.
If you are indeed looking to usher in 2016 in style, look no further than Cairo’s hotels, many – if not all – of which are adding a sophisticated touch to proceedings.
InterContinental Cairo Semiramis is hosting a festive Lebanese celebration escorted by oriental music at Sabaya (500LE), an exquisite Far Eastern dinner at Birdcage (550LE) and a night of live music and delicious Italian delicacies at Pane Vino (900LE) as well as a fancy Gala Dinner & Dance event at the Grill (980LE) and a classy evening with an exquisite Nile view at ICS’s Tea Garden (300LE).
Another eventful New Year’s Eve is held at Four Seasons Nile Plaza, where a Cantonese-inspired eight course dinner is held at 8 (1000LE++), a classic five course meal at Bella (800LE++) and a dinner comprised of some international picks at Upper Deck (500LE++), while Zitouni hosts a Levant-infused New Year’s dinner (650LE++).
But that’s not all for the Four Seasons. If you feel like celebrating at a higher pace, Graffiti has put together a night of music and an inclusive dinner menu (1500LE++), while the hotel is also welcoming Egypt’s King of Pop, Amr Diab, for an unforgettable night (1500LE++).
Over the river, Four Seasons First Residence has an ace up its sleeve with a festive and delicious four course menu at Strada (950LE++), not to mention a big New Year Eve’s party with stars including Nicole Saba and Dina (1800LE-3600LE).
New Year’s Eve festivities continue by the Nile at Fairmont Nile City’s Black and White Party which sees a line-up of entertainment including belly dancing, DJ music and a live band at Onyx Lounge (500LE++); and if black and white is not your thing, Saigon Restaurant & Lounge’s Black & Gold is hosting a special dinner to the backdrop of live music courtesy of Ahmed Harfoush (600LE++) while Napa Grill is hosting fancy gala dinner and live music (525LE++).
Catch some belly dancing performance at Kempinski Nile Hotel’s the Nile ballroom (750LE++), head to the hotel’s Jazz Bar for some all-you-can-eat sushi with DJ Gracia on the decks (550LE++), or you can enjoy an extravagant Ottoman dinner at Osmanly (550LE++) or New Year’s Eve dinner at the Blue restaurant (500LE++).
Conrad Cairo Hotel is another great choice for a New Year’s Eve by the Nile, where you can enjoy some lovely violin tunes alongside a five course meal at the Oak Grill (450 LE), a dinner buffet with soothing piano music at Solana (300LE), an all-inclusive Asian dinner at Kamala (350LE) and a night of belly dancing entertainment at Hot & Blue (1350LE). Alternatively, Stage One (900LE) and Jayda (250LE) are prime destinations for nightlife lovers.
In New Cairo, the Royal Maxim Kempinski Hotel offer an Italian four-course meal and some live music at Lucca (690LE++), an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet at the Fisherman’s Hook (580LE++), a night of jazzy music and a five-course meal awaits at Romanov (1250LE++) and a more Levant experience at Bab El Qasr (800LE++).
Meanwhile in Heliopolis, Fairmont Heliopolis is hosting a New Year’s Eve seafood buffet at Aqua E Luce (575 LE++), a Teppanyaki feast at Noble House (620LE++) a special Indian dinner night at Raj (450LE++) and a lavish set menu at Leonardo (575LE++), while Radisson Blu is holding a specialMidnight Masquerade Ball (500LE-600LE).
Happy New Year!