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Win! State-of-the-Art illy Coffee Machine!

Win! State-of-the-Art illy Coffee Machine!
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Cairo 360

With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, the festive spirit has well and truly begun to take over Cairo. We might not have snow and the like, but that hasn’t dampened the spirits of the Platform in Maadi.

The open-air, Nile-side dining complex is home to some of the most popular cafes and restaurant names in Cairo and will be celebrating the festive season with a spectacular Christmas Festival on Friday 19th, where a special shopping bazaar, carol singers, kids activities, an arts & crafts corner and Santa awaiting you, the good folk at the Platform are in a suitably giving mood.

What? The Platform is giving one lucky Cairo 360 reader the chance to win a state-of-the-art illy X7.1 Espresso machine!

Why? Because winter is coming – plus, it’s Christmas!

How do I get my hands on it? It’s simple – just name three restaurants and cafés at the Platform. (Hey, you can get some help here – but don’t tell anyone we told you. Cool?)

Now what? Send your answers to, including your full name and contact details with 'illy Competition' in the subject line. The competition ends at midnight on Wednesday 7th of January 2015; so hurry up and send your answers in! Terms and Conditions apply.