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Five Fun Things To Do For a Birthday

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Five Fun Things To Do For a Birthday
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Nesrien Abdelkader

You’ve got the gifts and the guest list all ready, but now what? Planning a loved one’s birthday can be stressful to say the least. You want them to have fun and feel special, but it seems like there just isn’t anything left to do in Cairo. That’s why we’re here to help! We’ve made a list of some birthday activities that make this celebration one to remember. 

Hit the Club or Go Bar Hopping

This one’s for those of you turning 21 and above (or have an ID that says so). Nothing says happy birthday like a round of drinks. Cairo has tons of venues at various price ranges where you can go to drink and dance the night away with friends. For a chill vibe head to Frank & Co in Maadi for some cocktails and conversation. If you want to party, Zulu and The Atrium have got the speakers blasting and a full house on the weekends with different themed nights and karaoke performances. If you’re really balling that night, Code Restaurant and Bar in the Dusit Thani hotel combines high-end dining options with a club atmosphere. 

Have a Spa Day 

There are dozens of soothing spas across the capital that offer special birthday packages for groups. The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza and Devarana Spa at Dusit Thani guarantee luxurious treatments that will melt away all your stress. Nev Spa in New Cairo and Sheikh Zayed also caters to larger groups. You can even DIY this activity and set up your own at home spa complete with face masks and mani-pedis. 

Go on a Picnic 

Sunshine and good vibes are guaranteed on a picnic. All you need are your favourite people, some snacks and a blanket and you’re all set. Cairo is home to some beautiful public parks and gardens where you can hold your birthday celebration, or head to any compound for some open space and scenery. 

Have a Fancy Dinner 

Whether it’s for your girlfriend, boyfriend or your bougie bestie, almost anyone would appreciate a classy dinner. The options are endless when it comes to international cuisines in Cairo. You can go Asian with hotspots like Kazoku or Tao, or get Italian food at Pier 88. There’s also JW Marriott’s Steak House and The Smokery for an unforgettable meal. 

Break Out of an Escape Room  

One year older should mean that they’re also one year wiser, right? Why not test out that newfound wisdom at an escape room as you attempt to solve a puzzle and save yourselves before time runs out. It’s a high-adrenaline game that will get you excited without being too physically challenging, and it’s a great way for groups of friends to bond as they search for clues together.  or in New Cairo residents can visit Trapped or Break Out and other venues include Escape Room Egypt in Heliopolis.