The ultimate guide to treating the most important woman in your life (after Beyoncé)...
Mother's Day is upon us once again; that time of year where we all scramble to find good gifts in our desperate attempts to compensate for yet another year of being shitty children. Well, fear not, we here at CairoScene know a thing or two about being crappy kids, so we've rounded up all the Mother's Day events in the city from dining to bazaars to ways you can even get her a gift without actually paying anything for all you cheapskates (ahem, us) out there.
CONRAD'S 20% OFF DINING DISCOUNT
Conrad is definitely facilitating eating loads of delicious food this Mother's Day – they've got a 20% discount at Oak Grill, Solana, and Kamala, so whichever one of their amazing restaurants you decide to hit up for a nice family dinner, you'll be spending a whole lot less than you initially planned! AND they'll be holding a raffle where you can nab either a free Kamala Saturday Brunch, a dinner at Oak Grill, or even a make-over session with a famous make up artist. We can't decide which one of these awesome prizes we want more…
MOTHER'S DAY @ CAFE BLANC
Café Blanc, i.e. the shining beacon of luscious Lebanese food (we have yet to taste something as magical as their halloumi), is being SUPER generous this Mother's Day with an amazing offer: all mums eat for FREE on Mother's Day! You know what that means right? You don't even have to spend a penny to take your mum out on Mother's Day (well you'll have to spend a few pennies if you plan on eating – unless you're a mum too)! Bring on the Lebanese fetteh…
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT LE DECK
Treat your Mama to a beautiful Mother's Day Brunch at Le Deck by Sofitel with a special gift in store for you to show her how much she means to you for 295LE per person.
MOTHER'S DAY AT MAHARAJA
What better way to spend Mother's Day than a family brunch where you spend hours stuffing your face with Tandoori chicken, and mango chutney and other yummy Indian foods? We just ran out of Indian foods whose names we know, to be honest. Ramses Hilton's Maharaja Family Brunch is only LE 149 per person, all inclusive, and mums get to eat for FREE! So…everyone bring along a random child and pretend you're a mum.
MAMMA MIA! – BELLA
So maybe you don’t have the cash to send your mom on a trip to Italy this Mother's Day, but you can do the next best thing! Treat her to an amazing dinner at Bella at Four Seasons Nile Plaza with some of the city's best Italian cuisine and some incredible traditional dishes that she's sure to love (almost) as much as that trip to Italy!
MOTHER'S DAY AT BEYMEN
Dining and shopping are the favourite hobbies of many an Egyptian mother. So what better way to treat her this Mother's Day than with some sheer deliciousness at Beymen? No better way, that's the answer. They've got one mouth-watering set menu planned for Friday, staring out with entrees such as sushi or a strawberry salad, then an option of grilled lamb chops or sea bass, and then to top it all off, a creamy raspberry cheese cake for dessert. Forget Mother's Day, we're on our way over there right now! We're positively drooling on the screen. Oh and mums also get a complimentary cake! Cute.
MUMMY & ME - AFTERNOON TEA @ LOBBY LOUNGE
Channel your inner ladies who lunch this Mother's Day with a delish Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge in the Four Seasons Nile Plaza! There'll be loads of yummy canapés and tiny treats for you to nibble on, for just LE 135 per person!
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AT ZITOUNI
Indulge upon your favourite traditional Egyptian dishes with a special Mother's Day Brunch at Zitouni at Four Seasons Nile Plaza, featuring live cooking stations whipping up delicious food, dazzling desserts and a special gift for mum too! 330LE per person.
MOTHER'S DAY DINNER & DANCE
Indulge in a four-course dinner menu at Fairmont Nile City’s signature Asian fusion restaurant Saigon Restaurant & Lounge while listening to your all-time favourite songs by unstoppable Ellie of London or enjoy a scrumptious dinner menu at Napa Grill Restaurant on the tunes and vocals of Cairo’s finest live guitar entertainment only for L.E. 400++ per person.
BED & BLISS - MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND PACKAGE
You can buy her some flowers, or maybe jewellery but really, the best way to show your mom you love her this Mother's Day, and to make up for yet another year of giving her grey hairs, is definitely a stay at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza. Treat your mom to the ultimate weekend getaway with the Four Seasons' Bed & Bliss. It's the perfect weekend package, with a night in one of their beautiful rooms overlooking the Nile, a delish breakfast the next day, and an extra treat in the form of either an aromatherapy massage or a facial treatment, all for LE 2000 a night.
FAIRMONT HELIOPOLIS MOTHER'S DAY DELIGHT
Mum's are top of the agenda this Friday at the massive Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers where they're offering 50% off dining for mothers at all their restaurants; Indian at Raj, Chinese at Noble House, Thai at Lan Tania, Mexican at Maria's, sushi at Saki, French at Le Marche or Mediterranean at Aqua e Luce - whatever mama feels like! Silly Snaps are also hosting a photobooth at the hotel to make sure the memories last a lifetime!
CONRAD'S MOTHER'S DAY LUXURIOUS TREAT
You know you have to do something big for Mother's Day to make up for a whole year of being a problematic child, right? Well, Conrad's got you sorted! Their Mother's Day Luxurious Treat is the perfect present for the woman who gave you life! It includes an overnight stay in a Nile view room, breakfast for two, set menu dinner at their delish Kamala restaurant, and access to their Health Club. All in all it's for LE 999 (all inclusive).
MOTHER'S DAY AT RAMSES HILTON
It's very likely your mum needs a nice relaxing weekend stay at a hotel to rest and recuperate after a year of dealing with her children. Ramses Hilton's got a killer offer this Mother's Day; a night in a Nile view double room, plus breakfast, for only LE 521 (all inclusive)! The offer is valid from the 20th until the 22nd of March. Where do we sign up?
PAMPER YOUR MUM!
It's that time of year again when you have to do something big for your mom! This Mother's Day treat her to the ultimate gift with some of the Four Seasons Nile Plaza's amazing spa treatment offers! Facial treatments, aromatherapy, hand and feet reflexology, and a Cleopatra Wrap & Bath, all start from LE 1100 so take advantage of these awesome offers and book your mum some spa time!
SO SPA - MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL
Treat the most important woman in your life the way she deserves, and have her check into the Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah's So Spa, for a day of much deserved indulgence! A 60-minute Aromatherapy Massage will set you back just 690LE while a De-Stress Express 30-minute Massage is for 345LE.
WILLOW SPA MOTHER'S DAY
The gorgeous Willow Spa at the Fairmont Nile City is the perfect place for mother's to get pampered on their special day. Treat your mum to everything from a massage to a facial, and every relaxing indulgence in between. Spoil her with the anti-aging facial and hair styling package only for L.E. 800, the massage, mineral bath, and manicure and pedicure package for L.E. 600 or the quick treat: massage/refreshing facial for L.E. 300. Spa vouchers are also available starting from L.E. 250.
SHOPPING & BAZAARS
MOTHER'S DAY FESTIVAL @ FISH GARDEN
Celebrate the presence of the woman who deserves the most this Mother's Day with Wasabi's event at the Zamalek Aquarium Grotto, a festival for you to spend a fun and surprise filled day out with Mama! Browse a variety of hand-made products, vintage home accessories, jewlry and much, much more! Perhaps grab a bite from the endless options available at the food court whilst listening to live bands performing great tunes. Mums also have their own little section as they can pamper themselves with free beauty treatments to keep that smile on their face.
THE ALLEGRIA MOTHER'S DAY BAZAAR
Mother's Day is once again upon us. If you're not sure whether to take your mom out for dinner, or to buy her a nice gift, or maybe just take her shopping because you don’t know what to buy her, or whether you should take her to see a show...don't fret, it's all good, Allegria's got you covered. Their Mother's Day Bazaar has virtually everything. There will be live entertainment (show, check!), a special menu available (food, check!), and, even though you may not be able to buy your mom a Mercedes just yet (I mean...we can barely afford to order lunch let alone buy our mums a car), you can at least have her drive around in one on Mother's Day – there will be four luxurious cars, courtesy of the brand, for you to test drive during the day! AND if you have kids of your own or have to take along some pesky cousins or something, there's loads of fun activities set up for them, thanks to Playpedia Nursery!
CHERRY ON TOP @ FISH GARDEN MOTHER'S DAY FESTIVAL
The best low-fat fro-yo in the city will be at the Mother's Day Festival in the Fish Gardens this Mother's Day! You know what that means right? You can eat and eat and it's all totally guilt free! If you're not opposed to some guilty eating, they'll also have their fabulously fluffy cupcakes there. AND if you Instagram your fro-yo from the fest, you @CherryOnTopEG with #MyCherryOnTop, you get a free cupcake! We heart freebies.
MOTHER'S DAY PARTY @ DANDY MALL
Dandy Mall is doing it up for Mother's Day with a whole weekend of fun! They've got a hip-hop show (because what mother doesn't love her some ganster-ness?), a singer, and free face painting and balloons! We highly doubt any mothers will be getting their faces painted but hey, you never know! Treat your mum to some fun, after shopping until you drop at Dandy Mega Mall. The festivities kick off with a happening Hip-Hop show and live music, while little ones can get their faces painted so mum remembers these moments forever, as well as go home with balloons and more goodies.
DANIEL HECHTER MOTHER'S DAY PROMOTION
Daniel Hechter is celebrating Mother's Day in their own stylish way – if you buy LE 750 worth of items, you get a gorgeous jewellery box for free!
IMAGE, KUKA & DOKAN MOTHER'S DAY SALE
Furniture giant Image, and it's sisters couch-company Kuka, and kitsch boutique Dokan, are all hopping aboard the Mother's Day train with a massive sale selected items until the 31st of March! So those linens you love? Now's the time to get them! That totally gorj chandelier you've had your eye on but was way out of your price range? Its price could be slashed right now because their discounts are going all the way up to 70% off! Let the furniture shopping begin!
MOTHER'S DAY @ AMICI
Why dine with your mum when you can drink with your mum? Way better. Bond over Bloody Marys and some of the bar's sensational sushi as your Mother's Day treat! And if you bring your mom, you get 20% off on whatever you order! We know where we'll be drinking this Mother's Day…
TBS MOTHER'S DAY COMPETITION
This Mother's Day, TBS is blessing your mummy with some of their delicious baked goodies. They'll be serving up a freshly baked breakfast in bed to your mum, delivered straight to her door on Friday morning – all you have to do to win this is leave a comment on their Instagram post (@TBSEgypt) explaining why you think your mom's the best, and their favourite comments will win!
MOTHER'S DAY @ AUNTIE ANNE'S
To show their love and gratitude to ALL the mom's of Cairo this Mother's Day – all moms are being treated to a totally free meal at the perfect pretzel house this Friday!