A veritable guide to all things Easter happening in the city and by the seaside...
Ah Easter…that holiday of chocolate eggs and all things bunny-themed. Defined by the pastel hues of spring, endless food, and partying for the sake of it, it's a good holiday in our book. Now, whether you're escaping the madness of the city, or staying in it during that rare time that it's not at full capacity with seven million people per square metre, there's stuff going on all over the country – literally. Doesn’t matter if you're looking to consume your own body weight at an insane buffet brunch, or you want some seaside shenanigans, or even if you're feeling flush and want to go the spa route, there's something for everybody.
- CAIRO -
FRIDAY FEVER - AGUZI & FAHIM @ CJC - April 18th
It's gonna be one feverish night at CJC – in the best way possible. Aguizi and Fahim will be taking to the Cairo Jazz Club decks and heating things up as they spin out the best of Progressive House that will only sound better and better as your own night progresses.
LIVE AT TIPSY FT. SALALEM BAND - April 18th
The effervescent Indie Pop stylings of Salalem hit Tipsy this Friday for an explosion of fun and fantastic music, complimented of course, by some cocktails.
LEBANESE NIGHT FT. DJ AHMAD RAOUF - April 18th
Drink up and then dance like there's no tomorrow at Cavallini's Lebanese Night! DJ Ahmed Raouf will be on the decks, on hand with the hottest beats, to keep your body in dance mode all throughout the evening!
AHMED SAMY FEAT. SAFE @ VENT - April 18th
Home to all things underground and heavily allergic to mainstream tendencies, Vent will be having their resident DJ Ahmed Samy spin up some eclectic tunes for you, and the night will also feature an appearance by special guest Safe.
LIVE AT TIPSY FT. NOHA TAHA - April 19th
Get a side of soul with your cocktails over at Maadi's newest hot spot, Tipsy, where Noha Taha will be flexing her vocal muscles, providing for a sultry end to your Saturday.
JOWAN SAFADI & Fish Samak/ NOUR ASHOUR BAND @ CJC - April 19th
Gracing the Cairo Jazz Club stage is Jowan Safadi and his cool alternative rock band Fish Samak. The guitar-wielding Palestinian rocker, who was once jailed in Amman for allegedly 'blasphemous lyrics' will definitely transfix you with his smooth tunes. Also taking the stage is Nour Ashour Band, to inject a little Oriental and Arab delights into the night.
ORGASM @ 100COPIES MUSIC SPACE - April 19th
Have an orgasmic night at 100Copies this April with Orgasm; live electronica by Mohamed Kamal and Mahmoud Tarek for the best Eargasm of your life.
BUNNIES & BOWTIES @ AMICI ZAMALEK - April 20th
OK listen up Easter bunnies. Head on over to Amici Zamalek with 300LE in your pocket and you'll be treated to unlimited cocktails from the brilliant bar as DJ Fabric provides the soundtrack to your Spring Break.
BUNNY LOVE @ BAMBOO - April 20th
Kiddie Easter is all about chocolate eggs and face paint. Adult Easter is all about partying in the name of Easter. Get in on some Bunny Love at Bamboo, where they'll be celebrating the holiday with DJ 3abkarino, DJ Kiko, and DJ Bob, who will all be taking to the decks to make your night a lot better with their upbeat tunes. And – bonus – there will be a sexy belly dancer present too!
COLOR ME HAPPY: DJ ISLAM/ BELLY DANCER NESMA - April 20th
Celebrate Easter the Oriental way this year at Almaz, which will involve lots of colour and hip-shaking, courtesy of belly dancer Nesma! DJ Islam will also be on hand, providing the upbeats soundtrack to your evening!
EASTER NIGHT @ STAGE ONE - April 20th
Conrad's Stage One are celebrating Easter the right way – with drinks and music! Sip on drinks served up by award-winning bartenders as DJ Gemo spins up some sexy beats to keep you on your feet all night long!
EASTER EDITION - April 20th
Graffiti at Four Seasons Nile Plaza is getting wild again this Easter for a Sunday night party featuring a fusion of live and electronic music. And don't worry - Monday is a day off so feel free to indulge your senses as Sherif Watson rocks the electric guitar, a live Tabla player brings in some Oriental flavours and, as always, DJ Roro is there to provide the thumping house beats!
POPSTAR BOSY FT. AHMAD RAOUF @ CAVALLINI - April 20th
Party this Easter Sunday (it's ok, Monday is off!) as Popstar Bosy takes to the mic, as resident DJ Ahmad Raouf provides the soundtrack to the festive night at Cavallini.
MACADI NAHHAS (ALBUM LAUNCH) @ CJC - April 20th
Jazzy Jordanian gem Macadi Nahhas will be gracing the Cairo Jazz Club stage as part of her new album's launch tour, singing her heart out and making us all envious of that superb voice. The vocally gifted lady will be performing songs from her latest release, Nour, which also features Jazz Trio.
ALI B./ BAHER EID @ CJC - April 21st
Ali B and Baher Eid will be bringing the beats to Cairo Jazz Club this week. The two DJs will be taking to the decks to spin out an array of Progressive Tech/House and Electronica tunes that, combined with the endless beers you're sure to be chugging at the club, will keep you dancing like maniacs into the wee hours of the morning.
Bunnies & Bowties @ Amici Heliopolis
Get ready for some Easter naughtiness over at Amici Heliopolis where they're jazzing up the place with all things bunnies, eggs and general pastel hues.
Cocktail Hunt @ Amici Heliopolis
Screw flowers, chocolate and eggs. The only hunt we're behind is a cocktail hunt! For just 300LE you can uncover all sexy drinks you want over at Amici Zamalek as DJs MOF and B hit the decks with some even sexier sounds.
EASTER CHOCOLATE GOODIES April 15th-21st
Are you tired of being jealous every Easter when your favourite TV characters are chowing down on chocolate eggs and bunnies, and you're all like, WHY CAN'T I EAT AN OVERSIZED CHOCOLATE TREAT? Well, envy no more as the delectable Beymen Cafe at Four Seasons Nile Plaza are whipping up all sorts of velvety smooth gifts that you can get your hands on between the 15th and the 21st of April.
EASTER BUFFET - April 20th-21st
Head to the Four Seasons Nile Plaza's authentic Oriental restaurant Zitouni for a massive Easter buffet with a Nile view and celebrate the festive season in style for 330LE ++ per person.
INDIA BY THE NILE - FOOD FESTIVAL @ SEMIRAMIS - April 14th-19th
Full of flavour, delicious, and so spicy it feels like your mouth is on fire. That's Indian food pretty much summed up. Indulge in an open buffet with everything from mango chutney to curry (we're just guessing here, to be honest) with the Semiramis Intercontinental's Indian Food Festival at their Day and Night restaurant. Stuff your face with all your favourite Indian dishes for just 195 LE. And you can enjoy a Friday family brunch on the 18th as well – and with everyone's faces full of tandoori it leaves less room for typical family meal bickering – for just 164 LE per person!
BREAKFAST BUFFET @ LE PALMERAIE & SUD - April 21st
We all know hotel breakfasts are the best thing about staying in a hotel. This is a fact. Those omelette stations, those buttery Danish pastries, the endless yogurt options...ahh we're getting hungry just thinking about it. Moving on. The Sofitel's Morrocan restaurant, Le Palmeraie, will be having a delicious Easter breakfast buffet for all you hotel breakfast lovers! They'll also have a harpist making some dainty music as you enjoy your morning meal! All for LE 140+++.
Though we rarely make it out of bed before noon, for those early risers that do, Sud is having a delicious breakfast buffet in honour of Easter! From the crack of dawn until 11 AM, you can gorge yourself on the restaurant's incredible food, and enjoy some relaxing harp music from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM to accompany your overflowing plate! All for LE 140+++.
EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET @ LE PALMERAIE & SUD - April 21st
The Sofitel's Moroccan treasure, Le Palmeraie, are celebrating Easter in style, with a sumptuous brunch buffet for your foodie indulgence, for only LE 240++. Plus, they've got the kids covered with a whole Kids Corners, complete with toys, face painting, a clown, and even an Easter egg hunt in the gardens! They're even setting up a popcorn machine! Special price for kids aged 5-12; only EGP 100++.
Sud are celebrating Easter with a whole barrage of awesome treats! They'll be having a delicious brunch buffet, perfect for those of us who wake up a little too late for breakfast, for only LE 240++. On top of that, they're making sure the kids have an even better time than you with toys, face painting, a clown, and even an Easter egg hunt in the gardens! We wonder if they'll let the adults join in the search... We do love our Easter egg hunts. And to top it all off they've also got a popcorn machine at the ready! The price for kids aged 5-12 is only 100++.
EASTER DINNER @ BUDDHA-BAR CAIRO - April 21st
As with most holidays, we like to celebrate with food. Buddha-Bar Cairo, masters of sushi and Asian cuisine, do too. For this Easter, they'll be having a sumptuous dinner at their restaurant, where you can indulge in some of the finest food the city's got to offer! With a family-style menu that's sure to leave you completely stuffed, a DJ spinning out the hottest beats, and their cool atmosphere, it's bound to be one good Easter! This massive (and massively delicious) meal will only set you back LE 280++.
EASTER LUNCH @ LE DECK - April 21st
Factually speaking, food always tastes better when it's eaten on the Nile. And by factually, we mean according to us. To celebrate that holiday of bunnies and painted eggs, the beautiful Le Deck will be having lunch and dinner at their floating, fabulous place. So this Eastre, indulge in some amazing food while enjoying a stunning Nile view!
EASTER LUNCH @ EL KEBABGY - April 21st
El Kebabgy are hosting both lunch and dinner at their place in honour of Easter! Enjoy some incredible grilled goods all day long at the restaurant, as well as some Oriental tunes from 7-10:30 PM.
EASTER DINNER @ LE PALMERAIE - April 21st
Home to the city's best Moroccan cuisine, the Sofitel's Le Palmeraie, is getting in the Easter mood, with a divine dinner that's definitely going to take your taste buds on an incredibly tasty trip. There will also be some Oriental tunes for your auditory pleasure between the hours of 7-10:30 PM.
EASTER PATISSERIE - April 21st
La Madeleine are making it a whole day of Easter celebrations! With a buffet of delicious food, chocolate bunnies and eggs, and even some buttery pastries, Easter has never looked so tasty!
EASTER AT BELLA - April 21st
Treat yourself and the whole family to an Italian Easter as this Sham el Nessim Bella at Four Seasons Nile Plaza pulls out all the stops with a massive anti-pasti buffet and plenty of eggcellent fun over lunch. For 135LE ++ per person you can eat all the Italian delicacies you want or alternatively order from the spwawling authentic a la carte menu.
EASTER BRUNCH AT SKY POOL - April 21st
Celebrate Easter in style with a wicked brunch at Fairmont Nile City's Sky Pool! Atop the roof of the beautiful hotel, kick back with an incredible view of the city and indulge in some of the finest food Cairo's got to offer! There will be a DJ to provide the soundtrack to your marvellous meal, as well as a kids programme to keep the little brats darlings entertained! All of this for just 280 LE!
CONRAD CAIRO: EASTER FUN IN THE SUN - April 21st
Enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun at Conrad Cairo this Easter! Make a family day out of and bring the kids for a fab day by the pool or ditch the kids and gather your friends. Either way it's an awesome offer! Day use, which includes the use of a standard room, plus an Easter Buffet Brunch at Jayda for two, all for just 799 LE!
CONRAD CAIRO: JAYDA'S EASTER BRUNCH - April 21st
Holidays are a time for eating. So why not indulge this Easter with a delicious brunch at Jayda? With an open buffet (and who doesn’t love an open buffet?) you have endless options to choose from, and there will also be live kids entertainment to keep those munchkins busy while you eat, as well as a DJ! It's the perfect family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday!
CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE - April 21st
Let's be honest. For most of us, Sham el Nessim is a chance to relax and indulge rather than reflect on new beginnnings. And where better to feed your senses than the Four Seasons Nile Plaza? Head to their sophisticated lobby and treat yourself to a sprawling chocolate buffet for just 150 LE ++ per person.
GRAND EASTER BRUNCH @ AQUA E LUCE - April 21st
With Easter just around the corner, Aqua E Luce offers a treat with a Grand Easter Brunch for you to indulge in with your loved ones, with live cooking stations that feature traditional, Egyptian dishes and oriental favourites. Kids activities and chocolate bunnies and eggs are on offer too for a family friendly celebration.
Hotels & Spas
FAIRMONT WILLOW STREAM SPA EASTER OFFER - April 20th-22nd
Leave with a radiant glow this Easter with the Fairmont's Willow Stream Spa offer that includes a 60-minute Easter facial that will treat your skin like royalty, leaving it feeling refreshed, healthier, and incredibly soft. And, you can enjoy a complimentary Bento box lunch full of healthy munchies whilst you get pampered! All for 650 LE.
FAIRMONT EASTER GETAWAY - April 21st-22nd
Pamper yourself this Easter with a fabulous getaway at the Fairmont Nile City! Take advantage of their Easter package and enjoy an uber-luxurious stay in one of the hotel's gorgeous rooms that includes an Easter brunch for two, or if you really want to go all-out this bunny-themed holiday, why not upgrade to the Deluxe Easter Package? The latter includes breakfast at the Napa Grill restaurant and Easter brunch at the gorgeous Sky Pool!
Fairmont Easter Package: 1320 LE
Deluxe Easter Package: 1520 LE
EASTER AT LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT - April 21st
An action-packed Sham El Nessim break awaits over at the sprawling and serene Le Méridien Cairo Airport where their sun-drenched EVOO Terrace is being transformed into an Easter Eden. With a luxurious lunch buffet combining seasonal favourites, enjoy a delectable array of appetisers, mains, and desserts for one seriously delicious holiday meal! There will also be all sorts of activities for the kids including face painting, egg colouring, and a magician; it's fun for the whole family! There's even live music and a DJ on hand to provide the soundtrack and an Easter egg hunt to keep the kids entertained whilst you munch away.
The whole action-packed day costs just 260 LE per person, while children up to 12 years old get to go for half price and toddlers under 6 go for free! Each child even goes home with a special gift so you’ll get the complete Easter experience at Le Méridien Cairo Airport.
EASTER BY THE POOL - April 21st
Where better to kick off spring than on a roof top pool, working on your tan and eating some gourmet dishes? Head on over to the Four Seasons at Nile Plaza where they're holding their festivities by the water, complete with an Easter brunch buffet, as well as plenty of fun and games with the kids.
SHAM EL NESSIM BRUNCH - April 21st
Celebrate the Ancient Egyptian holiday of Sham El Nessim at the iconic Ramses Hilton where family fun is firmly on the agenda. for 149 LE per person, you can indulge in a massive Easter brunch in the sunshine, by the pool and overlooking the Nile. From salads and starters to a bountiful barbeque and all sorts of seasonal desserts, there's something to suit every pallate. Kids will have plenty to keep them occupied too as there'll be a magician, face painters and traditional egg painting, as a DJ provides the perfect soundtrack.
SHAM EL NESSIM @ RAMSES HILTON - April 17th-22nd
Enjoy the Easter break with all the family at the legendary Ramses Hilton where they're offering a double room for just 444LE per person including a massive Sham El Nessim brunch on the pool, under the sun.
CONRAD CAIRO: EASTER ESCAPE - April 17th-21th
Get away this Easter break, without having to go through the hassle of actually leaving the city, with Conrad Cairo's Easter Escape! There are some awesome deals available such as a one night stay, including breakfast, for just 799 LE. Perhaps you opt for an upgrade where you get to enjoy a delicious Easter Buffet brunch at Jayda as well for 999 LE.
- SUKHNA -
TABLA RETURNS FOR SPRING BREAK - April 18th & 20th
What's better than spending Easter by the beach? Spending Easter by the beach in the notorious TABLA! Yes, everyone's favourite seaside hot spot is back this spring break with not one but two massive parties, ready to remind everyone of the heyday of unforgettable Egyptian nightlife.
SOLAR VIBES @ TAMARAI SUKHNA - April 20th
Tamarai Sokhna is back! Egypt's sexiest seaside club returns this Easter as they kick off the festivities with one hell of a party. And God knows we need one!
- MARSA ALAM -
3ALGANOOB - April 18th-21st
Set to be Egypt's biggest music festival to date, 3alganoob returns for a second year on the beautiful beaches of Marsa Alam. Three days of soul lifting activities, music, camping and all that lovey dovey hippy stuff. Check out the epic line-up of music here.
- GOUNA -
THE PARTY PLAYGROUND VOL.3 - April 17th
The prodigal Party Playground returns! Every season they take over Gouna and all of the cool kids head right on over for a night of poolside shenanigans. We say poolside but odds are a few people get a little too drunk and may or may not end up in the pool. We don't mind; means it was a damn good night. We're all for midnight swims. Anyway, Volume 3 of this notorious nocturnal event will be happening again, with Abou Samra and Hafez on the decks spinning out some sensational sounds to accompany your serious buzz.
PLAYHOUSE FT. DJ MONTE & PA PEYTON - April 18th
Ok so picture half naked trapeze artists floating above you, twisting and turning around ribbons and inside plastic bubbles; a drunken poolside Cirque du Soleil, if you will. And that's the kind of sheer awesomeness you can expect from Playhouse at Club 88, which will feature Arte Volante (flying art) a seriously cool show from Ibiza; a veritable elevation (pun intended) of your party experience. It's basically beautiful people soaring through the sky above you on disco balls while you proceed to get seriously drunk to the epic beats of DJ Monte and PA Peyton.
KEGLEVICH POOL PARTY - April 18th
Part of the Crazy 88 party line-up this Easter in Gouna, Tamer Banna brings you the Kelgevich party. What's going down? Who knows, who cares, it's sponsored by an Italian vodka, you'll get f***ed up and there's a pool. See you there.
CRASH BOOM BANG @ JOBO'S
Crash Boom Bang bring their out-of-the-box stage show filled with nuclear energy and more hit covers than you can handle to Jobo's in Gouna for huge 'street-style' performance. They'll be joined by an international dance show to boot.
THE PLAYBOY POOL PARTY - April 19th
Gouna Easter treats don't come in the form of coloured eggs and chocolate rabbits. Rather, they come in the form of wet, half naked 'bunnies', courtesy of The Playboy Pool Party at Club 88. Picture a pool full of hot, bikini-clad chicks strutting around, fake boobs optional, and you've officially pictured the party. Enjoy.
SOUND THERAPY - April 19th
Spring Break is just around the corner, and party pros Coco Mokhtar and DJ Abu Samra will be throwing a massive party in Gouna's DuPort, featuring local hero Misty and Italian stallion Manuel De La Mare at the pool side club.
Reservations: 01221020888 + 01221198940
#BEACHFEST FT. TINIE TEMPAH - April 19th
British Hip-Hop and Rap superstar Tinie Tempah will be headlining an all-day party at the beach in Moods this Easter break. Joining him in the line-up will be Danish diva Ashibah and (representing Egypt obviously) DJ Moneim. Clearly, it's gonna be one of those days where you're going to party until you pass out (get it? Tinie Tempah song reference and all...).
DISCOTECTURE SUN EDITION FT. ROBOSONIC - April 20th
Electrum Records' Discotecture series continues in Easter Break with a massive Sun Edition on the beach in Gouna at the Cable Park. Let's face it, if you're going to be lounging sea-side for the whole day anyways you might as well do it with the option of listening to one of the worlds leading Deep House DJs coming in all the way from Berlin - Robosonic.
Before this international deck dazzler takes to the decks there's a line-up that'll have the starfish up till the crack-o-dawn including Aly Goede, M Fayek, the Gawdat brothers, and one of the top up-and-coming female DJs from the UK House scene - Jasmin, set to send her vibrations out into the ocean with Deep Bass lines and uplifting vocals. To sum up: eight hours of sick tunes, dancing, surfing and drinking. Hell yes.
Entrance: Couples only. IDs must be shown upon entry.
MOONWALKER - MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE ACT - April 20th
The world's number one Michael Jackson tribute is hitting Club 88! Witness this King of Pop's doppelganger as he performs the legend's classic hits that never fail to get the crowd going. He's even going to moonwalk for you, and we all know (after many, many attempts at the office) how hard that little move is to master.
- SAHL HASHEESH -
CROSSFIT & YOGA @ SAHL HASHEESH - April 18th-21st
Now we all know spring break is a time for getting drunk on the beach. Or at least it is for us. But some people out there don’t suffer from the same alcoholic tendencies we do. If you are of those fit, healthy humans of the city that we are eternally envious of because we can barely make it up the stairs, here's a cool retreat that's right up your alley! Enjoy your spring break in style at the gorgeous Sahl Hasheesh with Crossfit Engine38, they of the formet el Sahel bodies, and Yoga Life with Katherine, they of the flexible bodies and Zen outlook on life. So basically, enjoy the ultimate getaway where you can alternate between exercise and beach relaxation. There are packages available but you don’t need to reserve way ahead of time!
1 session: 75 EGP
2 sessions: 100 EGP
3 sessions: 150 EGP
SPRING FLING - April 18th-21st
Event Republic are teaming up with Sahl Hasheesh once again to take the Easter activities to the beach! They're throwing a seriously fetch series of parties with four massive parties featuring Egypt's finest DJs, each followed by a debaucherous after party. Check out the brilliant line up below:
1. 18th of April: DJ SHawky
2. 19th of April: DJ Ramy
3. 20th of April: DJ Mohasseb
4. 21st of April: Gawdat brothers
Reservations only. Entrance is free. Bouchon is 250LE.
KHALED HUSSEIN & YASSIN @ SPACE SHARM - 21st
Party hard in Sharm at Space with Khaled Hussein and Yassin spinning the decks and getting your feet a movin' to the beats.