et Guide: Best Christmas and New Year’s lunches, brunches and parties



Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 01:27 GMT


Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 01:27 GMT

Christmas dinner Via Pexels/Pic

Christmas dinner Via Pexels/Pic

InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars

The InterContinental Cairo Citystars has a variety of flavors to help you celebrate Christmas this year. Esplanade is treating its guest to a gastronomic international buffet and enchanting tunes of jazz with a live band and Christmas songs from December 20-25. Santa Claus will be giving out Christmas cookies on the 22nd. Bellini offers an international drink list and pub-style menu, live band and DJ on December 24 and an a la carte menu and live entertainment on the 25th.

Asian food lovers can sample the finest selection of Japanese cuisine at Shogun. Celebrate Christmas the Italian way at Maestro to the fine tunes of the guitar; you can choose between a set menu or a la carte. For celebrations with an oriental taste, experience authentic Egyptian cuisine at Al Khal restaurant and for a Lebanese extravaganza, Fayruz is the place to enjoy your favorite dishes with entertainment of live band and belly dancer. For very large groups of family and friends, The Lounge offers bookings for a buffet for a minimum of 25 persons (book at least 24 hours in advance). On the go? Ask about the takeaway turkey at My Bakery (orders to be placed one day in advance.

Ring in the New Year in style at Holiday Inn Citystars’s main restaurant Windows, with a gastronomic gala dinner set menu with oriental music, belly dancer, and a DJ from 10pm to 2am. If you want to embark on a journey of authentic Indian cuisine, Indira is the place to be.

Have your choice between a la carte or set menu with a special gift to guests. For a more chilled night have your shisha outdoors as you relax to the breeze. Longer-stay guests can enjoy the holidays in the ‘home from home’ Staybridge Suites Cairo Citystars for a relaxed and private celebration.

For more New Year’s dining and accommodation offers, visit

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Grand Nile Tower Hotel

Grand Nile Tower hospitality promises to make this a most memorable holiday season. For a relaxing evening, head for the main Lobby Lounge where the holiday decoration and the classic carols being played in the background by our musicians immediately get you into the Christmas spirit. For a cozy gathering with family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can enjoy endless mouthwatering food and drink choices at Sakya restaurant surrounded by the Nile; while the Revolving Restaurant, the highest in the Middle East, offers an exquisite menu and the highest standards of service. Hop aboard the private Marquis boat and sample delicious international delicacies while ringing in the New Year.

For information contact

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Le Meridien Cairo Airport

Get together and share the joy of Christmas on December 24 with family and friends at EVOO, with a delightful dinner buffet for LE 300++. You can also enjoy a special Christmas lunch buffet for LE 250++ on December 25.

Ring in the New Year at Live Sports Bar with a memorable performance by Latino Dance Community and DJ Karimchata bringing the uplifting Salsa, Cubana, Reggaeton, Kizomba, commercial and dance beats to the dance floor. Raise your glass and get ready to dance away the old year in style with Le Méridien Cairo Airport. Tickets are LE 600. At Mezzeh, enjoy a delectable Lebanese set menu and belly dance entertainment (LE 450+++) at Mezzeh and get free entry to the New Year’s Eve party at Live Sports Bar. Toast 2018 with a distinctive dining experience at EVOO where you can sample an extravagant dinner buffet for LE 300++.

If you’re staying over for the holidays, Le Meridien Cairo Airport’s room offer includes free entrance to the Live Sports Bar New Year’s Eve party, dinner at Mezzeh, in-room Continental breakfast, special welcome amenities, and early check-in and late Check-out.

For reservations call +202 22659680 / +202 22659600 • E

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Cairo Marriott

The Marriott is looking forward to a very Merry Christmas on December 24 and 25; from the Christmas treats at The Bakery like Santa Claus chocolate, cookies, Christmas cake, and a gingerbread house to exceptional buffets at Omar’s Café on Christmas Eve for dinner and Christmas day for lunch.

On New Year’s Eve many celebrations await to bid 2017 goodbye and welcome the New Year in style! For a dinner party, head to Ristorante Tuscany, Harry’s Pub, Torii or Som3a Basha for meticulously crafted set menus. The Empress Show Lounge will also have you entertained all night long with star performances, a DJ and a band. Next morning indulge in breakfast at Promenade Café or Omar’s Café. If you partied at the Palace, a 30 percent discount will be given to you at the Promenade brunch buffet.

For details and reservations visit

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Ramses Hilton

The Ramses Hilton celebrations begin early this year. On December 7 take part in a Christmas tree lighting up ceremony at the Garden Court Café. Sign up for a Christmas cooking class with Executive Chef Dimitrios Koutsonikolas at OPIA Lounge & Bar on December 19.

On Christmas Eve head to the Citadel Grill for a traditional Christmas meal and on Christmas Day sample the lunch buffet items at the Terrace Café.
On New Year’s Eve touch the stars from OPIA and ring in the New Year to the tunes spun by the DJ and strolling violinist followed by a belly dance show. For an exquisite countdown to 2018, head to Breezes Lounge & Grill for a three-course dinner complete with a traditional Arab band, Oriental tunes, DJ and belly dancer. Or, enjoy a gala dinner at the Ramses Ballroom with live entertainment including famous singers and a belly dancer.

Don’t miss out on the Hilton’s Christmas and New Year’s room packages. For details and reservations call 010 22218977


The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo offers fun for all the family this season. Santa Claus will accompany children to light the Christmas tree in the lobby and capture the moments with photos. The children will also get the chance to personally design and take away their own ornaments. Culina offers a uniquely indulgent Friday brunch experience with rich barbecue offerings, sushi, carving stations, seafood, seasonal salads, and desserts while enjoying live jazz entertainment and Christmas spirit. Boasting authentic oriental dishes from all over the Middle East, Bab El-Sharq celebrates Christmas and New Year’s by offering set menus and extravagant buffets featuring traditional oriental flavours. A belly dancer entertains. For Italian cuisine lovers, Vivo is offering a five-course dinner experience in a modern, contemporary setting overlooking infinite views of the Nile and Cairo tower.

Overlooking Cairo and the Nile in all its magical glory, NOX invites guests to celebrate the arrival of the New Year with a luxurious and fun night of dancing to one of Cairo’s best DJs. The intimate and elegant Ritz Bar features a menu with an array of signature cocktails and live entertainment for guests. The Lobby Lounge also offers Christmas chocolate snacks, drinks and kids’ activities.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo also offers exclusive Christmas spa packages and activities for hotel guests and their children including cookie decorating and Christmas movie programs.

For more information call +202 25778899 ext: 2002 •

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Semiramis InterContinental Cairo

Café Corniche is offering a scrumptious takeaway selection of Christmas goodies that includes Yule logs, chocolate Santa’s and gingerbread cookies. Kids can also take photos with Santa Claus on Christmas Day for some memorable Christmas moments. Treat yourself to appetizing Christmas canapés and desserts with music by the Trio Band at the Tea Garden and live piano tunes by Iman Shaker.

The newest addition to the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, India along the Nile, will celebrate Christmas and New Year for the first time this year. Over at Birdcage, sample Chef Narong’s irresistible à la carte Thai menus. At Sabaya celebrate Lebanese style and share delightful mezzehs with friends and family while listening to oriental beats. On Christmas Eve enjoy an exclusive Dinner Dance with Cairo’s premier crooner Ahmed Harfoush at Pane Vino. Serenaded by live piano and flute music all season long, guests at The Grill’s fabulous ‘Noël sur le Nile’ gala dinner on Christmas Eve will be treated to a five-course dinner. Family and friends can enjoy delicious Christmas brunches on December 22 and January 7 at Night & Day and sample mouthwatering sushi prepared right of front of them by expert chefs Raoul and Ipenan at Sushiramis.

Toast in the New Year at the Cleopatra Ballroom or add an oriental twist to your seasonal festivities at Haroun Al Rashid. For a spectacular night out, the Gala Dinner Dance is an elegant yet fun dinner event with live entertainment and special menu
delights. Worried about how to make your Holiday event memorable? Whether it is a casual Christmas brunch or a chic New Year’s party, Semiramis InterContinental has the perfect setting for any function of any size with a variety of stylish ballrooms. Private Christmas parties are also available upon request.

For more information, call 27988000

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Sheraton Montazah Hotel Alexandria

Discover a selection of Christmas and New Year’s activities at Sheraton Montazah Hotel Alexandria and indulge in and celebrate the festive season in a welcoming surrounding.

Full program and activities await couples, groups and families at Tabia ballroom, Caesar Inn and Aquarius Discotheque. A variety of New Year’s parties featuring the Montazah’s specialty cuisine are planned, including a gala party with entertainment shows; trio band, and the latest Arabic and foreign hits with DJ Hassan Darwish, live songs by Alexandrian singers Fathy Meshaal and Yousry Abou El Wafa with his band in addition to fantastic belly dancing.

The Sheraton Montazah Hotel Alexandria also offers New Year’s Eve packages. Rates include tickets to the party at Tabia Ballroom on December 31.

For more information and rates visit

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Jaz Collection

Book the perfect Christmas and New Year’s holiday at one of Jaz’s coastal destinations (offers applicable December 27 to January 10). In Hurghada enjoy a New Year’s gala dinner if you book a Double Superior Room at the Jaz Makadi Saraya Resort, Jaz Makadi Oasis Resort & Club, Jaz Makadina or the Steigenberger Makadi (adults only; minimum age is 18). Guests staying at the Jaz Lamaya or Samaya Resorts in Marsa Alam can enjoy free entry to AquaCoraya Water Park and 50 percent off kids’ tickets to the New Year’s Gala Dinner.

For a truly unforgettable vacation, book a five-star deluxe cruise aboard the Steigenberger Omar El Khayam between Aswan and Lake Nasser. Includes sightseeing package.

For reservations contact, • cruises


Radisson Blu

If you’re looking for a sumptuous and dinner warm family this Christmas, head to the Radisson Blu on December 24 and celebrate at FILINI. The signature restaurant will also offer lavish dining options on New Year’s Eve.

For reservations, call +202 2696 5656

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Al-Masah Hotel

Offering several New year’s eve activities simultaneously at Al Masah hotel, with OUD tunes at Al Pergola, an Oriental Al Khedawy restaurant, live entertainment at Al Masah Lounge, laser show and live DJ at Garenio Cafe and an NYE poolside party till 1am. Each activity is under LE500 minimum per person.




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