As the year draws to a close, we are ready to bid 2020 farewell and look forward to welcoming a new blissful year. In this truly joyful time of the year, we seize the opportunity to gather with our families, friends, and loved ones over lavish dinners in a dazzling celebratory ambience.
As it is about time to make plans for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, we begin to explore our options while bearing in mind abiding by the necessary precautionary measures for the pandemic.
To make this season more special for you, we have created for you a roundup of spectacular spots and venues to relish a glamorous ambience and experience an exquisite culinary experience. These destinations follow strict hygiene and safety measures in accordance with the set safety protocol during the pandemic.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza
From Christmas to New Year’s Eve, join the happy holiday festivities at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. On the 24th and the 25th of December, the hotel shimmers with festive excitement as Santa pays his annual visit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the lobby.
Savor true Chinese flavors at 8 Restaurant with a five-course dinner and feast on the perfect place for an intimate family celebration. Relish a remarkable culinary experience at Zitouni where expert chefs craft an exquisite menu of all-time Egyptian favorites for Christmas Day. Experience elegance at its finest at Bullona restaurant with international DJ Ben and an extravagant Italian menu created by Chef Cristian Lisci on Christmas Eve.
For New Year’s Eve, add a little festive cheer to the night with five-course menu in a true Chinese ambience at 8 Restaurant or enjoy New Year's Eve with a festive dinner menu that offers authentic Egyptian delicacies at Zitouni.
Sparkle the festive season celebrations in a night of glitzy festivities with stunning Nile views and Cairo’s skyline at Bullona restaurant; where artistic surroundings, signature cocktails, and extravagant atmosphere will end the year on a high note with DJ Ben lively beats to the countdown and beyond.
Grand Nile Tower
From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, the Grand Nile Tower team has ensured that every day will be filled with the joy and entertainment required for a happy holiday season.
At Delice Tea Lounge, you can instantly get into the Christmas spirit with Ginger House Christmas Delights Shop while the classic carols are being played in the background. The aromas of sweet home-baked Christmas cookies filling the Rendez Vous Lounge will surely tempt grown-ups and kids alike.
For a special meal with family and friends on Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy the special menu being served against the enchanting backdrop of the Cairo cityscape at the Revolving Restaurant.
On New Year’s Eve, the lobby will be taken over by a lively band to bring the New Year in with good tidings. Grand Nile Tower’s landmark Revolving Restaurant will be offering an exquisite menu of gourmet appetizers, entrées, and desserts against the eclectic backdrop of the Cairo nightscape.
Closer to the Nile, El Sakya Souk restaurant promenade will be serving up a delicious array of international cuisines to satisfy every craving: flavourful seafood, zesty Italian favourites, rich and spicy Indian specialties, and mouth-watering Middle Eastern feasts.
Hilton Cairo Heliopolis
Celebrate the festive season in style at Hilton Cairo Heliopolis where the magical program of seasonal feasts, festive activities and special touches is designed to create lasting memories.
Get into the festive spirit this December, and pick up your favorites Christmas treats from Le Marche with traditional Christmas cookies. Put a smile on the face of every little one as Santa Claus pays a visit with Christmas presents for all the young ones on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Dine in Lebanese glamour on New Year’s Eve at Al Dabke Restaurant, featuring a selection of Lebanese delicacies with a special set menu dinner. Enjoy a delicious Teppanyaki grills set menu with a live cooking show as you celebrate the New Year’s Eve with friends and family at Noble house Chinese restaurant. At the Dome, enjoy the Grand New Year’s eve buffet dinner with classic festive fares presented alongside Oriental, Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisines, crafted to be shared and enjoyed with loved ones.
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year’s Eve with a lavish night out and relish the sensation of its exquisite cuisine at Leonardo Italian Restaurant or raise a glass to celebrate the New Year’s Eve at Rainbow bar and Darts Pub with an evening of entertainment.
Le Meridien Cairo Airport
Indulge in all the glitz and glamour of the holiday season and ring in the New Year at Live Sports Bar with a belly dance show, and DJ. Add a touch of sparkle to your New Year’s Eve at Mezzeh and welcome the New Year on an enchanting note with a delectable dinner set menu while you enjoy the performance of a belly dancer and dance the night away along to the beats of the DJ. If you plan to extend the happiness and spend the night in, Le Meriedien Cairo Airport offers exclusive rates for room bookings on New Year’s Eve.
Marriott Mena House, Cairo
You don’t need to travel abroad to celebrate an extraordinary Christmas and New Year when you can rejoice in an oasis of elegance and luxury by the Pyramids for a perfect getaway.
The iconic Marriott Mena House, Cairo is celebrating this festive season with lots of culinary surprises that are tailor-made to please the entire family and loved ones during Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the famous 139 restaurant and the Moghul Room. Unwind and relax this joyful season and escape the city’s busy life to the serenity of 40 acres of landscaped gardens and luxurious rooms offering an unmatched experience.
For a relaxing end to the year, relish a comforting massage at the Saray Spa offering a wide range of treatments after boosting your energy at the fitness center.
The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
Located on the Nile and overlooking the remarkable Egyptian Museum, the Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo is the ideal destination to celebrate the magic and wonder of the festive season.
Culina offers uniquely indulging brunch experience with variety of proteins, rich BBQ, sushi, seafood, seasonal salads, and dessert offerings accompanied by enjoying live jazz entertainment and Christmas spirit.
Bab El-Sharq celebrates Christmas and New Year’s offering prefix dinners featuring traditional oriental flavors while guests enjoy live entertainment and authentic oriental dishes from all over the Middle East.
For Italian cuisine lovers, Vivo is offering exclusive dinner experiences for Christmas with live entertainment in a contemporary setting overlooking infinite views of the Nile and Cairo Tower.
Dine and Dance at Midnight to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a countdown at BAR’ORO. Overlooking Cairo and the Nile in all its magical glory, NOX invites guests to see in the New Year in a luxurious and fun night with DJ beats and live entertainment. Intimate and elegant, Lobby Lounge features a special Christmas high tea with a Trio Live entertainment.
Enjoy a chocolate extravaganza with Valrhona on New Year’s Eve. At Sweet Boutique, French pastry chef and his talented team are creating a special gingerbread masterpiece inspired by the pyramids of Giza along with Specialty Christmas creations and a Log Cake during the entire month of December.
Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski
It’s the favorite time of the year, so put your festive smiles on and celebrate the magical season around the Palace. Get ready to start the festive season with a special Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony featuring a marvelous choir, the hotel’s famous hot chocolate treats and of course Santa’s visit for the little ones.
Searching for dinner overlooking the Palace courtyard? Romanov is where you can feast on an elegant meal followed by drinks at 1897 bar while listening to live melodic tunes.
Celebrate the festive season with the Buddhas and indulge in an Asian dinner prepared by YANA’s passionate chef featuring a special heart-warming set menu while dancing to the DJ beats. Looking for a Levantine night, book your dinner at Bab Al Qasr and experience a world filled with delicious grilled dishes made by Chef Omar.
At Brunch At Lucca, enjoy an especially themed Dolce Vita, Christmas & New Year’s brunch to indulge in a variety of dishes crafted by Chef Giovanni while enjoying the live entertainment.
Grab your beloved ones and start the New Year at The State with a very sumptous festive buffet infused with rich aromatic dishes to satisfy your taste buds while listening to the DJ play all night.
Semiramis InterContinental Cairo
Take delight in the hotel’s seasonal dining venues, catering's best delights and exclusive gift voucher surprises, promising a cheer and holiday bliss all season long.
Enjoy Christmas Eve with Ihab Shawi at Pane Vino restaurant on December 24th and experience a night filled with nostalgic dancing tunes, Italian flavors and panoramic Nile views. Feel the joys of Christmas along with your loved ones savoring a special curated menu and live piano tunes decorating this night at The Grill. At Birdcage, the tranquil waters, serene settings & creative chefs bring out a special ambiance throughout the festive season.
Café Corniche is offering a scrumptious takeaway selection of Christmas goodies that include Yule logs, chocolate Santa’s & gingerbread cookies. For a light-hearted season of celebrations, treat yourself to an appetizing Christmas canapés & desserts with a live pianist at the Tea Garden. Kids can also take photos with Santa Clause on Christmas Day for some memorable Christmas moments.
Planning to make your own holiday event memorable? Semiramis InterContinental Cairo provides the perfect setting for any function, any size, anywhere. Catering’s Best provides outside catering and supply all the necessities from menu selection and the perfect festive turkey, to professional waiters and cutlery.
Rejuvenate for the festive season and ask about the exclusive spa offers extended till the end of December 2020. You will explore an array of signature beauty treatments and massages for ultimate bliss, harmony, and fitness.
Steigenberger ALDAU Resort
Saying farewell to a tough year, and celebrating the start of a new one, the three mega-hotels of Steigenberger ALDAU Resort are getting ready for a long-awaited festival to welcome 2021.
The 5-star luxury hotels are known for their all-year-long live shows, musical concerts, carnival nights, and colorful parties for all the guests. The vast variety of dining options, international cuisines, and restaurants in every corner gives guests an unforgettable dining experience, especially on holidays where great meals turn into superior feasts.
The safety, health, and comfort of guests are top priorities. Reducing the number of lounges, tables, and bookings to maintain social distancing has not reduced the amount of fun. And now the three grand properties of Steigenberger ALDAU Resort are cautiously getting ready for Christmas and New Year’s Eve vacation, applying the international health and safety measures, and offering attractive rates.