Valentines is right around the corner! What to do in Cairo?

Ahram Online, Wednesday 1 Feb 2012

Trying to figure out what to do on the special day? With Valentine’s around the corner it’s time to set plans to make it a memorable one with your sweetheart

Valentines, Cairo 2012

You would be super smart to make reservations in advance at any restaurant, regardless if they have something special for Valentines. Just avoid wasting your time and making your stomach rumble when you both are in high anticipation of a nice dinner out. Second, I’m sure you’re already mulling over what to get them; something from the heart that they will really enjoy. Here are some suggestions.

Swiss Club:

Their outdoor patio on actual grass makes it a unique spot in Cairo. On the cusp of Aguza and Imbaba, it really is a surprise to find an ample house with ample property around it. At the Swiss Club they are used to hosting dinners and activities, so I trust that they can pull off a nice, relaxed evening. A hint: the Swiss Club Valentine’s might be nicer in a group of couples instead of just you and your date.

Crystala Nile cruise:
Setting sail from AghaKhan in Shubra, from 7pm to 9pm on Valentine’s with their resident DJ, dinner will be served with desserts. They offer a gift as a memorabilia at the end of the night. Hint: there’s roughly a 50 per cent coupon on the web.
Tel: 01283311156

Solitaire Nile Cruise in front of Zamalek Club
LE 250 includes a buffet, DJ El Massry and DJ Karlos, beat boxing performance, competitions (best dressed, best dancers, singing competition, etc)
Other: professional photos, fireworks, balloon release,
Tel: 01006392902
BBM pin: 22069973

Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers, Cairo
LE 550 all inclusive PER COUPLE

“Romeo & Juliette” themed candle light dinner at Aqua e Luce to the tunes of piano and harp

LE 500++ PER COUPLE - including a complimentary Valentine’s cake
Noble House, Maria’s, Al Dabké, Leonardo or Lan Tania Special Valentine’s set menu

Rainbow Bar featuring salsa and cocktails

Fuze Bar & Lounge, serving cocktails

Pizza Bar

Tel: 16989

Indigo at First Mall:
Set menu, DJ until 11:30pm for 230LE plus taxes.

Four Seasons:
For the big spender, LE1,750 includes overnight Nile view suite package, buffet meal  dinner at Zitouni, complimentary breakfast and parking. The package is available from February 9 – 18, 2012.  

The Terrace Restaurant
*new to this Valentine's listing
LE180: Four-course set menu
Tel: 01068888391

*new to this Valentine's listing
LE200 minimum charge
Resident DJ DJ Aly, Honey & Kiko
Couples & mixed groups only

Tel: 01009955200 

All Seasons:

The shop on Al Ahram Street in Korba across from Tebesty has everything for every season. A great gift for Valentines, regardless of age or tastes is an oversized teddy bear.

Azza Fahmy
Jewellery designer, known for her mix of Arabic and contemporary style, has come out with a line specifically for Valentines 2012. Lovely words inscribed in Arabic and elegantly placed semi-precious gems set off the bracelet, earrings and necklace.

Try going to one of the bazaars, you’ll be sure to find something sweet and 100 per cent original there.  

Roshy Bazaar
February 3, 11:00am - 10:00pm
Imperial Boat

Happie Shoppie Valentine Day Bazaar
February 11, 11:00am - 9:00pm
Intercontinental Cairo City Stars Hotel, Al Montazaah Ballroom Floor -3

20 (2) 2791-6800.

Early bookings for all Valentine's experiences are highly recommended.

Other suggestions
Ride horses by the pyramids
Take the day off to go to one of the Wadi’s
Khan el Khalili or Old Cairo

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