Ramadan Guide 2015
Food and good old fashioned fun is on its way this Holy Month. Our comprehensive guide to the festive season has it covered. Keep checking back for updates!
Whether you're after a spot to take the whole family, fancy a gourmet Iftar or like a smooth shisha long into Sohour hours, there's no shortage of places to go and people to see this Ramadan.
Ramadan Fel Harra at Eat & Barrel
Eat & Barrel transforms for Ramadan, switching their Hipster style for a true A3da 3araby. Out are the barrels and in our the floor cushions! Open for Iftar and Sohour, their gorgeous Nile-front deck is an Oriental wonderland. Stay tuned to their weekend schedules as they'll be inviting some of the city's hottest musical talents for some late night entertainment.
The funnest khema in town brings Egypt's unmistakable street vibe, food and music to life as their Sohour offerings all come from carts. Yep - that's a foul cart, taameya carts, feteer ovens, cotton candy carts and all! With oriental music, fun, games and that all important TV screen by every table, it's bound to be the talk of the town.
A brand new khema is ready to revolutionise Ramadan, taking up residence at Le Meridien at Cairo Airport. Fawazeer brings back the quirky, fun and downright entertaining side of the Holy Month in all its retro glamour. Feast on a five star Sohour there every weekend and kick back, relax and have some fun!
Wahawi at Le Pacha 1901
The Event Republic crew are back with their unstoppable Wahawi Ramadan tent, this year atop the Le Pacha 1901 boat. Head there each night for food, fun, games, and did we mention food? As always, this one's bound to happening.
Si Omar Ramadan Tent at Fairmont Heliopolis
Celebrate 10 years of Si Omar and enjoy our sensational Sohour menu, with special entertainment in the ultimate Moroccan atmosphere. Yes, that's right Si Omar has been around for 10 guys. Go wish him a happy birthday as he plies you with tasty offerings, smooth shisha, and your favourite TV shows.
Welaad El Zwaat Ramadan Tent at Sofitel
Experience Welaad El Zwaat Ramadan nights at Sofitel El Gezirah at the hottest spot on the Nile, combining live entertainment with Shisha and Oriental dishes, whipped up by their expert chefs.
The iconic tent that launched a thousands tents is back this year, this time taking over Nile-front haunt, Riverside. Expect the place to be celeb-studded every night as they serve up Iftar (220 LE ++) and an a la carte Sohour each night in Ramadan
The iconic Semiramis InterContinental brings back Fawanees on their Nile-facing terrace. A la carte and set menu options are available for Iftar, will their Sohour set menu will keep you fueled for the next day.
Kheimet Goz We Loz at Cavallini
Cavallini goes all pious for Ramadan as their famous Goz We Loz tent comes back to life. Enjoy an Iftar filled with Oriental delights, and keep going after sunset as their live Takht carries on into Sohour which goes perfect with a smooth shisha.
Starting this Friday June 26th until the end of Ramadan, Family Park will be taken over by Layaly Ramadan for a daily dose of wholesome food and fun. What differentiates this from the rest of Ramadan’s endless events is its sheer diversity and the fact that it really is geared at the whole family instead of just adults who are then left wondering what to do with their kids. There will be vendors galore spread out through the grassy park. For Iftar, you can just pop by, no reservations needed, and grab a delicious meal from one of the stands on hand, like Bites Catering or Al Dahan, to break your fast with. Plus, after you’ve sufficiently stuffed your face like we all do come sunset, Layaly Ramadan has a plethora of activities for you to partake in.
Experience an incomparable atmosphere amid Uptown Cairo’s rolling greens with majestic views of the Golf. Enjoy entertainment on weeknights and special performances by Cairo’s top musicians on weekends. Indulge in our mouth-watering food selection and watch your favorite shows and matches on our mega screen. Add to that, an exceptional shisha experience with an additional option of private pergolas that will, all together, promise you the ultimate Ramadan experience.
Last year, Fel Felucca was the name on everyone's lips when they reinvented the Ramadan experience, hosting Iftars and Sohours atop luxuriously made-over feluccas. And this year is no different. The floating experience is back in a big way; sail down the Nile while breaking your fast or having some nocturnal nibbles getting ready for tomorrow's tough day of fasting. Delicious food, epic view, beautiful boat. Try and top that. JUST TRY. Plus tonight, the crew are launching the latest addition to their fleet, The Elite. Oooh fancypants!
1001 Nights at Fairmont Nile City
Head up to the Fairmont Nile City's Arabian Nights themed tent and get whisked away to yesteryear as they serve up Oriental specialities for both Iftar and Sohour.
Laialy Mirage Tent at JW Marriott
Scored with live Oriental music, the JW Marriott's Ramadan Khema will be serving a lavish open buffet for both Iftar and Sohour all month long.
Ayam We Layali at Ramses Hilton
Ayam We Layali takes over the pool at the iconic Ramses Hilton, where they'll be serving an a la carte Sohour, shisha and live entertainment with Nile views.
La Gourmandise at Four Seasons First Residence
Iftar and Sohour are times of the day where you are supposed to be happy and the Nile Maxim boat is going to help you be just that with their special oriental menus set up for your dining pleasure. Your tummies will thank you deeply for this feast. So go hungry and enjoy some of their signature dishes - not to mention their delicious hubbly bubbly in a myriad of flavours - all while overlooking our great river Nile. Yup, it's the stuff of stories.
Ramadan at Nile Maxim Cruising Restaurant
Enjoy your Iftars and Sohours this Ramadan in one of the most relaxing ways possible; with a calming cruise on our great Nile River as you indulge in all your classic oriental favourites and feel the cool breeze of the night time wind. Nile Maxim will be setting sail as the sun sets and and late in the night, so whether you feel like an epic Iftar or some nocturnal nibbles, they've got you covered.
Lemonada at The Lemon Tree & Co.
The Lemon Tree & Co give us Ramadan with a hipster twist at Lemonada, featuring an exquisite oriental Iftar buffet as well as a scrumptious à la carte Sohour menu, along with some smooth grooves.
Ramadan at Hayda
Head into the techni-color depths of the glamorous Hayda for Iftar this Ramadan and feast on a buffet straight out of Lebanon. Or head to the deck for Sohour, where a set menu has been specially prepared for the midnight hours.
The Garden becomes El Geneina, bringing the true spirit of Ramadan to its usually hyperactive atmosphere. Indulge in their Iftar menu al fresco, and head there after sunset for a tasty sohour. Meanwhile, inside, The Garden X Fashion sees month-long displays of the city's top designers at The Mart.
The Smokery switches its seafood specialities for a taste of the Middle East in a lavish open buffet Iftar and serve up an a la carte sohour after 9PM
Switch things up a bit and join the Pepenero crew for their special Italian iftar, with an a la carte menu designed to do nothing but bring happiness to your beautiful souls.
Get a true taste of Lebanon at Cafe Blanc this Ramadan when the vibrant eatery puts on quite the spread! A set menu Iftar comes in at 180 LE per person, and a la carte Sohour has endless options.
Ramadan at Le Pacha West
West Cairo gets its own spread from the Pacha himself this Ramadan as they combine all the flavours in the world into one big buffet.
Ramadan at Chez Jean Claude
Iftar with a French flair or Iftar with an Italian touch? Why not have both? The New Cairo restaurant throws one of the biggest buffets in the city filled with their signature European dishes.
Ramadan Iftar at Le Pacha 1901
Break your fast like a Pacha! The family favourite dining destination will be throwing an enormous buffet comprising all our favourite dishes from over the years and comes with a free Nile view!
Sequoia promises us lots and lots of mirrors for this year's Ramadan theme, so expect a flood of light, only rivaled by the lavish buffet for Iftar. Late night munchers will be happy to indulge in an authentic Sohour all month long.
Savour stunning views of the Nile while enjoying your Sohour on The Roof at the iconic Kempinski Nile Hotel while watching your favorite Ramadan show and feeling the breeze on the 11th floor. With a set menu combining all our favourites and the biggest selection of Shisha flavours in all of Cairo, this one's going to be happening.
Osmanly Restaurant puts on an authentic Turkish Ramadan experience and you don't even need a visa to get there. With a seven-day rotating menu you can go every day in a week and have a different Ottoman experience at their Iftar buffet (275LE ++). Sohour is served a la carte, while a prayer room is on hand so you don't even have to leave between meals!
A restaurant with a difference offering a cosmopolitan blend of cuisines, The Blue invites you to break your fast with an haute cuisine Iftar buffet, blending Mediterranean cuisine with Egyptian specialities, with a different set up each day of the week. Buffet price
Oriental Sweets at Chocolate Lounge
It's the month to indulge in all things Middle Eastern so head to the Kempinski's Chocolate Lounge for all sorts of konafa creations, as well as your classic favourites. They also have a really cool display so get your Instagram ready.
Ramadan @ El Kababgy at Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
Feed your inner carnivore at the Sofitel this Ramadan and break your fast on a selection of grilled goodies at El Kebabgy. Or head there for a classic Sohour menu and all the shisha flavours you could ever imagine.
Italian Iftar at Bella at Four Season Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
An Italian Iftar? Mama mia! Make Ramadan different this year and feast on your favourite pastas, pizzas and more at the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza's Bella where a buffet will be calling your name all month long. LE 365++ per person
Ramadan at Mena House Hotel's 139
Break your fast at the foot of the pyramids at the stunning Mena House's 139 where a brilliant buffet will be laid out for you at just 300 LE per person. Meanwhile, Sohour with a free desert breeze is just 150 LE.
Ramadan at Le Deck at Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
Enjoy your Ramadan with the calming motions that only the great Nile River can bring you as the Sofitel's Le Deck puts on a special spread for both Iftar and Sohour.
Oriental Delights Buffet at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Take care of that sweet tooth you know you’ll have by the end of the day as the Four Seasons' Lobby Lounge will be offering a wide variety of Oriental treats from 8:00pm – 1:00am for 120 LE per person.
Ramadan at Le Sud at Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
The Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah's Le Sud is offering a lavish buffet created especially for Ramadan, with a selection of cuisines from around the world to satisfy all tastes and with the month just beginning, you have the time to try everything.
Open Buffet Sohour at Terrace Cafe
Enjoy a vast array of options for your morning Sohour at this exquisite buffet for a mere 150 LE so come hungry and leave happy.
Open Buffet Iftar at Terrace Cafe
After a long day of work in the hot sun you’ll surely want to spend your Iftar with an all you can eat buffet to really fuel yourself and that’s exactly what the Terrace Café is offering for 199 LE.
Outdoor Iftar and Sohour at Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers Pizza Bar
Sit back, relax and enjoy the great weather for either Sohour between 9:30pm-2:30am or Iftar between 6:45pm – 8:30pm with a wide variety of food and shisha for 260 LE.
Contemporary Iftar at Aque E Luce
Enjoy a Ramadan Iftar with a European twist at the Fairmont Heliopollis and Towers' Aqua E Luce and indulge in a buffet filled with Continental classics for just 260 LE ++ per person.
Iconic Ramadan Cuisine at Solana
Enjoy a lavish Iftar buffet with a spectacular view of the Nile at the Conrad Cairo's Solana. Treats include an array of salads, generous selections of hot and cold mezzeh, sumptuous hot specialties and a great choice of oriental sweets for just 199 LE ++ per person.
Enjoy Lebanese delicacies with an haute cuisine twist at the Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers' Al Dabke where they'll be serving up a unique Iftar set menu for just 350 LE ++ per person.
Ramadan on the Nile at Jayda Restaurant
Feast on the Oriental specialties for Iftar family style at the open air restaurant Jayda overlooking the majestic Nile at the Conrad Cairo Hotel for just 185 LE ++ per person. Or savour the à la carte Sohour menu while enjoying the shisha flavors and the oriental takht before dawn.
Ramadan comes with a view of Cairo AND your favourite TV show as the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza's Upper Deck lounge serves up an authentic set menu Iftar for 300 LE ++ per person, while their Sohour comes in at 300 LE ++.
All of the Middle East's most coveted foods are for your choosing at Zitouni's epic Iftar buffet for just 365 LE per person all Ramadan long.
The famous Pool Grill at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza will be offering an al fresco Iftar set menu for 300 LE ++ per person, while a Sohour buffet comes in at 270 LE ++ while a DJ plays long into the night.
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