The Ultimate Eid Guide 2015
From the North Coast to the Red Sea and even the usually-quiet-in-Eid-Cairo, this is your ultimate guide for letting loose, having fun and getting some much needed rest, this Eid El Fitr...
Whether you're migrating to Sahel, staying put in Cairo, venturing out to a Red Sea resort, or are simply following the House beats wherever they may be, this Eid is chock-full of events, parties, hotel offers, dining destinations and lots and lots of parties. Here's your ultimate guide - keep checking back for updates and take it easy on the Kahk...
Sahel North Coast
First in London, then Shanghai, Dubai and finally (FINALLY!) Egypt's North Coast. Prepare yourselves for the long awaited exotic extravagance and sheer entertainment value of the over-the-top crazypants antics of Cirque Le Soir tonight. It might get a little weird, but that's all part of the charm...
The pop culture phenom that is Hisham Abbas will be paying a visit to the North Coast's Marassi on the 18th of July, so get ready for a nostalgic throwback at summer hot spot, Club M by ByGanz as they bring Disco fil 90s back to life.
Get your dancing shoes on, and grab your invitation because Marassi is on fire this summer, and Maya Diab is fanning the flames of that fire, as the sexy songstress will be performing at the famous Club M on the 19th of July. You can be sure that this is gonna be one smokin' hot night... Event is invite only, sorry guys.
PITCHER PERFECT MORNINGS @ BAYSIDE
Who doesn't love getting day-drunk, dancing on the beach and not missing a minute of tanning time? Bayside's Pitch Perfect Mornings are set to the hottest day-time events on the North Coast this summer. Today, Baher gets the beats going.
Pitch Perfect Mornings at Bayside are there to give you a reason to get up before 2 PM in Sahel. This time, M.Fayek will be hitting up the poolside decks.
Mornings are made better this summer over at North Coast's new hot spot, Bayside, where every day in Eid, they throw a sun-soaked bash. Today, the legendary Abou Samra hits up the decks.
Make memories that will last and stay forever young as Marassi's Lemon Tree lights up and dazzles you with great drinks, even better food and music that'll have you dancing long into the night.
It's summer! And that means it's Tabla's season! Get a taste of summer mixed with the spirit of Eid, as you party hard at your favourite place and enjoy a Lebanese touch in the Batuka Parade & other surprise performances (hint: it includes belly dancing)!
Enjoy the second day of Eid in a similar fashion as the first - partying. Because one day is never enough. Duh. The Lebanese team continue to surprise you with fascinating performances and a new bodacious belly dancer will be swiveling her hips and making you stare.
The last of Eid holds a surprise for you at Tabla this year, as they have the Lebanese Batuka parade over, a hip shaking belly dancing beauty doing her shake and shimmy thing, and more... Prepare for some signature Tabla antics.
Celebrate your Eid with the unmistakable sounds of the iconic Souad Massi live in concert at Marassi this summer, as the iconic songstress dominates the stage with her powerful vocals and enigmatic stage presence.
Put on your whitest white outfit, head to the North Coast and let 6ix Degrees' epic opening party sweep you away into a flurry of music, cocktails and dancing.
The Lemon Tree & Co's private opening party is finally bringing life back to the beach, so get ready for a vintage throwback with a 60s inspired theme at everyone's favourite hot spot. Don't forget to pack your best floral prints... That's if you're invited. Their 60s spin on things continues all summer long though.
After their epic, sun-drenched Crates and Containers event in Palm Hills last spring, the development company has teamed up with Blink to put on an equally colourful family-friendly maketplace filled with entertainment, shopping, food and fun and this time it's on the beach at Hacienda Bay, kicking off the first day of Eid and for a whole month.
Ciel is set to be the hottest spot in Sahel this year, setting up shop in the epic Amwaj development. Opening up with a bang is no other than DJ Tony, ready to get you moving and grooving from afternoon to night.
Bayside is hosting artists Shadden Fahim, Omar Emara, Farida El Gueretly and Hassan Ramzy for a night of chilled out live music on the beach.
A new venue on the scene, Rai promises the deepest, darkest nights. Opening with a bang, the standalone club inaugurates its massive nights with Andrey Ezz for a taste for things to come.
Lebanese food tastes better on the beach. Fact. Marassi gets its taste of Cafe Blanc all summer long.
Sahl Hasheesh will be turning your Eid break upside down and inside out with their two back-to-back days of sun-soaked beach-side shebangs; Summersault. Notice the cute spelling pun? Notice? Yeah, so did we. These blasting beats will be courtesy of not one, not two, but four decknicians who’ll be steering your Eid in the right musical direction. Kicking off the craziness on the 18th will be two femme fatales. Because women are not damsels; they’re damn good DJs. Akladios, aka Dina Rizkallah will be dropping some hot beats to start off the antics, followed by the prolific Kidmims; who is not an actual kid but will definitely kill it on the decks. Sunday the 19th, the daytime debauchery shall continue as the notorious Nader El Tahawy takes to the turntables to play some of those tunes that turned him into a local hero. And headlining the night, or err, day, will be none other than Greek demi-god Saccao who will literally spin you into a frenzy of sound.
Nothing screams summer like basking under the sun and as tribute to the glorious star Moods presents their Dazed by The Sun shebang. Let go and dance your little tushy off with some Deep House and NU-Disco beats. Plus they've tapped two of Cairo's most in demand DJs, Vega and Bica to make sure the beats keep blasting non-stop from the speakers.
Eid gets wild down in Gouna as hot spot Aurora throw four back-to-back parties with the hottest local talents taking their turn at the decks. July 17th sees Aly Gawdat fly solo with some pumping Deep House; the 18th has Gouna staple Safi playing some funky beats befre Aly Goede does what he does best long into the night; night three sees M.Fayek and Abu Samra reunite for another unforgettable set, while Sebzz wraps up the four-day shebang.
Get your hottest summer outfits on and head to the club that started it all; the iconic Pacha Sharm. Welcoming the enigmatic Sebzz to the decks, alongside residents Ouzo and Joe, the superclub has one intention: to keep you dancing all night long.
Dress to impress and bling it on for Wehbba - the man of the hour is about to blow your mind with his uncontested skill behind the decks. With eight years in the biz this man has his tracks signed to labels like Bedrock, Toolroom, Soma, Tronic...and that ain't even half of them. And as if that isn't enough, you've got local legends, Abou Samra, Ouzo, and Joe all taking a turn at Pacha's infamous turntables and ensuring that your night will be flooded with dynamic beats.
Whether you're looking for a Eid getaway for yourself or for your family, you will enjoy Soma Bay's Sheraton's infinity pool, hotel food, luxurious rooms and of the course - their beach. Room start from just 1150 EGP
Soma Bay's Cascades hotels offers to show you a different side to Eid this year; one with quietness and tranquility where you can enjoy your weekend away from Cairo's noise. It even includes a Golf resort for those who practice the hobby. The offer stands from 16-24th of July and charges 525 LE per person per night.
So yeah, you may be stranded in Cairo this Eid. But who the hell cares because Cairo Jazz Club has got you covered. Celebrate Eid with the most iconic club in the city. Night no. 1 get ready to dance to the Deep House beats of DJ Miesh, second eve of celebration get folksy (Egyptian folksy) with Basheer, and some vocal jazz awaits you on the third night by none other than sultry songstress Michelle Rounds.
Who said you have to be at Sahel to enjoy summer? Spend your nights at The Garden's In Bloom events and prepare to dance to DJ Mobbz' tunes.
The second day of Eid sees the Garden continue to bloom, as DJ Lyon takes over the decks making summer in the city a lot more tolerable.
The first day of Eid calls for a fierce femme fatale to bring some fun tunes to the table and that's exactly what DJ Irma is doing tonight at LIV! So get ready to live it up. Obviously.
Cavallini is back in their element this Eid - crazy nocturnal times. All you little night owls will come out to play tonight, and fist pump the night away to Chris Montana's manic beats.
It's gonna be all sultry hip swiveling over at Cavallini tonight and bodacious belly dancer Magda makes her way out onto the dance floor and shows that, you know, her hips also don't lie.
Take a break from the hectic hassle that is Cairo living and have a refreshing drink or a meal at the SOL Pool Bar this Eid. If you're a seafood fan (and let's face it; who isn't?), expect a spectacular lunch buffet between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Plus your little brats, err angels, are looked after as they've got a bouncy castle, clown, magician, face painting and plenty of treats for them to tuck into including popcorn and a sweet candy station. Although again, let's face it, what adult doesn't enjoy all these things just as much as kids do?
Escape the Eid traffic, zone out completely, and find your sanctuary and all around happy place at Renaissance with some special Eid room rates starting from LE 1,523 per night. Breakfast included.
Sometimes staycations are just the best idea. The city is empty during Eid - don't ever forget that because it happens once in a blue moon. Check into the Fairmont Heliopolis, rest, rejuvenate, chillax and all that good stuff. Because you totally deserve it after the tough past month. Single rooms start from 900 LE / Double rooms start from 1000 LE.
DJ Eslam and Belly Dancer Nesma are back in action after a month-long hiatus. Get ready to shake what your mama gave ya this Eid!
Pacha celebrates Eid the authentic way - with food, fabulous enterainment and the shaking of the hips.
DJ Roro, belly dancer Oxana Bazaeva, violinist Azmy, Shaaban Drummer and Lebanese singer Myriam Klink are all on hand to make this Eid a memorable one!
Break your tight Eid schedule and treat yourself to a professional 50-minutearomatic massage and a refreshing 60-minute facial one and go to your gatherings all relaxed and shiny all for 2300 LE.
Spend the traditional Eid differently this year, enjoying the JW Marriott's amazing pools, food and atmosphere. Rooms start at just 2065 LE for a double per night.
Enjoy the beautiful view of the Nile at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza's Beymen cafe and with their extraordinary handmade kahk, starting from 150 LE per kilogram.
Staying in Cairo this Eid ? No Problem. JW Marriott brings the beach right to you. Enjoy a chilled atmosphere at their pool beach, the DJ's soothing beats, and, of course, their very own signature BBQ.
Who can resist an all-day lunch buffet at the Four Seasons' Zitouni ? Enjoy the delicious meal with Room\Suite packages from the 17th until the 26th of July. Rooms start from just 1600LE per night for two persons, including the lunch.
It's time to start adjusting to having meals throughout the daytime! Don't miss the all-day brunch buffet experience at Four Seasons' Zitouni, and make sure to give their water-fresh seafood a taste for just 365 LE per person.
The Semiramis InterContinental is catering to your staycation with great room offers starting from just 1300 LE for a double room valid all the way until the 26th of July so don't miss the chance.
DJ Roro, belly dancer Oxana Bazaeva, violinist Azmy, Shaaban the drummer and Lebanese singer Myriam Klink all team up for a fabulous Eid at Graffiti.
Graffiti is back in action! DJ Roro is back with violinist Azmy and Shaaban the drummer (haven't you missed them?) while making a special appearance are dancer Ocana Bazaeva and singer Myriam Klink.
The InterContinental CityStars are feeding all the cravings for daytime feasting this Eid with an international buffet for LE 290++ with live jazz band to serenade you.
The CityStars staple is putting on a sumptuous international buffet at The Lounge as we return to daytime eating.
Enjoy a Eid break in the lap of history as the Mena House Hotel offers some great rates for the season. Rooms start at just 1000 LE for a night, and all bookings include a buffet breakfast.
The Ramsis Hilton puts on three back-to-back themed buffets for decadent dinners this Eid. Friday17th is Oriental, 19th is seafood and it's all about the Italian eats on the 20th.
Check into the iconic Sofitel El Gezirah this Eid for just $295 per night for a double room, and enjoy a staycation in total luxury.
After a month-long hiatus, Bamboo is back and naturally, it's with a bang! Prepare to leave your inhibitions at the door and get your party on as their resident DJs take over the decks and get you out on that dance floor. Everyone loves a good comeback...
If you can stand the heat, Aswan is calling you this Eid. Check into the historic Old Cataract from just $150 per night on a bed and breakfast basis.
Treat yourself to an authentic experience in Luxor this summer. Enjoy the pool with the children or a romantic evening over the Nile with someone special in the garden view rooms in the Palace. It's $150 for a double room based on bed & breakfast with access to free WIFI and room upgrade!
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