Stuck for a place to go for iftar or sohour this month? Your guide to the best places to eat out this Ramadan.
Conrad Cairo celebrates the holy month of Ramadan with the promise of magical nights with your family and friends. Enjoy an open buffet iftar at Solana restaurant for LE 170++ and set menu sohour at Jayda restaurant starting from LE 99++ per person. Large gatherings will find plenty of options for hosting iftar or sohour with special Ramadan menus.
Conrad Cairo • 1191 Corniche El Nil, Cairo • Tel: +2 (02) 2580-8000 •
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Experience a true Oriental Ramadan ambiance at any of the top-notch hotel’s restaurants all offering Ramadan specialties, Oriental delicacies and traditional drinks. Zitouni offers specially created buffets with a range of Egyptian delicacies and delights, while the Pool Grill offers an intimate outdoor experience for iftar, sohour and shisha and Oriental tunes in between. For an Italian flavor, Bella serves iftar every day, after which a regular a la carte menu is on offer. If your idea of iftar and sohour is room service, the hotel has a special Ramadan offer of LE 1000++ for 2 persons
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza • 1089 Corniche El Nil, Garden City, Cairo • Tel : +2 (02) 2791-7000 • www.fourseasons.com/caironp
Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers
The vibrant Si Omar is the Ramadan Pool Lounge, featuring an al fresco terrace and a full range of traditional specialties and shisha complemented by oriental entertainment during sohour. Break your fast with authentic cuisines, including an oriental buffet at Aqua e Luce and My Kind of Place restaurants and a Lebanese iftar set menu at Al Dabke. The Pizza Bar offers exclusive set menus for iftar and sohour, with oriental delicacies, traditional drinks and shisha overlooking the gardens and swimming pool. Contact the hotel to learn about Ramadan Room Packages and Eid El Fitr offers.
Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers • Hotline: 16989 • Tel: + 2 (02) 2267-7730/40 •Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.fairmont.com
Kempinski Nile Hotel
Blending rich traditions of hospitality and taste, Kempinski Nile Hotel invites you to share the Ramadan spirit at its world-class venues. Osmanly Restaurant features traditional Turkish specialities, with warm hospitality as the young ones are entertained in a designated area. The Blue offers a sumptuous iftar buffet with a large selection of hot and cold mezze, a wide variety of mediterranean cuisine with a special focus on popular Egyptian specialties and an exceptional dessert station. Sohour at The Roof Top Pool has stunning views of the Nile from its 11th floor vantage point; it is also the place to be for catching those crucial FIFA World Cup matches or your favorite Ramadan show. Meanwhile, Shishawy offers shisha and Ramadan cocktails, and Salon 3 has an iftar and sohour buffet.
Kempinski Nile Hotel • 12 Ahmed Ragheb St., Garden City, Cairo • Tel: +2 (02) 2798-0000 • www.kempinski.com
In the Holy Month of Ramadan, this Heliopolis hotel welcomes you, your family and friends for a delightful iftar with hot and soft beverages at its international restaurant Greenery, Indian venue Massala, the Chinese Lounge or the Roof Garden, and open-air terrace offering a variety of Shisha flavors. The hotel has three different set iftar menus for individuals and can also accommodate iftar buffets for groups of 20+.
The Karvin Hotel •11 Mohamed Ebeid St., Off Nozha St., El-Sabaa Emarat Square, Heliopolis, Cairo • +2 (02) 2690-6453/7/8/9, (010) 9882-6543, (02) 2690-6458
Don’t miss the special “Pay 4 Get 5” Eid El Fitr and summer promotion at Port Ghalib. Rates for a minimum 4 nights stay per double room start from LE 1150 on Half Board Basis at InterContinental The Palace Port Ghalib Resort, LE 850 on Soft All Inclusive Basis at Crowne Plaza Sahara Sands Port Ghalib Resort and Crowne Plaza Sahara Oasis Port Ghalib Resort, and LE 525 on Soft All Inclusive basis at Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib. The resort town has activities from submarine trips to go-kart racing to spa treatments and much more. The Palace hosts an Oriental Show on the first night of Eid, an exotic African and Nubian Show on the second night, and a Folkloric show on the last night. Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis
Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo Heliopolis is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan through an extraordinary culinary journey with Chef Essam Ezzet and his team. The 1122 Café serves a variety of fresh food, snacks, cocktail drinks and shisha of your choice, along with live takht music and LED screens to follow your favorite TV programs. MIX Restaurant serves seven different iftar and sohour buffets, while the Lebanese restaurant Mezza offers sohour, oriental music, grilled delights and freshly baked bread. Filini’s open kitchen create modern interpretations of Italian classics. Oriental set menus are also available, and seasonal desserts are on offer by the pool at Terrace on 9. The Radisson Blu Hotel Cairo Heliopolis also has discounted prices on suites for the entire Ramadan period, where guests can avail themselves of 7’eme Ciel Spa, pool area and state of the art fitness centre.
Radisson Blu Hotel Cairo Heliopolis • Abdel Hamid Badawy St. 114, Rawda Al Sheraton • Heliopolis, Cairo • Tel: (02) 2696-5656 • www.radissonblu.com
Enjoy an Oriental iftar buffet and set menu sohour served daily at Miramar Restaurant overlooking the Red Sea. The buffet includes oriental food, appetizers and famous Ramadan desserts. Later, head to Coconut Grove, an Oriental al fresco corner, for a Ramadan drink and shisha special deal of for only LE 50. Sheraton Preferred Guest members save 20% at the Sheraton Miramar main restaurant featuring cuisine from all areas of the globe.
Sheraton Miramar • El Gouna • Tel: +2 (065) 354-5606 • www.sheratonmiramarresort.com • Sheraton Preferred Guest program: spg.com/ramadan
With branches in Fifth Settlement’s DownTown Mall, Cairo Festival City and City Stars, Olives makes an authentic Oriental iftar easily accessible. The restaurant offers a set menu for LE 118.85 per person, plus tax and service. An additional surcharge may apply with certain grill dishes.
Olives • Down Town Mall Road 90, 5th Settlement, New Cairo, Tel: +2 (010) 6706-6222 • Cairo Festival City Fountain Area, Tel: (010) 2880-8050 • City Stars Mall Phase 2, Floor 4, Family Dining Area, Tel: (010) 0017-6930 •www.olivesworld.com
Semiramis InterContinental Cairo
The Semiramis InterContinental is ready for Ramadan this summer. From Night & Day’s multi ethnic iftars to Nile Terrace’s open air sohours and Cafe Corniche’s sweets, guests experience a delightful Ramadan journey followed by Eid celebrations with a line-up of star-studded entertainment in Haroun El Rashid.Semiramis InterContinental • Corniche El-Nil, Garden City • Reservations desk : +2 (02) 2797-1818 or 2795-7171, ext: 1151
Teda Swiss Inn Plaza Hotel Ain Soukhna
Spend Ramadan in Ain Sokhna’s TEDA Swiss Inn starting at LE 380 for a single, with doubles, triples and suites also available. Rates are valid during the entire month of Ramadan, including week days and weekends, between June 28 and July 22. Stays between July 23-27 start at LE 480/$90 for a single. Stay for Eid El-Fitr (July 28-30) starting at LE 1000 for a single, with a minimum two night stay. If you extend your holiday between July 31 and August 2, rooms start at LE 550 for a single. All rates are for Egyptians & expatriate residents, per room / suite per night, based on Half Board Basis: Breakfast & Dinner or sohour & iftar buffets (during Ramadan), inclusive of service charge & all taxes. Supplements may apply for pool views, extra beds or children plans.
The hotel also offers three iftar set menus ranging LE 120–220 per person and a set sohour menu for LE 65 per person inclusive of taxes and service charges. Groups of 50 or more can arrange for one of three iftar buffets, ranging from LE 140–250 per person inclusive of taxes and service charges.
TEDA Swiss Inn Plaza Hotel • 3rd Plot, northwest of Suez Economic Sector, Ain Sokhna • Tel: +2 (062) 371-0496, (010) 0180-4160) • www.swissinn.net or www.swissinn.net/teda/index.htm
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor
Luxor’s most historic hotel is the ideal place to enjoy oriental hospitality, starting with mezzehs, mixed grill and shisha at the new 24-hour Shisha Lounge on the Sofitel Winter Palace’s Terrace. Part of the Sofitel Luxury Hotels collection, the intimate 92-room Winter Palace also has French and international restaurants for when you’re seeking a change of culinary pace.
Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor • Corniche El-Nil • Tel: +2 (095) 238-0425 • www.sofitel.com
Alexandria’s Sheraton Montazah has Ramadan room rates of LE 600 for a single and LE 650 for double, including sohour or a morning breakfast buffet, service charge and taxes. Members of the Starwood Preferred Guests or the Vodafone One program get a 20% discount on the daily oriental Ramadan Iftar buffet at Café Coquillage, the hotel’s main restaurant. Iftar is LE 195 per person all inclusive, while the sohour buffet for non-guests is LE 90 per person all inclusive. The Beach Café is hosting Ramadan Nights, featuring oriental takht and a different singer each evening. The open-air café offers Ramadan drinks, sohour and the best blends of shisha with a seaview and TVs for your favorite mosalsalat. Minimum charge is LE 40, while sohour on the table is LE 75 all inclusive.
Sheraton Montazah Hotel • Corniche Road, Montazah, Alexandria • Tel: (03) 548-0550 • sheraton.com