Ah it’s that time of the year again; a time when we arbitrarily celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another, only to realise that it’s all meaningless because time is an man-made illusion. Part-pooping aside, many have already made plans to hightail out of Cairo to spend New Year’s in the likes of Gouna and Sharm, but this year, there are plenty of places across Cairo where you can enjoy the countdown with drink in hand and music glaring.
SOIREE II @ ROYAL MAXIM PALACE KEMPINSKI
This year, Events Plus has joined forces with Expose to kick off 2016 in style with a line-up that includes Ramy DJunkie, Soiree Sugar Babes, Patrice, Percussionist, Maya Maghrabi, Fortune Tellers all the way from Spain, and many more surprises. For more information, call 0223899000.
TICKLE YOUR FANCY @ CAIRO JAZZ CLUB
Cairo Jazz Club sees in the new year with a special night that will welcome local DJs, Hussein Fahmy, Nader El Tahawy & Fairouz T. For reservations, call 01068804764.
NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH (NOT AT) THE TAP
The Tap has had a big year and the Maadi bar is marking the end of 2015 with a special party at a villa in Maadi, where entertainment comes courtesy of a host of acts, including Blues Attack, Tamer Auf and more .For more information, contact the Tap through their Facebook page.
NEW YEAR’S EVE @ ZIGZAG
Downtown Cairo’s Zigzag ushers in 2016 with the help of Aly B and Ouzo. For reservations, call 012 7560 2411.
NEW YEAR’S EVE @ RIVERSIDE
Zamalek’s Riverside ushers in the new year with the help of local duo, DJ Fuzzy & Ayman Nageeb, and in-demand percussionist, Lebanon’s Bash’s Beats, as well as a GoGo dancer performance. For reservations, call 01212801290.
A BLACK & GOLD AFFAIR @ SAIGON RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Saigon Restaurant & Lounge at Fairmont Nile City are celebrating the arrival of 2016 with dinner, drinks and the sweet sounds of Riham Mostafa. For reservations, call 02 24619494.
JOHNNY’S MASQUERADE @ JOHNNY’S WEST
Johnny’s at Le Pacha 1901 in Arkan Mall mark the New Year with the sets of DJ Leon, the hip-shaking moves of belly-dancer, Ranim, and more, with a specially prepared set menu. For more information and reservations, call 01122208883.
MAKOUK VOL. 1 @ SWISS CLUB CAIRO
Swiss Club Cairo hosts the first volume of music event, Makouk; a cross-cultural music event supported by the French Institute and Vibe which sees international and local acts come together for a huge night of music, with performers including Telepoetic, Object Obscure, Abdallah El Miniawy and more. For more information, click here.
RESOLUTIONS @ AMICI HELIOPOLIS
DJ Leon is the man in charge of the music at Amici Heliopolis’ open cocktail bar NYE party, with sushi, appetisers and free corkage thrown in. For more information and reservations, call 010-2049-2999.
NEW YEAR’S EVE @ AFTER EIGHT
Salalem head the New Year’s celebrations at Downtown’s After Eight, with a surprise belly-dancer waiting in the wings too. For more information and reservations, call 01003398000.
NEW YEAR’S EVE @ GŬ BAR
Nile-side Zamalek hangout, Gŭ Bar, celebrates NYE with a special party full of special performances – let your imagination run wild. For reservations, call 0122 000 0022.
Or if you’re lucky enough to be travelling out of Cairo this New Year’s…
GARDENS OF BABYLON @ MOODS (GOUNA)
nineteen84 Management and Blurr Entertainment team up for a NYE spectacular at Moods in Gouna, with Misty, Disco Misr and Abou Samra providing the music. For more information and reservations, call 01025903455.
AUBERGE @ ANCIENT SANDS (GOUNA)
Tamer Banna returns to his home away from home, Gouna, for his customary NYE spectacular. This year, the fifties-inspired Auberge is set to welcome no less than 15 different acts, including DJ Amr Hosny, British singer, Katherine Ellis, seductive songstress, Nalaya Brown, and Egypt’s hottest belly-dancer, Amie Sultan. For more information and reservations, call 012-0074-4400.
FIVE FABULOUS YEARS @ TABLA (SOKHNA)
Tabla has more than one reason to celebrate NYE this year, as the Sokhna club marks their five year anniversary in style. Tickets get you beer, wine, mixers and free bouchon. For reservations, call 01140000033.
DAVID TORT @ SPACE SHARM
Space Sharm welcomes Spanish DJ, David Tort, for a special NYE celebration. For more information and reservations, call 01148298888 or 01110123123.
For more events on New Year’s Eve, and throughout the week, keep the Cairo Gossip events calendar on speed dial. Metaphorically, that is. Because you can’t dial a website. Although, we were doing that in the nineties with dial-up internet. Anyway, keep the Cairo Gossip events calendar on metaphorical speed dial.