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  • Five Ways to Celebrate Ramadan Like a King (Or Queen) at InterContinental Semiramis

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    As a multi-Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Award winner, InterContinental Semiramis stands as an apex of luxury in Cairo – in layman’s terms, it’s a pretty swanky place when it comes to dining and hospitality.

    The folk at the Semiramis take a rather jolly approach when it comes to occasions, with Ramadan being no different. Unlike so many hotels, however, InterContinental Semiramis’ Ramadan offerings are a real hotpot of food, entertainment and offers that has a little bit of something for everyone…

    1. Fawanees!

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    The biggest news this Ramadan is the return of the hotel’s popular kheima (tent) Fawaneees, which once again sits on the Nile Terrace, boasting some of the most stunning Nile-views you’ll find anywhere across the city. That’s just the backdrop, though; lavish food, live entertainment, moslasalat and Euro 2016 screenings await – and maybe a surprise or two.

    2. Summer Getaways Without Leaving Cairo!

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    Ramadan can get to the best of us  – fasting and summer in Cairo don’t mix well. While many are counting down the days till they can escape the city, InterContinental Semiramis is offering an alternative with a special room rate for just 1400LE all inclusive. Not only will this offer get you a double room, but also fetar at Night & Day, or sohour at Fawanees.

    3. Big Group Fetar and Sohour

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    Whether organising an office fetar, have an insanely large family that no home can accommodate for a Ramadan get-together, the Semiramis is ready and waiting for large group fetat or Sohour events in its largest ballroom – which holds up to 1200 people. All you have to do is make sure everyone shows up, because the hotel will take care of everything else, including arranging outside catering, helping with the menu planning and providing all the practicalities too. Now that’s what you call service.

    4. Lebanese, Italian or Everything?

    We spoke earlier of InterContineal Semirammis’ feats in the Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards, but the hotels outlets also have their share of awards from us, including Lebanese restaurant, Sabaya, which, this Ramadan, is offering authentic, traditional Levantine dishes for both fetar and sohour, with a special menu for the latter standing at a mere 220LE.

    Alternatively, you can do it the Italian way at Pane Vino courtesy of acclaimed chef, Giovanni Romagnoli, who will be serving up fresh pizzas and homemade pastas as part of a special many for both fetar and sohour.

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    If, like yours truly, you re indecisive, then why choose? Night & Day has it all, with a fetar buffet that not only offers traditional Oriental food, but also Italian, Chinese, Indian and more – you can start with a fresh and tasty tabouleh, follow it with a grand seafood Tepanyaki and end with a homely, wholesome Om Ali. Yum.

    5. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

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    No Ramadan would be complete without diving headfirst into seasonal desserts and the Tea Garden & Cafe has obliged with a colossal amount of Oriental desserts and sweets – everything from its famous konafa, to its melt-in-your-mouth balah el sham. You can calorie-watch after Ramadan.

    For more information and reservations, call 02-2798-8000,or click here.

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