With Ramadan winding down to the usual squib, all attentions have turned to what Eid has in store. Now for many, the long holiday is all the reason you need to hightail it out of Cairo to Sahel, Sokhna and other seaside locales, but for those who are bemoaning being stuck in the capital, we say, stop moping.
You see, Cairo comes as alive just as much during Eid and no more so than at the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski.
Hot off the heels of busy, colourful Ramadan that saw the New Cairo hotel welcome hundreds of Cairenes every week to its special kheima set-up, El Khedewy, and its distinct outlets, the seasonal glee continues into Eid with a spate of celebrations that offer a little something for everyone…
Special Room Rates…
Yes, it’s sad that you won’t be spending the holidays on a beach, but that needn’t mean that you can’t ‘get away from it all’. The Palace is offering a very special room rates for the Eid period, starting at a mere 1,500LE (all inclusive) on a bed and breakfast basis.
As one of the newest luxury hotels in Cairo, this is a perfect chance to have a Cairo getaway ; there’s no sand, but there’s one of the most lavish experiences you’ll find in the city.
Brunch is Back!
While many complain about the general hunger one goes through during Ramadan, one of our personal grievances with Ramadan is that the beautiful simple concept called brunch is off the table. Already a popular spot for brunchers in Cairo, the Palace is stepping things up a little with a special gourmet buffet (320LE++ per person, 499LE++ with unlimited local wine and beer).
It’s shaping up to be a fitting celebration of Eid – treated by many as a food festival unto its own – with a range of dishes and foods from across the world. Yum.
Fun for the Little Ones…
This Eid, the Palace is turning into a veritable fun factory, with plenty of activities in store – think everything from Lego city building and Lego Duplo for young kids, to Nerf gun shooting, Beyblade challenges and competitions, to puzzles, hoppers, ring sticks and more.
In addition, the hotel has collaborated with the increasingly popular Kidzania for a special ‘Master your Senses’ activation that aims to engage and spark all five senses in a Circus theme, while kids will also be able to take cookie baking and pizza cooking classes at the ever-so-Tuscan, Lucca Restaurant. Oh, to be young again…
Fun for the Adults...
On second thoughts, maybe being an adult is better. Keeping things traditional, but adding its trademark touch of stylishness, Eid sees the Palace welcome the jiggly wiggly stylings of belly-dancing dame, Amie Sultan.
There are also more live music surprises throughout Eid, while the hotel’s spa and gym staff will be running fitness classes by the pool. Guests will also be given the chance to take part in a raffle, with three prizes of stays at other Kempinski hotels up for grabs every day.
The Eid holiday marks The Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski’s first, but based on previous seasonal holidays special, the Palace doesn’t take these kinds of occasions lightly.
For more information and reservations, call 02 23899000 or click here.
By Kalam El Qahaira