Skies are lit up? Check.
Countdown for the New Year? Check.
It’s definitely the spirit of New Year’s Eve, and this is how celebration around the world took place!
Fireworks lighting up the Ancient Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill during New Year’s day celebrations in Athens, Greece.
A stunning shot for the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower through a bubble in Moscow’s Red Square, Russia.
Fireworks exploded over the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, Germany.
People amazed during the fireworks show that took place over a hill in Vienna, Austria.
Skies of Moscow’s red square colored with fireworks in Russia.
What did we say about enthusiasm? Spotted in times square, NY.
As if Fireworks weren’t good enough, London Eye takes on a more colorful look at the United Kingdom.
All lights everywhere, and that’s how Egypt celebrated NYE, in every district and that one is from Waterway.
Mother’s day: Planning the Perfect Getaway for your Mother
Alert! Mother’s day is just around the corner, and if your mother is as stubborn as mine when it comes to buying her a gift, then the best way to celebrate it is by spending quality time with one another. And so I figured that the best way to draw a smile on her face is by taking her out to my favorite places, or what used to be her favorite places.
There are various ways to spend the day with her, and they all depend on your mother’s personality, because while some may be outgoing, others would like to take some time off duties and spend the day relaxed at home. So here’s a list of suggestions, but keep in mind that you’re the best one to tell how your mother would want to spend the day.
1- Wust El Balad
This used to be my mother’s hang out place, and whenever she feels down, I usually take her there for ice cream from what used to be her favorite ice cream place Al Americaine. So if your mum is as nostalgic as mine, take her out to places with memories in them and make her relive them with you. Listen to her tell stories about her youth, and her best friends and how she used to spend her time.
You can have lunch at one of the Liver shops there, or take her to Eish wa Malh where she can enjoy some really good Italian food.
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Mom has fed you so many times, this Mother's Day treat her to a special brunch in the heart of Downtown. The whole family can enjoy everything from strawberry pancakes with a cappuccino to a succulent beef fillet with fresh pasta. We'll serve breakfast until 3pm and have a number of brunch specials! 🍓🍓🍓 Free chocolate covered strawberries for all the ladies! Perfect for couples and families. Single mothers welcome. Those who have lost or lost touch with their mothers encouraged; extra chocolate covered strawberries for you. 🍴🍴🍴 The menu is a la carte. No minimum charge. For reservations, please call 01098744014. #eishayatek #downtowncairo #mothersday #mom #pancakes #free #brunch #chocolatestrawberries
2- Day use at a hotel
A day use at a fine hotel makes the perfect scenario for relaxation, you can start off your day with a nice massage and then have breakfast by a view. My recommendation would be to choose a hotel by the Nile so you get to enjoy a perfect view and the perfect weather, go for Sofitel or Grand Nile Tower, they won’t disappoint.
In both, you’ll get to enjoy a splendid view from their restaurants, where you can indulge in an array of your favorite baguettes. Also, good news is, Grand Nile Tower is offering a special discount of 50% on all massage and spa treatments to moms at their Royal Health Club. The offer is valid from the 21st till 23rd of March.
For reservation, call 0223651234
Paul is also a perfect choice for mothers who would enjoy fine french baguettes and pastries, the restaurant itself is classy and sets a nice mood for breakfast or lunch. My recommendation would be to go to the branch in Korba; because it looks heavenly and you can go for a walk afterwards.
4- Spring Flowers Exhibition at Orman Garden
Available from the 21st of March until the 21st of April, and this time Orman Garden is hosting the 86th Edition of Middle East’s biggest flower exhibition. It is thrown annually and is considered to be the most elaborate kind of a flower exhibition in the Middle East. The good thing is that if your mother is a garden/ flower lover, she won’t resist not buying something from the exhibition and you, my lucky friend, will of course be the one buying it for her.
The exhibition will include more than 171 vendors, displaying a wild variety of more than 600 species of cacti, roses, orchids, palm trees, indoor and outdoor plants.
The hard choice you will have to make is whether to have breakfast or dinner there, because both meals are extravagant, and will sure get your mother’s approval. Besides their really good food and their most famous chicken, the view at the New Giza branch is breathtaking, and the weather these days make the place even more suitable.
The Weekend Guide: Where to Take Out Your Significant other
It’s March already, so you know what that means! A month that is fully dedicated to women and mothers of every household, and you’re either celebrating International Women day or mother’s day. Both ways, you gotta come up with some interesting outings for your loved one, and so we have got you covered with a list of places, where you can take out your mother, your wife or your girlfriend.
To the mommies with young kids who are still celebrating their day among their kids, Billy Beez in Mall of Arabia is hosting an event ‘The Mother Queen of Billy Beez’ every Thursday of this month. It’s an event that is both rewarding to the mother and kid; because nothing warms a mother’s heart more than seeing her kids laugh.
There will also be a photo booth in the mall, where kids will receive a ‘Billy Beez Mask’ and mommies will get a 50% off Billy Beez tickets, that they can use starting from April.
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Out in #TheParkAtMoA where the sun is shining and flocks of the city’s movers and shakers have joined us to celebrate a Picnic in The Park and Qahwa Egypt’s opening! Make sure to stay tuned to this page to get a sneak peak of all the fun and games as the day unfolds! #ThePark #AWholeNewExperience #PicnicAtThePark #MoA
Mall of Arabia’s latest extension, it sets the mood for a family outing, or a one-on-one date with your partner. After doing some shopping or maybe going out for a movie, you can have lunch at one of the restaurants that just recently opened there.
Now for an actual romantic dine in with your significant other, the revolving lounge in Grand Nile Tower sets the perfect mood with its incomparable view of the City, during a candle lit dinner.
For Reservations, call: 0223651234
Conrad Cairo is collaborating with Conrad Istanbul Chef Sedat Hamarat, for one week, the chef will be blessing visitors with some Turkish specialties for a la carte dinner at Conrad Cairo’s OAK Grill restaurant from March 3rd to 8th, nightly 6 PM to 12 midnight. So hurry up and reserve your spot before the 8th of March, and award your loved one with a taste of Turkey.
For reservations, call: 0225808481
Located in the heart of Maadi is an European-look-alike piece, perfect for a breakfast or a candle lit dinner. An even nicer idea would be to turn it into a weekend getaway, and book a room at the hotel.
The place is also hosting a Soirée Tango Printanière event this Saturday, where couples will get a complimentary introductory Tango class and a la carte dinner with a live guitar performance.
Price: L.E 646.88 all inclusive per person.
Dress code: Dress to impress.
For more information, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/394504851117547/
5 Hangouts spots for a Game Changer weekend
Let’s be honest, we all decide on our hangout destinations based on the kind of cuisine we’re craving so basically, outings now revolve around food. But what happens once we’re done eating? We direct our attention back to our phones, and because of this, the best hangouts spots are always those that make us forget about documenting the moment, and actually living it.
The below list is of places that will surely force you to put your phone down.
1. Ski Egypt
One of the most enjoyable experiences and definitely a new one, Ski Egypt doesn’t only give you the experience of snow but also a number of fun games for a definite remarkable day.
Where: Mall of Egypt
Prices varies and is available on their website: https://skiegy.com/pricing/
2. Adrenaline park
Adrenaline park offers a variety of super fun games, including paintball fights and laser tag, both of which takes you to a live PubG experience. So if you’re looking to let out some of your energy, then what’s a better way of doing so other than on a stimulation of a war field?
Where: El Sheikh Zayed, Dandy Mall
AutoVroom is Egypt’s first international professional racing track in Egypt, that offers both rental and professional kart racing. So whether you’re a car enthusiast or not, it’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on!
Prices start from EGP150 per person.
Going a little old school with a bowling, why not? Especially with more and more arenas opening across Cairo. These new arenas are bringing people back to the arcades!
Where: International bowling center, Dandy Mall, Cityscape Mall
5. Magic Planet
Arcades are always a good idea, and no it’s not for kids only! Well, unless it’s a Friday then you better leave it to them. Choose carefully your childish friends who are into trampolines and more, those who bring the inner child in you.
Where: Mall of Egypt
N.B. All previously mentioned spots have awesome and near food spots, because let’s be honest, food still matters the most.
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