It's not like we had a real winter or anything, but it's always a very welcome turn of events when the spring sun makes its way into our lives. After having our share of night-ins and hot beverages, it's now time to party it up! From Cairo to Sokhna, Alexandria to Gouna, here are all the happenings around the country this Easter break.

April 6th

Cairo

Friday Fever ft. ARRAB @ Cairo Jazz Club 

Ah, our favourite F word, Friday, is getting the feverish treatment at Cairo Jazz Club courtesy of deep and tech house connoisseur, Arrab. That's two Rs.

KABOO @ Cairo Jazz Club 610

Abu Dhabi-based, former Pioneer DJ Middle East Championship, Kaboo, takes the reigns at Cairo Jazz Club 610 in Sheikh Zayed for a jot and heavy Friday evening.

 IKE @ The Tap Maadi

The man they call Ike (no, not Tina's Ike, a different one) is back at The Tap Maadi this Friday for a night of - well, no one's really sure what he's going to play until he pushes that first button.

Elektronight: Shorafa/ Tamer Ouf @ The Tap East

The Tap East in New Cairo goes elektro with a 'k' (because they're dangerous) with tech-inclined housed-head, Tamer Auf, and Cairo-based Palestine-native, Shorafa. 

Lyon Avakian @ The Tap West 

Attention to all Sheikh Zayed residents - report to the dancefloor at The Tap West, where seasoned DJ, Lyon Avakian, is in charge of the music.  

Fel Badroom @ Basement Urban Pub 

If you're looking to dance (read: flail your limbs wildly with little coordination or care for those around you) look no further than Basement's night of commercial and Arabic 90s hits, Fel Badrom.

Zeina @ Zigzag 

Unfamiliar mastermind and local DJ favorite, Zeina, is the queen of the castle this Friday at Downtown's Zigzag, where she will be on all...night...long.

Feel Good Friday @ INDIGO

This Friday, Indigo in 6th of October City welcomes one and all to leave the week's stresses behind and feel good with DJ Medhat.

 Malaaz @ Grand Nile Tower

As part of its collaboration with the Grand Nile Arts Centre, ROOM Art Space hosts the latest in a string of special music events at the Grand Nile Tower Hotel, this week featuring Egyptian alternative rock band, Malaaz, who strip down for what is being called a semi-acoustic performance. Tickets are EGP 80-100.

Rolled Up Sleeves @ Room Art Space

Local five-piece band, The Rolled Up Sleeves, aka the naked forearms, maybe,  bring their up-beat rock covers to Garden City's ROOM Art Space. Tickets are EGP 50.

Sol Diese @ 3elbet Alwan

It's Friday flamenco night at 3elbt Alwan, where six-piece outfit, Sol Diese, take to the stage. Tickets are EGP 75.

Basheer @ Underground

Underground is giving us a Nubian-inspired weekend with the smooth folkloric rhythms of crowd favorite Basheer. 

Luxury Easter Escape @ Conrad

Why not give yourself a little TLC this Easter break with a luxury stay at the Conrad. Staring April 5th till April 9th,  book a room in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms overlooking the majestic Nile for EGP 1200 per person. Or go all out and upgrade to a double room, including breakfast buffet at Solana Restaurant, 50% off car parking, 20% off dinner at OAK Grill and Kamala, and late checkout until 6:00pm. They'll also be having an Easter featuring a DJ, a belly dancer and kids entertainment for EGP 350++ per person. Children under five eat for free , whilst children aged 6-12 can enjoy 50% off. For reservations and inquiries call +20 2 2580 8481.

Easter Getaway @ Le Meridien 

 
Because you don't need to leave the city to have a much needed getaway. Le Meridien Cairo Airport is offering Cairenes a great deal. Book two rooms and get 50% off the 3rd room!  And they're throwing in a lunch at EVOO's for 425 EGP per person. If you're not hungry, join in at Live Sports Bar & enjoy a live singer’s performance + DJ along with a wide range of cocktails and savory treats for EGP 250+++. For inquiries call 02 22659600. 

Brunch @ Mirage Cafe

There's something about the idea of brunch that makes us think mimosas and fancy sun hats, summer dresses and pearl necklaces. Then we remember we're in Egypt. Right. You'll probably be told to 3eesh 3eeshet ahlak, but you should wake up a little later on Fridays, fancy yourself up, and head to Mirage Café. You can do it. Prices start at EGP 295++.

Friday Brunch @ Paloma

The Westin Hotel's Mediterranean cuisine haven, Paloma, welcomes on and all to indulge in its weekly brunch buffet, where diners will find everything from salads and mains, to desserts and much more. EGP 300 per person.

Gouna

Straight Outta Gouna @ Rush Sports Lounge
 

For the hip hop fans, DJ FATSAM is returning to welcome the summer vibes with the finest tunes Gouna has ever witnessed. Pop in to Rush sports lounge for a night of awesome music, great drinks, and just the right mood to celebrate Easter break.

April 7th

Cairo

The Woodpeckers @ Cairo Jazz Club 610

Fronted by musical chameleon, George Aboutar, The Woodpeckers Trio end the weekend at Cairo Jazz Club 610 on an acoustic note with blues and rock covers. 

BOGO @ The Tap East

Gimme a B! Gimme an O! Gimme a G! Gimme another O! More importantly, gimme that free drink with The Tap East's buy one get one free offer on all bottled beers every Saturday! Yaaaaay!

Karaoke Night @ Basement Urban Pub

Dokki's Basement Urban Pub welcomes one and all to leave their inhibitions at the door and indulge in Japan's greatest gift to the world. No, not sushi, silly - karaoke.

Illusion Show with Amr Khaled @ ROOM Art Space

Garden City's ROOM Art Space wraps up the weekend with a night of tricks, as illusionist (don't you dare call him a magician) Amr Khaled takes to the stage to boggle your little mind and shake your brain in that pistachio shell of a thing you call your head. Tickets are EGP 50.

Metal Blast @ El Sawy Culturewheel

Metal fans, unite! Back for its ninth annual edition, Metal Blast is set to bring together the likes of Crescent, Devoue, Mythos and more to the River Hall for a huge, mosh-pit of a day of music. Tickets are EGP 150.

Gouna

The Big Fat Greek Party @ La Maison Bleue

They might have taught us a thing or two about philosophy and other confusing matters, but the one thing Greeks have got pinned down is PARTYING! All the reason why you wouldn't want to miss out on this big fat Greek Party at La Maison Bleue this Saturday night.  

Helioke VII with DJ Dan G @ Rush Sports Lounge

 

Karaoke is already pretty great, now add a healthy dose of helium to it and you have yourself an awesome night courtesy of the mad scientists over at Rush featuring the sick spins of DJ Dan G. Bring your vocal chords along for an unforgettable Helioke experience.

Aye Aye Captain @ La Maison Bleue

 

Give your little ones the quintessential pirate experience this Easter with Rimedia Kids' Àye Àye Captain swashbuckling extravaganza! Complete with party favors, music, delicious international meals and a bunch of awesome inflatables and toys courtesy of Pink Elephant.Venue next to La Maison Bleue. For more info, please call 0128 010 5096.

Alexandria

Oriental Night: Essam Karika @ NEO Bar & Lounge

A nostalgic throwback to the biggest Arabic 90s and 2000s pop hits by THE Essam Karika is whats in the works this Saturday night at NEO Bar & Lounge. The oriental blow-out wouldn't be complete without some expert belly dancing, and that is exactly what Lurdiana Lorgina is bringing to the table.

Hurghada 

Easter Bash ft. DJ RAVIN @ Buddha Bar

When the talk is about partying in Hurghada, that usually means we're talking about the iconic Buddha Bar. Insane house mixes by the resident Top Alex and Oscar merely just warming up for a takeover by Buddha Bar Paris' resident DJ Ravin. Worth driving down to Hurghada for. For inquiries, call 0114 262 6666 or 0114 550 0032.

Sokhna

Easter Party ft. Ayman Awad @ Color Beach Club

Hurghada's Color Beach Club is out to get our grooves on with a killer performance courtesy of the internationally-renowned DJ Ayman Awad. Call +201221322023 or +201112029264 for reservations. 

Milkshake Party @ Clique Beach Club

No need to bring all the boys to the yard, you can take them to Clique Beach Club this Saturday instead. With gourmet bites, soothing cocktails and DJ Shoky on the decks, this will be THE place to get this Easter vibe set on point. EGP 150 for entrance. 

April 8th

Cairo

Easter In The City FT. DJ Sam @ Pier 88

 

Is there anything better than food and a party? Head down to a badass 5-star brunch and a masterfully-mixed cocktail or two over at Pier 88 this Easter while you feast your ears in the sick spins of DJ Sam.

Sunday Selections ft. Alpine Dweller @ Cairo Jazz Club

As part of a mini-tour of sorts in Egypt made possible by the good folk at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Austrian trio, Alpine Dweller, bring their unique brand of experimental folk-pop to the Cairo Jazz Club stage. 

Easter Celebration @ Bogali 

As Cairenes migrate to the beach this Easter, Bogali is treating those left behind to some Easter magic with a sinful line-up featuring DJs Mo Ayah, Wesoo and Khaled El-Sayes. Bringing it closer to home will be another smashing belly dancing blow-out as the night draws to a close. Call 01121298683 for reservations. 

Easter Party @ Burgundy

It's bound to be a fabulous Easter with Burgundy's wicked Peter Gamil, xylophonist Zeina, and belly dancers Maris and Linda. Seats are limited, so book yours now on 01201859882.

Easter Party ft. DJ Nenio @ Gu Bar

It's going to be lit this Sunday at Gu Bar who are kickstarting the Easter festivities with a golden night courtesy of is holding a golden night courtesy of DJ Nenio. Book a table on 01220000024.

Easter Party @ Opia 

For this #OpiaInTheSky Easter Edition, the resident DJ, along with drummer Moustafa Taha and Saxophonist Nour Ashour, are cooking up an Easter blow-out which will leave you asking for more. Call 0102 221 8977 for reservations. 
 

It's perfectly appropriate, if not preferable, to make a fool out of yourself on the dance floor at this Easter Karaoke night courtesy of DJ Tony. Call 02 27515333 for reservations.   

Easter Feast ft. Ahmed Shiba @ The Garden Nile Front 

Celebrate Easter this Sunday with legendary Ahmed Shiba at The Garden Nile Front. We definitely want to go and sing along Ah law le3ebt ya zahr. The night also entails performances from the one & only Danilla, Percussionist, and DJ Sheeko spinning beats till the night dawns. For reservations call 0120 700 1001.

Sangria Sundays @ Basement Urban Pub

Sangria Sundays are what keep us going after the weekend is over. Don't believe us? Head down and see for yourself.

Easter @ Sheraton Cairo Hotel 

In celebration of Easter, Sheraton Cairo Hotel is offering a whole host oof different offers and promotions!

Special Room Rates

You can make the most of the long weekend with a relaxed, pocket-friendly mini vacation. You can enjoy a cozy single room at the resort for EGP 1800 with a lovely Bed & Breakfast offer. But if you want to the double the fun, book a double room for EGP 2000.

Cabana Day Use

Alternatively, you can spend the day by the pool with your own personal cabana (maximum of four persons) for EGP 3600, with breakfast, poolside lunch and some surprises for the kids to boot.

Poolside Lunch

Is it all a little too much? Worry not, because you can enjoy a lavish poolside lunch of EGP 600 per person.

Easter Getaway @ Fairmont Nile City

Enjoy a fun-filled Easter getaway including a one-night stay on April 8th or April 9th in the Art Deco Fairmont room. The offer also includes an Easter brunch for two in addition to complimentary parking for one car starting from L.E. 3,600+.
Book your stay by calling +202 2461 9770.

*Price is inclusive of service charge and applicable taxes, applicable only for Egyptians and local residents, and is subject to hotel availability. 

Easter Getaway @ Semiramis Intercontinental Hotel

Giving you the best of both worlds this Easter, Semiramis InterContinental is hosting live entertainment at the Palm Garden for fresh air during your day-use, or Night & Day, located at the lobby level, for those who prefer to stay indoors. 

Starting 12 PM, enjoy the special brunch menu for EGP 550 as you sing along to Onsy & Natalie’s epic tunes while your children enjoy an array of activities including a puppet show, a magic show, egg coloring and everything in between. Your little one's brunch will be on the house if they manage to pass through the Easter gate with straight backs and without hitting their heads.

For an even more relaxed Easter, enjoy the all-inclusive package starting from EGP 2,300 that includes a delicious breakfast followed by a tasty brunch. For inquiries and reservations call 02 27988188 

El Leithy & Belly Dancer @ Stage One 

The Shaabi maven Mahmoud El Leithy is joining forces with the sexy belly dancer Linda Martino for an Easter spectacle that will you have in a dance franzy well into the early hours of Monday. All for EGP 750 per person. Call 0225808420 for reservations. 

Easter Party @ AEON

DJ Bassem and Percussionist Hazem are teaming up to give us an Easter worth remembering this Sunday night. And it's all going down right in the heart of Heliopolis. Book a table on 01018444186.

 

Samo Zaen & Ahmed Gamal Concert @ Madinaty Sporting Club

Amazon Entertainment presents Kuwaiti megastar, Samo Zaen (he's a megastar, we promise) and the talented Ahmed Gamal for an Easter celebration down at Madinaty Sporting Club.  

Dalia & Ahmed Mano @ L'Auberge

Easter isn't just for masterfully painted eggs, it's also for memorably lyrical nights at L'Auberge with the sensationally smooth musical mix of Dalia & Ahmed Mano and the swashbuckling spins of DJ Captain Jack. Take a shower, put on your Sunday best and give your ears a treat.

Sokhna
Colorful Easter Party @ Clique Beach Club

Everyone's fave Sokhna resort Stella Di Mare is glamming up for a memorable Easter. This year, it's all going down at Clique Beach Club, which is leading the festivities with some smokin' hot beats courtesy of DJs Kareem Saber and Chris. Bookings on 01222111976.

Grand Opening Party @ Wiggles Beach Club

Winter is over ladies and gents, and that only means one thing; BEACH PARTIES! Opening this Sunday along the shores of the Red Sea is Sokhna's new IT spot Wiggles Beach Club. The grand opening will feature the sinful spinners Goblin and Sebzz. Reservations through Facebook

Alexandria

Sunday Easter Party @ NEO Lounge & Bar

DJs Baher Bino and Mostafa Qaty spin a sickening collection of grooves with a live violinist throwing the right elements into the mix. Call 01270027777 for tickets.

Gouna

A-Squared Ft Old Man Say @ Pier 88 

Give your Easter a fresh dose of poolside partying with the good folks over at Pier 88 while you let A-Squared take your ears on a sonic slip n' slide, guest starring Ibiza's own master of celebrations, DJ OldManSay.

April 9th

Cairo

Abstrakt Easter Edition @ Zigzag

Tunisian sage Haze-M and resident DJs Zio & De Groove are easing us into Spring with a bang-bang at Zigzag's this Monday night. Warming up Abstrakt’s Easter Edition is the up and coming Fady Nassrat followed by Jimmy. RSVP on 0111 260 4800.

OUZO @ Cairo Jazz Club

The man known as the Prince of Pacha, DJ Ouzo, is on the hot seat at Cairo Jazz Club this Monday as he brings his trademark progressive and tech house to the stage.

Cairo Big Band Society @ Cairo Jazz Club 610

Made up of some of the capital's most talented musicians, the Cairo Big Band Society take to the stage at Cairo Jazz Club 610 for a night of classic jazz covers.

Spring Party ft. DJ IRMA @ Gu Bar

Zamalek Nile-side haunt, Gŭ Bar, welcomes one and all for a special Easter party featuring Cairo-based Ukrainian DJ, IRMA, with the bar's resident belly-dancers also getting in on the action with some quintessentially Oriental, hip-shaking, cellulite-jiggling fun.

Tech it up @ 24K 

 

You guessed that right! It's an all-night tech extravaganza courtesy of 24K  to get that Easter party vibe going real good. Girls get free entry from 11 pm until 12:30 am. For reservations, dial 01224330993 or 01224330990. 

 

Bella Zio @ Bella Figura

Stuck in Cairo for Easter? Bella Figura has you covered with DJ Hany Bakar setting the night ablaze with his insane HipHop n Rnb sets. 21+ only and call 0227515333 for reservations. 

Kareem Saber @ The Tap East

It's a progressive house bonanza over at The Tap East courtesy of the renowned DJ Kareem Saber. 

 

Party Shuffle @ The Tap Maadi

Sinful spinner Teddy is taking center stage at The Tap Maadi this Monday night. Bust out those dancing shoes and show up bearing your PARTAY animal. 

 

Gents Night @ Stage One

Ladies night's are a dime a dozen in Cairo these days, so what a refreshing (and totally not fanning the flames of gender divide) change Conrad Cairo Hotel's Gents Night is? Taking place at the hotel's sleek and chic bar, Stage One, entertainment at this weekly Minday event come in the form of a DJ and bellydancer (because we're talking about men, after all), plus gents get in for free. 

Loay Concert @ Sky Executive Resort

New Cairo's fancy schmancy Sky Executive Resort is going all in this Easter with a huge day of entertainment featuring Loay, Street Band, Caruso Band and more. For more information and reservations call 0100 340 0284.

Easter Brunch @ Casa Mia

In celebration of the joyous occasion that is Easter, Sofitel El Gezirah is putting together a lavish Easter brunch at 'Casa Mia', offering a wide variety of mouth-watering delectables. 

Easter Breakfast & Brunch @ Nile Maxim

Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party. With a magnificent sea view, an open buffet, and live entertainment, Nile Maxim is the answer to those of you who can't make it out of Cairo this Easter. Enjoy the breakfast package with an all-inclusive open buffet at a price of LE 275 and lunch for LE 375. For reservations, call 0122 738 8888.

Easter Barbecue @ Swiss Club Cairo

Cairo's iconic Swiss Club is putting forth a full-blown Easter barbecue. An egg hunt, the Easter Bunny and much more funsies await the kiddos. Call 01003009695 for reservations.

The Circus @ Fairmont Nile City

The circus is in town folks! And this time, it's taking place in cloud nine, otherwise known as the rooftop at the Fairmont Nile City. Devour an Easter brunch and let the little monsters go wild with a smashing performance by the award-winning Illusionist Moustapha Berjaoui. Bookings on +202 2461 9494.

Easter Brunch @ Kempinski Nile Cairo

The Nile Ballroom 10th floor is set to welcome you for an delightful selection of Easter inspired dishes fit for the entire family. Bring your kids for joyful Easter activities and relish in an exclusive family Easter brunch. All for an EGP 350++ per person. On the house for children under 6 and with half off for kids aged 6-12. For more details contact 01019424528 or email restaurant.cairo@kempinski.com

Easter Parties @ Renaissance Hotel

Celebrate Easter the right way at Renaissance Cairo Hotel's Vintage with another one of their notorious Easter Party followed by an even more extravagant party on Sham El-Nessim. This is where we're getting our money worth! 

 

 

Easter Brunch @ The Nile Ritz-Carlton

A lavishing Easter brunch courtesy of The Nile Ritz-Carlton's Culina Restaurant awaits this Monday. No need to worry about the kiddos ruining that extravagant brunch as they'll have their hands full at the egg hunt and all the Easter funsies at the much-anticipated Easter Kids Festival at The Garden City as you unwind by the pool. Dial 02225778899 for reservations. 

Easter in Cairo @ Four Seasons First Residence

Cairo’s favourite poolside eatery Aura is celebrating Easter with some of the best local dishes including fermented grey mullet, salted sardines and smoked herring, just to give you a hint of the feast awaiting. And what’s a family feast without a sweet ending? Well, they've also got a wide selection of Easter-inspired desserts, courtesy of the Tea Lounge and La Gourmandise. Too full to drive back home? Stay in for the night with a 30% discount on room rates. 

Easter Festivities @ Hilton Cairo Residence

Enjoy all-day pool use, a lavish international buffet and live entertainment, while your kids take part in plenty of festive activities, including egg-colouring, face-painting and more for EGP 333 per person. For reservation & more information, please call 01063409999 

El Leithy Concert @ Le Passage Cario Hotel

 

The Mahmoud El-Leithy is set to take over Le Passage Cairo for a truly memorable night this Monday right after DJ Peto warms up the arena for him. Bust out those dancing shoes because this is bound to have you shaking it until the AM. Dial 01006019000 for reservations.

Esseily Live with DJ Yasser El Hariry @ The District Mall

The District Mall in Heliopolis is going all out this Easter with a special concert featuring Egyptian pop favourite, Mahmoud El Esseily, and DJ Yasser El Hariry - and it's free!

Gouna

Swing Fling @ Aurora

 

After a day full of some wicked fun in the sun, why not wind your day down with a chill night of live funkadelics with a side of breezy bossanova courtesy of the good folks over at Aurora. 

 

Alexandria

Brunch By the Sea @ Hilton Alexandria Corniche

Giving you the best of both worlds this Easter, Semiramis InterContinental is hosting live entertainment at the Palm Garden for fresh air during your day-use, or Night & Day, located at the lobby level, for those who prefer to stay indoors. 

Starting 12 PM, enjoy the special brunch menu for EGP 550 as you sing along to Onsy & Natalie’s epic tunes while your children enjoy an array of activities including a puppet show, a magic show, egg coloring and everything in between. Your little one's brunch will be on the house if they manage to pass through the Easter gate with straight backs and without hitting their heads.

For an even more relaxed Easter, enjoy the all-inclusive package starting from EGP 2,300 that includes a delicious breakfast followed by a tasty brunch. For inquiries and reservations call 02 27988188.

Easter Getaway @ Four Seasons Alexandria

A truly unique Easter experience awaits at the Four Seasons San Stefano. Kicking it off with a two-night stay at the glamorous hotel, with astonishing views of the deep blue. For EGP 275, feast on a finger-licking breakfast at Kala Restaurant before diving into an ambrosial Easter buffet which will see Andalusia Band put on an extra special live performance, which will set you back EGP 525. For reservations, reach out on 035818000 or reservations.alx@fourseasons.com.

Easter Party @ NEO Lounge & Bar

Alexandria is on fire this Easter. And DJs Golden Rabbit, BINNO and Adam Sax are fanning that fire over at NEO Bar & Lounge this Monday night. Call 01280027777 for reservations.

Sokhna
Esseily & Abu Perform @ La Jolie El Sokhna

This Easter, La Jolie Sokhna is marking the beginning of summer with a huge concert featuring Mahmoud El Esseily and Abu. Enjoy the Easter festival with the warm atmosphere and beautiful weather by the beach as you sing along to your favorite tunes. Tickets are EGP 200. Call 16826.