Published on : Saturday, April 20, 2019
What it is like to celebrate Ramadan in Cairo? Ramadan has always been different in Cairo, where the twinkling decorative lights cover the streets, the coloured lanterns called fanous sway gently from almost every building and the festive atmosphere flows through the great city of Cairo, it is simply magical.
“Cairo feels quieter in the morning, but after Iftar, the city lights up with celebrations, family gatherings, and cultural activities,” says Assistant Chef Concierge Dalia Khalil at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. “It is the most anticipated time of the year, where families come together over lavish Iftars of all kinds of authentic dishes, and friends gather for fun-filled nights afterward.”
With the peaceful atmosphere filling Cairo streets in the morning, it is an amazing opportunity to explore downtown Cairo. Designed by prestigious French architects and built in the late 19th century by Khedive Ismail, downtown Cairo is within a 15-minute walk from Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. It was once home to the prosperous elite of late 19th and early 20th century, and now it is the beating heart of Cairo life where the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir square and Qasr Abdeen are located.
Downtown Cairo is not the only place to discover during the quiet Ramadan mornings, a self-guided walk to Zamalek Island is another great way to explore the culture and marvel at stunning old palaces, trendy cafés, boutiques and art galleries. One can walk Zamalek streets countless times, and each time will make a new discovery.
As the sun goes down, it is the time for the long-awaited Iftar. With the fine weather taking over, an Iftar aboard a felucca – just across the street from the Hotel – is a simple yet incredible experience with a lavish Iftar exclusively created by Four Seasons expert culinary team.
To honour this special time of the year, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza extends the warm and inviting ambience throughout the Hotel’s restaurants and authentic Night Spa to create opportunities for friends and family to reconnect together and create lifetime memories.
With its authentic Egyptian design and spectacular Nile views, Zitouni restaurant features an extensive Ramadan Iftar buffet with a wide range of traditional Egyptian delicacies designed by Chef Emad Ebeid and the talented Four Seasons team to satisfy every taste among family and friends.
Under Cairo’s glittering stars, the Pool Grill restaurant offers a unique outdoor Iftar and Sohour experience extending Ramadan nights from dusk to dawn with oriental tunes in an amazing atmosphere by the pool. For those wishing for a comfortable fashionable ambience, Upper Deck Lounge features a special menu for Iftar along with a Sohour buffet where families can enjoy exceptional home-made Ramadan dishes, sweets and treats.
In the evening, Cairo bursts with festivities, from contemporary shows at Bayt Al Harrawi, a 17th-century oriental house to cultural performances at Cairo Opera House, Bayt Al-Suhaymi and much more. Four Seasons Concierge team is committed to offering the best Cairo has to offer and will help all guests discover the fascinating celebrations around the city throughout Ramadan.
Source:- Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts