by Nayera El-Zeki
Whether you care to admit it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and your significant other is going to be expecting some sort of display of affection. You might be off the hook if you’re on the single side, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take advantage of the day and maybe throw an “I hate Valentine’s Day” party. Here’s a quick guide for those in need of a dinner location, a stay outside the city or just an indulgence of chocolate, good company and great lingerie.
For the hopeless romantics:
Enjoy a Valentine’s Day special rate for a deluxe room at Kempinski Nile Hotel. A late checkout, breakfast, massage treatment for two, complimentary mini bar and a complimentary 3-course dinner are all included. Want even more? Book the queen of the Nile package and throw in a private dinner and a royal suite!
Conrad Cairo’s Oak Grill will give you the chance to be adventurous and go South Asian with Kamala, then book a room with the Day’s special rate to keep the romance ignited.
Have a dinner date that looks like it was taken out of a romantic comedy at Cairo Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel’s Bella restaurant where you can enjoy a candle-lit dinner in a private setting by the luminous Nile. For an added bonus, keep the night going and the intimacy ignited by lounging at The Bar afterwards!
Wondering what gift to get? Victoria’s Secret Lingerie is arriving in town just in time for Valentine’s Day and Oysho has as always, blessed us with the perfect Valentine’s Day collection.
If you’re really hopelessly romantic:
Want to go all out this year? why not try what Kempinski Soma Bay has to offer. Cutting edge settings, romantic menus, a dozen red roses awaiting your arrival, a bottle of champagne to greet you at the door, and us watching in envy. Maybe even go for an unconventional underwater date and dive into Sharm El-Sheikh’s blue waters while you stay at the Hilton Sharks Bay Resort and escape the winter blues!
For the stressed out couple looking for a relaxing day:
Spend a one-hour relax session with your loved one at the Sofitel El-Gezirah So Spa and indulge in both the treatment and a bottomless strawberry and chocolate buffet for 1450EGP. Don’t ruin the romantic ambience afterwards, enjoy a stay at the hotel with their Valentine’s Day all-inclusive offer including dinner and breakfast, and join in on the raffle to win her a diamond ring; All inclusive indeed!
Fairmont Nile City’s Willow Stream Spa has a Valentine’s Day special “Valentine’s Energy Sea Holistic” treatment that will leave you and your significant other refreshed and ready to embark on your new love year.
For more information or reservations, please call +202 2461 9494
Treat your loved one to one of The Body Shop’s new Valentine’s Day special edition chocolate and strawberry scented products. There’s no better way to say, “I love you”.
The couple looking for a wild night:
Take your significant other out on a wild night that’ll keep your love flame ignited and your young souls alive at Four Season’s Nile Plaza Hotel’s upscale club Graffiti. Go even wilder and attend their Valentine’s Day party at the Plaza Ballroom starring Wael Gassar, Ramy Sabry, Amal Maher and belly dancer Dina!
Keep it elegant while dancing the night away at Dusit Thani Lakeview’s Blue Rose Bar and Lounge, and don’t forget to indulge in their Valentine’s Day special cocktails and mocktails.
Also, O-bar at Fairmont Nile City will be hosting “Love Bites” with DJs Irma and Dr. K for a night filled with beats, moves and bites!
While we’re on the topic, if you’re looking for a gift to match your wild side, you should check out West LA Boutique‘s gifts for him and for her. From Quirky heart-shaped shades, to Vintage Marshall Speakers and Instax Cameras and so many other unique gifts to match your unique night! all items available at the store and online at www.westlaboutique.com
And of course for all the single ladies out there:
We’re here for you! Let’s make this Valentine’s Day one where your besties feel the love instead. Get together at a house gathering and order a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cake from Ramses Hilton’s Garden Court Café, bring in ice cream, popcorn and snacks, then either turn it into a wild night with music and dancing, or a chick flick marathon revolving around the theme of we hate Valentine’s. –not judging.
Pick it up an extra notch and visit Bath and Body Works for scents that’ll make your house smell like heaven. Want a Vanilla-Bean-Marshmallow-scented-house? White Musk fragrance? You just can’t go wrong with Bath and Body Works.
Let your girlfriends know you love them by heading over to Bloom Egypt and using their Fragrance Wheel to pick a new scent they’re guaranteed to love!
And finally, in case all the love-smitten individuals are getting to you, my single friends, then you should take the opportunity to fall in love with yourself at Yalla Yoga’s Valentine’s Day event, and join Sandra Shama Kaur in releasing negative emotions and embracing positive ones, then seal it all in by pampering yourself with nail, hair and skin care! Register here :
Let Twitter be your Funny Valentine:
Even if you’re not in a relationship, you can still feel the love – or the lack thereof – on Valentine’s. If you search the hashtags #Funny and #Valentine, you’ll end up coming across some hilarious contributions from the Twitter society. Whether you’re looking for cool Valentine’s Day gift ideas, products or cards, you’ll find something. The best part is: it’ll be funny, not cheesy.
And if you’re not going to be celebrating this occasion, you can find people who share your same sentiments: