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The long-awaited Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and right when you’re stuck wondering what you can buy your date, we’re here telling that gifts are actually overrated. Celebrate your eternal love by experiencing it instead of relying on something physical. This way, the memory will never fade and will be engraved in your hearts forever.

Here’s a list of the things you can do:

#1 Go on a romantic dinner date

Yes, we know it sounds basic, but choosing the right place can make your dinner date unforgettable. Check out our list of romantic dinner spots around Cairo for some ideas.

#2 Have brunch instead

Via Conrad Cairo Hotel

If you’re more of early birds, then nothing could beat a romantic brunch. We highly recommend Conrad’s Love Is in the Air Friday brunch at Solana, where you can indulge in a variety of dishes from different cuisines, all while listening to classical piano tunes.

#3 Go to the spa

We all know how stressful life can be. So what about you take advantage of the day to pamper your partner and take them to the spa, where you can both enjoy ultimate relaxation? Most spas offer private spa rooms for couples; we highly recommend the Fairmont Nile City’s for the breathtaking Nile view.

#4 Book a day-use

Valentine's Day is coming on a Friday this year, which means you have the option to plan a full day of activities. However, for a couple, there's no better idea than booking a day-use at one of Cairo’s top-notch, lavish hotels. Get yourselves a luxurious room; maybe a suite, with a panoramic view of the Nile.

#5 Get tickets for a concert

If your partner is into music, then nothing could beat live music or their favourite DJ. Make a romantic gesture and get two concert tickets or book your spots at one of the hottest parties taking place in town this weekend. Check out our calendar to stay updated.

#6 Go on a trip down the memory lane

Taking your partner on a tour to visit some places where you have memories would be super romantic and unexpected.

#7 Go to an amusement park

Via Zed El Sheikh Zayed

This is an excellent idea for an unconventional couple, who prefer playing and spending time outdoors over sitting on a table with a red rose in the centre. We highly recommend Zed Park’s Winter Wonderland, where you can ice-skate, ride the merry-go-round, play and win a teddy bear, and enjoy an amazing performance by Abu.