Buzz

Global Leaders Meet For Luxurious Dinner After New Suez Canal Opening

Global Leaders Meet For Luxurious Dinner After New Suez Canal Opening

cairofs

After an opening ceremony that saw an airshow by Egypt’s new Rafale fighter jets, a children’s choir led by past Arab Idol winner Carmen Solimnan and more, representatives from across the world converged upon the eastern side of the new Suez Canal for the official dinner organized by the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.

The event, which saw the hotel serve up to 6,000 guests, marked the final festivity held to inaugurate the New Suez Canal. Up to 500 team members participated to organize the event and were joined by 100 chefs who joined forces from all Four Seasons Hotels in Egypt to make sure the event ran smoothly.

Back in Cairo, as guests entered the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, they were met with a 90 meter long Egyptian flag that covered the hotel’s exterior and flowers which decorated the lobby to symbolize the theme of the New Suez Canal.

Lobby decoration

According to the hotel’s director of public relations Sherry Adel said the team had been proud to be catering for “Egypt’s most precious gift to the world at the New Suez Canal Opening Ceremony.”

20150808091005

“It’s an honor to be the official caterer of the New Suez Canal opening ceremony and to be part of the success of this historical event and have our name engraved as part of this enormous event,” said Adel.

The opening ceremony

Two keynote speeches were delivered at the ceremony – one by the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Admiral Moham Mameesh, and one by President Sisi.

During his speech, the President emphasized how the completion of the expansion is a testament to the ability of the Egyptian people. He also called for greater unity – pointing to the presence of senior figures from both Al Azhar and the Coptic Church.

To close the celebrations, there was also an Opera House Show, in which Egyptian composer Omar Khairat performed Giuseppe Verde’s opera perform “Aida.”

Timelapse of the Astronomical Wonders Above Egypt's Saint Catherine
Egyptian Teenager Selected Among Best 25 Visual Artists Worldwide

Subscribe to our newsletter


Buzz
@egyptianstreets

Quick clicks. Making it lighter.

More in Buzz

In Photos: The Young Egyptian Graphic Designer Raising Awareness Through Funky Designs

Mary AravanisMarch 30, 2020

Comedian George Sidhom Passes Away Aged 81

Egyptian StreetsMarch 27, 2020

This Egyptian Fashion Designer Is Sewing Masks to Help in the Fight Against Coronavirus

Egyptian StreetsMarch 27, 2020

5 Apps to Help Stay Connected to Family, Friends and Colleagues During Quarantine

Mary AravanisMarch 27, 2020

Viral Kindness: How Egyptians are Opening up their Hearts and their Homes to Strangers

Mary AravanisMarch 20, 2020

6 Local Egyptian Businesses Successfully Adapting to the Pandemic

Mary AravanisMarch 19, 2020

Egypt Revokes The Guardian Journalist’s Press Credentials Over COVID-19 Reporting

Egyptian StreetsMarch 17, 2020

#StayAtHome: 5 Ways to Stay At Home to Flatten the Coronavirus Curve

ES BuzzMarch 15, 2020