Zamalek (Gezira Island), Cairo

4.2
#3 of 10 in Parks in Cairo
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Island
Experience the atmosphere of Zamalek (Gezira Island), an upscale Cairo neighborhood linked to the downtown by a bridge. Developed in the 19th century, the district remains notable for its quiet, affluent areas, spacious green parks, and a vibrant cultural scene. Stroll the leafy avenues of the island neighborhood, home to large numbers of embassies and ex-pat inhabitants, or visit one of its numerous galleries, museums, and music venues. You'll find plenty to do here, as the district teems with bars, restaurants, high-end shops, and charming cafes. To visit Zamalek (Gezira Island) and other attractions in Cairo, use our Cairo day trip tool.
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  • A wander through Zamalek is always super special. It's great to see the shops and the high rise. This is like the Manhattan of Cairo and the Nile is never far away.  more »
  • We stayed four nights at the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino. The Marriott is in the Zamalek neighborhood on the northern part of Gezira Island, west of downtown Cairo. Once home to...  more »
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