Zamalek (Gezira Island), Cairo

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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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  • There is a greater effort made here to create a green space. Sadly it is still a mess with broken debris everywhere. This is typical of North Africa where no care or attention is paid to a structure a...  more »
  • This island in the middle of Cairo is a separate city, well-washed residential neighborhoods among tree-lined streets with apartment blocks, some villas of the last century, ideal for looking for elegant restaurants, there are many bars and cafes worth touring, I charm the coast with many families in the afternoons, people walking and exercising, sitting on one of the many benches to watch the sunset is a real pleasure...
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