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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  • Cozy and in the middle of Cairo, now for Posh incomers, but still has its own heritage of shorter building and green tree streets, close to downtown Cairo, & Giza pyramids. 
    Cozy and in the middle of Cairo, now for Posh incomers, but still has its own heritage of shorter building and green tree streets, close to downtown Cairo, & Giza pyramids.  more »
  • Zamalik on al-Gazirah island is connected with the rest of Cairo by three bridges. We lived on this island for three days and enjoyed daily walks. It was very interesting to admire the architecture... 
    Zamalik on al-Gazirah island is connected with the rest of Cairo by three bridges. We lived on this island for three days and enjoyed daily walks. It was very interesting to admire the architecture...  more »

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