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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  • One of my favorite places to visit, you have so many stores and restaurants to dine in and cafes. You definitely don't need a car or even advised to leave your car and just walk around because you'll ...  more »
  • It's filthy, you're accosted every 50 meters, harassed, followed by sellers. You can not stroll or have a drink in peace. When you are not harassed, you want to pay for something you have not ordered. You rarely get the exact currency. There is no longer a Zamalek the joy of living before. The people are divided into Crooks, Liars, stubborn salesmen who harass you.
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