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“Interesting area with some good places to eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zamalek (Gezira Island)

Zamalek (Gezira Island)
Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #32 of 270 things to do in Cairo
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Owner description: This island is located in the Nile River between downtown Cairo and Giza, and is characterized by upscale hotels, restaurants and pleasant gardens.
Wollongong, Australia
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“Interesting area with some good places to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Can't belive that they put a major expressway straight over the main street of Zamalek. There are some decent cafes and small restaurants in the area. The Cairo Kitchen is a colourful interesting eatery in the area that we would recommend.

Visited December 2012
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“An island between the bifurcation of the Nile river in Cairo...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I have stayed and walked around the Zamalek a number of times and it is one of the most modern and happening places in Cairo, where most youngsters too meet and entertain...

A very fantastic mix of commercial and residential properties, this place is always buzzing with activity and yet homely, thanks to the excellent egyptian communities.

Visited January 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Safe place amidst the chaos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Zamalek is a safe haven in Cairo, in this present times of political instability. We felt totally safe walking the streets at night. There were interesting shops and eating places in the area.

A must try is "Cairo Kitchen" - where a fusion of Egyptian and western cuisine is served. Prices are very reasonable. Informal atmosphere. Free refills of drinks.

Visited December 2012
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Gandhinagar, India
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“Nice Island City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Its a great place to spend the evening.. have a walk on the river nile. Good place to eat and spend your time with friends.

Visited November 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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“the best area in cairo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

it is the best place in cairo if u study or worke rent appartment there it is expensive but it is worth it u will feel secured and most of the forigner live there

Visited October 2012
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