Zamalek (Gezira Island)

Zamalek (Gezira Island), Cairo: Address, Phone Number, Zamalek (Gezira Island) Reviews: 4.5/5

Zamalek (Gezira Island)
4.5
Neighborhoods • Islands
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This island is located in the Nile River between downtown Cairo and Giza, and is characterized by upscale hotels, restaurants and pleasant gardens.
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icarushobi
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Rich area of Cairo in multiple ways
May 2021
Rich area of Cairo in multiple ways. Next to the restaurant ships that offer a wide array of cuisines from around the world, are age-old trees that leave you in awe and appreciation of nature. They are so majestic you just have to notice and admire them. But besides being rich in nature, Zamalek is the local fashion and design base. High-end Egyptian fashion and accessory brands have stores there. You might like to check them out if you are a fashion lover. Just look up their address online and grab a taxi or horse cart to go.
Written May 25, 2021
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JTdoh
27 contributions
Beautiful Zamelek idland
Apr 2021 • Solo
Beautiful leafy safe island with boutique shops, restaurants, tree filled streets with stunning Architecture
Written April 25, 2021
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Daniela B
50 contributions
I like the youth sport center
Mar 2021 • Solo
Get a break from the dusty traffic in the youth sports center on the island (25 pounds entrance fee)... Have a look at the tower, if you want to enter and go up you must pay 200 pounds.. It's nice to visit and there are few restaurants and Cafe on the Nile River..
Written March 11, 2021
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Ashraf Azab 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 contributions
Wonderful visit to Zamalek
Nov 2020 • Family
If you like to visit art galleries then you have to walk on your foot and check the art galleries in Zamalek .
I was surprised when I was walking on my foot in Zamalek then I found out that there are several art galleries and antiques shops in Zamalek .
Also you will see a lot of fantastic small Italian restaurants with a wonderful and tasty authentic Italian food .
The most important thing you have to keep your car at home and take Uber/ taxi and walk .

Enjoy your visit

Ashraf
Written November 25, 2020
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Uday T
London, UK1,575 contributions
A sanctuary in a busy city
Nov 2019
This is a lovely spot with lots of good restaurants, shops and galleries etc.
There are some major roads running through it that are busy but most the island is safe to walk around and explore. A balm from the bustle of Cairo
Written October 31, 2020
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Judy
Greater Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Wandering through Zamalek
Mar 2020
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.
Written July 24, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,154 contributions
Isle in the Nile
Jan 2020
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 magnificent villas and palaces, the neighborhood still retains an aura of exclusivity. It was lovely to stay on an island surrounded by the Nile River, and we enjoyed the river views from our room’s balcony. Other than that, our only other exposure to Zamalek was when we drove on and off the island for sightseeing. At that point, there is no escaping the Cairo traffic! The Opera House and the Cairo Tower are in Zamalek, as well as restaurants and night clubs.
Written April 25, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,735 contributions
Island in the Nile
Nov 2019
This is one of the islands in the Nile river connected by several bridges. I walked across it a few times to get from my hotel to the city centre. The Cairo Tower is here and the Opera House.
Written April 10, 2020
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JMDA1984
Connecticut274 contributions
FASCINATING PLACE
Feb 2020
We stayed on the island It was very cool. Traffic however was awful, and coming back we would often be tied up for long periods of time it the taxi. So I am not sure it was the best choice of location for our visit. But we did love the area.
Written March 11, 2020
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75014PARIS
PARIS1,354 contributions
One of the best area of Cairo for a short stay in the captital
Dec 2019
One of the best area of Cairo for a short stay in the captital , great hotels , good restaurants , museum and Opera House are situated there as well as Cairo Tower !!!!
Written January 6, 2020
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