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“Nice neighborhood”

Zamalek (Gezira Island)
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Downtown Cairo Half-Day Tour with Egyptian Dinner
Ranked #36 of 329 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.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

This nice little neighborhood is situated about 15-30 minutes walking distance from downtown by crossing one of the three bridges that connects it to the city center. There are tea sellers on each bridge. Zamalek has a mix of trendy new restaurants and old antique and local shops.

Thank Cosmopolis44
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Basically it is on Gezira Island on the Nile. The bridges connecting the island are super crowded and bustling with life. Zamalek is a place you can roam around on foot, you may be surprise what you will find while roaming the streets of Zamalek. Lots of high end hotels and residences on the island too.

Thank shalom73
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Zamalek is a very beautiful island. We walked most of it, but there are horse carriages available. It is green and clean. I recommend walking across the lion bridge and along the cornice while you are there.

Thank Lee G
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

The way I like to discover cities is simply walking and admiring architecture and urban organisation.
Zamalek is the ideal area to spot old buildings and houses dating from 19th century or the 1920s.
Just walk and enjoy. On Zamalek island I would do it day and night.

Thank JohnPaul2010
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Zamalek is a real island in the middle of crowded Cairo connected to the city by bridges, it is considered one of the pretigious destricts in Cairo most of the Embasies are located there, full of different types of restaurants, you can have an enjoyable walk, there are also some nice hotels having magnificient views on the Nile river.

Thank Medhat_Samir
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