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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  • On the Nile island of Gezira, cosmopolitan Zamalek is home to cultural powerhouses like the Cairo Opera House, a grand riverside venue for performing and visual arts and lots of river restaurants.  more »
  • Tons of good restaurants and felt safe walking around. Our hotel was located on this island and it felt like walking around a park.  more »
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