Zamalek (Gezira Island), Cairo

4.2
#3 of 11 in Parks in Cairo
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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »

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