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Zamalek (Gezira Island)

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Zamalek (Gezira Island)

479 Reviews
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Ashraf Azab 2020 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 contributions6 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Uday T wrote a review Oct. 2020
London, United Kingdom1,584 contributions314 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Judy wrote a review Jul. 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Linda Y wrote a review Apr. 2020
Frisco, Texas3,892 contributions3,726 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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KGB777 wrote a review Apr. 2020
Singapore, Singapore41,792 contributions2,746 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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