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Zamalek (Gezira Island)

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Address: Cairo, Egypt
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This island is located in the Nile River between downtown Cairo and Giza,...

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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The alternative side of of city. . A small island in the Nill waiting for hangout. Nice caffe bars, restaurants and small galleries offers relaxing times.

Reviewed 23 October 2015
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Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The alternative side of of city. . A small island in the Nill waiting for hangout. Nice caffe bars, restaurants and small galleries offers relaxing times.

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Brierfield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Zamalek is the place to stay if you can't sleep through Cairo's traffic noise. It's so much quieter than downtown but easy to access everything. Taxis are harder to come by than downtown or on Pyramids Road but it's more pleasant to walk about than those places. Lots of great places to eat too.

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3 Thank KtC114
Vantaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The neighbourhood is like any other in Cairo: noisy, full of people, hot and dirty. Somewhat the area feels a bit more safe and the tourists are not stared at so much.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

If you stay in the Marriott, which is right in the middle of Zamalek, walk around and see how the local live.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

you need to walk around and its safe. Lots of cafes and interesting shops on the main 26th July street and in the small alleyways also. One needs to walk around and explore

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1 Thank Gayatri G
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Zamalek is a nice neighbourhood in Cairo, situated on one of the Nile islands. You can find a lot of embassies here and there are quite a lot of foreigners living here - so the area is more open to Western Lifestyles. You can find some nice restaurants and shops. It is less rundown than downtown.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

I live here, so I'm a bit biased in favor of Zamalek. There are great restaurants, funky shops and cafes, and a bit more green and quiet than you find in other parts of Cairo. The Al-Andalus Garden is a particularly serene break from city life.

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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Zamalik is upper class island, lots of new and old boutiques, cafes,pub 22, Thomas for pizza, Marrriot hotel in old Lotfalla Basha residents, It's now very busy place, old times was for local and foreigners You can almost buy every thing Egypt offers from cotton bedspread to ox tongue sandwich at Marrriot hotel bakery. Try SIMONDS FOR BREAKFAST It was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

The Zamalek (Gezira island) district is a lovely, green and trendy part of Cairo. Located along the banks of the River Nile, it is full of shops, restaurants, cafes, etc. Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Zamalek is a very cool place to chill out with friends. Lots of greats place to eat and cool bars to to grab a cold one. Definable worth a visit. If you want a definitive list of places in Zamalek send me a message and I will email you list!

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