Of the less crowded, greener suburbs of Cairo, Maadi is located to the south of the capital near the Nile.
Planned in 1905 by Canadian Captian Alexander J. Adams, remnants of his vision can still be seen in the wider streets and spacious villas that remain.
Maadi today has changed a lot since its initial planning – where strict rules were set for the size of houses, the ratio of building space to garden space and even fines were imposed on those who didn’t manage their garden’s upkeep. Shutters were also required to be a specific color.
Much of Maadi’s inhabitants are either affluent Egyptians or expatriates who are connected to the embassies, the Cairo American College (CAC), Lycée Français du Caire (LFC) and other international corporations, including Cairo’s USAID office.
Life in Maadi is known to be quiet and reesidents are very loyal to the area.
Although further away from the centre of town, Maadi is self-sufficient and once there, you will probably feel no need to leave. It’s a great place to spend the day shopping in small boutiques or have lunch, but the nightlife is not one of its strong points.
For families or married couples that feel no motivation to be part of Cairo’s relentless night scene; or for a group of friends that prefer a more relaxed routine, Maadi is a great place to live.
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