The island of Zamalek is located between Downtown Cairo on one side and Dokki, Agouza and Mohandiseen on the other.
The island can easily be dubbed the Manhattan of Cairo as it’s known to be one of Cairo’s most affluent neighborhoods and is a popular spot for both Egyptians and expats alike.
Because of the high density of embassies around it is also one of the safest neighborhoods.
Back in the day mostly the rich and wealthy inhabited Zamalek and a lot of their palaces are still intact today, though most have been turned into embassies, schools and hotels.
The Marriot hotel for instance was originally a summer palace belonging to the royal family.
A central part of Zamalek is the Gezira Sporting Club, founded in 1882; it is Cairo’s oldest club.
The club takes up almost half of the island and is still a popular place for leisure and sporting activities.
To the south of Gezira club is Cairo Opera House which is a large complex; holding several museums and theaters – it hosts a lot of national and international artists and shows.
Zamalek is a popular place to go out with numerous cafés and restaurants.
A popular spot is Sequoia, located on the northern tip of the island by the Nile; it boasts incredible views and is perfect for lunch on a sunny day. The recently opened 33 complex on Abou El Feda Street, by the Nile, hosts quite a few outlets that are perfect for breakfast or a midday snack.
apartment for rent in zamalek, cairo
apartment super lux finishing and fully furnished, divided into: large reception, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and balcony overlooking the garden
rent price: 3000 usd per month
Air Conditioning Balcony + View Dish Washer Elevator Master Bedroom Refrigerator Stove TV Cable Or Satellite Washer
Inside the city Major Street Near Transport Residential Area Shopping nearby