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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Zamalek is in the heart of Cairo, along the Nile, and is the best place to stay, if you have the budget. It has however lost its prime position to a lot of new areas that are coming up on all sides of Cairo. Worth...More

1  Thank Rajm133
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I spend quite a bit of time in Zamalek, trying different restaurants etc. This area is where a lot of expats and westerners live, and has more greenery and trees than most areas of Cairo. Good area for dining and people watching

1  Thank unone
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This island in the Nile is home to some of the wealthier residents of the city. There are numerous restaurants, shops, the Opera Complex...all comes with brutal traffic. It is certainly worthwhile to wander but the island is large and it's best to drive from...More

2  Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Central, vibrant, green and cleaner than other parts of Cairo. With a nice selection of restaurants like Abu el Sid and Sequoia. Perfect area to start you exploration of Cairo.

3  Thank Annette S
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Take a break from the hustle & bustle of Cairo and enjoy a leafy stroll. Plenty of shops, restaurants hotels, and coffee shops to explore & enjoy.

1  Thank HonorableRich
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have enjoyed several stays in Zamelek. It has great hotels, places to eat, shopping and it is quite easy to walk around. From here you can get to some major attractions such as the museum and other cultural venues easily

2  Thank DLW112
Reviewed 22 December 2015

the island is one of the best places to live in, full of life and enjoyable places, location is perfect.

1  Thank mohosman
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Best place to stay but you can get easily lost so do not make a wrong turn or you will get lost. Good stores and food.

2  Thank num1sinner
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Zamalek is a sweet place to base yourself if you have the money for the hotels on the island. There are great cafes and eateries throughout the island and it is a stone's throw away from the Museum.

2  Thank Pavlos P
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Everytime I walk in Zamalek I feel there is a joyful sense of belonging...could be the old villas with elegant architecture or the buzz of thousands of locals going about their business. There is a lovely light through the streets and a surprise at every...More

1  Thank Maria K
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