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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 good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“art galleries” (7 reviews)
“nile river” (18 reviews)
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Cairo, Egypt
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"art galleries"
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"nile river"
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"marriott hotel"
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"interesting shops"
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"opera house"
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"walk around"
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"garden city"
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"cairo tower"
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"embassies"
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"zamelek"
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"stroll"
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

I was under impression that this was some high-end area, but it looked worn down just like the rest of Cairo. I went there for an embassy appointment. We went early to find the place and hanged out in the area for two hours before...More

Thank ubound
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I love Zamalek, an exotic, artistic center of Cairo. Like much of Cairo, this is an old neighborhood where you shall find the best galleries, hip coffee shops and fancy restaurants, as well as embassies from countries around the world. I walked to Zamalek, across...More

2  Thank hbg100
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I've stayed in Zamalek several times because it has a lot of stores and restaurants like you would see in the US or EU. However, it would be a moderate income area in the US and the cleanliness of the streets needs to be improved....More

Thank dc10884
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Zamalek is a fancy area Only rich people living there For European people zamalek is safe and nice area and a lot of European people like to live in zamalek A lot of trees Nice villas A lot of shops and cafes in European style...More

Thank Ahmed G
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

It's like Cairo's Manhattan. Interesting to walk around and visit. I recommend taking Uber there and back; your driver may not speak much English, but it doesn't really matter if you use Uber (and you don't have to negotiate the fare).

1  Thank rzsandoval
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Zamalek, though terribly crowded, is an architectural delight. Unfortunately many buildings are degraded and some horrible ones have substituted magnificent villas. The traffic is horrific, yet the full fascination is not gone. The views of the Nile and the remaining majestic trees are a delight....More

1  Thank Koan T
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very nice island with a lot of foreign embassys. Many nice bookstores too. Especially the Diwan bookstore. You can go for a boat trip on the Nile from the island or just for a walk along the Nile. There is a nice park too.

Thank lassesepost
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

If you're expecting Zamalek to be a little bit of Europe in Cairo, you might be picturing something cleaner and prettier. If you're in Cairo long enough, though, you'll come to appreciate it. It has a high concentration of expat- and local-friendly restaurants and shops....More

1  Thank avalon2020
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

It's a unique and lovely Island. Cairo Has many, many places that wonders you. Egyptian have a history of civilization and I love their History , Culture, Art, Hospitality and Etc...

Thank shirvani2015
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

A wonderful old world feel can be enjoyed with the old apartment buildings and restaurants and a few hotels. Zamalek symbolizes the old European imprint on this city, left in the 19th and 20th centuries. Omar Khayyam's palace at the Marriott is not to be...More

1  Thank LisandroVoyager
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Kevin J
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Response from minanabil77 | Reviewed this property |
there are so many cafes and restaurants don't worry
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