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Gabalaya Park and Aquarium

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Address: Between Om Kalthoum Street and Hassan Sabri Street | Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

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If you have time to kill and you like weird offbeat places, check it out, but it's bizarre. There is no real aquarium left, but just some strange displays that look like a set... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you have time to kill and you like weird offbeat places, check it out, but it's bizarre. There is no real aquarium left, but just some strange displays that look like a set for a mad scientist's lab.

1 Thank avalon2020
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9,803 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Gabalaya Park and Aquarium nice for fun and open daily from 9 to 17 closed in Tuesday prices 5 Egypt pound for adults free for under 4 years 20 for tourist !!!!!!!!!?

3 Thank bnghanem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

The only good thing that you can make nice photos in the caves. Then nothing else to see. Been there once and guess never again lol

Thank Ahmed S
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Horrible place. Dirty, dark & has bats in the caves. very small fishes & no variety at all. I will never go there again

13 Thank Raouf82
Cairo, Egypt
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

This is like a little Pyramids of Giza show. You pay 20EGP (as a foreigner, even if you live here as me). As if it was not enough, they first tried to cheat me by giving me an old 10EGP note for change, that I refused. Then, they began the harassment by trying to sell us drinks or to guide... More 

14 Thank alenorse
Tenafly, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Do NOT waste some money on this place.The fish tanks are dirty, there is trash everywhere.........it's boring, expensive entrance fee. If you go there, you probably will think you wasted money,time...and other stuff that you will complain. So, a good choice is to NOT go there.

10 Thank Gabe639
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2010

Don't waste your time and money, it is very very very dirty, a lots of garbage in the tanks, some of them broken, garabage all over...If you still decide to go and look, don't be fool like us we paid 60LE for the ticketd for 3 of us, I would say that even 1 LE is too much.

13 Thank oksa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2010

Why is it that everywhere we visit in Egypt is a disapointment? Most places have the potential to be fantastic sites if only they were improved a little and keep clean and tidy. Like the Aquarium my family and I visited today. The fish displays were boring and the fish tanks extremely dirty. The fish looked like they were sick.... More 

10 Thank qwertyCairo

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