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What is so special about apartments for sale in Sheikh Zayed City?

We all know there are a few popular problems of housing in Egypt, noise, population, traffic, all these problems you may face if you live anywhere in Egypt but Sheikh Zayed.

Finding apartments for sale in Sheikh Zayed and actually finding one to live in has many advantages:

  • You will not face the problem of lack of parking, especially if you own more than one car
  • You are close to great malls like Mall of Arabia, Dandy Mall, and Sky Mall, which are home to high-end brands and are considered attractions to a lot of people outside 6th of October city.
  • You are closer to Alex desert road, your journey to the North Coast in the summery weekends will be easier.
  • If you want super views, search for apartments for sale in El Sheikh Zayed which are full of gardens and open areas with fresh air.
  • It is a calm city away from population and noise
  • It is preferred by public figures and VIP figures in the country
  • It is close to amusement parks such as dream park, aqua park, magic land, and Dream Land
  • It is situated near hypermarket
  • There are great hotels near Sheikh Zayed like Movenpick hotel

Sheikh Zayed is a new city built in 1995 about 20 kilometers from Lebanon Square and 28 kilometers away from Tahrir Square. October and Sheikh Zayed cities are usually the first choices for those looking for a less crowded place, esp those living in Haram and Tahrir.

The Unique Location of Sheikh Zayed

The city administratively follows Giza Governorate, and despite popular belief it’s not part of 6th of October, but an independent city. It is, however, the closest city to October as it borders it from the north. Zayed is also only 30 kms away from Cairo, a 30 minute drive via the 26 July roundabout or 50 minutes via the Ring Road. One of the main reasons you should consider buying a place in Sheikh Zayed is it’s large surface area; 49 square kilometers spread over 20 residential districts, 4 smaller neighborhoods within each. The city also has a low population density of 150,000 people. Another great thing about Zayed is that a large part of its area (approximately 40%) consists of  gardens and greenery. 

Apartments in Sheikh Zayed

Sheikh Zayed offers several housing projects that are suitable for many social classes, such as medium and above-medium housing projects offered by the Ministry of Housing. One of these projects is Janna or Dar Misr (previously). It offers fully finished apartments and is surrounded by a tree wall for privacy and protection from dust and sand currents. As for payment, the client initially pays EGP100,000 to the booking provider, plus EGP500 for register fees. Then 10% of the total unit’s price in addition to 1% administrative expenses and 5.0% for the Board of Trustees within a month from the end of registration. 10% of the total unit price is paid within 6 months of the online registration and 10% of the unit's total price is paid upon receipt. All in all, the client receives the unit after paying 30% of the unit’s  price. As for the remaining 70% they would be paid in quarterly installments for 3 years, 5 years or 7 years, depending on the requirements of each project. 

The Best Affordable Neighborhoods

There are many neighborhoods in Sheikh Zayed that offer great, affordable apartments suitable for young people and small families. Some of which are the 11th, 12th and 16th districts, where you’ll find apartments starting from 70 square meters, and prices starting from EGP300,000 (according to 2020 prices). If that’s not what you’re looking for, you can also find many average compounds in these neighborhoods like Sama Zayed Compound. The 11th district is a family-friendly, well-organized neighborhood with many great options, where apartments range from 70 square meter with two-rooms and a lounge area, up to 130 square meter apartments of  three-rooms.

Luxurious Options and Compounds 

Overall, Sheikh Zayed is an amazing residential area with no major exceptions. However, it does include some areas of higher luxury such as the 7th, 8th and 9th districts, Jasmine and Mohandeseen Gardens. There you can find well-appointed apartments ranging from 100 square meters to 200 square meters. The apartments consist of three rooms or more, and some companies allow payments in installments for up to 3 years.


One of The Zayed’s distinctive features is the presence of various compounds and residential projects of varying levels and price. If you’re wondering what makes compounds so special: compounds offer many special services, luxuries, round-the-clock monitoring and guarding services, green areas, and sports areas. Some of the best compounds in Sheikh Zayed are:

Etapa Compound

An exceptional residential project by City Edge Real Estate Development Company, located near Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road. The compound includes apartments, duplex apartments, and townhouse villas. Apartments in Etapa range from 193 square meters to 240 square meters. A great thing about thsi compound is the green areas and gardens that take up almost 85% of its area; providing a healthy, relaxing atmosphere for all residents. In Etapa you can also enjoy the entertainment areas, sports courts and swimming pools, besides all the basic services provided for the residents’ convenience. 5% of the unit’s price is paid in advance,  and the rest can be installed over 3 years.

Casa Compound

A beautiful compound designed and implemented by Palm Hills, Casa is only 15 minutes from the Desert Road. One of the most important features of the compound is its proximity to many distinguished international and private schools, along with Hyper One. This means you will not need to leave the compound to meet your needs or send your children to school, which is a great convenience. Units  in Casa Compound vary between standard apartments of spaces ranging from 80 square meters to 300 square meters, and Duplex apartments  of spaces starting from 600 square meters. The company facilitates the payment process in which the client pays 10% of the desired unit’s price in advance, and installs the rest over 7 years. 

Allegria Residence

Provided by the famous SODIC Real Estate Development Company, Allegria lies in a strategic location in Sheikh Zayed; located directly on route A near Beverly Hills. The compound is located west of Cairo off the Cairo-Alexandria desert road, and only six kilometers from the smart village. It’s also conveniently near the British Cairo School, Beverly Hills, and the Shopping Malls. Allegria Compound beautifully overlooks a golf course, Polygon offices and the luxurious Forty West apartments, falling between two of SODIC’s other successful projects; Forty West and  Polygon SODIC. One of the most special things about Allegria Compound is its golf course, the largest in Egypt and the Middle East. The compound was designed by Greg Roman, a world-class golfer with an international company that designs golf courses around the world. 

What are The Advantages of Living in Sheikh Zayed?

It’s always advised to study the services and facilities provided by the city you’re hoping to move into, along with the social and security status of the surrounding areas. Aqarmap gives you the ability to inquire about any district in Egypt through our Ask The Residents service, in which you’re guaranteed an honest, realistic answer to all of your questions. It’s important to mention that Sheikh Zayed is expected to see a major demand soon after the implementation of the Monorail, which will link the New Administrative Capital to several cities such as October, Zayed and Nasr City

Health Care Services

 Another thing to inquire about before moving into a new city is the level of health care service, especially if you have young children, or if you’re expecting. Recently the government has constructed several public hospitals in Zayed, besides many great private hospitals. Some of Zayed’s most important hospitals are: Sheikh Zayed Specialist Hospital, Zayed General Hospital in 1st District, Safa clinics in American Plaza, and Dar Al Oyoun Hospital. As for pharmacies, the biggest and most important is 19011, right next to  Sheikh Zayed Hospital.

Schools and Universities

Many prefer to live in an area with schools nearby, which is  exactly what you’ll find in Sheikh Zayed. The city's schools vary between governmental, private, experimental and international, which provides residents with many versatile choices. Some of the schools in the city include Sheikh Zayed Secondary School for boys in the first district, Sheikh Zayed's New Experimental School in the 11th district, New Vision  International School in Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills School, American International School at Zayed's entrance, alongside the Canadian International College. Keep in mind that Sheikh Zayed is close to 6th of October which has many private universities, such as the 6th of October University and the University of Egypt for Science and Technology.

Sports Clubs and Gyms

Residents of the city enjoy visiting the Sheikh Zayed Youth Center, Sheikh Zayed Sports Club, Power gym, Arnold gym.

Malls and Shopping Centers

Some of the important malls of the city are the Mall of Arabia, Tivoli Mall, Americana Plaza Mall, Dandy Mall. 

Distinctive Landmarks in Sheikh Zayed

Hyper One Mall

One of the most prominent and famous malls in the city. Hyper One  includes various shops, and a large food court l with many famous restaurants. It’s one of the city's first and most popular shopping centers, and is frequented by many residents of Sheikh Zayed. 

Crazy Water Aqua Park

Crazy Water is an amazing Aqua Park loved by both children and adults, the perfect place to go in the summer holidays!  The park has many restaurants and shops, which makes the trip to Crazy Water a complete experience. 

Zayed Central Park

The first of its kind in Egypt, implemented by the Housing Ministry. The park takes up a large area of 65 acres, and includes many gift shops,restaurants, cafes, and many different activities for children. Not to mention the extensive greenery, huge trees, pedestrian walkways, Bicycle paths, artificial lakes, light fountains, and many other things to see in this beautiful, masterfully done park. Not only that, but Zayed Park offers its services for very reasonable prices. It’s a place you will love as a resident of the beautiful city of Sheikh Zayed.