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The Greater Cairo Area (GCA) is the largest area in Egypt, and the largest urban area in Africa, the Middle East, and the Arab World. It consists of all cities in the Cairo governorate as well as Giza, 6th of October City, Sheikh Zayed City in the Giza Governorate,and Shubra El Kheima, and Obour in Qalybuia Governorate, with a total population estimated at 20,901,000; area: 1,709 km2; density: 10,400/km2.
Aarmap offers you summarized details about most well-known residential areas in three of Egypt’s top governorates (Cairo and Giza), their services, main features, location, surroundings, and much more.
In Greater Cairo, you can search for property for sale or rent in many areas such as Nasr City, Heliopolis, Garden City, Maadi, Downtown and El Obour
Heliopolis lies at an excellent location in Cairo which facilitates moving to and from it. It is also near Cairo international airport which adds another feature to the district.
The district is easily reachable as it lies between a number of main roads like Salah Salem and Merghany. It is also reachable through public transportation including buses, microbuses and the Cairo Metro.
In Heliopolis, there are many well-known districts and streets such as Korba, Gesr El Suez, Ard Al Golf, and Triumph square.
The district has recently turned into a very commercial one with many restaurants and cafes, making it a visit for many. It also has a number of stores and markets and Heliopolis club and Ittihadita Palace. Korba is one of the most demanded districts in Heliopolis and one of the districts having the highest unit prices.
Gesr El Suez
Gesr El Suez street is one of the most vital ones in the district and it extended from Al Asher till Ibn Sandar street. Around Gesr El Suez lies a number of economical residences apart from the street itself. From Al Asher to Herafeyeen, Arbayeen, Hadekat Badr and Al Arab are relatively lower level residences while from Tagneed to Ibn Sander and Kobri Al Kobba are economical but relatively higher lever residences.
Ard Al Golf
One of the most luxurious districts of Heliopolis that lies between Nasr City and other parts of the district.
One of Heliopolis's most famous squares, linking St. Fatima to Orouba Road; it is a relatively commercial street. Triumph Square features many facilities and services including, pharmacies, markets, schools, and kindergartens. Triumph Square offers medium and upper-medium housing solutions.
The landmarks and attractions in Heliopolis include:
IF you are searching for apartments for sale with a variety of prices, Nasr City is an ideal area. It’s one of the biggest districts in Cairo and was established as a stretch of Heliopolis.
it is divided into two parts:
Eastern neighborhood:It Stretches from the first and the sixth neighborhoods to the eleventh neighborhood, Rabaa El Adawiya, El Mohandeseen, El Tawfeeq, El Sharikat, El golf, El Ahly Club, the tenth neighborhood, cinema neighborhood, El Wafaa wa Al Amal, International Park, Izbat Al-Hagana.
The western neighborhood that has many important neighborhoods, such as Olympic Zone, Nasser Stadium (Cairo International Stadium), El Sekka El Hadid Sporting Club, the International Market Area, university areas, and archaeological areas. It includes some neighborhoods: the Seventh, the Sixth, El Sarayat El Sharqiyya, El Istad, Ezbet Al-Arab.
As an old-established area, you will find all the needed services in Nasr City such as health services, educational services, transportation, and entertainment.
As for health services, there are many public and private hospitals that are suitable for all middle and upper middle classes. Also, there are many well-known pharmacies to provide all medical needs. Here are some of them:
Nasr City is one of the most suitable districts for hiking, shopping, and recreation, as it has many malls, restaurants and cafes, such as:
As for educational services, you will find: Al-Azhar University, which is the largest Islamic scientific institution in the world.
Schools vary between government and private, such as:
There are also a good number of nurseries, including Kids Camp, International Nursery, Children's World, Semsem World.
There are also means of transportation in Nasr City, including minibusses, microbus (taxis), Public Transport Authority buses, and tuk-tuks, such as in the Tenth neighborhood where the streets are narrow.
El Maadi is one of the most luxurious, quiet and beautiful districts in Cairo; apartments’ prices are high in most of its districts. It is located south of Cairo, on the east bank of the Nile. Maadi is regarded as the preferred district by foreign communities, as there are large numbers of them still living in it. It also includes 26 foreign embassies.
Maadi can be easily reached by metro, as there are 3 stations there: Maadi Gardens, Maadi, and Sakanat El Maadi.
Partitioning of El Maadi District
Maadi consists of seven main neighborhoods:
It is famous for its high towers, such as Othman Towers on the Nile Corniche. On the other side, it has buildings that consist of not more than three floors, such as Degla neighborhood that is characterized by vast green areas, wide uncrowded streets, and only three-story buildings. It is located between the railway line and the Autostrad. One of its most important streets is the 9th Street, which is parallel to the railway line and full of famous restaurants and cafes.
It is characterized by many oil companies, the most famous of which is the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) and its compound overlooking the Ring Road. It also includes residences of the Kuwaiti and Saudi companies. One of its most important streets is Al-Nasr Street, which is the first commercial street in Maadi. Besides, it contains Suzanne Mubarak Public Library, the Olympic Center, and agencies for some cars.
It is one of the oldest high-end neighborhoods in Old Maadi. It starts from Port Said Street to the railway line.
It is the most recent residential neighborhoods in El Maadi and characterized by complete calmness, wide streets, and the large number of green spaces. All of its buildings are upscale towers.
It is the most popular area due to its unique location, which is connected to all neighborhoods of El Maadi. The neighborhood has many shops, handicraft workshops, and various means of transportation.
It is one of the industrial zones, and lies behind the Corniche. One of its most important streets is Hasanin Dasuqi Commercial Street.
It is divided into 3 parts: Tora El-Balad, Kotsika, and Tora El Asmant. Its most famous landmarks are Tora Prison, and Abdel Moneim Riad Mosque. Also, it includes the Portland cement factory in Tora El Asmant.
El Maadi is full of government and international schools, international hospitals, well-known sporting clubs, and many malls and facilities.
Services and landmarks
All services are available in El Maadi such as health services, educational services, transportation, and entertainment.
On El Maadi Corniche, you will find many luxury hotels, such as the Cairotel Hotel, Sofitel Hotel and Holiday Inn Hotel. Also, you will find nightclubs and popular restaurants like Andrea and Platform, and ships equipped with fine restaurants to spend an enjoyable Nile cruise amidst water, calmness and music.
As for the health aspect, it includes:
As for the sports aspect, it includes:
As for entertainment and shopping, they have a big share in El Maadi, for example:
In El Maadi, there are a good number of landmarks, such as the Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court, El Maadi Island, Maadi Technology Zone.
The Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court
It is distinguished by its architectural design that combines great antiquity and civilization, as it was built according to the Luxor temples. It has 14 pharaonic obelisks on the ground floor and 14 obelisks from the first to the fourth floor. Its design is similar to the design of Egyptian temples in terms of pillars and crowns that are decorated with lotus and papyrus.
The pillars are 28 meters high, and there is a fountain in the shape of a lotus flower.
El Maadi Island
It is a group of small islands next to each other in the middle of the Nile. They are connected to the land by hanging wooden bridges. It is located in front of the Armed Forces Hospital and the Supreme Constitutional Court.
There are many artificial lakes in which fish are raised. It has many restaurants, parks, and cafeterias, and includes several sections, including the rural, Chinese and Italian sections. It also has a children's island, which contains amusement parks, football, basketball, tennis courts and more.
Maadi Technology Zone
It is the first specialized investment zone in Egypt and was established through a joint cooperative project between a number of governmental bodies, including the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Ministry of Investment, and Cairo Governorate.
Also, the most important landmarks in Maadi includes:
If we are talking about apartments for sale in Giza, then we should highlight 6th of October City.
6th of October City
6th of October is one of Giza Governorate cities. It’s one of the most famous residential and industrial cities in Cairo. Apartments for sale in 6th of October vary from economic, middle, to high classes.
6th of October City is located 38 km away from Central Cairo areas, and it’s easily accessible through the famous Ring Road, 26th of July Axis, Alexandria Sahrawi Road, in addition to Faiyum Road and Al Wahat Road.
Most remarkable privileges of 6th of October City
6th of October City’s well-known landmarks
Here, we will present some insights about neighbourhoods in 6th of October City such as Hadayek October, Northern Expansions, Gharb Somed. Hay Al Motamayez and of course, Sheikh Zayed City
It’s one of 6th of October City’s famous areas, including a number of national projects for housing, like Ebny Betak project and National Housing Project, in addition to other economic, middle, and upper-middle housing projects.
It’s one of the most famous, vital, and major urban districts in 6th of October. It's located in the east of Ganoub Al Ahiaa District, on Gamal Abd Al Nassir Axis. It includes numerous huge housing complexes executed by real estate companies related to the Ministry of Investment and Ministry of Awkaf. The area is characterized by its nearness to clubs area, Dar Al Fouad Hospital, and Mall of Arabia.
Gharb Somed is one of 6th of October City’s most luxurious districts, enjoying a distinctive and unique location at the city entrance, on Axis Road. It’s also characterized by its numerous villas and gardens, in addition to its wide streets.
Hay Al Motamayez
It’s one of 6th of October City’s oldest and best areas, and it’s located on 26th of July Axis. Some of its famous landmarks are: Dar Al Fouad Hospital, Novotel Hotel, and Misr University.
Sheikh Zayed City
This city is located near 6th of October City, Hadbet El Ahram, and about 28 km away from Cairo’s Downtown. It is bordered by "Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road", and can be reached via the 26th of July axis.
Sheikh Zayed is a quiet area, with huge green spaces and fine weather compared to Central Cairo. The city is divided into several areas, where residential real estates vary from economic, middle, upper-middle, and high classes. Moreover, the city has been divided into several districts and neighborhoods up to 20 districts.
Features of Sheikh Zayed City