The Cairo neighborhoods map shows region and suburbs of Cairo areas. This neighborhood map of Cairo will allow you to discover quarters and surrounding area of Cairo in Egypt. The Cairo quarters map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
While most people visiting Cairo will pick a place to stay close to the ancient pyramids, such as 6th of October City, the wider city is made up of a number of contrasting neighbourhoods that each offer something unique to tourists and sightseers. Given the size of Cairo, and the heavily congested roads, it is best to plan where you are going to explore in advance – or let Culture Trip handle the details and book yourself a spot on our 10-day small-group trip to Egypt, led by our Local Insider. When you picture Cairo, you probably see exactly what you will find in the bustling streets of Heliopolis. The tranquillity of Zamalek is hard to find here, but the energy and vibrancy of the area is undeniable. Ancient Heliopolis was located in the Ain Shams (Eye of the Sun) district and is one of the oldest cities in Egypt as its shown in Cairo neighborhoods map; the more modern area that bears the same name was established at the start of the 20th century.
Over on the east side of town is the vast expanse of the neighborhood of New Cairo, which was developed to alleviate the congestion in other parts of the city. Made up of a number of smaller locales, the Fifth District (Tagamoa’ El Khames) is where you should head if you are craving modern trappings, as it has huge malls, shopping avenues and well-regarded restaurants. Dokki as you can see in Cairo neighborhoods map, is a residential area on the west bank of the Nile, just south of Mohandesin. It was built in the 60s and 70s for Egypt then-emerging professional classes. Mohandesin was also built in the 1960s and 70s for Egypt emerging professional class. The name means Engineers, and yes, it was originally intended as a residential neighbourhood for engineers (I do not know why they need to be separated and prefer to imagine it is because of engineers curious social habits, like obsessing over clean code and life-hacking techniques).
There are two kinds of neighbourhood in Cairo: Central Cairo, and cities that are part of Greater Cairo. The Central Cairo neighbourhoods are dense, old and close to the action. These include: Zamalek, Maadi, upper Giza (including Dokki and Mohandesin) and Downtown. Old/Coptic Cairo and Islamic Cairo are also inner city as its mentioned in Cairo neighborhoods map, but people do not usually stay there (there are almost no accommodation options, except maybe the occasional dodgy hostel). Greater Cairo: New developments are outside Cairo proper, but form part of Greater Cairo. They include Nasr City, 6th of October City, Heliopolis and New Cairo City.
The Cairo districts map shows all quarters and suburbs of Cairo. This district map of Cairo will allow you to discover areas and the region of Cairo in Egypt. The Cairo districts map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
There are undoubtedly endless amounts of things to do and places to go to in this historical city. Old Cairo is composed of the leftovers of cities that were capitals prior to Cairo, such as Fustat and al-Askar. This district also includes Coptic Cairo, which is known as the area that the Holy Family sought refuge in. One of the more well-to-do, suburban areas of Cairo, this district has become increasingly popular with people working internationally, as well as Egyptian natives, as it houses many embassies, international schools, and cultural institutions. Although El Gouna as you can see in Cairo districts map is outside of Cairo, you should definitely consider visiting during your trip. It is a major tourist resort around four hours south of Cairo, with many hotels, foreign restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Because of the Nile movement, the newer parts of the city – Garden City, Downtown Cairo, and Zamalek districts– are located closest to the riverbank as its shown in Cairo districts map. The areas, which are home to most of Cairo embassies, are surrounded on the north, east, and south by the older parts of the city. Old Cairo, located south of the centre, holds the remnants of Fustat and the heart of Egypt Coptic Christian community, Coptic Cairo. The Boulaq district, which lies in the northern part of the city, was born out of a major 16th-century port and is now a major industrial centrer. The Citadel is located east of the city centre around Islamic Cairo, which dates back to the Fatimid era and the foundation of Cairo.
Northern and extreme eastern parts of Cairo, which include satellite towns, are among the most recent additions to the city, as they developed in the late-20th and early-21st centuries to accommodate the city rapid growth. The western bank of the Nile is commonly included within the urban area of Cairo, but it composes the city of Giza and the Giza Governorate. Giza district also undergone significant expansion over recent years, and today the city, although still a suburb of Cairo, has a population of 2.7 million. The Cairo Governorate is just north of the Helwan Governorate, which was created in 2008 when some of Cairo southern districts, including Maadi and New Cairo, were split off and annexed into the new governorate as its mentioned in Cairo districts map.