The Area - El Zamalek
El Zamalek is a central location in western Cairo on the northern part of Gezira Island in the Nile River.
An upscale neighborhood full of foreign dignitaries (most foreign embassies).
A variety of charming antique stores, bookstores, restaurants, cafes, shops, and hotels representing the best that cosmopolitan Egypt has to offer.
Accommodation - Marriott Hotel
History of the Palace:
- Receive the royal treatment as you step into the lobby of this luxury hotel
- Originally a palace built by Khedive Ismail in 1869 during the Suez Canal inauguration celebrations to host the French Empress Eugenie and her husband Napoleon III
It was the venue of the first performance of Verdi’s Opera Aida.
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