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A good place to live / reside in Cairo?

Question: 

A good place to live / reside in Cairo?

Answer: 

One important factor is commute time, so your job location would influence if you would reside towards the eastern side of Cairo (Nasr city, Heliopolis, New Cairo), near downtown (Zamalek, Mohandessin, Dokki), Southern side (Maadi, New Maadi, Katamyeh) or Western side of Cairo (Shiekh Zayed, 6 October City).

To get an idea about rent prices in different districts in Cairo and their relative locations, plz take a look at this website: http://e-dar.com

Any women only gyms/clubs in Cairo?

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Any women only gyms/clubs in Cairo? Preferably near Nasr city?

Answer: 

Curves Gyms in Cairo near Nasr City:

  • Nasr City 1 (Extension of Makram Ebeid)
    Address: 49 Samir Abdel Raouf St.
    (Extension of Makram Eibid St.)
    Cairo, Egypt
    Telephone: +202 2287 7475
    Mobile: +2010 274 4444
    Mobile: +2010273 3333
    Email: NasrCity1@CurvesME.com
  • Heliopolis 1 (25 Murad Bek Street)
    Address: 25 Murad Bek St.
    (Off Salah Salem St.)
    Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
    Telephone: +202 2414 2313
    Email: Heliopolis1@CurvesME.com

Other Curves Gyms in Cairo:

- Maadi 1 (27 Road 263)
- Maadi 2 (20 Road 10)
- Mohandiseen 1 (3 Lebanon Street)
- 6th of October 1 (Palm Hills)

Source: Curves for Women
http://www.curvesme.com/

I am going to live alone in 6th October city ?

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I am going to live alone in 6th October city ? What could I expect ?

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You will not be alone in 6th of October city. Its population is over 300,000, but they are spread over an area of about 10 kms by 10 kms, so that is why its population density is much less than Cairo.

6th of October City consists of 12 districts in addition to Motameyez district as well as several gated communities surrounding it. 1st & 7th district is where many non-Egyptians (mostly Arab students attending private universities as well as Iraqi Immigrants) are located however the majority of 6 October residents are Egyptian. 6th, 11th, and 12th districts are working class districts (many of the factories workers reside there), and these three districts are the most highly populated. 7th, 8th, and 10th districts contain 4 floor apartment complexes where middle class Egyptians (mostly professionals) live. Districts 1-5 are less populated as many of their villas and apartment buildings are empty. 9th district is the only district that is still "desert".

The city has several malls inside it and around it: for example: the 7th district has Diamond Mall, Shiekh Zayed has Hyper One (mall and hypermarket), Dandy Mall (contains Carrefour) is nearby on the Cairo-Alex Desert road. There is another Carrefour being built right now on the other side of town (near Dream Land)

There are several amusement parks such as Dreamland, and MagicLand, and Media Production City. Take a look at this slide show that has photo albums for 6 October city, Magic Land and Media production city.

http://www.abridgetoegypt.com/files/slideshows/cairo/cairo_slide_show.sw...