Old Cairo

Egyptian President, Bohra Sultan inaugurate Sayyeda Nafisa Mosque in Old Cairo after renovation

Tue, 08 Aug 2023 - 02:12 GMT

The president noted that such renovations are within the government's plan to rehabilitate Historic Cairo.

‘Cemetery of Immortals’ to host remains of iconic people displaced in Old Cairo development

Mon, 12 Jun 2023 - 08:17 GMT

A “Cemetery of Immortals” will be built to host the remains of people with outstanding contributions to Egypt after being transferred from Old Cairo, according to a Monday presidential decree.

Egypt almost completes Old Cairo's neighborhood Ain Al Sira

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 - 04:16 GMT

Ain Al Sira used to house leather tanneries, which were relocated to Robeiky Textile Complex.

What to know about 'Rawdet Al Sayeda' alternative-housing project lying in heart of Old Cairo

Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 01:49 GMT

The first phase has been accomplished and delivered, while the second one is still under-progress.

Awqaf says no new instructions regarding visiting El-Hussain’s shrine

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 11:26 GMT

Egypt’s Ministry of Awqaf said, Thursday that they didn’t issue any instructions regarding visiting the shrine of El-Hussein or the Prophet’s holdings room in the mosque.

Sisi emphasizes antiquities at Hussein Mosque preserved, welcomes India's Bohra Sultan

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 - 11:14 GMT

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi emphasized on Wednesday that no antiques or monuments inside al-Hussein Mosque in Old Cairo were tampered with during the renovation of the historic temple.

Restoration works in Egypt’s Ben Ezra Synagogue launches

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 01:40 GMT

Ben Ezra Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in Egypt and the Middle East.

Cairo Citadel Aqueduct area to be slum free in May 2022

Sun, 17 Apr 2022 - 12:31 GMT

The government is granting 1,600 families fully-furnished units elsewhere.

Pics: Sisi speaks to passersby as he inspects projects in Old Cairo

Fri, 18 Mar 2022 - 08:38 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi inspected Old Cairo on Friday to check on several national projects. During his tour, he talked to a number of people about their conditions.

Updates on slums removal from Old Cairo revealed

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 - 02:28 GMT

The Cairo governorate municipal authority is currently working in the slums of El Sokar wa Al Laymoun, Hosh Al Ghagar, and Al Gayara located near Cairo Citadel Aqueduct.

Hussein area in Old Cairo to be renovated soon

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 - 11:44 GMT

The official said that negotiations are underway with a number of residents and workshop owners.

Coptic Museum launches temporary exhibition “A Song of Joy” in celebration of Christmas

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 12:41 GMT

The exhibition will run for three weeks.

In Pics: President Sisi inspects ongoing restoration work at Cairo Citadel Aqueduct

Fri, 17 Dec 2021 - 04:42 GMT

President Sisi also exchanged greetings with citizens and workers in a pottery workshop in Old Cairo, where he listened to their requests and needs.

EU ambassadors visit Mosque of Amir al-Maridani in Darb al-Ahmar

Thu, 14 Oct 2021 - 02:08 GMT

Al-Maridani Mosque was built in AD 1340 just outside the city wall near Zuweila Gate [Bab Zuweila] and is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in Old Cairo.

7th Interfaith Forum kicks off on Sept. 21

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 - 01:55 GMT

The forum will be presented by the artist Intisar Abdel Fattah, and is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.

Deputy governor announces updates on buildings demolishing to expand Ring Road, develop Old Cairo

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 - 12:27 GMT

Compensations worth LE4 billion will be disbursed to 1,380 families, 296 shop owners, and 136 workshop owners.

July 6 marks 1049 years since establishment of Cairo: Egypt’s ancient city

Tue, 06 Jul 2021 - 02:08 GMT

Throughout the years, Cairo's features changed; its ancient streets became crowded, and modern architecture overshadowed the beauty of its Islamic architecture.

Egyptian president urges developing Al-Fustat Park in Old Cairo, increasing green areas

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 07:39 GMT

Sisi directed following the modern work paths and mechanisms used to implement national projects during the past years

Old Cairo’s Ain el-Sira: From a slum area into tourist destination

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 03:26 GMT

Development works undergone in the historic Ain el-Sira area in Old Cairo neighborhood has turned it from a slum area into an attractive tourist destination.

Egypt's PM denies news on relocating residents of some Old Cairo neighborhoods

Sun, 14 Mar 2021 - 11:43 GMT

Madbouli’s remarks came during his inspection at several historical sites in Old Cairo.