Who Are We
Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment S.A.E. (“Al Ismaelia”) is a real estate development company based in Cairo, Egypt, focusing on acquiring and renovating prime real estate in Downtown Cairo with the aim of revitalizing the historic neighborhood and celebrating its unique, organic urban framework.Read More
History of Downtown
For a city with such a long history, many are surprised to learn that Downtown Cairo is less than 200 years old. Until the mid 1800's, the undisputed heart of Egypt's capital city was predominantly swamp land.Read More
Al Ismaelia developed the company’s Urban Planning Project to outline their vision for Downtown Cairo; a vision that not only considers the company’s interests, but the interests of all the neighborhood’s players whom encompass every segment of Cairo’s rich urban fabric.Read More
In line with Al Ismaelia’s belief that Downtown Cairo has always been and will continue to be a public space that should attract all segments of the Egyptian society, Management has formed an advisory board comprising members of the community who share Al Ismaelia’s passion for Downtown Cairo. The members of this advisory board are engaged in a variety of disciplines including architecture, urban planning, tourism, business, sociology and arts to ensure an organic revival of Downtown Cairo that suits the needs and aspirations of a wide scope of Egyptians for Downtown Cairo’s potential. Representing these segments of civil society, the advisory board will play a crucial role in assisting Management to prioritize Al Ismaelia’s plans for its Downtown assets while advocating for the many interests of all segments of Egyptian society.
Integral to Al Ismaelia’s vision for the revival of Downtown Cairo is the patronage of the arts and promotion of