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
Work WE DO
Date: 13th December 2010 – 1st January 2011
Address: La Viennoise (Al Ismaelia Owned Property).
Inspired by Documenta, a mega-contemporary art exhibition held in Kassel, Germany every five years since 1955, 25 young Egyptian artists organized an independent exhibition, using the same concept. Its goal was to create an exploratory space for artists to exhibit their work independently without institutional funding or a curator. The project functions as an independent initiative that seeks to provide an alternative for open expression and promote an exchange of ideas among the local art community.