In fact,Garden City (Arabic: جاردن سيتي) is an early 20th Century real estate development loosely based on the English garden city movement. And is today a mixed residential and administrative quarter in qism Qasr al-Nil in the West District of Cairo Egypt. In fact,it spans the east side of the Nile just south of Wust al Balad(Downtown) and the famous Midan Tahrir (Tahrir Square). And north of Old Cairo. Two main streets, Qasr al Ayni Street on the east and the Nile Corniche on the west. Delineate its eastern and western borders. Garden City is famous for its quiet, upscale, and secure atmosphere. The United States, British, Italian and more Embassies are located there.

Administrative status and population

In fact, the original Garden City development is a quarter (shiakha) in qism Qasr al-Nil. Though its name also encompasses the Qasr al-Dubara shiakha between it and the Ismailia shiakha to their north that holds the famous Tahrir (former Ismailia) Square.

In 2017, Garden City had 5217 residents, making it the most populous shiakha in qism Qasr al-Nil.



As the Nile’s course shifted west away from medieval Cairo, the areas it left behind became swampy plains. During Mohammed Ali’s regin in the first half of the 19th Century. The area was reclaimed with the swamps filled in and the sandy mounds of Tal al-Akareb (Scorpions Hill) were transformed into orchards and bean fields. Within decades they became royal domain land where a number of palaces were built overlooking the Nile. Kasr al-Dubara for Mohamed Ali’s son Irahim Pasha, and Kasr al-Aaly (High Palace) for Khedive Ismail’s mother.