A brief guide to properties in Cairo
Given the types of property – ranging from Luxury and Private to Quiet, Remote and Spacious – it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer variety of real estate available in Egypt’s capital city. So here is a brief guide to properties in Cairo, and the town’s cultural background:
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Cairo is in all aspects of the center of Egypt, as it has been almost since its founding in 969 AD. Most of the country’s commerce is generated there, or passes through the city. The vast majority of publishers and the media and nearly all film studios are there, as are half the hospital beds in the nation and universities. This has prompted the rapid construction of the building of the city, one in five children under 15 years.
This astonishing growth lasted until recently, when it crashed in good time before the town’s services. Services of houses, roads, electricity, telephone and sewage were all suddenly in short supply. Analysts seek to understand the adjustments came up with terms like “hyper-urbanization.”
The love of the arts of Egypt, in general, goes back to the rich heritage bequeathed by the Pharaohs. In modern times, Egypt has experienced a strong cinematic tradition since the art of filmmaking was first developed in the 20th century. A natural progression of the active phase of the theater of the time, the film quickly became a huge film industry. This collaboration with the tradition of much older music, raised Egypt to become Hollywood of the Middle East and the Arab world’s cultural capital.
For over 500 years of history, Egypt has fascinated the West and inspired its creative talents of play writer William Shakespeare, poet and playwright John Dryden, and author and poet Lawrence Durrell to film producer Cecil B. de Mille. Since the silent movies Hollywood has been capitalizing on the box-office returns that come from combining Egyptian stories with visual effects.
Egypt is also a source of Arabic literature, plus the greatest Arab writers such as Taha Hussein and Tawfiq al-Hakim, and Nobel laureate, writer Naguib Mahfouz. Each of them has written for film.
From these credentials, it was clear that Cairo should aim to maintain the International Film Festival. This dream came true on Monday, 16 August 1976, when the first Cairo International Film Festival launched the Egyptian Association of Film Writers and Critics, headed by Kamal El-Mallakh.