"Ad Duqqi" Ad Duqqi by uglyscot

Ad Duqqi Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 50 photos

A relatively quiet Cairo suburb

Duqqi is one of the suburbs across the Nile from the Down Town area. These areas [Duqqi, Mohandasin and Imbaba] started out as midldle class areas with tree-lined streets and villas. To some extent this is still true, but unfortunately many of the villas are being destroyed and high-rise apartment blocks are replacing them.
The metro has a stop at Duqqi, and the large sporting club {Nadi el Sedd}, the shooting club, is situated here, and rifles being fired is just one of the background noises in the area.

The Food and Agriculture building is next to the Ministry of Agriculture in Doqqi and near the Agricultural Museum. I had to visit the FAO building one day and found there were good views of the skyline in the direction of central Cairo.

The area around the Ministry of Agriculture includes areas of green and gardens with flowers, welcome patches among all the drab high buildings.
An incongruous sight for the centre of a bustling metropolis is the area of research greenhouses

I lived in Mohandasin the first year we were living in Cairo, but it was so noisy, we moved to quieter Duqqi. The good thing about this area is that almost everything is available. There is a branch of Metro supermarkets not too far away, several local cooperatives, green grocery carts everywhere, and some very nice shops. In addition in Michel Bakhoum Street are some excellent restaurants, French and Italian, in other nearby streets.
Update 2009:
Having been away for two years, I faced a lot of changes. So many more villas have disappeared and been replaced by multi storey blocks of flats. Some of the restaurants we frequented, have either been closed down or become something else entirely. The Internet cafe that I used when my computer was inntrouble no longer exists, groceries and upholsterers have disappeared.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a nice area to live in, good restaurants
  • Cons:like most of Cairo noisy and polluted
  • Last visit to Ad Duqqi: Feb 2007
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2009
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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2009 at 7:50 AM

    I suppose that change is inevitable, but what a shame that the lovely old villas are being replaced with apartments. Good restuarant tips.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 9:36 AM

    Hi Shane, nice to see you made a Ad Duqqi page. During one of my last visits to Cairo, I had a hotel in this area.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2007 at 1:37 AM

    It looks like an attractive area of Cairo to live in. Pity about the pollution. Umm Ali sounds great -you made my mouth water - I will never slim! Nice updates.

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