Gabalaya Park and Aquarium
Only minutes away from the center of Cairo, in the heart of Zamalek, located the Gabalaya Park and Aquarium. It is a relaxing and refreshing place that will have the kids excited about the aquamarine life they will see. Entrance fees are modestly priced which makes it for a great family outing.
The park itself has beautifully landscaped gardens which make for the perfect picnic afternoons. There are shops that sell snacks, but most families bring their own picnic baskets. One hardly notices the traffic of the busy streets outside the borders of the park.
The aquarium doesn’t host a great deal of fish species, but the tanks are built into rock formations which contribute to the exciting and intriguing walk through path of the tanks.
Tourists should consider visiting the Gabalaya Park and Aquarium during the week as it becomes very crowded during the weekends. One should also consider that it is a third world park and that it may not necessarily meet first world standards.