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Gamaleya Islamic Cairo

Rating: 4.1

4.117 reviews

Rating: 4.6

Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.1

Leisure program
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Situated in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo. The vibrant area of Khan El Kalili is just a short walk away and offers an immediate introduction to Egyptian culture with its souks, coffee... More

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Modern Standard Arabic Intensive - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
390€ 373€
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Rating: 1.5

1.52 reviews

Rating: 2.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 2.5

Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 January 2021
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

Course Categories (5)Accommodation (1)
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
2650US$ 2518US$
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What our students said about Cairo

Rating: 5/5


Negative comments aren't supposed to mean 'don't go there' because it is an awesome experience anyway.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cairo

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

The teachers are what make the school great.

22 December 2019
Course: Modern Standard Arabic + Egyptian Colloquial Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

New Zealand

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

The reviews about Ahlan are not accurate. It seems to be amazing and it needs lots of improvement.

4 August 2019
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Hanan the teacher and the students here are fantastic.
Get rid of the manager who is never serious.

30 July 2019
Course: Modern Standard Arabic Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 22 years

South Korea

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Social activities and teachers.
It is amazing. I highly recommend the school, you won't be dissappointed.

30 October 2018
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Teachers, location, external trips & value for money
Great experience!

29 July 2018
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 27 years

England UK

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Wonderful people. I felt I had come here not to study, but to a family - we were all like a big family. The quality of teaching is really high, everything is explained very well and clearly, they will help you with any problems any time, day and night.

1 July 2018
Course: Egyptian Colloquial Arabic - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 17 reviews

Yahia is an excellent teacher.
excellent staff and location.

29 April 2018
Course: Modern Standard Arabic - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

United States

Key Facts about Cairo

Cairo: Every visitor in Egypt comes to Cairo, to gasp at the outstanding Pyramids and the sprawling immensity of this city. Cairo boasts bazaars, mosques and the city Citadel and an extraordinary antiquities Museum. It is equally impossible not to find yourself carried away by the street life, where medieval trades and customs co-exist with a modern, cosmopolitan mix of Arab, African and European influences.

Quality of life was ranked in recent report of Mercer in position 177 (2019).

Population: 7,735,000

Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)

Region: Muḩāfaz̧at al Qāhirah,

Currency: EGP (1 EGP = 0.0638 USD)

Name of city in Arabic: القاهرة

Cairo quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.3

4.3 (109 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA require a visa to enter and study in Egypt. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 5 (rankings of universities in Cairo)

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week: 135 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:48* (52% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:39* (61% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Egypt average):39.66 EGP (56% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in CairoBest time to take a language course in Cairo

Sham Ennessim
Sham Ennessim

April 2021This national holiday always falls on the day after the Coptic Easter. Egyptians celebrate the beginning of spring by organising massive picnics in the parks of Cairo.

6th of October
6th of October

06 October 2021On the 6th of October, to commemorate the victory of the October war, there is a military parade and air show.

Cairo International Film Festival
Cairo International Film Festival

November 2021This category A film festival dedicated to the art and science of cinema has been held in the "Hollywood of the East" since 1975. It usually takes place during the last two weeks of November.

100 Km Pharaonic Race
100 Km Pharaonic Race

November 2021The longest race in the world attracts the best runners from around the globe for a 100-km course which stretches from the Sakkara pyramid to the Hawara pyramid.

What to do in Cairo

Al-Azhar Mosque
Al-Azhar Mosque
Nile River Cruise
Nile River Cruise
Al-Azhar Park
Al-Azhar Park
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Arrival Airport

Cairo International (CAI) - 16 km. from Cairo city center

Public transportation to city center:

, 43,00 EGP, 17 minutes.

Main stops:

Every 5 minutes, 35,00 EGP, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Kolyet el Banat, Cairo Fair, Abbasia, Abdou Pasha, El Geish, Bab el Shaaria, Ataba

Taxi: 42 EGP, 18 minutes drive to city center of Cairo

Direct international flights from:
  • South Africa: Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • USA: New York John F. Kennedy
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International
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