ZED at El Sheikh Zayed

A ‘city within a city’ lifestyle destination where people can live, work, play, gather and stay in the heart of Cairo


Cairo, Egypt


69-hectare site
840,679 sqm built area

Located in the heart of Sheikh Zayed in west Cairo, ZED is a high-energy urban mixed-use development with luxury, lifestyle and community at its core. Centred around an expansive 23-hectare urban oasis, the site – which features over 4,500 apartments, 60,000+ sqm of retail, 30,000+ sqm of offices and a hotel – is pedestrian friendly, car free, and offers state-of-the-art amenities including a sports academy and accompanying minor league football team.

Unlike most residential developments in Cairo, ZED is accessible by both residents and the community – creating a new ‘city within a city’ lifestyle destination where people can live, work, shop, play, gather and stay, all in the one location. Architecturally striking, the site is bookended by two gateway plazas – one featuring giant, palm-like structures under which outdoor food and beverage may operate, along with farmer’s markets, events and performances or cinemas; and the other an impressive 20-storey portal that frames the ZED park.

Epitomising high-end, luxury living, atop the 20-storey entry portal is a bridge that adjoins two duplex penthouse apartments, each offering panoramic views over the 23-hectares of green space and towards the Pyramids of Giza. An integrated project, each space within the site has been designed to high specifications while maximising access and outlook over the lush outdoor spaces.

With buildings radiating from the central park, master planning, architecture and landscape architecture come together to create a series of green garden courtyards and expansive spaces, providing visual spectacle for the surrounding apartments and offices, and ample opportunities for families, employees and visitors to gather, exercise, and take in the many benefits of the outdoors.

Phases one and two of the development are now sold out, with construction set to be completed in 2022. Phases three and four will be available for sale soon.