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Egypt’s New Capital City Revealed

Egypt’s New Capital City Revealed

After more than a year of being shrouded in mystery, Egypt’s new capital city has been revealed in a slick, new website that went live on Friday.*

Dubbed as a ‘global city for Egypt’s future’ and ‘a city shaped by nature’, the new capital city promises to house up to five million people and provide 1.1 million residential units in a location that is situated along the corridor between Cairo and the Red Sea.

According to the city’s website, the new capital’s central business district will be sized 5.6 kilometres squared and the capital will include 663 healthcare facilities, 40,000 hotel rooms and 1,800,000 meters squared of large retail malls. The capital will also provide 1.75 million permanent jobs, 1,250 religious buildings, 700 kindergartens, 21 residential districts, a theme park and more.

More importantly, however, the new capital city aims to be a ‘Smart City’ that will “embrace an ethos of sustainability” by taking advantage of “the sustainable technologies of today as well as being adaptable to future technology, further enhancing its resource efficiency.”

Part of this Smart City will include 91 kilometres squared of energy farms employing renewable energy sources. Moreover, 100 kilometres squared will be preserved parks and will include a park known as the ‘Capital Park’.

According to the website, the new capital will act as a bridge between Egypt’s rich past and its vibrant future.

The website lists Capital City Partners, a private real estate investment fund by global investors focused on investment and development and led by Emirati Mr. Mohamed Alabbar.

Alabbar, 58, is the founder of Emaar Properties, one of the largest real estate development companies in the Middle East which was also responsible for developing the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Capital City Partners claims it has led “mega-developments of a value of over $US 24 billion in over 15 countries, and helmed the creation of global icons that inspire humanity. This includes King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia…and…Downtown Dubai.”

A conference officially launching the new capital city will be held on Friday.

Check out The Capital’s website here.

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  • M. Soliman

    Immigration FROM old Cairo is a MUST, and this immigration shall be directed not only to the new capital, but other similar cities at different zones in Egypt, starting from Noba and upper Egypt and ending in North, covering the possible spectrum all this way.
    This location (the new capital) is so close to the comfort zone area as I checked (temperature and humidity), and old Cairo must be rehabilitated to return it back as it was in the early 19th century.
    Water and energy, must be improved by any mean, and creative researches must be applied.
    We have no loosing option once we started, but we should have been started long back.

  • M. Soliman

    This should be the start, and both negative and positive comment shall be considered for improvment.
    The new city should give a good example as a model for coming new cities, I imagine we can have 3 at the north coast, and each should be specialized in a trade (expert to advise).
    I do not think that the new city is made for rich, but young and smart youth, also staying in this city should be based on rental bases, not to buy and invest for future.
    However, this is our new facade, which we are already proud with.

  • Michelle Lardbutt

    When they build the city, please make sure that the streets are wide enough for my big fat lard-butt!

  • BUH

    dddddd nice city and decade passing and century is passing and bias is coming in the way with a TAXI!!

  • ahmadnour

    This is not worth it, why cant we perfect the cairo we live in now, if we have the money its a better idea. These pictures being shown are only what the creators hope to produce, for all we know this could end up worse!

  • Skeptic

    To anyone who thinks this is a great idea, due to the congestion and
    pollution of Cairo, just imagine if other old historic countries decided
    to move from their old historic capitals such as London, Paris, Berlin,
    Rome, Moscow, Tokyo, Washington DC etc.

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  • germanboy41

    the people love to visit cairo beacause of its unique history not because they want to see a copy of dubai. who in the world will stay in this 40.000 hotel rooms? its a big joke…

    • Mai Ahmed

      take care of your own business
      what’s the joke in people want finally to progress and move forwards ??
      So ein Quatsch !!

      • germanboy41

        sorry ut i dont like this project. The government want to move to this new luxury city beacause they dont want to see anymore the rubbish and the poor people in wust al balad? they will cut themselves from reality!

        • Key

          If you watched the entire conference and understood what was mentioned you would know by now that the new Capital is intended for and designed with all social classes in mind. There is nothing wrong in improving the quality of life for the poor to middle class and the government is on the right track with this and other projects underway.

  • GIGfriend22

    If Israel can re establish environmental conditions that were once desert, and then become Green for native plants and wild life. Then certainly Egypt has the ability to do the same…..Perhaps they can get some advice from Israel. It is not out of the whims of impossibilities, because it has been done already.
    Already Jordan, Southern Arabia, UAE….And Dubai has pledge great load of money for Egypt to start the project. Egypt economy has grown by 5 % since SISI has gotten in. And other Arab nations are finally wanting to help this country out…….I too am still asking the questions of where is he getting the money from. As Canadian we often have to ask that from our own government. But so far. It looks like SISI has friends!!! And with his attack on ISIS… Its looking like his name….Which is the complete oppiset and perhaps others are willing to help out because of his stance against terrorism.
    Lets not forget Israel has no natural resources other then what they produce through food…The Dead Sea, and Through science and technology. Yet look at what funding has happened with that country……Its basically the welfare nations of the world, yet its become a developed country.

    • hala

      Israel is adeveloped country because it is newly made and consideri g the money puring in from USA and Europe, no wonder
      Egypt will reclam it’s possition in the world to match it’s past, we have the right man at long ladt

      • GIGfriend22

        That’s kind of generally what I said……Thanks for the repeat.

  • GIGfriend22

    Egypt !! If you are able to achieve this monumental vision. Then all the more people will, and should clap for you… However, we in the west have scene these things before. And many times they have not been achieved, to our disappointment and scratching confused heads……..For you do not know the winds of change, and whom shall be for it, or not for it. Never the less, we certainly hope this is legit. But most importantly, do this for the people of Egypt……With everything that has gone on, and those that remain loyal to be good people, for rights and justice, and a hope for a better future……..They disserve this. For Western civilizations and democratic developed nations have been dreaming this for developing countries……..Perhaps you may inspire others. This is just as much a gift for us as it is for Egypt, if it dose happen. From Canada.

  • Lyle

    “…100 kilometres squared will be preserved parks…”? What parks? It is the desert? Man made preserved parks?

    “…1.75 million permanent jobs…”? And where will all of the low income “permanent job” earners live? The new city looks out of the price range of a regular Cairo citizen?

    “…the sustainable technologies of today”? And who is going to fund the day-to-day maintenance of these technologies? The new rich citizens?

    “This will trump Dubai as a number one attractive destination.” You forget they are not bombing UAE on a regular bases and UAE is a very rich oil based country. If tourist don’t come back where is the money going to come from?

    • GIGfriend22

      If Israel can re establish environmental conditions that were once desert, and then become Green for native plants and wild life. Then certainly Egypt has the ability to do the same…..Perhaps they can get some advice from Israel. It is not out of the whims of impossibilities, because it has been done already.
      Already Jordan, Southern Arabia, UAE….And Dubai has pledge great load of money for Egypt to start the project. Egypt economy has grown by 5 % since SISI has gotten in. And other Arab nations are finally wanting to help this country out…….I too am still asking the questions of where is he getting the money from. As Canadian we often have to ask that from our own government. But so far. It looks like SISI has friends!!! And with his attack on ISIS… Its looking like his name….Which is the complete oppiset and perhaps others are willing to help out because of his stance against terrorism.
      Lets not forget Israel has no natural resources other then what they produce through food…..The Dead Sea, and Through science and technology. Yet look at what funding has happened with that country……Its basically the welfare nations of the world, yet its become a developed country.

  • CuriousGeorge

    What is the url for the website?

  • M. Soliman

    So great and we must start immediately. “If there is a well, there is a Way”, many Tranks to whomever behind this Lovely work.

    • Abdul

      Actually it’s called “Wherever a will is found, a way is found”

      • Chris

        actually ‘Mr. Pickie’……. It’s ‘ Wherever there’s a will… there’s a way’!

      • M. Soliman

        Thanks for the feedback, sorry, but English is not my first language, and I expect your understanding.

  • Arie Bier

    Making plans is so easy. I wait and see what the future will bring.

  • Simon

    Funny idea. They will build airport in middle of it. That’s so
    smart (sarcasm). I wonder where is slums area at those maps, so all those poor minimum
    existence wage slaves can stay while building it. Smart people would
    fix beautiful Cairo with all that traffic and garbage laying around. They should invest in new power plants for Egypt and
    to get rid of blackouts by building new power lines, not to just create another city for rich minority. It’s coward thing to just run away into desert.

    • Key

      Not sure what you are trying to allude here but the airport is on the outskirts. The more you build the more you get return on investment. Cairo, blackouts, new housing for poor, energy, waste management, etc.. are not being neglected as there are current and future projects for those as well. Very crucial and historical steps for Egypt are being witnessed as we speak. Tahya Misr!

    • Mohamed Ibrahim

      Simon you forget that Egypt has a high population growth. Cairo used to be a beautiful city when it had only 3 million inhabitants. Now the same Cairo has to accomodate almost 20 million. The beautiful green areas became concrete jungles. So you need space for people and only that way you have a chance to reduce the population density in the old cities.

  • Guest

    Why is the new capital so close to Cairo? In the future they will grow and merge into a huge megalopolis. Surely the new capital could and should have been further away from Cairo.

  • vido

    how come the new capital will be only 5.6 Kilometres squared while Cairo the
    current capital is 528 km2

    according to wikipedia

    • Minymina

      It’ll eventually grow.

    • adham

      It is seems that you can’t read. The business district in the city is 5.6 km squared

  • Noel

    what about unsustainable water usage?? this city is going to have millions of people in the DESERT and one day there will be no more water. The UAE, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, are already having this problem!

    • Minymina

      Water desalination.

      • words

        And the salt goes where?

        • Minymina

          Your plate.

  • new egypt

    The new egypt is so exciting. This will trump Dubai as a number one attractive destination. Egypt will have a modern city, and a real culture and civilization for people to go visit. From pharoahnic sites to the Christian sites to the Muslim sites, to the greatest beaches in the world, to fun night clubs, to a rich history, full of museums and history! And a modern iconic city.

    • Guest

      It is sure very exciting. But I wish the new capital was located further east, because Cairo is too close and is still going to be the focal point, and the new capital will be swallowed by it.

    • Key

      This is truelly a great project for Egypt! I just wish and just as President Anwar El-Sadat had invisioned that they really need to focus on buildingtowards the Western Desert instead of targeting it East between Cairo and the Red Sea. Moreover, there needs to be simultaneous parallel development in Upper Egypt and Nuba.

    • GIGfriend22

      Egypt !! If you are able to achieve this monumental vision. Then all the more people will, and should appal you. However, we in the west have scene these things before. And many times they have not been achieved, to our disappointment and scratching confused heads……..For you do not know the winds of change, and whom shall be for it, or not for it. Never the less, we certainly hope this is legit. But most importantly, do this for the people of Egypt……With everything that has gone on, and those that remain loyal to be good people, for rights and justice, and a hope for a better future……..They disserve this. For Western civilizations and democratic developed nations have been dreaming this for developing countries……..Perhaps you may inspire others. This is just as much a gift for us as it is for Egypt, if it dose happen. From Canada.

    • the irony

      But…in 12 years.

      • Key

        nope 5-6 years

  • Alnitek Altair

    you know that picture is in singapore right ? its the Gardens by the bay

    • Minymina

      Only the top picture.

  • Alnitek Altair

    you that picture is in Singapore right ?

    • Minymina

      No, its a digital render of what the new Egyptian capital will look like.

      • Alnitek Altair

        its in singapore. Gardens by the bay look it up!

  • Minymina

    Link to the website doesn’t seem to work.

  • Ahmed

    Square meter and square kilometer not meter squared and kilometer squared.

  • Ahmed Badr

    Umm the website is down and I can’t seem to find anything related on “google” more references available maybe?

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