It would be a surprise for you if you came across an ice rink in Cairo. I know. It was quite a surprise when I went to Family Land for the first time. I was really surprised when I saw the ice rink. I asked Mum, ‘Is that seriously an ice rink? It is too hot here!’
It is hard to imagine that Heliopolis was only desert in the year 1900. Postcards and photos from the beginning of construction in the area show how desolate it was initially. The area quickly grew into one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, thanks to wise planning and good marketing.