29.96666666666731.25Koordinaten: 29 ° 58 'N, 31 ° 15' O Maadi (Arabic: al - Ma ʿ المعادي ADI) is a suburb in the south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo. It is inhabited largely by Europeans and Americans and is one of the more affluent residential Gege Constricting to Cairo. Administratively, the city is part of the government al - Qahira.


Although el- Ma ʿ adi is a fairly young city's founding, the area is still inhabited since prehistoric times.

In connection with the construction of the railway between Cairo and Helwan in 1904 this city was built, which was originally to be applied along this line. The plans were carried out by the Canadian officer Captain Alexander J. Adams since 1905. The result was a Western city with wide streets and numerous villas with gardens. Unfortunately, now buries the modern city's numerous archaeological remains.

From 1940 to 1946 troops were stationed in New Zealand ( Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force) in El - Maadi.

In the 1950s and 1960s in Maadi many German war criminals were hiding, including the former concentration camp doctor Hans Eisele.

Maadi today extends along the Nile and on the south by Helwan. In recent years, emerged several high-rise buildings, especially near the Corniche, and el- Maadi was two more districts, New Maadi ( Maadi el- Gedida ) and Degla ( Maadi Degla ) expanded.

Economy and infrastructure


In Maadi, the U.S. inventor Frank Shuman built 1912/13, one of the first solar power plants in the world.

Education and Research


In Maadi is the Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology.


  • Cairo American College
  • Lycée Français du Caire
  • Lycée al - Horreya de Maadi
  • Maadi British International School
  • Misr American College


The street names are systematically numbered. A bridge connects the district with the situated on the western bank of the Nile Giza.

Line 1 of the Cairo Metro performs Maadi.