Wadi Al Rayyan
The Valley In Brief
Due to draining activities for agricultural purposes, three artificial lakes had to be created to hold the surplus water being removed as well as to aid in a bid to reclaim some of the land. Although not all these aims were achieved, Wadi Rayan has become home to various species of birds in vast numbers and it has turned to a bird viewing national park of some sorts. It is also designated as a protected area by Egyptian authorities
Many inhabitants of Cairo find this spot a desirable weekend and vacation getaway and come to have fun with friends and family. A few cafes and shops for purchasing various items can be found in the area, and if you’re so inclined you could take a boat trip on the lake for just E£250.
Updated On April 20, 2020