New Administrative Capital is current official name for the new capital of Egypt, 45 km (28 mi) east of Cairo in Lower Egypt. The city will reportedly be named Wedian, the plural form of wadi which means dry riverbed.
Under construction since 2015, phase one of the new city is being built at breakneck speed. By 2050, the city is expected to house 6½ million people.
Get in Edit
By plane Edit
For the foreseeable future, the main international gateway is Cairo International Airport, in eastern Cairo. A new dedicated airport was finished in 2020, however it is unclear when its inauguration flight will take place.
By train Edit
The New Administrative Capital is connected with an regional passenger service from Adly Mansour station in Eastern Cairo, where connections can be made to metro. Additionally, the new high-speed line connecting El Alamein at the Mediterranean and Ain Sokhna at the Red Sea coast, bypassing central Cairo, will have a station in the New Administrative Capital.
- 2 Arts and Culture City LRT railway station (مدينة الفنون والثقافة). The main station within the New Administrative Capital. Near museums, the opera house and government offices.
- 3 New Administrative Capital High-speed railway station. This is where high-speed trains between El Alamein and Ain Sokhna will call.
By car Edit
The new city is along the regional ring road. From central Cairo, the shortest route is to use highway 50 towards Suez, and then turn onto the regional ring road. However, traffic in and out from Cairo can be nightmarish to navigate.
By bus Edit
A regional bus network is under construction and is expected to launch in 2022-23.
- 4 New Administrative Capital central bus station.
Get around Edit
As of 2020, there is no public transport system in place. Driving or using taxis is the best option for getting around.
- 1 Egyptian Capitals Museum (متحف عواصم مصر). This museum narrates the history of the many different Egyptian capitals.
- 2 Al-Fattah Al-Aleem Mosque (مَسجِد الفَتّاح العَليم). Newly-built, one of the largest mosques in the world.
- 3 Great Mosque of Egypt (مسجد مصر الكبير). The new, enormous, central mosque within the city. Expected to be completed during 2021.
- 4 Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ. The largest church in the Middle East, and the largest Oriental Orthodox church in the world.
- 5 Green River Park. Set to become a river-like series of large-scale urban parks.
- 6 Iconic Tower. Set to be completed in 2024, this is Africa's highest building at 394 meters.