American University in Cairo
Lonely Planet review for American University in Cairo
American University in Cairo is the college of choice for the sons and daughters of Egypt's stratospherically wealthy. As of fall 2008, most students will be at a new campus in the eastern suburbs, but that won't stop average Egyptians from imagining the Western-inspired debauchery that goes on behind the tall fences. This campus has an attractive courtyard and a good bookshop. Also there are regular music recitals and plays of varying quality at the Ewart Hall, the Wallace Theatre and Falaki Studio Theatre. Events are advertised on boards at the campus entrance on Sharia Mohammed Mahmoud, in the 'ET Calendar' in Egypt Today and in the Egyptian Gazette.
You must hand over your passport to enter at the gate on Sharia Mohammed Mahmoud, opposite the enterprisingly sited McDonald's.