Q: What is Allegria?
A: Allegria , which means "Happiness" in Spanish, is an upscale residential project located in the fast growing suburb of West Cairo at the tip of Sheikh Zayed City, on the Cairo - Alexandria Desert Road.

Q: What is the size of the project? And how is it divided?
A: Allegria is built upon 3.6 million square metres of land or about 700 feddans with 80% reserved green areas and 20% built up area (BUA).

Q: What facilities does the project include?
A: Allegria includes over 1,200 villas and townhouses, set within seven neighborhoods. It also contains Egypt's first 18-hole signature golf course designed by Greg Norman Golf Course Design Company and a 32,000 square metre clubhouse including swimming pools, tennis and squash courts and dining outlets as well as locker facilities and a pro-shop. It is also a few minutes away from the academically acclaimed British International School in Cairo (BISC).

Q: What are the average sizes of Allegria homes?
A: The sizes vary from 200m2 to 1,400m2 depending on the model, design and plot of land. There are many variations and options available.

Q: What is the difference between a golf course and a signature golf course?
A: A signature golf course is a golf course where the celebrity designer is involved in its design first-hand as opposed to just the supervision. 'The Allegria' course, is the first and only Greg Norman Signature Golf Course in Cairo.

Q: Who designed the project's master-plan?
A: The master-plan was designed by the world-renowned, New York-based firm EDAW. www.edaw.com

Q: Are there other facilities near the Allegria site?
A: Allegria is located to the west of Cairo, near Smart Village (7 mins). It is also near local retail centres and hospitals such as Dar El Fouad Hospital (15 mins), Dandy Mall (7 mins) and Hyper One (12 mins). Also nearby, is the upcoming city centre WESTOWN, designed by SODIC in collaboration with Solidere. WESTOWN will be a self-sufficient, mixed-use city-centre that has been carefully planned to bring together the fundamentals of residential, social and commercial life in a modern community that values pedestrian circulation, architectural quality, and environmental sustainability and responsibility. The Polygon Business Park and Forty West, the first two neighbourhoods of Westown have already been launched, to be delivered in 2013.

Q: Who designed the Allegria villas and townhouses?
A: The villas and townhouses were designed by some of the most renowned local and international architectural firms including:
• Michael Graves (www.michaelgraves.com)
• Arquitectonica (www.arquitectonica.com)
• Mark Mack (www.markmack.com)
• Kamel Consultants and Research Group
• Shahira H. Fahmy (www.sfahmy.com)
• Tamer Anani
• Laithy Mekawy

Q: When is the projected completion date?
A: Allegria is set to be completed by 2012. The delivery of Phase I of Allegria started in October 2010, while the delivery of Phase II will be in March 2012.

Q: Is there a Clubhouse at Allegria?
A: Tempo, the state-of-the-art Allegria clubhouse will be the place to go to, to have a delicious breakfast, meet friends for lunch or enjoy a special evening meal. You can also go there before you tee-off or you can book a golf lesson with one of our PGA-certified pros. Tempo also hosts diverse events and provides takeout for homeowners.

Q: How can I find out more about Allegria?
A: For more information, visit the SODIC Sales Centre at km. 38 on the Cairo - Alexandria Desert Road, or call the SODIC short number 16220.

Q: Has Allegria received recognition for its landscaping and design?
A: In 2007 Allegria received an award of merit for its master-plan from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognising its unique landscape and environment. The master-plan was developed by world-renowned master-planners EDAW.Allegria also received two CNBC Arabian Property Awards in 2008, in the categories of Best Development and Best Golf Development in Egypt and another in 2009 for best architecture in Egypt.

Q: What is the Art Trail?
A: SODIC has endeavoured to bring art to Allegria, combining culture with nature and weaving it throughout the landscape. Across all of Allegria's parks you will discover the Allegria Art Trail. We commissioned over ten master sculptors and over forty recognised and upcoming artists to produce unique and individual sculptures that will be placed in various parks and squares to create the Allegria Art Trail.

Q: What is the Fitness Trail?
A: Allegria's Fitness Trail was designed to provide individual workout stations to make structured exercise simple. A stretch of 4km of the Fitness Trail has specific fitted machines placed at planned intervals, giving you a combined workout of jogging and machine training. And if you want a more intense workout you can head to the dedicated exercise platform and outdoor gym at the Multi-Function Park.

Q: Are there gardens and parks besides the Golf Course?
A: Yes, there are for over 80% of Allegria's land is dedicated to green and public spaces. We have invited seven different local and international designers to create twelve unique pocket gardens all around Allegria for you and your family to enjoy. For activities, you will find the Mini Golf Garden and the basketball court at the Hanging Gardens, you can skate or test your climbing skills at the Multi-Functional Garden, you can race remote control boats with your children at the Motor Boats Pond, you can play Chess or Snakes & Ladders at the Topiary Gardens or your little ones can create their own fun at the kids' corner gardens and special drawing walls or build a den in the tree house.