This year’s Cairo International Book Fair is approaching and all the bookworms are getting ready to hunt down their reading list for the year. However, this year, there will be something different about the book fair.
Over the past 30 years, the Cairo International Book Fair has taken place in the Cairo International Convention Center in Nasr City. However, this year the General Organization For International Exhibitions & Fairs announced that the fair will be moved to the Cairo International Convention Center in Fifth Settlement, New Cairo.
Although the new location is considerably not that much further from the old one, a lot of people started to panic and took to the fair’s Facebook Event Page to complain and object over this decision.
It went so far that some people started surveying whether they should go or not!
Apparently, the majority of people are against the move!
It is understandable of course since the old location in Nasr City is right next to Ard El Maared metro station. This, of course, made it more convenient to visitors.
However, the new location is not that far and is still accessible by other means of public transportation, such as buses.
It was also rumored that there will be new bus lines dedicated to transporting visitors to the new location. However, nothing has been confirmed yet regarding this manner.