„In Cairo, the social gap is most apparent as a physical separation. The poor and the suffering middle classes were driven into the growing urban slums and informal settlements, which in turn spread across the city like great inkblots while the rich embarked on a historic journey – out from the increasingly congested posh neighbourhoods Zamalek, Mohandessin and Maadi and into opulent gated communities whose names – Dreamland, Utopia or Beverly Hills – already reveal a new cultural anomaly.“ (Asef Bayat)