Belbeis is a major city in El Sharqiya Governorate located about 35 km to the east of Cairo on the eastern edge of the southern Delta. The inhabitants of the city are both Bedouins and farmers; Muslims and Christians. Nowadays, the city occupies a prominent position for enclosing the building of Air Force Academy Complex. It is also renowned for offering vast, proficient auto services and mechanical repair workshops. The Arab Horses Festeval is one of the important annual celebrations in El Sharqiya that takes place on the lands of Belbeis. Blessed with a strategic location near the capital city, the city had been always the arsenal of military forces. As a consequence, it suffered a great deal of destruction caused by the different forces that invaded Egypt. On the lands of Belbeis, there are some fascinating monuments including Emir El Gaysh Mosque that was established in 640 and restored in 1593 and Belbeis Barrage that was constructed by El Zaher Baybars.