Ismailiya City is the capital of Ismailiya Governorate on the Suez Canal. The city is distinguished with the colonial houses where the English and French administrators of the Suez Canal once lived. Ismailia City was mainly constructed in the reign of Said Pasha and the festival of its construction was held in 1869 and was known as El Temsah Lake or the Crocodile Lake.It was a historical festival attended by a large number of foreign presidents and political leaders. After digging the Suez Canal, it was given this name after Khedive Ismael , the ruler of Egypt at that time. Nowadays, Ismailia is one of the preferable resorts for most of Egyptians and foreigners alike for its fascinating outstanding natural beauty of parks and beaches especially in El Timsah Lake.
On top of the festival that take place annually in Ismailiya City is the Spring Festeval that attracts people from other governorate to enjoy watching the marvollous collection of flowers and trees in El Ismailia and enjoy its good weather.