I’m living and working in Cairo, Egypt with my wife and 2 daughters.
I learnt Egyptian Arabic for 1 year full time and a couple of years part time after that. I’ve been year nearly 8 years all up.
I’m the only foreigner at my office so I get a fair bit of practice speaking it.
I’d describe my Arabic as reasonably good when I’m in the conversation, but still not able to follow Egyptians talking to each other.