It is located in the center on Gezira Island in the middle of the Nile River in Zamalek District in Cairo, Egypt. One of the best things to do in Cairo is view the city from the top of Cairo Tower.
The Cairo tower or El Gezira tower or (Brag El qahari) in Arabic language is consider one of the most prominent features of the Egyptian capital. Its partially open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant. The city is generally very hot during the day, even in the winter months, so exploring the city at night is beneficial.
The Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete tower located in Cairo, Egypt. At 187 m, it has been the tallest structure in Egypt and North Africa for 50 years. Cairo tower history backs to the reign of Abdel Nasser. Cairo tower was built from 1956 to 1961 during the presidency of Gamal Abdel Nasser with Soviet assistance. It is 187m high; it is higher than the great pyramid of Giza by 50 meters.
It was the tallest structure in Africa for 10 years, until 1971 when it was surpassed by Hillbrow Tower in South Africa. From the top of Cairo Tower you are able to see the city more clearly, especially since the cool, night air eliminates much of the dust seen during the daytime hours.
There’s also in Cairo tower a revolving restaurant inside, but the food is generally overpriced and the view from the Observatory is just as rewarding. Cairo tower is considered an architectural masterpiece to attract the tourist to Egypt.