Cairo Tower

Cairo Tower

The Cairo Tower, located on Zamalek Island near the Al Ahly Club and the Egyptian Opera House, has a special place for Egyptians, and at the time of its construction, which ended in 1961 after 5 years of work, it was considered the second highest tower in the world.

Cairo Tower is also a tourist attraction loved by all Egyptians, Arabs, and foreigners because through it they can see the beautiful Cairo with its Nile, elegance, and beauty from a height of 187 meters.

The tower was designed by the famous engineer Noam Shebib, and it was designed in the shape of a lotus flower, and in the following lines we will tell you about 5 information that will teach you more about the tower and its history

Facts about the  Tower

1- The Tower is 43 meters higher than the Great Pyramid of Cheops.

2- The base of the tower is made of fine Aswan granite that was used in the construction of the pyramids.

3- You can see from the top of the tower "Hotels - TV building - Sphinx - Nile - Salah Al-Din Citadel - Al-Azhar" and other landmarks of Cairo.

4- The tower has a revolving restaurant, where you can eat while watching Cairo from all directions.

5- The cost of building the Cairo Tower at the time reached 6 million pounds, and it was renovated in 2008 for 15 million pounds.

The Tower consists of 16 floors and rests on a base of Aswan granite stones used by the ancient Egyptians in building temples and tombs, in a picture that represents a blend between originality and modernity, and the visitor can reach the top of the tower through electric elevators that take less than one minute, and the tower overlooks Cairo in a wonderful panoramic view.

Cairo Tower
5 Day Tour of Cairo
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Stunning cities to visit in Egypt
  • Greater Cairo – the capital of Egypt, home to the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and fabulous Islamic architecture.
  • Luxor – the gateway to the Valley of the Kings, amongst other fabulous attractions.
  • Aswan – a more relaxed option, full of amazing sights.
  • Port Said – the center of the third-largest metropolitan area, has a cosmopolitan heritage, home to the Lighthouse of Port Said.
  • Hurghada – a town on the Red Sea, filled with all-inclusive resorts and diving.
  • Sharm El Sheikh – a hugely popular resort town on the Sinai peninsula, with some of the best scuba diving in the world.
  • Alexandria – Egypt’s window on the Mediterranean, with still-palpable glimpses of the past.
Popular destinations in Egypt
  • Greater Cairo – the capital of Egypt, home to the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and fabulous Islamic architecture.
  • Luxor – the gateway to the Valley of the Kings, amongst other fabulous attractions.
  • Aswan – a more relaxed option, full of amazing sights.
  • Port Said – the center of the third-largest metropolitan area, has a cosmopolitan heritage, home to the Lighthouse of Port Said.
  • Hurghada – a town on the Red Sea, filled with all-inclusive resorts and diving.
  • Sharm El Sheikh – a hugely popular resort town on the Sinai peninsula, with some of the best scuba diving in the world.
  • Alexandria – Egypt’s window on the Mediterranean, with still-palpable glimpses of the past.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who was the engineer who designed the Cairo Tower?
The Cairo Tower (sometimes called the "Island Tower") is a tower located in the Egyptian capital Cairo, built between 1956 and 1961 from reinforced concrete in the design of the Egyptian lotus flower, designed by engineer Noam Shabib, and located in the heart of Cairo on the island of Zamalek in the Nile River
Who built the Cairo Tower?
Designed and executed by the Egyptian engineer Noam Shabib
Is the Cairo Tower one of the Seven Wonders of the World?
Arab tourist attractions in many Arab countries are adorned with the color green, as the "flag of monotheism" adorned the Cairo Tower, which is located in the heart of Cairo, the largest Arab city, and the Egyptian pyramids, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, are also adorned with green color
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