Cairo Tower
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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At a height of 600 feet, this tower offers magnificent views of the entire city and monuments from its revolving rooftop restaurant and bar.
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  • MoustaphaRamadan
    Alexandria, Egypt
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not more than the view
    I went there on Friday morning, so I did not have to wait more than 5 minutes for the lift. The ticket price is not expensive and I do not recommend for Skip the queue tickets. Unfortunately the sky was not clear so I was not able to see the pyramids. You can have nice photos upstairs by your own and downstairs you can get a panoramic pic at a cost of 75 EGP. I think it is a good escape for family and kids.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • 3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Frustrating experience, but magnificent views
    This was an extremely frustrating experience. The ticketing and entrance process is very difficult to understand - seemingly endless wait-times, and express tickets are released apparently at will, so you have to continuously wait in line to see if any are available, or try different cashiers. Even after you enter the tower you need to wait for another 20+ minutes for the elevator. Same on the way down - huge wait times and no apparent order, with some people able to go to down straight away and others waiting 40+ minutes before being told to enter the elevator. The views are spectacular and once you’re up the top you’ll forget all the hassle, but hassle it is. Be prepared.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 3, 2023
  • originalwanderingon
    Brisbane, Australia
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cairo Tower and Observation Deck
    Good 2 in 1 experience. Have a bird's eye view of the city by daylight and experience the night lights over dinner during a 45 minute rotation. We booked for a 7:00pm dinner and allowed an hour before for the observation tower....suited us well. There is a café available for snacks as an alternative to the restaurant for dinner.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great way to end our first trip to Egypt
    On our last night in Cairo, one of our party suggested a walk down by the Nile. The streets were teeming with people out to celebrate the Prophet's birthday and the Qasr el Nil Bridge, flanked by lions, was reminiscent of the Charles Bridge in Prague on New Year's Eve. We spotted the Cairo Tower - you can hardly miss it, it's the tallest structure in Cairo - and decided to visit. It looks modern. Somebody thought maybe early 21st century. It came as a big surprise to find that it opened in 1961. Its top is meant to represent a lotus flower. Most people buy tickets to ride to the top and look at the view. We may do this next time. Instead we went into the courtyard. I bought a souvenir at the gift shop, which actually has a few items you can't buy in every other shop. There's a coffee shop too. On this particular night Mustapha invited visitors to have pictures taken with his very good-looking camel and ride it too. Is he there every night? Probably not. But if you find him be sure to say hello. He's a very friendly guy. I suggested al fresco dining in the restaurant, where there was a nice breeze blowing. On the TV was a football match actually taking place in the stadium next door. There is lots of real foliage and it's all very charming. We had Stella beers. On the menu are snacks like chips, Croque Monsieur and Croque Madam. Mustapha came past, giving someone a ride on his camel, and we bought him a beer. It was a great way to end our first trip to Egypt. Try it!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 3, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view and unforgettable experience
    I booked dinner and small birthday party in the top restaurant which is rotating 360 degrees. Amazing view and atmosphere. We didn't stay in a quaue as you get express entry when you book for the dinner. Prices are very reasonable compared to other restaurants in Cairo and much cheap compared to Dubai or other touristic cities.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 2, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Views. Worth it.
    Very beautiful place. There are several restaurants there and we went to what I believe was a steak restaurant. It was at the top of the tower and gave a spinning view of Cairo and the Nile. Astonishing. The staff were amazing and accommodated all of our request with pleasure. Tourist prices in effect, so you will pay a little for this small excursion :)
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see the city
    As the highest point in Cairo, Cairo Tower offers incredible 360 views of the city. Tickets are not expensive and it takes just one minute in the elevator to get to the open air 360 viewing platform. The Sky Bar on the floor below offers food and drink options, including alcohol. A very worthwhile place to visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 2, 2023
  • Gareth D
    Brisbane, Australia
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view and great burgers
    After a week of rushing around seeing all the ancient sites, we were keen for a slow day so decided to visit the tower to watch the sunset. We were not disappointed. The tower isn't crazy tall (I.e. dubai burj) but it has a spectacular view of the city. We had dinner in the Cafe at the top. If you do, get their burgers. Cheap, and the best in Egypt.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 17, 2023
  • Ankit2385
    Bengaluru, India
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Panoramic View of Cairo Downtown
    Tallest building in Cairo downtown so views are great. Nearest Metro station is Opera in M1 line. Ticket price 250 EGP (or 300 with Food voucher). There is a small lift which takes to 62nd floor quickly. There are couple of binoculors at the top but they are not working. Its not a must visit, but if you have spare time, give it a go.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 19, 2023
  • Gustavo W
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cairo Tower
    Our Cairo Tower experience, shared with my significant other, was a romantic ascent into the heart of the city, offering breathtaking panoramic views that painted the bustling metropolis in a different light. As we ascended the tower, anticipation mingled with the excitement of witnessing Cairo from a unique vantage point. Reaching the observation deck, we were greeted by a stunning panorama that unfolded before us. The city sprawled out beneath, its dynamic energy palpable as the Nile River meandered through the urban landscape. The iconic landmarks, from the pyramids to the citadel, stood as silent witnesses to the city's rich history. As day transitioned to night, Cairo transformed into a sea of twinkling lights, casting a magical glow upon the urban expanse. Hand in hand, we soaked in the romantic ambiance, capturing the essence of the cityscape as it shimmered in the darkness.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
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Kadu Carrasco
Sao Paulo, SP623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
As in any other metropolis, the high towers are a great activity for you to have an idea of the city. If you’re lucky (like we were) you’ll be able to see the pyramids from here!

Upon arrival, there’s a photographer offering those official pictures, but we didn’t want it.

During pandemics, masks are requested all the time, but there up above people will remove them.

Egypt has been really empty those times due to the pandemics. So there was no need for queues. But they do happen everywhere at this time of the year, as the temperatures during the day are extremely comfortable.

Thirty minutes upstairs is more than enough, in my opinion. You’ll be able to appreciate the Nile and its greatness, to see the pyramids far away and take your pictures. But bear in mind that after the pandemics you might have to wait for going up due to queues and crowds, especially in pleasant temperatures as we had in November.

It’s worth visiting for sure, but if you’re in a hurry and have to see a lot of things around, the Cairo tower should not be your priority.

Questions? Send me a message. I’ll be more than happy to help you to make your trip to Egypt even better!
Written December 18, 2020
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Ahmed Kamel
Barcelona, Spain32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
i must admit that i felt in love with this place and strongly recommend it , it has been refurnish.
The view form the top is amazing, would recommend to attend the sunset and couple of hours form the evening.
Many good feedback i knew on their restaurant
Written February 10, 2020
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Shakira K
Fremont CA, United States8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Tower is a must see. It is on the Gezira Island, a beautiful island in the River Nile in Central Cairo. The fees for foreigners is much higher and the wait time is over an hour and it is definitely crowded.
It is the second tallest Tower in Egypt. The concrete tower is mainly an open- air observation deck designed to like a Pharaonic lotus flower, which is one of the symbols of Ancient Egypt. The Tower is illuminated in each night in various colors and looks truly splendid from all over Cairo
It also has a revolving restaurant and you can order snacks. Many tables are all around

The observation deck is equipped with many telescopes offering incomparable views over Cairo and its surrounding area. We could easily locate the Saladin Citadel, the Pyramids of Giza as well as Saqqara. Many other sites, including a mosque or church etc . The most beautiful views are of the River Nile itself--a clear large blue swath running for miles in the distance.
We spent most of the time watching the beautiful panoramic surroundings and enjoying a simple meal.
Written January 18, 2023
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Ahmed M
Cairo, Egypt69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
First at all you must go there with a taxi or Uber forget to find a place to park your car.
If you are planning to only visits the place without taking lunch there you have to wait approximately one hour because there is only one elevator. But you will enjoy the view there I recommend to reserve a lunch or diner in the restaurant it’s good at all and the place in 360* view to cairo and the price in pretty good . Try to go before the sunset to see cairo in day and night
Place: 8/10
Organization:7/10
Place to park :2/10
Food 8/10
Overall:8/10
Price are :
Egyptian :50 LE
Foreigners :100 LE

NB: if you reserve for dinner or lunch you escape the queue
Minimum :250 per person
Written February 15, 2020
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Misby S
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
After waiting to come up to see the view and paying a premium price to skip the queue and havr a drink in the cafe, we were disappointed with the worst service we have experienced thus far in Egypt.
We needed to have to ask for our table to be cleaned MULTIPLE times. The table was littered with so much trash. The man at the welcome desk named 'Salah', upon having to get up and actually specifically ask for the table to be cleaned again and menu's offered refused to do it as he said it wasn't his Job. He then smirked at us and started to insult us in arabic to his collegue. We proceeded to clean the table ourselves.

We FINALLY ordered drinks that we had pre-paid and had to ask the waiter to MULTIPLE times to bring them. They then had the nerve to charge us for service. This left such a bitter taste in our mouths of the whole experience.
Highly dont recommend the café.
Written October 1, 2021
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lomimu
North Vancouver, Canada3,051 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Surprisingly difficult to find out prices to get up the tower, and onsite signage isn't much help. It's 200EGP to go up, and if you want to go to the cafe it's another 100EGP which can be used towards food/drink (Stella beer is 104EGP). Elevator is tiny (~7 people). Tiny staircase off the elevator to the circular observation deck, with a tiny 1-person washroom midway.
Written November 26, 2021
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Julie
Chicago, IL32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
For what it was I think it was overpriced . The tower is small and it was crowded. We got the fast pass for an extra 100 Egyptian pounds and I would not have paid that for it, but then there was a line . Overall after going up there for the money I probably would have passed. The view is nice from the top, but you're literally up there for 2 min. The elevator only holds like 6 people at a time and with COVID packing in was a bit uncomfortable. Think being from Chicago going up to a tower like this with the view doesn't quite compare to the Sears Tower nor Hancock building, but nice in it's own right, but this one seems to be a thirst trap.

I also was not allowed to take in my camera and they made me leave it with in a locker, I begged not to leave it and that I'll leave the SD card along with the batter as mines a very top of the line DSLR camera and they said no and that it would be safe. When we returned it was fine, but then we were asked for 10 pounds to pay off the guard? Definitely not worth the trip for the money.
Written July 30, 2021
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Travelbug72
Oshawa, Canada40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It was nice to visit and take pictures
If I traveled a long distance to see this I would have been disappointed. Our hotel was close by so we walked there
It’s 200EGY pounds each
We never went in the tower but I’m assuming the view would be nice

There was a camel there for people to ride for a few of course.
A coffee shop as well that sold hot and cold coffees and ice cream. Prices were reasonable
Written February 8, 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our tour guide told us the locals refer to the Cairo Tower as Nasser’s Pineapple. It was built under the guidance of Egyptian President Nasser from 1954-1961. The open lattice-work design is intended to evoke a lotus plant which was a symbol of ancient Egypt. The Tower is located on Gezira Island, not far from the hotel we stayed at. It’s worth a visit to go to the top if the weather is clear and you have plenty of time.
Written April 25, 2020
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Ness
Nottingham, UK144 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is not worth the money at all. The service is poor. Don’t be tricked by express lane tickets because they are not worthy of the money. The air in the cafe is so stagnant and smells all of smoke because the whole place is a smoking area and no open windows, Perfect combination! They don’t even clean the windows so there is no view from the cafe. The members of staff are okay.
Written January 18, 2020
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