Entrance to the Cairo Tower - this tower is located in the Zamalek district on Gezira Island of Cairo

Entrance to the Cairo Tower - this tower is located in the Zamalek district on Gezira Island of Cairo

This 187m tall structure was the tallest building in the African Continent for 10 years until 1971

This 187m tall structure was the tallest building in the African Continent for 10 years until 1971

In Arabic it is called Burj al-Qahira - the Cairo Tower was inaugurated in 1961 by the late president Gamal Abdel Nasser

In Arabic it is called Burj al-Qahira - the Cairo Tower was inaugurated in 1961 by the late president Gamal Abdel Nasser

It was built between1954 to 1961,the tower was designed by the Egyptian architect Naoum Shebib

It was built between1954 to 1961,the tower was designed by the Egyptian architect Naoum Shebib

This tower has a rotating restaurant which offers beautiful view of Cairo city - one rotation takes around 70 minutes

This tower has a rotating restaurant which offers beautiful view of Cairo city - one rotation takes around 70 minutes

This tower is very popular with the locals in the evening for its view and the pleasant walk in the neighbouring areas

This tower is very popular with the locals in the evening for its view and the pleasant walk in the neighbouring areas

Mosaics on the internal walls of the Cairo Tower

Mosaics on the internal walls of the Cairo Tower

These mosaics are located beside the elevator which brings visitors to the viewing platform on the top

These mosaics are located beside the elevator which brings visitors to the viewing platform on the top

This mosaic depicts the daily life of the egyptians

This mosaic depicts the daily life of the egyptians

Hotel Sofitel Cairo El Gezira sits on the banks of the Nile

Hotel Sofitel Cairo El Gezira sits on the banks of the Nile

This hotel is very close to the part of the Nile where it splits into two

This hotel is very close to the part of the Nile where it splits into two

A beautiful garden seen from the Cairo Tower

A beautiful garden seen from the Cairo Tower

Hotel Novotel Cairo El Borg is seen here in the foreground - the Qasr al-Nil Bridge sits in the background

Hotel Novotel Cairo El Borg is seen here in the foreground - the Qasr al-Nil Bridge sits in the background

The Opera Square is situated between the Cairo Opera House and the Qasr al-Nil Bridge

The Opera Square is situated between the Cairo Opera House and the Qasr al-Nil Bridge

The Cairo Opera House seen from the Cairo Tower - this opera house was inaugurated on 10 October 1988

The Cairo Opera House seen from the Cairo Tower - this opera house was inaugurated on 10 October 1988

Most of the money came from Japan to fund this project during the reign of  President Hosni Mubarak

Most of the money came from Japan to fund this project during the reign of President Hosni Mubarak

Most of the cafes and the restaurants were empty - maybe it was too early in the evening or some other factors

Most of the cafes and the restaurants were empty - maybe it was too early in the evening or some other factors

A swimming pool seen from the Cairo Tower - this pool was very close to the northern branch of the Nile

A swimming pool seen from the Cairo Tower - this pool was very close to the northern branch of the Nile

This cafe was offering more hustle and bustle

This cafe was offering more hustle and bustle

This greener part of Cairo offers an escape from the noise and crazy traffic

This greener part of Cairo offers an escape from the noise and crazy traffic

Rush hour traffic of Cairo - it adds more noise and pollution to the air

Rush hour traffic of Cairo - it adds more noise and pollution to the air

Floral designs in a garden

Floral designs in a garden

This road leads to the 6th October Bridge on the Nile

This road leads to the 6th October Bridge on the Nile

Panoramic view of the Nile and the 6th October Bridge - the name of this bridge refers to the date of 'The Crossing', which commenced the outbreak day of the Yom Kippur War in 1973

Panoramic view of the Nile and the 6th October Bridge - the name of this bridge refers to the date of 'The Crossing', which commenced the outbreak day of the Yom Kippur War in 1973

A mosque beside the 6th October Bridge on Gezira Island

A mosque beside the 6th October Bridge on Gezira Island

A boat next to the 6th October Bridge - by the looks of it may be a restaurant

A boat next to the 6th October Bridge - by the looks of it may be a restaurant

This tall building was on the far side of the Nile River - Cairo Tower is famous for its breathtaking views of the city

This tall building was on the far side of the Nile River - Cairo Tower is famous for its breathtaking views of the city

Bridges and roads leading out of the 6th October Bridg to the Cairo Downtown

Bridges and roads leading out of the 6th October Bridg to the Cairo Downtown

Panoramic view of the Nile River and it's bridges

Panoramic view of the Nile River and it's bridges

On top of this photo, the Nile splits into two with the southern portion of the island contains the Gezira District, and the northern part has the Zamalek District

On top of this photo, the Nile splits into two with the southern portion of the island contains the Gezira District, and the northern part has the Zamalek District

A well trimmed garden with the seating area

A well trimmed garden with the seating area