In an effort to boost tourism and cultural learning, the Egyptian government recently announced the launch of “Cairo Eye”, a spinning Ferris wheel that will be the largest observation wheel in Africa, is scheduled to open next year.
The much-anticipated initiative follows the footsteps of major cities with “eyes” such as London, Paris, Las Vegas, Dubai, and Singapore. The “Cairo Eye” (Ain Al Qahira) will be situated in Zamalek at Obelisk Park overlooking the Nile. It will have 32 cabins and will be able to carry 15,000 visitors a day, to a height of 120 meters. You will be able to see Cairo’s most prominent landmarks from the highest point possible!
Managed by A-Plus and developed by Hawai for Tourism and Investment, the project has been designed with consideration to the surrounding environment. Aside from preserving the park and its trees, the project will expand the green area by another 1,000 SQM and will ensure the avoidance of outside traffic by creating transportation facilities to the Eye. Cairo Eye Nile Taxis and Cairo Eye Buses will operate in the area, as well as a two-level car park built overground to house 500 cars.