Gezira is a district of modern Cairo that occupies the southern portion of the main island in the Nile within Cairo itself; in fact, it takes its name from this... (Gezra = "island" in Arabic). Gezira shares the island with the relatively affluent district of Zamalek to the north.
the Cairo Tower (Borg al-Qahira), open 9am-midnight, admission: non-Egyptians LE 32, children under 6 free - a distinctive landmark visible from most of downtown Cairo, the Cairo Tower was completed in 1961 and reaches a height of 187 m. Great day and night views over central Cairo and to the Pyramids from the revolving café and restaurant at the top.
the Gezira Sporting Club, tel +20 2 736-0434 / 735-6000, fax +20 2 736-7293 - includes four restaurants, swimming, lighted tennis, tennis pros and lessons, squash, croquet, playing fields, walking tracks, exercise facilities, equestrian, basketball, children's play areas, saunas, bridge and board games
Gezira Golf Club - a large public golf course. Admission for non-members is LE 20, tournament fees are LE 40