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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