Cairo Eye, Africa’s largest observation wheel to debut in Egypt in 2022, Cairo


Cairo Eye, Africa’s largest observation wheel to debut in Egypt in 2022

Africa is all set to debut its largest observation wheel in Egypt next year. Cairo Eye as it is called, Egypt aims to put its capital city back on the tourism map. This observation wheel, which is largest in Africa is also the fifth-largest in the world (after observation wheels in London, Dubai, Las Vegas and Singapore)! The riders will get an opportunity to climb up 400 feet above Zamalek, which is a luxury district in Gezira Island close to Cairo.

On a clear day, the wheel will offer a stunning bird’s-eye view of the city for up to 50 km, which includes the views of the renowned Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. The government is spending a whopping $31 million in the project which will feature 48 cabins and would seat up to eight persons per cabin.

Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal said, “Cairo Eye will play a strategic role in sustainable tourism development, in line with Egypt’s vision 2030. The project complements the efforts underway to reshape and upgrade the capital, including Ahl Misr Walkway project, which is currently being constructed on the Nile Corniche in Cairo, as well as other development projects.”

The project is much more than a wheel. It’s a complete entertainment hub which will feature restaurants, dock, events hall, and cafes. The tourism department of Egypt hopes that the wheel will attract more than two and a half million visitors per year.

The government also confirmed that Egypt is setting its sights on the city’s tourism, and the Cairo Eye and Ahl Misr Walkway are proof of that. The soon-to-open walkway will be merged with the wheel and will feature theaters and restaurants offering Nile River views.

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