Headquarters of the Arab League
The Headquarters of the Arab League is located in Tahrir Square and near the downtown business district of Cairo, Egypt. The headquarters building has views of the Nile River and Qasr al-Nil Bridge just to the west.
The headquarters witnessed the foundation of the Arab League, and the first summit held at these headquarters occurred in 1964 with Gamal Abdel Nasser. The grounds include an enormous hall with a round table for summits, currently used for the Arab temporary parliamentary sessions. It was also used for Arab Minister summits during the Israeli-Lebanese crisis of 2006.
Located on Al-Tahrir Street beside Tahrir Square, the Arab League headquarters are close by are diplomatic landmarks and places of cultural interest including: the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Egyptian Museum, Cairo Opera House, and the Cairo Tower.
- Diane Singerman; Paul Amar (2006). Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East. American Univ in Cairo Press. p. 158. ISBN 978-977-424-928-0. Retrieved 23 September 2014.