Traveler Tips

Public Holidays
Holidays include the Coptic Christmas in January 7, Labour Day in May 1, Revolution Day in July 23, Armed Forces Day in October 6. The Islamic New Year, the Birth of the Prophet and Ramadan, the major religious period of fasting that precedes the Bairam Feast, change every year.

Business Hours
Government, administrative offices and Banks are generally open from 9am to 2pm each day, except for Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays. Most shops are open from 10am to 10pm every day. Please note that all these times may vary in shopping centers and during Ramadan. Most historic sites and museums are open from 9am to 5pm daily, and often until 6pm in the summer.

Usefull Numbers                                                            

·         Tourist Police                     126

·         Fire                                   180

·         Ambulance                         123

·         Telephone guide                 140

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