If you’re ever in the mood for something different this Ramadan, perhaps you could pay the historical sights and museums in Cairo a visit and guarantee yourself a bit of a different experience this year. Some places that previously closed early in the morning – before you even had the chance to finish work- are now available at your convenience thanks to the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Ministry of Antiquities has decided to extend the working hours of some museums during Ramadan. So if you’re in the mood for a dose of culture after Iftar, or if you’re looking for something to do in the long fasting day, check out the schedule for different places around Cairo.
You can enjoy a tour in the Egyptian Museum this Ramadan on its night shift from 6 pm till 9 pm and have a true “night at the museum” experience, it will also be open from 9 am till 3 pm for early birds. As for the Pyramids and Saqara, you can only visit from 8 am to 3 pm, and it will be completely closed from 4 pm, and the same goes for Saladin Citadel of Cairo. But as we’ve mentioned before, you can also enjoy the Egyptian Textile Museum in either the morning period from 9 am to 3 pm, or at night from 8:30 pm till midnight.
But that’s not all, if you’ve decided to have a quick weekend getaway at Alexandria, you can enjoy all the sights there from 9 am till 4 pm as they close at 4:30 pm. Or if you’re in the mood for a deeper cultural experience, you’ll be glad to know that the sights at Luxor and Aswan will work in their morning and night shifts, just as they did before Ramadan.