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Egypt to Apply Daylight Saving Time on April 26

Thu 04 Apr 2024 | 02:15 PM
Rana Atef

Egypt to start working with daylight saving time from the final Friday of April, April 26, to the final Thursday of October, 28.

People will adjust their clocks from 00:00 to 1:00 am on Friday. 

Last year, the Egyptian Cabinet approved the return of daylight saving time after years of absence. 

The decision indicated that daylight saving time will be applied from the final Friday of April to the final Thursday of October.

On its official Facebook page, the Cabinet said that the return of daylight saving time is due to the recent developments in the world, and the government's target to save energy.

The system was implemented for the first time in the country in 1988. It was introduced as a power-saving measure.

However, it was abolished in April 2011 and was revived in 2014 to ease the consumption after the problem of energy that stroke Egypt at that time.

2016 witnessed the abolishment of the system.

Originally, Egypt is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

It will turn to three hours ahead by the application of daylight saving time.