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Top Places to Visit in Cairo during Ramadan

Fri 24 Mar 2023 | 03:34 PM
Ahmed Emam

Ramadan is widely celebrated in Cairo, so businesses, restaurants, and tour sites have adjusted schedules. The good thing is that the schedule isn’t random.

Tourists traveling during Ramadan will find it to be an immersive cultural learning experience. The activities of daily living will change dramatically during this holy month, which will open up your eyes to seeing a whole new side of historic Cairo. The Ramadan period is imbued with many cultural practices that you won’t be able to experience during any other time of the year.

There’s a daily rhythm that you can plan your tour days around.

1- Historic Cairo

Historic Cairo, the old walled city in the centre of Cairo, is packed with souks and tiny twisting alleys and is an enormously stimulating place to walk through, the history of centuries tapping us on the shoulder as we lose ourselves in its maze.

This is not, for the most part anyway, a tourist trap, but is still the thriving, bustling merchant town that it always was, many of the streets individually dedicated to specific trades – here the gold merchants in El-Sagha, there the women’s clothing shops, next leather goods, followed by Khan Khalily street.

2- Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque

If you only have time for one thing in Cairo, it should be the Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque

The grand Mohamed Ali Mosque located in the heart of the Salaa Eldin Citadel in the 18th century mirrors the domed silhouette of the Hagia Sophia standing across it and is one of only a handful of mosques in the world to boast of six minarets.

A great example of classical Ottoman architecture with its numerous domes, the mosque is an iconic fixture of the city’s landmarks.

Visitors must enter by the side entrance from the Castle passages which will take you past the courtyard. It is as large as the mosque’s interior and the largest among all Egypt's mosques!

2- Nile

Nile Cruises are on the top of the bucket list when it comes to having a great time in Egypt, no wonder they are always fully booked especially for Ramadan season.

Festive atmosphere onboard and lavish fasting food and predawn meals along with wonderful Ramadan, local entertainment, games and music, and a lot more activities, make Nile Cruises the top priority for visitors.

Whilst sailing, on the top deck of the Nile Cruises, you can often see the colorful streets of the local people and eye-catching events at the surrounding hotels along with special activities over the Ramadan time.

It's worth mentioning that Ramadan is a holy month when Muslims throughout the world fast food and drink during daylight hours.