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Why Egypt Is Best Place to Spend Ramadan


Fri 01 Apr 2022 | 03:29 PM
Ahmed Emam

There's truly nothing like Ramadan in Egypt. Seeing the Egyptian cities decorated with Ramadan lights and stunning decorated minarets as the public shop for Ramdan sweets or sip Tamr Hendy is really an experience everyone should have at least once in their life.

Apart from other Egyptian districts and cities, Old Cairo in particular has a unique identity, as it is a city of originality and history.

It offers one of the world’s most beautiful examples of Islamic Fatimid and Mamluks architecture, so it is no wonder that people flock to it throughout the year and especially during the holy Ramadan.

During the day, you will find the streets in Old Cairo a bit empty, but before Ramadan breakfast, most people come to the streets and you will see the peak of the traffic at this time as most transportation gets crowded.

At night, the downtown area and its public squares are filled with visitors of all nationalities, as you can find many vendors scattered around the Al-Hussain and Azhar Mosques to display Egyptian clothes, souvenirs, and religious books.

Take a stroll along the Corniche before sunset towards the Abou Elala Mosque, and listen to the call to prayer, it is truly an amazing and unique experience. Many colorful lights can be seen around the mosque, and congregational prayers are also performed in the area outside the mosque.

In this holy month, a Mesaharati in traditional costumes (Glabia and kaftan) walks the streets and wakes people up by beating drums and singing Ramadan songs. If you’re in a downtown motel or residence, be prepared for that sound before Fajr Adhan.