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Ramadan in Egypt

Traveling to Egypt During Ramadan

We’re going to present the most important points concerning Ramadan time. Ramadan is characterized by a very unique spirit in all aspects of life. You have to explore these aspects in Egypt during Ramadan.  Iftar cannon, we used to fire iftar cannon before “Maghrib time”. 

In Ramadan, everything has special rituals, even Egypt tours take the form of religious tourism. Keep reading to learn about Ramadan things to do.
what places you can enjoy in Egypt during Ramadan?

Traditional food in Ramadan

Ramadan Iftar in Egypt

Meals during Ramadan are divided into breakfast and suhoor. Each one of them has its spirit.
For example, families gather at Iftar time to break their fast together, whether at home or in one of Egypt day tours that include Iftar in a place like Al-Hussein and Sayeda Zeinab.

Ramadan in Egypt is a source of happiness through gatherings. Ramadan is considered a time of invitations for friends and relatives. Usually, Muslims break their fast by drinking Tamr and Subia, the traditional Ramadan drinks, then they start eating. 

Among the most common foods till that time in Ramadan 2023 are stuffed ducks, pigeons, molokhia, samosas, bechamel, marshy, and many other tasty foods, that distinguish Egyptian cuisine.

Ramadan desserts

The role of desserts in Ramadan is breaking the fast. Konafa has become trending in Ramadan. Every Ramadan we wait to know what flavor Kunafa will be. And Qatayef people eat either sweet by stuffing them with dates, chocolate, cream, etc., and garnishing them with white honey and nuts. Or savory by stuffing it with cheese, minced meat, chicken, etc.

Suhoor in Ramadan (Ramdan nights)

Suhoor in Egypt also has its flavor. Family and friends gather together to eat the Egyptian Suhoor, which consists of beans, eggs, yogurt, and different cheeses. Egyptians eat suhoor in one of the most popular restaurants or Ramadan tents to feel the pleasant spirit of Ramadan.

If you are outside Egypt, try to book one of the Egypt travel packages in Ramadan, you will see Egypt from another eye.

Ramadan spirit in Egypt

One of the most important signs and celebrations during the month of Ramadan is the Ramadan lantern (famous). This is in addition to the streets decorated with glamorous colors and decorations for the Ramadan atmosphere in Egypt.

Everyone who left Egypt for some reason returns to it during Ramadan to spend a very rare time in Egypt and enjoy its different atmospheres and spirit. Your Egypt Tours strongly recommends visiting Egypt religious tours during these days of Ramadan to experience the traditions and customs that are widespread at that time of the year. Try to visit Khan El Khalili, Mohamed Ali Mosque, El Husein, and El Moez street. 

They will never see the same. Tourists will enjoy a different style of clothes as well with Ramadan night celebrations. Enjoy streets with different lights. You can also find, Al Mesaharati, who calls for Suhoor time and prayers. Every moment of Ramadan in Egypt is unique.

TV series in Ramadan

Among the things you do in Ramadan is waiting for the Ramadan series. A lot of actors and TV makers are preparing various series to be shown during Ramadan, but why in Ramadan?

Ramadan is the most popular time for families and friends to gather, especially at the breaking fast time. They need to be entertained by the series at this time. In addition, working hours in Egypt during Ramadan are reduced to approximately 6 hours, so the time is sufficient for worship and entertainment.

Visit Cairo during Ramadan | Ramadan in Egypt

 

If you are confused about where to go in Cairo during Ramadan time. Exploring heritage and history through mosques and forts in Cairo day tours 

  • Al Hussein in Al Azhar, is a shopping commercial center full of shops for selling Ramadan needs. In addition to the traditional restaurants Egyptians used to have breakfast in Ramdan there or even have their suhoor.
  • Wekalet El Ghouri, the most established covered market and mosques from Abbasid and Ottoman styles. And enjoy also Tannoura nights there.
  • El Moez and Khan El Kalili Street, are the two places where you will feel in by Ramadan mood and vibes. Also Where you can buy souvenirs, Ramadan decorations, lights, and lanterns there in Moez Street and Khan El Khalili.
  • Islamic Cairo, if you want to hang out in Ramadan with your friends or family, Your Egypt tours recommend visiting Islamic Cairo tours. You can visit the museum of Islamic art, Salah el-din Citadel, the Alabaster mosque, and the mosque of Ibn Tulun.

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Egypt has many historical sites that you can visit and enjoy. Each tour is different and unique. If you go on a Nile cruise, you can visit Abu Simbel, Aswan, and Luxor in the South and enjoy the temples, tombs, and the treasures of the Nile. In the North, enjoy the Pyramids of Giza, The Egyptian Museum, Sakkara. Mosques, churches in Cairo, and many landmarks located in the city of Alexandria. On the East, Enjoy a beach tour for diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the Red sea. Every city has its charm, history, and flavor where you can do many tours and activities.

Your Egypt Tours is one of the leading and pioneer travel agencies in the Egyptian tourism industry. We offer very special care and personal touch to our clients making them feel at home with their family. Great and high-quality service to ensure that your trip with us is one of a lifetime. In addition, the commonly known reasons such as our customers’ feedback and testimonials, competitive prices - excellent customer service, punctuality and. Most important of all, our customers safety and enjoying every minute in your trip are our priorities. With us, you are in a safe hand.

It usually varies according to the type of tourist trip in Egypt, but the average cost for spending one week in Egypt is 1600 USD including visiting alot of tombs and temples and sailing on a 4 or 5 stars Nile cruise.

Don't drink the tap water - it is highly chlorinated. However, with enough time in Egypt, you could potentially grow accustomed to the water. This doesn't mean that the tap water is polluted, it simply means that you are not used to it, and you might get stomach problems. This happened to most people when they visit a country for the first time. They were simply not used to water there. It's a similar situation here. It is advisable to drink Bottled water during your entire holiday. That is why it is strongly advisable that you don't drink the tap water, and use it only for washing and brushing your teeth.

Enjoy Egypt Tours From September until March. It is the perfect time when the weather is good and mild. From September until mid-November, when it is very nice and the temperatures are pleasant for all activities - around 25 C to 15 C. mid-Nov until the end of February is wintertime when temperatures during the day are around 12 or 15 C, and at night can drop to about 7 or 8 C. In March and April, the weather is still so nice and travelers can enjoy the Easter vacation. From May to September is the summer season. Spending summertime in a desert climate does not appeal to most travelers. Average daytime temperatures hover in the high 80s and low to mid-90s, although they can jump up into three digits in the South as in Luxor and Aswan. Summer is really hot here, prices go down and it is a good chance for travelers with a tight budget.

It is usually hot and sunny. winter falls between November and January, and the peak of the summer months is between June and August. Winters are generally mild, although temperatures can fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) at night. In the Western Desert. Cairo and areas of the Nile Delta may experience a few rainy days during winter. Summers can be unbearably hot, especially in the desert and other areas of the country's interior. In Cairo, average summer temperatures regularly exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius), while the record high for Luxor and Aswan, popular tourist destinations on the banks of the River Nile, is 110 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).

Safety and security are our first and foremost concerns! Egypt is a very safe country with a low crime rate. Now with the coronavirus outbreak, accommodations and sightseeing nationwide have finalized sterilization and disinfection in light of the Egyptian government's efforts to implement precautionary measures against the COVID-19. In addition, our company has followed the same procedures to make all our staff, guides, and drivers are well-trained with the current events to prevent and stop the spread of this outbreak. Traveling the world is a joyful experience and we want to do our part to keep the anticipation stress-free.

There are many things to do in Egypt during your visit depending on your interests and character. Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan Nile cruise must be your first priority if you are a history and culture lover. You must visit the pyramids of Giza, enjoy a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and enjoy visiting the most important tourist attractions in Luxor and Aswan. You can visit the city of Hurghada, Marsa Alam, or Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea for relaxation and enjoy many activities there such as diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or swimming. You may like to go on a safari trip in the western desert if you are an adventurer. Many other activities are available in every single Egyptian city

The high season for tourism is all year with winter and spring being peak season for cultural travels with lots of sightseeing. Weather in Egypt is perfect for many kinds of tourism, and if coming in June, July, and August, head for the seaside resorts. Those months are very warm with temperatures that can reach around 45C. and the humidity is about 70 to 80%, but it is bearable with the sea and large swimming pools nearby. So the period of the high summer season is also a bit busy as hotels fill up with tourists from all over the world looking for a bargain, lots of sunshine, diving, snorkeling, etc. It is also a primary vacation time in Europe. If you come in the deep summer season you can still enjoy it because you can always sightsee early in the morning and go again at night when the sunsets. You will definitely need good sunscreen and a lot of liquids to drink with a nice hat on your head. Summer is a good time for people looking for good rates in accommodation and other services.

Egypt is a Muslim country and the dress code is towards the conservative side, especially for women. That being said, we are used to seeing travelers from all over the world. My suggestion would be to wear light clothes and not to wear short shorts, short skirts and alike to avoid the occasional unwanted stare. But it's really up to you. When you visit religious places (synagogues, churches, and mosques) you do need to cover your shoulders and wear over the knee dresses, if you are planning to wear one of course. If you plan to attend the Nile dinner cruise, there is no need for formal wear unless you want to make that night a special night! Also, you will be sharing this experience with other travelers so you can dress however you feel most comfortable.

You can get your visa when you arrive at Cairo Airport. It is an easy process for USA, UK, Canadian, Australian and European citizens. The visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp) that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa will cost you $25 US Dollars and after buying it; you just stick it on any empty page on your passport. Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer. You can also apply for E-Visa via the official electronic visa portal: www.visa2egypt.gov.eg

Your Egypt Tours travel agency recommends two weeks so that you can enjoy the temples and tombs of Luxor and Aswan, explore the sights of Cairo, and relax in the Red Sea islands and nature reserves.

There are many Nile cruises. Not to name one but your choice depends on many things to put in mind such as the number of nights you want to spend on the cruiser, your budget, and the standard of the Nile cruise. We recommend you choose a 5-star luxury Nile cruise, and if you are looking for a private Nile River cruise you can choose Dahabiya cruises, it is only for the small-group tour, about 15 people. Most cruises have. There is another way of cruising the Nile, which is the Felucca boat. It is traditional and charming but it is cheap as long as it will be ok to sleep on the deck exposed to mosquitos and most of these boats do not have a toilet

The best time to visit Egypt is generally from October to April where it is suitable for outdoor activities and sightseeing.
 

Egypt travel usually have guided tours to archaeological sites, museums, and historical landmarks. Also have optional activities may include hot air balloon rides over Luxor, snorkeling in the Red Sea, or desert safaris.
 

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