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Ramadan Kareem!

The word on the street is that Ramadan starts tonight. The Grand Mufti will declare it so.

This means that expats have already stocked their kitchens and fridges with any alcohol they anticipate needing for the next four weeks.

It also means that, starting tomorrow night, the streets will be blissfully still at iftar, the break-fast at dusk, around 6:20pm. This is a perfect time to wander Cairo’s neighborhood streets and enjoy the festive lights hanging from trees, as Muslims celebrate with their families. Just don’t try to catch a cab anytime after 6.

Happy Ramadan!


31 August 2008 - Posted by | expat scene, family, holidays


  1. Gosh – thanks for the info re taxis and Ramadan.
    So the question begs – how difficult will it be to get a cab later on in the evening like 8-10pm? This is most likely a pretty dumb question but I am arriving during the last couple of days of Ramadan and note that the metro does not go to all areas of interest.


    Comment by Kathy | 19 September 2008

  2. Shouldn’t be a problem at all. 8pm is exactly the time when everyone emerges, post-iftar.

    Comment by Ms. Four | 22 September 2008

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