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Cairo gov. orders follow-up on shops opening, closing hours
26 April 2024

Cairo Governor Khaled Abdel Aal directed district chiefs to follow up on the enforcement of summer working hours of shops, restaurants, shopping malls, and cafes following the implementation of daylight saving time started on Friday, April 26.

Abdel Aal asserted the strict implementation of the summer working hours for opening and closing shops in coordination with the Cairo Security Directorate and all relevant authorities to ensure compliance with the new opening and closing hours along with intensifying inspection campaigns on all shops to follow up on owners' adherence to the set schedules and take all necessary legal actions against violators.

Moreover, Abdel Aal said the state aims, through implementing this decision, to establish order in the streets, reduce chaos, prevent encroachments and traffic congestion, and preserve public facilities and infrastructure.

The summer working hours includes opening shops and malls daily from 7 am until 11 pm, with extended hours on Thursdays, Fridays, official holidays, and weekends closing at midnight.

Restaurants and cafes, including those in malls, will open daily from 5 am to 1 am during the summer, with 24-hour takeaway and delivery services available.

On the other hand, opening hours for all workshops and crafts shops within residential areas are daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm in the summer, except for workshops located on roadsides and fuel stations, as well as workshops providing urgent services to citizens that require approval from the Higher Committee for General Store Licenses. Grocery stores, supermarkets, and bakeries are exempt from these hours, considering the nighttime activities of some stores, such as fruit and vegetable shops, poultry stores, wholesale markets, and pharmacies.

Source: Media Department, Cairo Governorate