Frequently Asked Questions
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When is the next Aida performance?
The show takes place at the Giza Pyramid, during October. It has been canceled since ‘911’, and we will inform you via our website, when it will begin again.
What are the Dates for Ramadan and Feast of Ramadan?
In 2007, Ramadan will start September 12, and each year following, will be eleven days earlier. The feast is 3 days after Ramadan. During Ramadan, all sites close two hours earlier than usual.
How does Ramadan affect tourism?
There is more traffic at Break Fast time around sunset. Depending on the time of year it does affect some restaurants and some early closings of sites. However, these are minor irritations and guides work around these when on tour. Breakfast time is at sunset so everyone tries to get home for that. (Breakfast not Breakfast is when they stop fasting) Ramadan moves forward approx. 10 days each year. You will also witness some of the celebrations and the street tents set up to feed those who cannot get home for Break Fast.
When does the lock at Esna close for maintenance?
The Esna locks usually close twice a year for maintenance - usually in June and for a short period in early December. During these periods the Cruises dock in Esna instead of Luxorand coach participants to the sites from there by Vehicle. The length of the Cruise is the same. The Nile Cruises are basically used as floating Hotels and the actual sailing time between Luxor and Aswan is 1 day and 1 night. Is the Tomb of Nefertari Open?
The tomb is closed indefinitely for restoration.