The Museum of Islamic Arts in Cairo - YOUM7 (Archive)/Amr Moustafa
Cairo – 29 March 2017: The Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo plans to welcome visitors at night every Saturday starting April 1.
Elham Salah al-Din, the head of the museums sector at the Ministry of Antiquities, revealed that the Ministry of Antiquities collaborated with the Ministry of Culture to provide the museum with entertainment every Saturday night for a year.
Preparations for the project began as soon as the ministry’s board of directors approved it, Youm7 reported.
The museum will open its doors from 5-9 p.m. every Saturday for the next year as a trial, since the idea has never been applied in any museum in Egypt except for the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. Din said tickets prices for evening visits may double daytime prices due to financial reasons.
For Egyptians, prices will be 20 EGP for adults and 10 for students, and for foreigners 75 for adults and 40 for students.