Time in Egypt

time zone

Egypt observes Eastern European Time (UTC+2) all year round, the same time as neighboring Libya. On April 29, 2016, Egypt announced it was going to re-introduce daylight saving time (DST) on July 7 at 00:00 (UTC+02:00), but on July 4, 2016, the Egyptian government announced that DST will not be observed in 2016.[1]

Time zones of Africa:
 UTC-01:00  Cape Verde Time[a]
 UTC±00:00  Greenwich Mean Time
 UTC+01:00  Central European Time
West Africa Time
 UTC+02:00  Central Africa Time
Eastern European Time
Egypt Standard Time
South African Standard Time
 UTC+03:00  East Africa Time
 UTC+04:00  Mauritius Time[b]
Seychelles Time[b]
a The islands of Cape Verde are to the west of the African mainland.
b Mauritius and the Seychelles are to the east and north-east of Madagascar respectively.
Time zones in the Middle East
    UTC+02:00 Egypt Standard Time

Eastern European Time /
Israel Standard Time /
Palestine Standard Time
Eastern European Summer Time /
Israel Summer Time /
Palestine Summer Time
    UTC+03:00 Arabia Standard Time /
Turkey Standard Time
    UTC+03:30 Iran Standard Time
    UTC+04:00 Gulf Standard Time
Standard time observed all year
Daylight saving time observed

Daylight saving time


Egypt first observed DST in 1940, but ended in 1945. DST was re-introduced in 1957, and the country continued to observe it until 2010.

Egypt formally observed daylight saving time from the last Friday of April until the first Friday of October. However, because of Ramadan, the dates varied, in 2006, it ended on September 22, in 2007 on September 7, and in 2008 on August 29. In 2010, Ramadan was completely changed to inside "summer".

On April 20, 2011, Egypt stopped observed summer time. EET was then used all year, with no summer time change.

In May 2014, daylight saving time was re-introduced in the country. DST started on Friday, May 16, with the period stopped during Ramadan, and then ended on Friday, September 26, but was abolished in 2015. In April 2016, it was announced DST will start on Friday, July 8, and end on Friday, October 28, but it was cancelled by the Egyptian government on July 4, 2016.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Taylor, Adam (6 July 2016). "Egypt canceled daylight saving time three days before it was due to start". www.washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post. Retrieved 9 August 2016.