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Jerusalem on Fridays

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Jerusalem on Fridays

Hi there,

Looking forward to our impending trip to Israel - hoping the situation/conflict settles.

Quick question for locals - we were looking at doing a tour of the Old Town on a Friday, but I'm not sure if this day is of particular religious significance. Are there likely to be any issues with places being closed, etc?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Jerusalem on Fridays

I am not a local, but you will find that things start closing down for Shabbat in the afternoon so I would suggest you go to sites in the Jewish Quarter first (check individual opening times), then go to other sites of interest, and do your shopping in the Arab markets last as they are open later.

Have a wonderful trip!

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2. Re: Jerusalem on Fridays

Everywhere will be open as usual until early afternoon. Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) starts at sunset on Friday, and in the Jewish Quarter things will start to close at around 1 or 2 p.m.

If your trip will be during Ramadan (which ends on July 28), probably most places in the Muslim Quarter will be closed during daylight hours while people are fasting. This applies on every day of the week, not only Friday.

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3. Re: Jerusalem on Fridays

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