About Bab Zuweila

Bab Zuweila is an iconic structure that was built in the 11th century, there are massive gates flanked by 2 towers. It is one of the last remains of the Fatimid Cairo wall. The gate has two high minarets which can be climbed for a great view of the old city. It was also referred to as the Bawabbat al-Mitwali during the Ottoman period. The spirit of a healing saint is said to reside behind one towering wooden door.

Must See

Climb the minaret, Islamic Architecture, 11th-century gate.

How to reach

Take an Uber or taxi from the city center to reach the destination comfortably within a short time.


  • Try to visit between 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. to avoid the crowd. 
  • Dress modestly, loose fittings are advisable.
  • Don't forget to carry your camera to capture the mesmerizing views.
  • Be aware of the social etiquette followed there so that the local people accept you better.
  • Always carry an ample amount of water so that you can stay hydrated during your tour.
  • Make sure to carry sunscreen if it's sunny outside.

Visit Time

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Adult: EGP 20 per person

Student: EGP 10 per student

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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Clear Sky 30.38°C


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