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Inside the Middle East
September 1, 2009
Posted: 1353 GMT

Tour some of the most popular Ramadan spots in the Egyptian capital, Cairo with CNN anchor Zain Verjee.

From the restaurants and cafes jam-packed all night long to traditional Ramadan prayers in Al Hussein, one of the city's most illustrious mosques, Cairo is widely considered to be the Ramadan capital of the Arab world. It provides locals and tourists alike with an endless mix of traditional entertainment and rituals during the Muslim month of fasting.

For more from Cairo during Ramadan join us on the brand new, fresher Inside the Middle East premiering Wednesday 9 September at 08:30 GMT.

The new show will also cover the Ramadan television ratings war that takes place in the Arab world during the Muslim holy month. Plus, famed Egyptian jeweller Azza Fahmy gives us a personal tour of Cairo.

Inside the Middle East September show times:

Wednesday 9 September: 16:30, 08:30
Saturday 12 September: 07:30, 17:00
Sunday 13 September: 05:30, 17:30
Monday 14 September: 03:00(all times GMT)

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