Opening Hours

Opening hours vary from country to country; the following is an overview.

Banks & Government Offices Open Monday to Friday, from around 9am to about 5pm (most close for an hour for lunch).

Restaurants Open early morning to late at night; only expensive restaurants have separate lunch and dinner opening times.

Bar & Nightclubs Closing times depend on local licensing laws, but tend to be earlier than in Western countries.

Shops These often double as the proprietor's home, so they open early and stay open late into the night, seven days a week.