• Banks Weekdays from 8am to 3.30pm (or 5pm), and 8am to 11am (or noon) on Saturday.
  • Government offices From 8am or 9am to 4pm or 5pm weekdays, with a one-hour lunch break between noon and 2pm.
  • Post offices From 8am or 9am to 4pm or 4.30pm weekdays.
  • Restaurants Normally open for lunch between 11.30am and 2.30pm and dinner between 6pm and 10.30pm.
  • Shops Keep the same hours as government offices but also open Saturday.
  • Supermarkets Normally open from 8am to 8pm weekdays, and 8am to 6pm weekends; some open later at Lusaka's big shopping centres.

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  • Bar-restaurants While officially bars can only sell alcohol until 11pm, many stay open later, particularly in Lusaka and Livingstone.