A tourist hotspot all year round, Cairo is even more enchanting during Ramadan. During the evenings, people all over Egypt decorate their homes and shops with festival Ramadan lanterns. The whole city is lit up from dawn to dusk. The tradition of the lantern as a decoration becoming associated with Ramadan is believed to have originated during the Fatimid Caliphate. Having Iftar and tarawih in the mosques is a great chance to mix with the locals and sample their traditional cuisine.