Love and respect between Muslims and Coptic Christians is the norm in Shobra, one of Cairo's most populous districts. Here, Copts have participated in preparing Iftar during Ramadan for almost three decades.
Since civil war erupted in Syria in 2011, thousands of refugee families have created a Little Damascus in the October 6 suburb in Egypt's capital, Cairo. A growing number of Syrian drinks peddlers are exploiting a niche in the Cairo market.
Due to the decline in the value of the Egyptian pound, and the cost of travel and accommodation, going to Saudi Arabia in order to perform the Haj Pilgrimage has become increasingly costly for most Egyptians.