"On 20 April 2015, The Egyptian government decided not apply summer time this year following a poll that had been held in April 2015 regarding applying DST or not. The government decided to make the necessary amendment to the laws and asked the ministers to work on a study to determine the probability of applying daylight saving time in coming years or not. The ministry of electricity assured that the achieved electricity saving from applying summer time is not of any tangible effect.
On 29 April 2016, the government under Prime Minister Sherif Ismail decided to use summer time again (UTC+3) by July 7. It was to begin after Ramadan and last until the end of October. However, it was cancelled on July 4 following a vote by the Egyptian parliament on June 28 to abolish DST, and to comply with the April 2015 presidential decree to refrain from introducing DST."