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Opening hours

of the El Hema Exhibition / shop and Restaurant

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 - 20.00 hours
& Sunday from 14.00 - 18.00 hours. On 26 December the El HEMA is closed for Christmas. The exhibition is extended to 6 January 2008.

Possibilities for group visits:

If you want to visit the El Hema with a group, you can make an appointment. You can make reservations till one week before you want to visit.
Please send an e-mail to

  • Humus Plate - 

    In Arabic the word hummus is used to describe the dish or just chickpeas by themselves. The full name of the dish is hummus bi tahina (Arabic: حُمُّص بطحينة) 'chickpeas with tahini'. Hummus is popular in various local forms throughout the Middle Eastern world, but its origins are unknown and highly debated throughout the Middle East.