Practical Information

Business Hours

Biz Hours Government and business offices follow a Monday through Friday work week, though some are open on Saturday as well. The workday is roughly 8:30am to 5pm or 6pm with a one-or two-hour lunch break at midday. Many museums are open on the weekend and pick two weekdays to close.

Most businesses, including travel agencies and banks, keep similar hours – but they don’t close for lunch and are open throughout the weekend. Zoos and public parks also operate on similar schedules.

Chinese Restaurants may close in the late afternoon before the dinner rush. Some restaurants and most bars stay open until late at night. There are an increasing number of 24-hour fast-food outlets and convenience stores.