Do and Don`t

Do and Don`t :

 
Do
Don`t

  • Wear a hat or scarf to protect you from the sun when visiting the sights.
  • Wear anything too showy around most places in Egypt. Make it conservative.
  • But in areas like Islamic Cairo, and Coptic Cairo you should wear something conservative.

  • Wear a hat or scarf to protect you from the sun when visiting the sights.
  • Wear anything too showy around most places in Egypt. Make it conservative.
  • But in areas like Islamic Cairo, and Coptic Cairo you should wear something conservative.

  • Have a guide with you when exploring archeology in the desert.
  • Climb on or touch any of the monuments.

  • Bargain the amount you will have to pay the taxi driver before getting in.
  • Take photographs where you're not supposed to, the flash from the camera may damage paintings on the walls.

  • Shout out the name of the location you're going to, when calling a Taxi.
  • Get on cramped up buses, it's anything but comfortable.

  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Act too friendly towards men you barely know, it could be misunderstood.

  • Be prepared for unwanted attention. You'll probably be whistled at in the streets on a regular basis. Try to ignore. Egyptians just like to have fun.
  • Talk back to any "Passes" or attempts by strangers to talk to you, simply ignore them.

  • Wear long decent clothes, covering legs and arms.
  • Show affection in public.

    Take off your shoes before entering or wear shoe covers which can be obtained at the entrance of some mosques.
  • Show affection in public and try to be discrete about your relationship.

  • Avoid drinking hard liquor that has no brand name.
  • Be surprised if you see Egyptian men holding hands, its only a sign of friendship and nothing else.

  • Carry a water bottle with you, at all times, on any trip.
  • Go where your not supposed to.

  • Take it slow on eating fuul and falafel or koshary. They're all perfectly clean but a little too heavy for digestion compared to western food.
  • Get too drunk and walk down the streets, it's considered disrespectful.

  • Wear swimming suites on beaches.
  • Drink and dive, many diving accidents occur because the divers had a "little to drink".

  • Wear sunscreen at all times when swimming, the Egyptian sun can be merciless at times.
  • Drink tap water, even though it is clean and all Egyptians are used to it you will take a few days of stomach aches to get aquatinted. Mineral water is available everywhere.

  • Wear sun-screen lotion.
  • Drink openly in the streets, always do it in a designated place such as a bar, disco, or your own place.


  • Stay with your guide, it's not fun getting lost underwater.
  • Drink tap water, even though it is clean and all Egyptians are used to it you will take a few days of stomach aches to get aquatinted. Mineral water is available everywhere.


  • Exchange your money in banks or exchange offices.
  • Smoke, drink or eat in public during the month of Ramadan, during day-time.


  • Carry around a lot of change, it can be useful when tipping and bargaining. Only tip when you feel that the person deserves it.
  • Eat from any strange or obscure car in the street, not all of them have "healthy" food.


  • Get your travelers cheques as well as credit cards, they are accepted in most of the tourist industry. Visa, Amex, you name it.
  • Swim where there's a black flag up, it means the water is too rough.


  • Your best to avoid bureaucracy, you'll be filling forms for the rest of your stay. n
  • Sunbathe topless, it is not common in Egypt and it may cause too much attention.


  • Be sensitive about what you say concerning politics, religion and sex.
  • Break, take or remove any of the corals. fish . feed the fish. touch the fish, especially the harmful ones.



  • Carry around a lot of money. Thefts aren't common, but one can never be too sure.
  • Put your money or wallet in your back pocket, when entering busy or crowded places. show that you have money.



  • Take photos of anything other than tourist sites, such as military areas or airports.
  • Use flash photography when photographing ancient monuments
  • Photograph crowded areas or packed buses or street litter, some people can be offended.
  • Take your cameras where you won't be using it, entrance fees for cameras cost more than for people General...



  • Worry if you Don't have a visa to Egypt, you can easily get it in the airport with your passport.