Egypt Do’s and Don’ts

No matter how much you read about Cairo and Egypt, you will never be prepared for what you will experience here. These are some Egypt Do’s and Don’ts to get you around.

This is a small list I made up for you, the dos and don’ts of Egypt, some tips to get your around

1. I’ve noticed recently that most of the tourists coming to visit stay near the Pyramids. No guys, NO! Yes the Pyramids are A M A Z I N G. But no the area around the Pyramids is not the place you wanna be staying at, it’s pretty far from everything.

My suggestion is for you to stay central, downtown.

2. Do leave tips, it’s much appreciated, everywhere. Tipping generously will get you to places other travelers will not get to see, yes for a little extra money they will take care of you!

3. Do dress modestly, Egypt is largely an Islamic country, even though they tolerate much more than other countries. But you will get looked at etc which is not very pleasant. Don’t wear your crop top while visiting touristic places. Though if you are going out at night in one of the posh places you can wear whatever you feel like without a worry!

4. Excessive public display of affection is looked down upon, don’t make out in the street leave it for your hotel room.

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5. Don’t try to cross the road unless you’re very confident, or unless you are following what a local is doing, they will be happy to let you tag along across the road with them! To foreigners, Egyptian drivers are suicidal. To Egyptians, more than a few centimeters between cars is wasted space!

6. Which brings me to my next point, do NOT think of renting a car here unless you are used to this kind of driving (I’ve found out that people in India drive the same way we do).

7. I wouldn’t recommend taking taxis, the bargaining and the prices will be a little crazy. Instead you can use Uber and Careem, they work perfectly fine!

8. Avoid tap water please.. It’s okay to drink it but most tourists get sick from it, I guess they are not used to what we are used to šŸ™‚

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9. Do enjoy Egypt as much as you can, after all it is known to be as ‘Om El Donia’ (The Mother of the World)

And by the way.. everything delivers in Egypt at any time of day (food, pharmacies etc…)

If you need information, more tips, please do get in touch with me <3 Hope you enjoyed these Egypt do’s and don’ts, and click here to know how safe Egypt is!

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Egypt do's and don'ts

Egypt do’s and don’ts



  1. November 21, 2017 / 19:50

    I love these tips! Egypt has been a dream but I’m always so worried about going to a country that I may do disrespectful things in without even realizing!

  2. January 10, 2018 / 12:43

    Good Tips! Last time I was in Egypt they were protesting Hosni Mubarak and the day of anger happened. So I need to get back there again. The cabs were especially rough on pricing then too.

    • January 11, 2018 / 20:31

      You do need to get back! That time wasn’t the best time to be a foreigner in Egypt with everyone heading in one direction heehe Tahrir square! Now there’s Uber which is much better than taxis, pricing wise šŸ™‚

  3. Ratul Mukherjee
    September 6, 2018 / 14:09

    Can I wear shorts to tourist spots and temples? Also, I liked the bit about us Indians lol…

    • September 7, 2018 / 13:12

      Hello šŸ™‚ Yes you can wear shorts to tourist spots and temples

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