Some guidelines during the tour
Stay hydrated and protect from the sun
While you marvel at the treasures of Egypt, don't forget to heed the call of the desert sun. Stay hydrated by sipping on bottled water, and shield yourself with hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen to ensure your exploration remains a comfortable and enjoyable venture.
Embrace modest attire
In the spirit of cultural respect, especially for women, attire that reflects modesty is highly appreciated. A gracefully draped scarf can be your companion to elegantly cover shoulders and knees when necessary, while gentlemen are advised to eschew tank tops. It is not frowned upon to walk around without a shirt.
Cultivate discretion in public displays of affection
Beyond the realm of holding hands, the enchanting streets of Cairo frown upon extravagant public displays of affection. Save the tender embraces for locales more conducive to such sentiments.
Carry sufficient cash but not plenty
Cairo's intricate tapestry is woven with businesses that thrive on cash transactions. Wander not empty-handed, for the city's treasures await those who are equipped with coins and currency to partake in its wonders.
Contribute to the spirit of gratitude
In the symphony of gestures, tipping finds its harmonious refrain. Be prepared to extend a gesture of appreciation in the form of a small gratuity for services rendered, seamlessly binding you to the rhythm of Cairo's gracious hospitality.
Engage in the art of negotiation
Cairo's bustling markets, boutiques adorned with souvenirs, and even the winding paths of taxis beckon you to partake in the timeless dance of haggling. The art of negotiation is a cherished tradition here, fostering not just a transaction, but a cultural exchange.
Time your mosque visits wisely
While the city's mosques stand as architectural wonders and places of serene contemplation, it's prudent to plan your visits beyond the prayer times. A respectful pause during these moments of devotion is emblematic of your sensitivity to local customs.