Etiquette

Egypt is a mostly conservative country, so the following will avoid any awkward moments:

  • Sacred ground Remove your shoes before entering a mosque.
  • Touching Don't touch someone from the opposite sex in public.
  • Feet Don't show the soles of your feet; it's considered disrespectful.
  • Hands Eat with your right hand; the left hand is used for ablutions.
  • Ramadan Don't eat or drink in public during the fasting month of Ramadan.