It is important to remember to dress modestly and to remove shoes when visiting mosques or religious sites. When offering something to an Egyptian, they will most likely refuse at first, this is customary and visitors should follow suit. Shaking hands is the normal greeting in Egypt. Also, before taking photographs, permission should always be asked.
Islamic religion is very important to many parts of Egyptian life and Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Ramadan is a holy month involving fasting (eating, drinking etc). Although non-Muslims are not required to participate, Ramadan should be respected and it is considered rude to indulge in these activities in public.
Arabic is the official language of Egypt, however, English and French are also widely spoken. Other languages found in different parts of the country include German, Italian and Spanish.
Islam is the official religion of Egypt with approximately 90% of the population being Muslim. Most non-Muslims in Egypt are Christian and belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church. There is also a small Jewish minority.
Egypt Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Egypt.
Learn about the history and culture of Egypt, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Egypt's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Egypt for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Egypt tours today!
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