Egypt is a great place to travel to. The big cities such as Cairo and Alexandria are relatively safe for you to explore. However, it is recommended to bring a companion when you travel to Egypt so you feel safer. You will stay safe as long as you are not wandering around empty, suspicious alleys. Also, there is no need for you to wander around empty alleys because most of attractions are in the bigger areas. As for walking down the street at night, it is recommended to not do it all alone. Hire a local guide if you travel alone and tip them well. What about your clothes? Are there any particular regulations about the way you should dress when travel in Egypt?
What to wear when you are in Egypt
Egypt is a wonderful country and worth visiting for. However, it is also a conservative Muslim country with their own religious rules you also should respect as visitor. Not to mention that the weather in Egypt can be extremely hot. Thus, it is important to consider what to wear in Egypt so you can still travel comfortably under harsh weather without offending the local culture or religion.
Egypt is surrounded by dessert so it just makes sense for the weather to be very hot. Rains are something you cannot expect because it rarely happens. Sandstorm is pretty much something you should expect and take precaution of. The temperature in Egypt starts from 30 degrees Celsius and above. The hot temperature still has extremely low humidity so it might help a little bit. But still, you should expect for the worst especially when you visit during summer.
It is highly recommended to dress smartly in Egypt regardless of gender. Men in Egypt also dress smartly with long trousers, shirts, and leather shoes. As for women, there are those who are fully veiled and others wear Abayas (loose robe/over garment). However, women will be required to wear a veil and cover their shoulders upon entering a mosque. As for men, they are required to be mostly covered. This is to respect the religious beliefs of Muslim.
However, both women and men can wear shorts in the tourist regions. When you are in the hotel or the beach, you can wear shorts and that’s acceptable. However, make sure to not stretch the boundaries since all Muslim countries are quite conservative about the way they dress especially in public. It might be a little bit hard to cover your body fully all day long. Therefore, it is highly recommended to wear comfortable clothes made from breathable fabrics. If you want to wear a sleeveless shirt, you can add a scarf or thin veil to cover your shoulder.
The time during your visit
If you happen to visit Egypt during Ramadhan (a special month in Islam when Muslims are fasting), make sure to take extra precautions because the locals might arrange stricter rules of all forms of misconduct. It is a must for visitors to respect their tradition especially during this time.