While women are not required to wear a higab (headscarf) or a robe, be sensible and conservative in your wardrobe choices in public (and when at home if a workman is expected).At a minimum, keep your legs, breasts and stomachs covered.Traditionally, women would remain in the back of the house and not come into the living room if someone who was not a close friend or family visited, although this is less common now.It is, however, considered inappropriate for a woman and man who are not married or related to be alone together.Because the majority of people in Egypt are Muslim, Egyptian government offices and business observe Friday as the day of rest.
Egyptians are accustomed to refusing every invitation the first time it was offered, so if your offer is genuine, repeat it a second time.
Egyptian people are generally very helpful, so tourists rarely have trouble finding assistance with directions or recommendations.
It is not unusual for an entire crowd of Egyptians to surround you trying to answer a query.
Put something over your exercise clothes to wear to and from the gym.
Its okay to wear a bathing suit at the pool or on a beach, but please don't go topless like some tourists do.