Going to Egypt - Wondering what to pack?

Credits to: VALERIE WHEATLEY


These are just a few of the basic items to pack for your trip to Egypt -

What to consider wearing while in Egypt

The official religion of Egypt is Islam and 90% of those are Sunni Muslims. Which means that most Egyptian women are dressed very modestly. They cover their shoulders, knees, and often their hair. This isn’t always the case, however, and some more upscale Cairo neighborhoods tend to have more progressive views on attire.


As an woman traveling to Egypt you will undoubtedly get a lot of attention from men. If you choose not to cover up, you can expect a plethora of stares and catcalls. I would highly recommend that you leave the tank tops and shorts at home and opt to follow the local customs and cover-up as well. Remember, you’re not here to change the culture, you’re here to experience a new one.


Clothing

Temperatures in Egypt can reach well over 100°F in the summertime and the sun is relentless for much of the year in the desert. Long, loose-fitting dresses will keep you cool while also keeping you covered up.


Sweater

No matter what time of year you visit Egypt, you’ll want to bring a sweater with you, just in case. Either for chilly evenings or extra cover, you’re bound to use it during your trip. Choose one that is modest, lightweight, and not super bulky as it will take up a lot of room in your bag


Long Pants

While temperatures are generally incredibly hot during the day in Egypt, they can drop pretty quickly after the sun goes down. Be sure to pack a couple pairs of pants so you don’t freeze when you venture out in the evenings. And bring at least one more pair that are stretchy and comfortable and can either be dressed up or down depending on your activities for the day.


Tops

Loose-fitting shirts that cover your shoulders and cleavage are best if you want to avoid the attention of Egyptian men. Bring at least one button down shirt to throw on with jeans in the evenings around sunset when it’s too hot for a sweater but too cold for a tee. Bring a few modest blouses for going to dinner and drinks in the city. Pack at least 4 breathable t-shirts for days when the sun is unrelenting. Leaving your arms out is okay in Egypt as long as your shoulders are covered.


Other Clothing Essentials to Pack for Egypt

• Swimsuit and a cover-up if your hotel has a pool or if you are going to a beach

• Flip flops for the beach or pool

• Gym clothes and shoes if your hotel has an exercise facility

• Underwear is a must

• Socks

• Bras

• Sleepwear

• Comfortable shoes | Sandals

• Fanny Pack to secure your most important items

• Universal Adapter

• Scarfs

• Hat to protect from the sun

• Sunscreen

• Sunglasses

• Sunscreen


Remember to take your good attitude and enjoy your trip to Egypt.


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