Egypt is a piece of heaven made for people that appreciate the value and the beauty of history. It offers the chance for the solo female travelers to feel empowered once they looked at the history and great constructions made by Egyptian women. A solo woman traveler will always find what she is looking for between Egypt's fantastic destination, both ancient and new, and create some amazing joyful memories that will remain to the end of time. Here are a few answers to the most common questions about traveling to Egypt as a solo woman and some safety guidelines to know to make your adventure unforgettable.
1. Will I be Harassed in Egypt?
2. Places to Avoid … and Not to Avoid
3. How to Get Around Egypt as a Female Traveler
4. What to Wear in Egypt as a Solo Girl
5. Find Yourself a Safe Hotel
6. Book Local Female Guides
7. Mark Your Territory
1- Will I be Harassed in Egypt?
Unfortunately, harassment is a universal phenomenon that happens in Egypt also. You would possibly face some minor verbal abuse, so you've got to be careful, and therefore the best way to deal with it to ignore it and move on with your tour guide. That’s why it is good to have a tour guide with you all the time who will keep away any discomfort or harassment. And if you lost your tour guide and felt concern, the tourism police will always be by your side.
2- Places to Avoid … and Not to Avoid
Cairo and Luxor at night is the place to be as the heat fizzles out and many families stroll to the streets where all the hidden beauty of the city rises, which offers the ultimate unexpected pleasure for all of the female travelers. Most of Egypt’s budget hotels are acceptable for solo women, so make sure to stay in a hotel fully rated and comfortable before making any step.
3- How to Get Around Egypt as a Female Traveler
Female travelers can use either taxi or Uber & Careem because there isn’t any difference between the two in safety. Both Cairo and Alexandria are easy to get around due to the various ways of transportation at low prices. Always sit within the back seat if you used a taxi or uber. And if you used a metro, ride the women-only carriages. On all the other public transportations always sit next to a woman.
4- What to Wear in Egypt as a Solo Girl
Dress Conservatively Modesty is the best Virtue the key to receiving good treatment and respect.
It is advised to always dress modestly while traveling across Egypt because Egypt's nature is a bit conservative, so always cover your knees, upper arms, and cleavage. When you decide to visit or enter the mosque, cover your ankles and wrists and put a headscarf on your head to cover your hair. Save all the shorts and singlet for the beach.
5- Find Yourself a Safe Hotel: A Home Away from Home
Hotels are the best places to stay in as all the entrances are security checked and secure, so pick a high rated hotel before traveling to Egypt, which can become your second home while traveling. Always carry your hotel business information once you are out if you got lost and need to get home and your Arabic isn’t good.
6- Book Local Female Guides
It is always good to have a local female tour guide with you while traveling across Egypt. It is always better to be accompanied by a trusted local guide than being alone who will provide the most incredible details about Egyptian history.
7- Mark Your Territory
Be Aware of your surroundings & plan every step. It is always wise to learn the full details and information about the places you will be visiting not only on the internet but also on the ground by exploring the government sites, travel blogs, and public forums to learn about the concerned places. Learn the names of the tourist place you intend to visit and learn some Arabic world like:
1. Salam or Marhaba ⇒Hello
2. Bi-Teetklam ingleezi? ⇒ Do you speak English?
3. Jameel ⇒ Beautiful
4. Ismi... ⇒ My name is…
5.Shukran ⇒ Thank you
6. Afwan ⇒ You are welcome (Reply to Shukran)
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