Question: What is considered rude in Egypt?

It is considered impolite to point the toe, heel or any part of the foot toward another person. Showing the sole of ones shoe is also impolite. Modest dress and presentation is highly valued in Egyptian culture.

What is considered disrespectful in Egypt?

– The left hand is considered unclean in Egypt. Unless you are handling something considered dirty, always use the right hand. Avoid gestures with the left hand. – Pointing is considered extremely rude.

Is drinking allowed in Egypt?

Egyptian laws towards alcohol are quite liberal compared with that of most Islamic countries, except for the month of Ramadan when alcohol is strictly forbidden and only holders of foreign passports are allowed to buy alcohol. The legal drinking age in Egypt is 21.

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