the package tours on offer, by coming to stay in our private
apartment you will benefit uniquely from close contact with genuine
locals in natural surroundings. Egyptian people are warm, gregarious
and especially ready to extend the hand of friendship to foreigners.
Egypt, being a predominantly Moslem country, has its own set of
complex customs. To help you acclimatise we suggest you take on board
the following recommended guidelines as well as our special house
rules that (apart from the No Smoking rule, which breaks with
Egyptian tradition!) are a consequence of the location of this unique
apartment within the grounds of an Egyptian family home.
the benefit of our other guests we kindly request that you do
not smoke inside the apartment.
are welcome to consume alcohol within your apartment but please
be discreet whilst in the common areas.
will be permitted onto the premises with prior permission.
and females may feel more comfortable dressing to cover their
shoulders, tummy and thighs.
should not be offended if an Egyptian man directs his
conversation to her husband. This is a sign of respect for you
you are in a hurry you can accept offers of refreshments (and a
refusal may not be permitted!) You will not be under any
obligation in doing so.
Health and safety
- Egypt has a low rate
of violent crime / mugging / burglary. Passers by will always
take the time to stop and assist someone in need as well as the
tourist police, whose job it is to assist even with the mildest
drinking water in Egypt is considered safe but the germs you are
exposed to here are different from those you are used to and
some visitors do get mild tummy bugs. Although you may wash with
tap water and clean your teeth with it, as well as use it for
cooking, we suggest you drink bottled, sealed, mineral water
during your visit.