Fourth - special beach shoes
It is needed if you are flying to the beaches of Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada or another resort of the Red Sea. In the sand of the beaches there are corals, which can hurt hurtfully. Protective shoes protect feet from similar injuries.
It is for this reason that most beach hotels build piers from which one can dive into the sea and not be afraid to stumble upon corals.
In Egypt, there are hotels that have created real sandy beaches artificially, but there are not enough of them, and one should not seriously hope for such a thing.
The big question is whether buying beach shoes at home and taking it with you or is it better to buy it already in Egypt? In Egyptian shops it can be purchased for 5-10 US dollars. In Moscow, prices are similar. But, in Moscow it is not sold in every store, and you will have to look for such slippers. It is for this reason, many do not take it with them, but buy in a shop near their hotel.
Fifth - clothes for excursions and trips to the city
Egypt is a secular country, and here there are no strict laws regarding the appearance of tourists, it is not Saudi Arabia, not Qatar and the United Arab Emirates . In Egypt there was an attempt to bring official legislation to the norms of Sharia, but it failed. It was with the past president Mursi, who was overthrown by the military precisely with this attempt to change the laws of the country.
Egypt is an Islamic country, and we call for respect for the religious feelings of the Egyptians. To enter the city or travel on excursions, women should stock up on clothing that covers their knees and shoulders. Men should preferably bring trousers and a shirt to Egypt.
On the territory of the hotel you do not have to worry about your appearance, but outside it is better to dress decently.
This article is being written on June 27, 2015. Just yesterday, there were terrible events in another Arab country - Tunisia , at the resort port of El Kantaoui . Extremists shot tourists right on the beach. Of course, nothing can justify such an atrocity. But, let's think, if tourists less irritated Muslims with their appearance, maybe this tragedy would not happen?
Sixth - means from insects
Egyptian mosquitoes are not more evil than ours, but they are not kinder. Bite also hurt. We recommend taking insect repellent. Especially this problem is relevant in winter, mosquitoes are most active at this time of year.
Seventh - for those who smoke - cigarettes
Cigarettes in Egypt are quite cheap. A pack of cigarettes "Cleopatra" now (2015) costs 8-9 Egyptian pounds . The question is - can you smoke them? Their taste is very unusual for a Russian. Better buy the unit at home or at the airport in the Duty-Free store. One block of 10 packs can be transported through customs free.