Formal and conservative dress is key in
Egypt. You are not expected to adopt
traditional garb but it is best to stay
covered; especially if you are a woman.
Meetings may often be interrupted by
phone calls or drop-in visitors. This is
quite normal so do not take it as
Gift giving is not common business
practice in Egypt.
Hand Gestures and Body Language
Do not sit with your legs crossed or show
the soles of your feet to another person; it
is considered offensive.
Egyptians tend to stand and sit closer
than Westerners; do not pull away as this
is a sign of disrespect.
Business cards should be printed in English
on one side and Arabic on the other.