Arabic might be a little bit hard language to learn, but here are some useful words you could learn easily before going to Egypt and you’ll at least be a bit ready once you be there, and locals will appreciate and respect your efforts to learn their language, even simple words will get you lots of smiles.
Here are the most useful Arabic phrases you will need while traveling to Egypt:
Hello - Ahlan
Good Morning - Sabah el-khair
Good Bye - Ma’a as-salama
Yes - Aywa
No - La
Please - Min fadlak [ for men ] & Min fadlek [ for women ]
Thank you - Shukran
How much is this? - bi-kam da?
Pyramids - Ahramat
This is the first thing you should pack because it’s the easiest thing to forget. Because Egypt’s weather is usually sunny so you can walk around and enjoy the streets and sightseeing in Egypt.
It’s highly recommended to be prepared for wearing loose-fitting clothes made of light fabrics and cotton so when you need to wash them, they would easily dry. Plus, it helps a lot in the sunny weather.
If you are traveling to Egypt in winter, prepare for the warm weather, and you should pack a light jacket and cotton shirts.
If you are visiting in Summer bring sunglasses and a brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun as well as light summer clothes.
Just like sunglasses, it’s easiest to forget, sunblock will help a lot and you will need one to bring on a trip to Egypt.
Try to get and use a nice, cute-looking backpack that easy to wear so you can put your sunglasses, sunblock, camera, and all the things you may need while exploring.