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Makadi Bay Travel Information
Makadi Bay is a fantastic place to visit but it’s important to be aware of the travel essentials that apply in this part of the world.
Respecting local customs and understanding the area that you are travelling to is one of the most important things that a traveller or holidaymaker can do.
It makes sure that you have a great time, don’t get caught out in an easily avoidable situation, and perhaps most important that you don’t offend anybody else.
A quick read of the following information will make sure that your trip runs smoothly and you can concentrate on enjoying the Makadi Bay Weather.
Makadi Bay time is two hours ahead of GMT (+3 hours between the last Friday of April and the last Friday in August). Remember to change your watch and alarm clock on arrival.
Not surprisingly the official language in Makadi Bay is Arabic. However, this is a tourist area and the staff in and around the hotel areas speak a wide range of languages including English and French.
You will need a yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving into the Makadi Bay area from an infected area. You also need to take care in Egypt to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
With temperatures here often as high as 40C, it’s vitally important that you use a high factor sunscreen, much higher than you would use for other traditional sunshine destinations.
To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of water but make sure it is bottled as the tap supply in Egypt is unsuitable for the western taste.
Eating out is the most common way of catching bugs that could lead to a stomach upset. Avoid anything that could be washed in water such as salads, or made from water such as ice creams.
It’s also worth making sure that meats are thoroughly cooked as this can also be the cause of problems if your meat, particularly chicken, is undercooked.
Vitally important for any trip abroad but you’ll still be surprised with the numbers of UK travellers who head abroad without adequate cover. Get your travel insurance sorted before you depart for peace of mind.
Makadi Bay hotels have your typical European two-pin plugs with a current of 220 volts. Your travel adapters that you use for mainland Europe will work here.
Makadi Bay is located in the Red Sea area which has been unaffected by the recent anti-government protests in Egypt. Follow government advice in all cases with regards to whether Egypt is a safe destination.
With low wages for most workers in the tourism industry, tipping provides a much needed boost to wage packets. Typically expect to tip around 5-10% when you pay the bill in a restaurant or take a trip in a private taxi.
When you are visiting Makadi Bay it’s important that you respect the local way of life as well as local customs and traditions. Always dress modestly when you are away from the beach of the relatively private environment of your hotel swimming pool.
The international dialling code for Egypt (Makadi Bay) is +20.