What’s the dress code in Sharm el-Sheikh?

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Andrew Bossone

Due to religious beliefs, Muslim women in Sharm el-Sheikh cover their bodies from head to toe in public, but the dress code for tourists in this popular Egyptian port city is considerably looser.
Our Forbes Travel Guide editors say that men and women alike should both feel free to wear whatever type of swimsuit you’d like at the beach or at the pool. When you’re out in the town sightseeing, women should consider wearing a knee-length skirt or shorts and a top (t-shirt or shawl) that covers the shoulders — we make this recommendation simply as a show of respect for the local culture more than anything else, however.

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