Egypt’s northern border is the Mediterranean, which brings cooler weather; and is often more pleasant to visit. To the east, lies the beautiful mountainous Sinai Peninsula, which borders Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Towards the south and the west, deserts form an almost seamless wilderness through Libya and beyond. Investors and businesses visit Sharm el-Sheikh, Hurghada, Alexandria, and Port Said in their thousands each year. Visits to the country for business require a few discretionary communication and behavioural changes. Understanding a country’s working practices, communication styles and business culture/ etiquette is vital in establishing good business relationships and for success. Since there are plenty of greetings, wait for your counterpart to initiate their greeting and base yours upon that.