Despite the fact that crime is seldom serious, stay on the lookout for pickpockets and avoid flashing your belongings or wearing a bum bag/fanny pack. Tourists may be harassed by street children, taxi drivers, and others. After a couple of severe “La!”s, they typically stop. “La shukran!” (no thanks) or “emshi!” (go!) are more options.
Women should cover their shoulders, midriffs, cleavage, and legs since Alexandria is a conservative city. Even yet, particularly if going alone, women should expect to be heckled or harassed on the street. Ignore the offender and act as if you aren’t aware of what is going on. When entering places of worship, cover your head.
- Emergency number: 123
- Police number: 122
- Fire HQ number: 180
- Military Police hotline: 16039 or 19039
- Central Ambulance, Kom El Dekka (opposite Alexandria Station), +20 3-4922257.
- El Moassa Hospital, El Horreya Rd., El Hadara, +20 3-4212885, +20 3-4212886, +20 3-4212887,+20 3-4212888.
- El Shatby Hospital, Dr. Hassan Sobhy St., El Shatby, +20 3-4871586.
- Medical Research Institute, El Horreya Rd. (beside Gamal Abdel Nasser Hospital), +20 3-4215455,+20 3-4212373.
- Bacos Ambulance, Mehatet El Souk St., Bacos, +20 3-5703454.
- Poison Center Main University Hospital, +20 3 4862244.