‘Tis the time of the year where every Facebook group is fighting because a woman in a burkini has faced some sort of prejudice. Every year, social media is packed with stories of different resorts asking ladies to exit swimming pools even if they are wearing burkinis made of the same materials as regular swimwear.
The Chamber of Tourism Establishments issued a statement urging hotels and resorts in Ras Sudr and Ain Sokhna to allow women in burkinis to use their swimming pools. The statement has been circulating on social media for this past week, where many claimed it was fake.
According to Masrway, Head of Hotels and Hospitality Authority Abdel Fatah El Assy, said that this statement is released every summer to assure that guests can enjoy hotels’ pools as long as they follow the regulations.
El Assy further explained that guests can only be banned from swimming if they are wearing normal clothes as blouses and pants due to the possibility of harbouring harmful bacteria and affecting the general image in front of tourists.
According to Egypt independent, a member of the board of directors of the Egyptian Hotel Chamber, Tamer Nabil, stated that there is no burkini ban law, however many hotels belong to the private sector and can allow whomever they want in their establishments.