The two families then arrange a supervised meeting between the potential bride and groom, and either one can say no to the marriage.The wedding usually takes place fairly quickly, unless the groom-to-be is going abroad to work or study, in which case the marriage may be postponed.4) As in the West, weddings in Egypt are a time of celebration.It is very rare that children move out and establish their independence before they get married.Usually, this only happens if the child goes abroad to save money before getting married.
Unlike in the West, children usually live with their parents until they get married, even through college.
Life in Cairo is much the same as it is in any other city of the world.
People get up in the morning, go to school or work, have meals with their family, spend time with their friends, and go to the supermarket, much the same as your family does. Only the wealthy can afford to live in free-standing houses because space is difficult to find.
Apartments usually have one large room in the front - the living room, where the family entertains guests.
Guests who are not relatives are generally not permitted back into the rest of the house.