Ban enforced mainly in the cities of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada, which are frequented by foreigner tourists.Hijab - free zones have become so common in Egypt that women are now complaining that they are being " turned away " at holiday resort, which enforce a de - facto ban on wearing headscarves, Al Arabiya reported. According to Al Arabiya many Egyptians deem the ban, enforced mainly in the cities of Sharm el Sheikh and Hurghada that are frequented by foreigner tourists, as “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women in Egypt - a country in which 90 percent of its 80 - million population are Muslim. Some of the rejected women told Al Arabiya that the ban is a " violation of freedom. " Reem said she was turned away at the doors of two different beaches at upscale north coast resorts for being veiled.Recommended:Hijab - wearing girl named ‘best dressed’ student “I was with my husband when I was told I cannot come in because I’m veiled. “The outing was quickly cut short when the security at the door told me guests complain about the appearance of veiled women,” she added. Sally Nashaat said she was also not allowed to enter a beach club house at a five-star north coast resort for being veiled. “It feels degrading, we are in our own country and we are not happy. I was about to cry,” Nashaat said, “no one has the right to deprive me of entering. This never happened to me anywhere else, even in the United States. “Some friends told me to take it off on the day, but I refused. Do I have to take it off to enjoy entry to such places?” Egypt’s tourism ministry spokeswoman Rasha Azaizi told an Egyptian talk show Sunday that the ministry had not “issued any instructions or decisions" regarding a ban imposed by venues on Hijab-wearing women. She reportedly demanded citizens to file complaints to the ministry against hotels or resorts that impose such bans.