A bawab or bewab (Arabic: بواب bawwāb pronounced [bæwˈwæːb], "doorman") is a doorman, common throughout Egypt. A bawab's job is to take care of the house to which they are assigned. Bawabs are usually male and wear a gallabeya (a type of kaftan), a native Egyptian dress. Bawabs are also usually from southern Egypt. Their salary is determined and paid by residents of the house or the residential building.
- Dinham, Tom (2012-10-28). "The doormen policing Egypt's morals". BBC News. Retrieved 2017-06-08.
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