Dubai is a popular cosmopolitan city to visit in the Middle East and sometimes people are not always sure on the dress code or what they should wear during their visit. In general, Dubai’s dress code is quite liberal and as long as you cover up in the more traditional areas, you can wear similar clothes to what you would wear in Europe and other western countries. This video guides you on what to wear in the different areas in Dubai.
Malls & Offices
The shopping malls in Dubai are pretty spectacular andyou can literally spend hours enjoying the shops and restaurants. If you’re planning a visit,we definitely recommend that you bring alonga scarfor a light jacketas the air-conditioning is pretty strong. If you visit any government offices,we definitely recommendthat you cover your shoulders and knees as it’s very importantto be respectful towards local peopleworking in these places
In the Desert
What you wear on your Desert Safari will depend on the season.In the cooler months remember to bring a warm jacket,because it does get cold in the desert at night. In the summer months, make sure you wear cool and comfortable clothes.You don’t need to cover and you can wear whatever you feel is the best for you.Do remember your sunglasses though because it does get a bit bright in the desert and also flip-flops or shoes you can remove are sometimes best so that you can feel the sand underneath your toes.
A more cultural part of Dubai is “Old Dubai”;it’s a very traditional area and is great place for tourist to visit.Here you can find lots of traditional markets,which are called “Souks”,museums and mosques.Because it is more traditional,it’s important to dress more conservatively and more respectfully especially as a woman.You should make sure that you are covering your shoulders and your knees.If you do plan to go inside any of the mosques,you will be provided with some sort of “Abaya” at the entrance which will make sure that you cover up.It’s a great area to visit but just make sure that you are dressed more conservatively.
When it comes to dressing in Dubai there are certain things you should consider.In the new part of the city like Dubai Marina,JLT, Barsha Heights and Downtown, you’ll find plenty of clubs, bars, restaurant sand hotels.You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in like shorts, tops, dresses as well,as long as it’s not too revealing.