"What to wear in Dubai" Dubai Local Custom Tip by minicooperdownunder

Dubai Local Customs: 125 reviews and 317 photos

Just back from a week in Dubai and before I went I was a little concerned about what was acceptable to wear in the United Arab Emirates. Had read several conflicting reports that for men shorts were ok and that they were not.

In the week I was there during the day I wore nothing but shorts, albeit knee length and below and had no problems or got any strange looks. Lots of tourists male and female were wearing shorts in the tourist areas, shopping malls and downtown areas.

I also travelled to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman the last two being two of the lesser developed emirates and again no problems with shorts in any of these places as well.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 1, 2007
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