Visitors to the UAE should dress modestly, particularly in conservative areas and public places like shopping malls.
Clothing should not be transparent, indecently exposing parts of the body or displaying offensive pictures or slogans.
Both men and women might feel more comfortable wearing loose-fitting clothes that cover shoulders, arms and legs.
Women traveling in the UAE are not expected to cover their heads or wear the traditional Muslim attire.
When visiting a mosque, women will be asked to respect the Muslim tradition and wear an abaya and cover their heads. Often, these would be provided at the mosque.
Any form of nudity is strictly forbidden; including topless sunbathing. Swimwear should not be worn in any other area outside the beach, water parks or swimming pools.
Emiratis dress conservatively in traditional dress and can be offended when people dress inappropriately or not in accordance with Islamic values.
Updated on 11 Sep 2019