Since June 2012, two women from the United Arab Emirates started a campaign on Twitter to increase awareness of the polite manner of dress for tourists. Hannan Al-Rayyes and Asma Al-Muheiri said they were anxious to see the dress style of tourists who milling about in malls using open clothing. Meanwhile, check out umrah packages 2018 if you want to visit Umrah outside of Hajj season.
Through the @UAEDressCode, Hannan and Asma Twitter account, the polite dressing appeals posted in the malls seemed to be mere displays. Not a few people ignore the rule.
Both of them emphasized that tourists do not have to use closed hijab or abaya. The style of dress in the United Arab Emirates is more flexible than Saudi Arabia (still remember when Michelle Obama was blasted by a Saudi television station for not using hijab?). Only tourists need to limit so that the clothes worn are not too minimal.
Then, what are the dress rules that need to be obeyed if you visit the United Arab Emirates?
1. Close the limbs from shoulder to knee. This includes not being able to wear a tank top, Sabrina necktie, or hot pant. A skirt is okay, as long as the length is below the knee.
2. Tight-fitting clothing is a big no-no! As an alternative, choose a loose silhouette palazzo pant to keep your feet cool in the hot air.
3. For non-Muslims, do not have to use the hijab, except when visiting a mosque.
4. Adjust clothes according to location and designation. If you want to exercise, you may how come, use strict yoga pant. Similarly, if you want to wear a bikini on the beach, but avoid thong or thin and tiny bikini.
5. Avoid wearing clothes with a logo that is ‘dangerous’. Wear a shirt that says ‘I Love Bali’, no problem. But if the writing is ‘I Love Tel Aviv’ or ‘I Love Israel’? Wow, it can provoke trouble.
6. Men may wear shorts, the origin is below the knee length.
7. If you visit Sharjah and Ajman cities, the rules are different. These two regions apply strict sharia law, so you must wear clothes that cover both arms and shoulders, and reach the ankles long. Men cannot wear shorts.