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Confusion over what is acceptable attire for men and women in Dubai results in many, often, slightly panicked, questions on travel forums: ‘Help! I’m going to Dubai, what should I wear?’ ‘Do I need to cover my head?’ ‘Can I wear a bikini on the beach?’ ‘Can I wear shorts to a mall?’ This simple guide tells you what’s acceptable and what’s best avoided.

Dubai is the best known, and most tolerant, of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It receives millions of tourists every year but it’s still a part of a Muslim country and there are some simple guidelines to follow if you want to be respectful of local Emirati culture and tradition while still making the most of this unique destination.

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