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Day 3: Dress Code May 11

Before stepping out, consider the appropriateness of your attire. While Dubai welcomes all religions, Islam is the official religion of the UAE and the country abides by  the Islamic code of conduct and laws. Therefore, visitors are advised to dress modestly in public areas out of respect for the local culture and religion.

Local people can be seen wearing the traditional kandouras or long-sleeved, loose-fitting, full length garments. Men usually wear white robes and women wear black dresses or abayahs, often embroidered with silver or gold thread.

Obviously, this is not the place to sport skimpy clothing.  Halter tops and micro minis should be left at home for another trip to a less conservative destination. 

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