We have touched base on the basics that involve dressing for a trip to a mosque in or around the city. Same rules apply for men and women and you will be greeted with signs outside that indicate the dress codes for entry.
Irrespective of the fact that most mosques provide local attire, your choice of clothing upon arrival has to be modest. You will be required to remove your shoes at the door, so head out in slip-on sandals. Leaving your shoes outside won’t pose any problems and you’ll find them where you left them before entering.
From Souk Markets to Shopping Malls
Public places outside of your hotel and beach resort usually have signs that ask patrons to respect dress codes. I have found that this also includes t-shirts with slogans that might not really work well in your favor. You are permitted to wear shorts and t-shirts, but they cannot reveal too much of your body. Play it safe with shorts that hit the knee area and opt for t-shirts that won’t reveal your chest and shoulders.
You still have room to play it up in fashionable way, but it’s all about knowing what your boundaries are. Ladies, once again, a shawl does the trick for almost any option of clothing you wish to match with your trousers, jeans or skirt.
With morning, evening, overnight and full day tours, you can plan a day of fun in the sun…and sand. It’s a glorious experience and in my opinion, the Liwa Day Tour was the most memorable. It showcases an extreme opposite of the city and all it has to offer.
While on a desert safari, you needn’t worry too much about what you wear. Naturally, your choice of clothing still has to be modest to a degree, but you are permitted to wear something that would allow you to enjoy the great outdoors without having to cover up from head to toe. Mid-summer isn’t the best choice for these excursions, but if you do find yourself in the region during that time, opt for an evening safari
Louvre Abu Dhabi
The museum was established in November 2017 and is truly an impressive structure that features a massive dome and overlapping lattices. Many locals visit the museum, so for this cultural experience, you would need to wear something that allows you to blend in.
Your linen pants, leather slip-ons and long-sleeved t-shirts will do the trick. Carry your lightweight short-sleeved t-shirts in your backpack for when you head out lunch.
Many expats living in the United Arab Emirates will tell you that Abu Dhabi has a much more vibrant nightlife than that of Dubai. However true that might be, pubs, bars and clubs are in closer proximity to each other.
There are many places to enjoy sundowners or to dance the night away at and while you’ll only need to be sure to cover up for your taxi ride and public places, your options for dressing up are boundless But it all depends on where you go and what crowd a place draws.
Gents, you might want to bring your finest along if you do end up at a swanky place and as for the ladies, you will find that skimpy dresses do feature here and there, but you can play it up with jumpsuits, skinny jeans and even a flowy maxi dress and heels.
Reserve the shorts and t-shirts for day time drinks at beach resorts.