I am planning a trip to Dubai and the UAE. I was wondering if anyone had more specific advice on what clothing is acceptable in, or respectful of, the local culture. Are tight pants/tops okay? Are sleeveless tops? What kind of neckline is okay? how short is too short? Also, what kind of clothes do people wear when they go to a bar/club?
As regards to the bars and Clubs, what ever you wear in Europe is acceptable here. Shopping Malls etc are full of people wearing exactly as they would wear at "home" with many people showing no respect to the local culture. My advice would be to bring clothes that YOU would feel comfortable wearing in a Muslim Country. Be conservative on your first day out and see what is about. If you go to the souks then be more conservative.
thanks a lot! that's a really good idea.