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Dress codes in the Middle East

Postby Wansbrough » 09 Dec 2013 14:12

I have been looking into dress codes for next years cruise from Dubai to Savona. As well as the UAE, we have a couple of stops in Oman and I am very conscious of not wishing to upset anyone by wearing inappropriate clothing. I know that ladies are expected to cover up but from what I can tell even men wearing shorts are frowned upon.

Has anyone got any advise which could be of use? :D
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Postby judgegeoff » 09 Dec 2013 15:37

I can't advise you about the Middle East W, as I have not been there yet, but when we are on an excursion in other Countries and we will be visiting sensitive places like temples, I wear long zip-off trousers that allow me to remove/add the bottom halves as necessary. I have used them successfully in Hong Kong, Singapore and even the Vatican. :D
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Re: Dress codes in the Middle East

Postby Hannah » 09 Dec 2013 17:33

I went to Dubai a couple of years ago on a land based holiday with my daughter and we wore our usual clothes, don't think Dubai are as strict but would always cover up in temples, churches etc in any country.
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Postby Wansbrough » 28 Jan 2014 14:29

I have just bought a pair of Craghopper Kiwi Trousers to cover my options. I have never had a pair of these before and really surprised how comfortable they are. :D
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Postby grannyM » 28 Jan 2014 19:53

Wansbrough wrote:I have just bought a pair of Craghopper Kiwi Trousers to cover my options. I have never had a pair of these before and really surprised how comfortable they are. :D


OH has a pair of 'zip offs' for just such occasions, as Geoff describes, and has worn them lots. In fact I think he may now need a pair in a different colour. :)
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Postby judgegeoff » 28 Jan 2014 20:03

grannyM wrote:OH has a pair of 'zip offs' for just such occasions, as Geoff describes, and has worn them lots. In fact I think he may now need a pair in a different colour. :)


He could 'mix and match' with the bottoms of the two pairs and start a new fashion! :lol:
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Postby grannyM » 28 Jan 2014 20:07

judgegeoff wrote:
grannyM wrote:OH has a pair of 'zip offs' for just such occasions, as Geoff describes, and has worn them lots. In fact I think he may now need a pair in a different colour. :)


He could 'mix and match' with the bottoms of the two pairs and start a new fashion! :lol:


Yes, he could start a 'trend'. :lol:
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Postby Barry » 28 Jan 2014 20:22

Wansbrough wrote:I have just bought a pair of Craghopper Kiwi Trousers to cover my options.


You keep your options covered lad, it can be risky at any time of year if you don't :!:
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Re: Dress codes in the Middle East

Postby tomvet » 28 Jan 2014 20:50

I found in UAE and in Egypt that I wore zip off trousers and regular shirt and OH used to wear a sarong in places of worship etc!

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Postby Camela » 29 Jan 2014 00:15

Had a week at a resort in Muscat. My guys - OH and 2 sons wore chinos and tee shirts for excursions. I 'boobed' and had to go back to hotel to get pashmina to cover head/arms when visiting the Mosque. Otherwise no problems. Oman was a bit annoying as in other Muslim countries we've found that scarves are provided when visiting religious places.
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