What to wear in Dubai Best clothing advice for your trip in 2022

Published on 2022-02-04

What to wear in Dubai - Best clothing advice for your trip in 2022

Wondering what to wear on your trip to Dubai? It's understandable why many visitors might think that Dubai has a conservative outlook when they visit because of its Muslim population. However, this couldn't be further from the truth!  The truth is that visitors can wear whatever they want!  However, before you pack your suitcase, make sure to pack clothes that won't be too hot or too cold because of Dubai's climate.

Myths Around how to dress in Dubai

  1. Head covering is mandatory - Covering your head with a scarf is typically unnecessary unless visiting a religious institution. In those instances, females also need to cover their shoulders as well as wear appropriate clothing that doesn't expose too much skin.
  2. Deserts are very hot - Yes it's hot during the day, but it can get quite cold in the evening and it is advisable to wear warm clothing in the desert at night.
  3. Wearing backless or strappy clothing is prohibited - You can wear them in restaurants, bars or clubs that don't have a strict dress code. However, take note of your environment for the dress code when leaving to adhere to the code.


Basics of how to dress in Dubai

Dubai welcomes travelers from all over the world. There are different dress codes depending on where you're going. For instance, areas with strict morality laws require men to wear modest clothing while still sticking true to local trends.

When dressing for this kind of climate-humidity, don't forget about layers!

You need materials that offer high levels of absorbance against heat; in addition, choose fabrics designed for temperature fluctuations and prolonged wearing in humid conditions - which means linen blends!

It is always necessary to keep clothing lightweight in order to avoid feeling stifled during the day because every piece might weigh several kilograms when air-dried after washing (it doesn't take long!). Moreover, pack only items that are easy to layer; otherwise your suitcase might end up full before you reach your destination!


Dress code based on gender in Dubai

Do you find yourself overwhelmed at times when deciding what to wear? Maybe it is because you don't know what the locals in Dubai wear! Worry not, we're here to guide you through dressing appropriately. While there are no regulations on men's clothing, many locals choose to go with the classic look of a kandura shirt. For females, wearing an abaya robe or Jilbab isn't required, but it might make the experience feel more familiar!


Women dress code in Dubai

Wearing what you want has never been more fashionable than when visiting Dubai! Short sleeves, strapless, and off the shoulder are all acceptable styles for women to wear there. But don't forget to keep your outfit modest by avoiding tight fitting clothes in certain areas where they may be frowned upon or deemed inappropriate. You can still feel free to express yourself through fashion by dressing up respectfully and following the traditions of the locals while feeling both fashionable and beautiful! With so many options available, it can be hard to decide what to wear. But one thing you must remember is that Dubai is scorching hot all year round! So don't forget your flowing maxi and kaftan dresses so you can show off your style in the heat!

Men dress code in Dubai

Dubai has its own way of dressing, with men typically wearing casual shirts and shorts for that laid back look while out on the town. However, when traveling to different places you'll want to have some nice clothes on hand so as not to offend anyone with your wardrobe choices. You can wear shorts while out on the town or at the beach, but don't try wearing them in a mosque without respecting the locals' customs.


What to wear at a desert Safari

You may not be aware that the stunning Arabian Desert witnesses one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. However, when venturing out into this desert with its breathtaking landscapes, you will soon realize that it's worth all the effort. To make sure that you enjoy all that this desert has to offer, we recommend wearing a good pair of boots and a hat while out on a Desert safari in Dubai.


What to pack when visiting Dubai

If you're looking for an excuse to get away from it all, then look no further than this packing list of essential clothes. With these outfits, you'll be prepared for any occasion, from city exploring to sand dune surfing.

For Women

  • Camisole tops
  • Sundresses and Kaftans
  • Swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Warm Cardigan
  • Scarf
  • Comfortable Pyjamas
  • Loose, breathable cotton tops
  • Linen Jumpsuits

For Men

  • Polo T-shirts
  • Light Jacket
  • Semi-formal Shirts
  • Light jeans and trousers
  • Swimsuit



The city of Dubai is one that is known for its hospitality and its modernity. It is said that tourists should not worry about what they should wear when they visit because they will be welcomed with open arms no matter what they choose to wear. However, if you are planning on attending any business meetings or conferences while you're there, then it's best to dress accordingly.

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