Although Dubai is a Muslim country it is probably the most liberal of all the Middle East countries and of the UAE Emirates also. Having said that, there are some faux-pas that need to be avoided in order not to offend the local populace! Reads through our travel tips
It is permitted to wear bikinis and normal swim wear on the beach however topless bathing is not permitted and thongs may also cause offense to the local populace. Whilst it is common for men to walk bare-chested on the promenades of Europe, it is frowned upon here so please respect the local customs and culture and ensure you comply with the local dress code. Short skirts and revealing tops will also attract attention so if this makes you uncomfortable, please dress accordingly.