Start with the retailers in the dress code issue
I’m writing regarding the trending topic about the issue of a dress code in the UAE.
I personally think it’s the fault of the retailers, customers and authorities. If the authorities do not want anybody to wear short shorts, as we call them, they should not allow retailers to sell them! I was shocked today when I went to the mall and saw that most of the shops around were selling shorts that are only enough to cover your backside!
The authorities should not allow these shops to sell shorts which are that short and it will stop the people from buying them.
If the shops sell longer shorts, like up to the knee, then won’t the customers purchase those longer shorts and wear them?
I think the government should hand out pamphlets about the dress code in the UAE and educate not only the tourists but also the expatriates about dressing up in an Islamic country. Even though most malls and the Metro have posters about wearing inappropriate clothes, I still see people almost semi-naked there and no one is warning or stopping them.
Even as a lady, I cannot stand to see this. In general, I am not against wearing shorts but I think you should think twice about what country you are in before choose your clothing.