'Why were the thighs on show at theme park?'
Yesterday, I took my wife and kids to Ferrari World for the day and it was packed with visitors of several nationalities.
Surprisingly, there were many non-Arab women dressed in very revealing clothes - not more than a long T-shirt and high heels. It seems that the more the country talks about respectful clothing, the more women want to show flesh in public.
I noticed GCC nationals with families, especially the conservative Saudis, were uncomfortable. The Saudi men felt annoyed with such scenes and the Saudi women looked shocked and confused with the very short clothes around them.
I even heard some Saudi families complaining to each other in Arabic about the revealing clothes. One of them said he doesn’t know where to “keep his eyes other than the ground” to avoid such scenes! Come on people, even if the country still has no dress code, it should feel abnormal to show that much of flesh in a place packed with conservative families.
I don’t think it is normal to go out wearing long transparent T-shirts and high heels. It’s a family fun place not a nightclub!
Nawaf Abu-Ghazaleh, Abu Dhabi