Dubai holidays can make for the trip of a lifetime - but only if Britons follow the correct rules and regulations. Failure to do so could mean a dream vacation quickly turns to a nightmare. Rules in Dubai and the wider UAE are largely based on longstanding cultures, tradition and Muslim religion. One particular regulation which could affect female travellers from the UK is centred on clothing restrictions.
In a hot country, many would be understandable inclined to pack bikinis, strappy tops and skimpy skirts.
Yet in Dubai, these garments will get females into trouble.
Instead, women need to adopt a much more conservative dress code.
The UK government website issues advice on the matter and states: “Women should dress modestly when in public areas like shopping malls.
“Clothes should cover the tops of the arms and legs, and underwear should not be visible.
Dubai laws: Clothing restrictions for female travellers to the UAE have come to light (Image: Getty)
“Swimming attire should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools.
“Cross-dressing is illegal.”
Failure to do so can result in a three year